Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Facebook to begin testing largely improved real-time search

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Facebook has begun testing on new versions of Facebook Search, the social networking site announced yesterday evening on its blog. [Read More]

Reuters: U.S. urged Twitter to delay downtime

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The U.S. State Department urged the social networking site this weekend to postpone its service to accommodate Iranians in the midst of sometimes bloody protests over the recent presidential election, Reuters reported. [Read More]

Finally a company that cares about the little guy

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Twitter and its network partner at NTT America deserve much credit for rescheduling critical maintenance that will require an hour of downtime to facilitate an upgrade in order to accommodate some of its most vulnerable users. [Read More]

Twitter users speak out, CNN appears to listen

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A day after the mainstream media was under siege by social network users for their amount of coverage of the Iranian election and its aftermath, CNN appears to have stepped up to the plate and met the expectations of many Twitter users. [Read More]

500,000 Facebook usernames registered in 15 minutes!

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According to a Mashable article, 200,000 usernames were registered on Facebook in the first three minutes… and 500,000 usernames were registered within the first 15 minutes. This is a remarkable land grab. [Read More]

Twitter shines in tragedy

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Today’s tragedy at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington that left a heroic security guard dead and thousands of others emotionally injured highlights the power of Twitter. [Read More]

Yahoo! introduces new tools, widgets

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Yahoo! has announced a number of exciting new third-party applications and widgets on Yahoo! Mail, My Yahoo!, Yahoo! Connected TV and Zimbra e-mail. [Read More]