The Tweekender: How Mongolia’s tweeting up an Olympic storm
With hundreds of millions of tweets per day, it’s impossible to follow everything happening on Twitter. Every Friday, the Daily Dot rounds up notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or less.
- Twitter’s future may well lie in those expanded tweets.
- Mike McCue, CEO of news aggregation service Flipboard, left the Twitter board.
- Twitter added clickable ‘cashtags’ for stock symbols.
- Usernames are getting longer every year, leaving less space for replies.
- Movie studios are starting their Twitter marketing campaigns increasingly early.
- Jakarta’s the most-active tweeting city in the world.
- Mongolia leads the U.S. on the London 2012 #Supportyourteam leaderboard, after citizens pledged support for their Olympic athletes.
- A singer’s criticism of Queensland, Australia premier raised questions over arts funding in the Australian state.
- Journalist Greg Campbell offers Katie Couric some advice and promptly gets blocked. YOLO, Katie, YOLO.
- A police officer with more than 3,000 followers thinks Twitter makes him more approachable.
- More than 30,000 people have checked how many fake followers they have.
Photo of the week: Olympic women’s all-round individual gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas poses with fellow former U.S. champs in the same discipline: Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson, and Nastia Liukin. (@marylouretton)