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Social Media Experts Chime In On The Fake BP Twitter Account

Social Media Experts Chime In On The Fake BP Twitter Account

With an estimated 18 to 39 million gallons of oil already spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and at least an added 504,000 gallons a day, most people do not find the BP oil spill to be a laughing matter. But for one Twitter user under the alias of @BPGlobalPR, it has become just that. The fake account created on May 19th as a satire to poke fun at the BP disaster has bolstered over 69,000 followers at the time…

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A Modern Day War of the Worlds on Twitter

A Modern Day War of the Worlds on Twitter

Tomorrow one of the largest earthquake drills in California history will take place. An estimated 6.6 million people statewide will participate, with roughly 675,000 of them hailing from Orange County. While the bulk of the participants will simply be doing a typical drop, cover, hold drill, the Orange County Register reported that many O.C. organizations will be doing more. But if that weren’t enough OCReggie, the Orange County Register’s twitter account, asked its followers what they thought about posting simulated…

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The New Twitter Home Page, Does It Matter?

The New Twitter Home Page, Does It Matter?

So there has been a lot of buzz this week revolving around the launch of the new Twitter home page, which features trending topics that are hot at the moment, hot for that current day, and hot this week, as well as a hot this month.  But more importantly Twitter’s home page is now dominated by a search feature.  The new focus on search has people talking about Twitter being the next big thing in search when it comes to…

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Celebrities, Brands, and Social Media

Celebrities, Brands, and Social Media

There are a number of celebrities using twitter and social media these days.  Some of them have their people do all the updates, some of them only update occasionally and others update regularly and interact with their fans on a regular basis.  However last night I saw a level of interaction from a celebrity that I hadn’t seen previously. Hannah Montana star and pop music starlet Miley Cyrus spent a good chunk of her night interacting with female fans on…

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