Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Twitter Enters the Octagon With SB Nation’s The MMA Hour

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Vox Media announced Wednesday that weekly live show The MMA Hour from SB Nation will begin livestreaming on Twitter June 26. Mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani hosts The MMA Hour, which airs live Mondays at 1 p.m. ET and features results, previews of upcoming bouts, breaking news, analysis and interviews. Livestreams of The MMA...

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Twitter Enters the Octagon With SB Nation’s The MMA Hour

June 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Vox Media announced Wednesday that weekly live show The MMA Hour from SB Nation will begin livestreaming on Twitter June 26. Mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani hosts The MMA Hour, which airs live Mondays at 1 p.m. ET and features results, previews of upcoming bouts, breaking news, analysis and interviews. Livestreams of The MMA...

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NBA Draft Talk Is Already Heating Up Twitter

June 20, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The 2017 National Basketball Association Draft is set for Thursday night, but the trade of the No. 1 pick and other rumors got Twitter going early. Twitter said in an email to Social Pro Daily that 442,000 tweets related to the 2017 NBA Draft have been sent since last Friday, and the three top spikes...

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Twitter Loses 2 More VPs

June 16, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Two more vice presidents are out the door at Twitter: vp of finance Celia Poon and vp of engineering Jeremy Rishel. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the departures to Kurt Wagner of Recode, and Rishel also tweeted his farewell. A bird takes flightTakes leaveOf the flock he sang with But the world is wideAnd in flight...

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Katy Perry Roared Her Way to 100 Million Followers on Twitter

June 16, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Cause baby she's a firework: Katy Perry Friday became the first person on Twitter to top 100 million followers. Today, we #WITNESS history. Congratulations @katyperry, the first to reach 100 million followers! #LoveKaty pic.twitter.com/41aJyPTtZ2 -- Twitter (@Twitter) June 16, 2017 Perry joined Twitter in 2009, and this was her first of more than 8,000 tweets:...

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Disney Pixar Is Backing Cars 3 With a Live Interactive VR Experience on Twitter and Periscope

June 16, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Do you think you have what it takes to compete on the racetrack against Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm and Miss Fritter from Disney Pixar's Cars 3, which opened in theaters Friday? You can find out at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET Friday, when Disney Pixar will team up with Periscope and Twitter to...

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Twitter’s New Global Policy Communications Director Has Some Serious D.C. Experience

June 7, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Former National Security Council assistant press secretary Emily Horne joined Twitter as global policy communications director. Kurt Wagner of Recode reported that Horne will assume her new role June 19, reporting to senior director of communications Kristin Binns and focusing on communications for Twitter policy, including abuse, hate speech and user privacy. Binns and Horne...

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Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 2016-17 TV Season: The Walking Dead, Super Bowl LI Dominate

June 7, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

There were 2.9 billion social interactions on Facebook and Twitter related to the 2016-17 television season, according to Nielsen Social Content Ratings. Which series, special and sports events drew the most buzz? From Sept. 18, 2016, through May 24, 2017, AMC's The Walking Dead made the competition look like zombies, averaging 2.028 million interactions across...

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Twitter to Livestream Five BBC Specials as U.K. General Election Approaches

May 30, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The BBC is teaming up with Twitter to livestream five special events in the run-up to the U.K. general election June 8. The following specials will be livestreamed and available via bbcelection.twitter.com (all times BST): May 31, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: BBC Election Debate 2017 June 2: BBC One Question Time Leaders Special June...

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Twitter Kit 3 Brings Improved Sharing, Authorization to App Developers

May 26, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter announced the release of Twitter Kit 3, the newest version of its Twitter Kit software-development kit for application developers. Twitter Kit originally launched as a component of the social network's Fabric, platform, and product manager Ben Ward detailed the SDK's new features in a blog post: Users can share links, images and videos directly...

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