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James Cameron Tweets From the Deepest Part of the Ocean

James Cameron is king of the deep blue sea. Using a specially designed one-man submarine dubbed the “Deepsea Challenger,” the ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ director reached the floor of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the world’s oceans. He is now the first solo explorer to ever do so.

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Twitter Is Selling Your Tweets and You Don’t Get a Dime

You may not be able to search for your own Tweets on Twitter after a week, but a marketing research company in the UK can now search all the Tweets Tweeted since January of 2010. This is possible because Twitter just sold Datasift the right to sort through them.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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Netflix May Have to Pay $100,000 for Qwikster Twitter Account

Chances are good at least one “d’oh!” was uttered in at least one Netflix conference room Tuesday morning.

It seems the company, which on Monday announced it would split up its service and rebrand the DVD-delivery side Qwikster, neglected to lock up the name on Twitter. Now Jason Castillo, who’s owned the @Qwikster name on the microblogging service since April, wants money — big money — to hand it over.

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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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Obama to Hold First Twitter Town Hall; Biden Starts Tweeting

President Barack Obama is set to hold his first Twitter town hall on Wednesday.

The president will answer questions submitted by using the #AskObama hashtag via a live webcast at 2 p.m. ET at askobama.twitter.com.

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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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France Bans Terms ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ From Radio and TV

The French government is notorious for banning the use of English words as a way of maintaining French language and culture.

However, a recent ruling by the French government, which now makes it illegal to speak the words "Facebook" or "Twitter" on television or radio newscasts, isn't as shocking as you might think.

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Barack Obama Announces His Vice Presidential Pick Via Text Message
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A Billion Tweets Per Week

Twitter is counting one billion tweets per week.  That's a lot of minutia.  And it means big bucks.

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Homeless Man Finds Lost-Lost Daughter Through Twitter [VIDEO]

Daniel Morales, a New York City homeless man, got more out of 140 characters than he ever expected when an initiative called Underheard in New York supplied him with a pre-paid cell phone and access to Twitter -- he got to reunite with his estranged daughter. Underheard aims to give a (digital) voice to those often ignored by society, their website states:

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