The Twitter Book

Author: Tim O'Reilly,Sarah Milstein

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449318967

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 5332

Twitter is not just for talking about your breakfast anymore. It’s become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe. With the second edition of this friendly, full-color guide, you’ll quickly get up to speed not only on standard features, but also on new options and nuanced uses that will help you tweet with confidence. Co-written by two widely recognized Twitter experts, The Twitter Book is packed with all-new real-world examples, solid advice, and clear explanations guaranteed to turn you into a power user. Use Twitter to connect with colleagues, customers, family, and friends Stand out on Twitter Avoid common gaffes and pitfalls Build a critical communications channel with Twitter—and use the best third-party tools to manage it. Want to learn how to use Twitter like a pro? Get the book that readers and critics alike rave about.
Posted in Computers

Hatching Twitter

A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Author: Nick Bilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591847087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 9228

A New York Times bestseller Ev told Jack he had to ?chill out” with the deluge of media he was doing. ?It's bad for the company,” Ev said. ?It's sending the wrong message.” Biz sat between them, watching like a spectator at a tennis match. ?But I invented Twitter,” Jack said. ?No, you didn't invent Twitter,” Ev replied. ?I didn't invent Twitter either. Neither did Biz. People don't invent things on the Internet. They simply expand on an idea that already exists.” Despite all the coverage of Twitter's rise, Nick Bilton of The New York Times is the first journalist to tell the full story?a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and highstakes power struggles. The four founders?Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass?made a dizzyingly fast transition from ordinary engineers to wealthy celebrities. They fought each other bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control as Twitter grew larger and more powerful. Ultimately they all lost their grip on it. Bilton's unprecedented access and exhaustive reporting have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of four friends who accidentally changed the world, and what they all learned along the way.
Posted in Business & Economics

Twitter and Tear Gas

The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

Author: Zeynep Tufekci

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300228171

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 7605

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people. An incisive observer, writer, and participant in today’s social movements, Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and compelling book the nuanced trajectories of modern protests—how they form, how they operate differently from past protests, and why they have difficulty persisting in their long-term quests for change. Tufekci speaks from direct experience, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful analysis. She describes how the internet helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the necessity of remote Twitter users to organize medical supplies during Arab Spring, the refusal to use bullhorns in the Occupy Movement that started in New York, and the empowering effect of tear gas in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. These details from life inside social movements complete a moving investigation of authority, technology, and culture—and offer essential insights into the future of governance.
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Twitter Means Business

How Microblogging Can Help Or Hurt Your Company

Author: Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1600051197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 8368

Millions of Internet users have fallen in love with the Twitter microblogging service, which can engage customers, promote products, and monitor what is being said about brands. This text serves as a field guide to this powerful, flexible business tool.
Posted in Business & Economics

World According to Twitter

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 160376173X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5602

The wit and wisdom of the Twittersphere captured in a hilarious, occasionally poignant, and often useful collection of hand-picked tweets. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has tapped into the brilliance of his half-million followers on Twitter by posting a different, thought-provoking question every night. The questions ranged from the earnest ("What?s your greatest regret?") to the creative ("Make up a concept for a doomed TV show") to the curious ("What?s your great idea to improve the cell phone?"). Out of 25,000 tweets, Pogue has gathered the very best 2,524 into this irresistible, clever, laugh-out-loud funny book. The World According to Twitter is truly a grand social networking experiment, in which thousands of voices have come together to produce a unique and wonderful record of shared human experience. Some samples: Compose the subject line of an email message you really, really don't want to open. To my former sexual partners, as required by law (@markowitz) RE: What seems to have been your car (@pumpkinshirt) From: Your Publisher. Subject: Ha, good one! Could you send the real chapter now, please? (@ Lookshelves) Make up a prequel to a famous movie. Mr. Smith MapQuests Washington (michaelbuckman) Snakes in the Terminal (@justinchambers) We?re Running Low on Mohicans (@rllewis) There Goes Private Ryan...I Hope He?ll Be OK (@slightly99) Describe your 15 minutes of fame. My stepfather was "The agony of defeat" guy on ABC?s Wide World of Sports, before the ski jumper (he was the car spinning out at Daytona 500). (@BigDaddy978) I juggled for Clinton?s inauguration. 20 minutes of FBI pat-downs, and then I wound up throwing knives around the president anyway. (@McEuen) I?m on a Girl Scout cookie box (have been for 9 years, so it?s longer than 15 minutes)! (@libbyfish) Add 1 letter to a famous person?s name. Yo Yo
Posted in Social Science

Twitter

Social Communication in the Twitter Age

Author: Dhiraj Murthy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745665101

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 4127

Twitter has become a household name, discussed both for its role in prominent national elections, natural disasters, and political movements, as well as for what some malign as narcissistic “chatter.” This book takes a critical step back from popular discourse and media coverage of Twitter, to present the first balanced, scholarly engagement of this popular medium. In this timely and comprehensive introduction, Murthy not only discusses Twitter’s role in our political, economic, and social lives, but also draws a historical line between the telegraph and Twitter to reflect on changes in social communication over time. The book thoughtfully examines Twitter as an emergent global communications medium and provides a theoretical framework for students, scholars, and tweeters to reflect critically on the impact of Twitter and the contemporary media environment. The book uses case studies including citizen journalism, health, and national disasters to provide empirically rich insights and to help decipher some of the ways in which Twitter and social media more broadly may be shaping contemporary life.
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Twitter for Good

