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Twitter Tuesday: Twitter blocked in Egypt, PostUp buys UberTwitter, Birdsong for WP7 launches

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time to bring you the latest Twitter news and apps. First up this week is the Egyptian government's efforts to block Twitter after anti-government protestors used social media to organize a huge protest in Cairo today. Photos and updates from the protest have been going out under hashtags including #jan25, #egyrevolt and #egypt. The block seems to be...

Twitter Tuesday: Twitter for Mac lets you tweet from anywhere in OS X, Tunisian revolution gets tweeted

Hey, Twitter fans! You may remember a debate that sprung up last year about whether Twitter makes an effective tool for social change and grassroots organizing. Well-known author and New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell said no, and Twitter founder Biz Stone wrote a rebuttal defending the service's usefulness to activists. Well, at least one revolution has now been tweeted. Tunisia, the...

Twitter Tuesday: WikiLeaks Twitter accounts subpoenaed by US government

Twitter Tuesday took last week off to recover from New Year's celebrations and report on the launch of Twitter for Mac in Apple's Mac App Store, but we're back on the tweet beat this week with the latest news and apps, starting with the interesting case of the U.S. government ordering Twitter to disclose user data. The United States Department of Justice has secured a court order that requires...

Twitter Tuesday - Back up your tweets with Tweetstream and see Twitter friends' other profiles with Hoverme

Hey, Twitter fans! It's almost 2011, and we're nearing the end of a year where Twitter users posted an astounding 25 billion tweets. That's an awful lot of data to protect, so you might want to start off the new year by archiving your own tweets with Tweetstream. Tweetstream starts by backing up your past 3,200 tweets (the maximum Twitter's API will allow), and then automatically syncing as you...

Twitter Tuesday: Twitter's year in review, top trends, and most powerful tweets

Hello again, Twitter fans! 2010 is drawing to a close, and the folks at Twitter are taking a look back at the way the site has been used this year by analyzing the 25 billion(!) tweets that were sent in 2010. They've picked out the top 10 trends, top 10 hashtags, and even the most powerful individual tweets. This week, let's review Twitter's 2010 before we jump into talking about apps and...

Twitter Tuesday: Twitter gets embedded media, Littlecosm Twitter-based game launches

Hey there, Twitter geeks! It's Tuesday again, and that means it's time for another dose of Twitter news and apps! There's plenty to talk about this week, so let's get into it. First off, Twitter has just added embedded media to the new Twitter.com. Now you'll be able to play videos, music and movies from partner sites directly from #newtwitter. The partners for this announcement include...

Twitter Tuesday - Twitter not launching news network, celebrities quit social media, Tim Burton crowdsources a story on Twitter

Hey, Twitter fans! Welcome to another Twitter Tuesday. This week, we had Biz Stone dropping rumors about a Twitter News Network, but the official word from Twitter is that the site has no plans to do anything like that. Here's what happened: In an interview with Reuters, Biz was asked whether Twitter -- which is already trying to distance itself from the "social network" label and become more...

Twitter Tuesday - Kiwi for Mac and Tweetdeck for Android get updates

Hey, Twitter fans! It's been a while since a truly promising Twitter app has come along on the Mac, especially with development on Tweetie 2 apparently abandoned. Well, a scrappy little app called Kiwi is about to get a big update, and it's looking like a serious contender. First launched in 2009, Kiwi's big selling points include custom themes, content filters to hide tweets you don't care...

Twitter Tuesday - ex-CEO Jack Dorsey returns to Twitter

Hey, Twitter fans! Before we jump into this week's cool apps, there's a bit of gossip hanging over the Twitterverse, and I don't think I can sneak by without mentioning that the Twitter founding team of Ev, Biz and Jack is now back together after Jack Dorsey's return to Twitter. Jack was one of the original creators of Twitter, and he served as CEO when the company launched. Later, Evan...

Twitter Tuesday - Are Twitter location check-ins coming soon?

Howdy, Twitter fans. Looks like it's Tuesday again already, and it's time for another installment of the best Twitter news and app of. Let's get to it! The biggest news this week is an upcoming improvement to Twitter's Places feature. No, it's not a head-to-head Foursquare or Facebook Places competitor (yet), but it will allow businesses to claim their physical locations. If you haven't seen a...

Twitter Tuesday -- Twitter starts slipping ads into your stream

Hey, Twitter fans! It's another Twitter Tuesday, and there's one piece of Twitter news that's on everybody's mind: ads are here! Some folks see in-stream advertising as the end of Twitter as we know it, and we're about to find out whether that's true. Twitter's much-discussed Promoted Tweets -- paid Twitter ads that will be injected directly into your Twitter stream -- have started to roll out....

Twitter Tuesday - Biz Stone's big week!

It was a huge week for Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. He starred in a new ad for Stolichnaya vodka, and he had a piece published in The Atlantic. The vodka commercial is below, but let's dig into Biz's Atlantic editorial a little bit. It's a response to Malcolm Gladwell's recent New Yorker attack on Twitter as a tool for activism. In response to Gladwell's assertion that the American civil...

Twitter Tuesday - Microsoft shows off Twitter on Windows Phone 7

Hey, Twitter fans! With Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 just launching, it's time to take a look at Twitter on this new mobile platform. Microsoft has posted a brief live demo of the app, as well as a video showing off some of its features. If you're thinking about making the switch to Windows Phone 7, and Twitter is important to you, this is well worth checking out. Twitter for WP7 uses the...

Twitter Tuesday - Dick Costolo, Twitter's money man, becomes CEO

In a big personnel move at Twitter, co-founder Evan Williams is stepping down as CEO. @ev has been one of the faces of Twitter, along with Biz Stone, but he's ready to focus more on product development and hand the reins of Twitter over to COO Dick Costolo. The change makes a lot of sense: Ev didn't get into Twitter to monetize, he got into Twitter to build something cool. Costolo has done a...

Twitter Tuesday - Twitter passes MySpace, kills Early Bird, and rolls out new website to half of users

It's been a busy week for Twitter itself, so I'll (mostly) lay off the third-party Twitter client news in this edition of Twitter Tuesday. Hit the jump for all the latest updates from Twitter -- including some hope for those of you who don't have access to the shiny new Twitter web interface yet. ...