Change the World One Tweet at a Time

Author: Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118061934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 5168

The head of the online networking site's corporate social innovation and philanthropy divisions explains how Twitter offers a unique platform to connect individuals and influence change, outlining strategies for launching cause-based campaigns that can use Twitter as a force for positive activism.
Posted in Business & Economics

Washington Black

A novel

Author: Esi Edugyan

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525521437

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6545

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 | From the author of the award-winning international best seller Half-Blood Blues comes a dazzling new novel, about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world. George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning--and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?
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I'm Sad

Author: Michael Ian Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481476289

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4437

A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I’m Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Everyone feels sad sometimes—even flamingos. Sigh. When Flamingo announces he’s feeling down, the little girl and Potato try to cheer him up, but nothing seems to work. Not even dirt! (Which usually works for Potato.) Flamingo learns that he will not always feel this way. And his friends learn that sometimes being a friend means you don’t have to cheer someone up. You just have to stick by your pal no matter how they feel. Even if they’re a potato.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Man I Never Met

A Memoir

Author: Adam Schefter,Michael Rosenberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250161908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7240

A powerful true story of loss and hope by one of the biggest names in sports media. On September 11, 2001, Joe Maio went to work in the north tower of the World Trade Center. He never returned, leaving behind a wife, Sharri, and 15-month old son, Devon. Five years later, Sharri remarried, and Devon welcomed a new dad into his life. For thousands, the whole country really, 9/11 is a day of grief. For Adam and Sharri Maio Schefter and their family it’s not just a day of grief, but also hope. This is a story of 9/11, but it’s also the story of 9/12 and all the days after. Life moved on. Pieces were picked up. New dreams were dreamed. The Schefters are the embodiment of that. This book will give voice to all those who have chosen to keep living. It’s gratifying and beautiful. But also messy and hard. Like most families. Except that one day every year history comes roaring back. How do you embrace that? How do you honor that? The Man I Never Met is also a peek at Adam Schefter, the man behind the headlines and injury reports; a real person who has a real family. His book will follow in the path of recent ESPN books by Tom Rinaldi and the late Stuart Scott – books that have transcended sport to examine the raw emotion of life.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Twitter Data Analytics

Author: Shamanth Kumar,Fred Morstatter,Huan Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461493722

Category: Computers

Page: 77

View: 2660

This brief provides methods for harnessing Twitter data to discover solutions to complex inquiries. The brief introduces the process of collecting data through Twitter’s APIs and offers strategies for curating large datasets. The text gives examples of Twitter data with real-world examples, the present challenges and complexities of building visual analytic tools, and the best strategies to address these issues. Examples demonstrate how powerful measures can be computed using various Twitter data sources. Due to its openness in sharing data, Twitter is a prime example of social media in which researchers can verify their hypotheses, and practitioners can mine interesting patterns and build their own applications. This brief is designed to provide researchers, practitioners, project managers, as well as graduate students with an entry point to jump start their Twitter endeavors. It also serves as a convenient reference for readers seasoned in Twitter data analysis.
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Twitter: The Comic (The Book)

Comics Based on the Greatest Tweets of Our Generation

Author: Mike Rosenthal

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452139814

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 6012

From a simple, brilliant premise—to create comics from the weirdest and funniest tweets around—artist Mike Rosenthal (@VectorBelly) has crafted a hilariously surreal world that has attracted over a million followers to his blog Twitter: The Comic. Each carefully curated tweet delivers concentrated humor in the language of the Internet, reproduced in the comics with typos and all. As envisioned by Rosenthal, each comes to life through a bizarrely recognizable cast of bassoon-playing cops, sarcastic teens, bear MDs, clueless dads, potential insect overlords, and more. Featuring more than 120 of these comics, including dozens unique to this book, Twitter: The Comic (The Book) is a dementedly funny vision of our strange online age.
Posted in Humor

Twitter

Author: Dhiraj Murthy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509512535

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 590

Twitter is a household name, discussed for its role in national elections, natural disasters, and political movements, as well as for what some malign as narcissistic “chatter.” The first edition of Murthy’s balanced and incisive book pioneered the study of this medium as a serious platform worthy of scholarly attention. Much has changed since Twitter’s infancy, although it is more relevant than ever to our social, political, and economic lives. This timely second edition shows how Twitter has evolved and how it is used today. Murthy introduces some of the historical context that gave birth to the platform, while providing up-to-date examples such as the #blacklivesmatter movement, and Donald Trump’s use of Twitter in the US election. The chapters on journalism and social movements have been thoroughly updated, and completely new to this edition is a chapter on celebrities and brands. Seeking to answer challenging questions around the popular medium, the second edition of Twitter is essential reading for students and scholars of digital media.
Posted in Social Science

My Mother's Son

A Novel

Author: David Hirshberg

Publisher: Fig Tree Books LLC

ISBN: 1941493238

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7515

"Hirshberg's debut novel packs both emotional punch and a vivid portrait of Jewish American life in post-WWII Boston. . . . Readers will find connections here to Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) and to Saul Bellow's classic The Adventures of Augie March (1953)." Booklist (American Library Association), starred review "This amazing mosaic of fact and fiction will hold readers in its grip from the first to last page." Library Journal, starred review My Mother's Son, the meticulously-crafted debut novel from David Hirshberg, is a story told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post-World War II Boston, the playground and battleground for two brothers whose lives are transformed by discoveries they never could have imagined. From the opening line of the book, "When you're a kid, they don't always tell you the truth," the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, persecution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that resonates with today's America.
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Dril Official Mr. Ten Years Anniversary Collection

Author: Dril

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781724941688

Category:

Page: 420

View: 1205

DRIVEN 'UM WILD SINCE 2008 WHAT'S IN THE BOOK?? - OVER 70 ORIGINAL ART WORK - OVER 1500 OF GOOD POSTS- TEN YEARS OF CONTENT - TRUTH WITH OUT THE FILTER "THAT'S WHAT I CALL MONEY IN THE BANK" - WINT.CO http://wint.co "ACCESS ON DEMAND"
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Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump

Author: Shannon Wheeler

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

ISBN: 168406287X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 1368

Some people are saying, I don’t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion—he’s very, very, good, okay? Now he’s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won’t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It’s true! It’s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book — even the haters and losers (Sad!).
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

All a Twitter

A Personal and Professional Guide to Social Networking with Twitter

Author: Tee Morris

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0768694140

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 404

Make Twitter work for you–right now! Twitter! Everyone’s talking about it. Its membership grew over 700% in just one year! Now, learn how to make the most of Twitter–in your personal life, your business, everywhere! All a Twitter delivers quick, smart answers to the questions everyone’s asking about Twitter: What’s it about? What’s it good for? Is it worth your time? How do you get started? Where can you find great Twitter feeds to follow? How can you build a worldwide audience for your own Tweets? You name it, Tee Morris answers it–and shows you exactly how to do it, step-by-step, in plain English. No experience? Looking for something new to do with your Tweets? No problem: this is the Twitter book for everyone! Covers all this, and more… • Setting up your Twitter account and getting started in minutes • Creating great Tweets: making the most of the 140 characters Twitter gives you • Using Twitter to make connections, exchange great ideas, and uncover hard-to-find resources • Building a Twitter audience–and using it to build your business • Tweeting to recruit, promote, and coordinate volunteer organizations • Mastering Twitter etiquette and avoiding beginner mistakes • Swapping Tweets on your browser, on your desktop, and on your phone! • Finding tools that make Twitter even more efficient • And much more… informit.com/que allatwitterbook.com
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21 Recipes for Mining Twitter

Author: Matthew A. Russell,Matthew Russell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449303161

Category: Computers

Page: 60

View: 1075

Millions of public Twitter streams harbor a wealth of data, and once you mine them, you can gain some valuable insights. This short and concise book offers a collection of recipes to help you extract nuggets of Twitter information using easy-to-learn Python tools. Each recipe offers a discussion of how and why the solution works, so you can quickly adapt it to fit your particular needs. The recipes include techniques to: Use OAuth to access Twitter data Create and analyze graphs of retweet relationships Use the streaming API to harvest tweets in realtime Harvest and analyze friends and followers Discover friendship cliques Summarize webpages from short URLs This book is a perfect companion to O’Reilly's Mining the Social Web.
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Twitter API: Up and Running

Learn How to Build Applications with the Twitter API

Author: Kevin Makice

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555511

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 6216

This groundbreaking book provides you with the skills and resources necessary to build web applications for Twitter. Perfect for new and casual programmers intrigued by the world of microblogging, Twitter API: Up and Running carefully explains how each part of Twitter's API works, with detailed examples that show you how to assemble those building blocks into practical and fun web applications. You'll also get a complete look at Twitter culture and learn how it has inspired programmers to build hundreds of tools and applications. With this book, you will: Explore every component of a Twitter application and learn how the API responds Get the PHP and MySQL code necessary to build your own applications, with explanations of how these ingredients work Learn from real-world Twitter applications created just for this book Discover the most interesting and useful Twitter programs--and get ideas for creating your own--with the book's Twitter application directory Twitter offers a new way to connect with people on the Internet, and Twitter API: Up and Running takes you right to the heart of this technology. "Twitter API: Up and Running is a friendly, accessible introduction to the Twitter API. Even beginning web developers can have a working Twitter project before they know it. Sit down with this for a weekend and you're on your way to Twitter API mastery."--Alex Payne, Twitter API Lead "Twitter API: Up and Running is a very comprehensive and useful resource--any developer will feel the urge to code a Twitter-related application right after finishing the book!"--The Lollicode team, creators of Twitscoop
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