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The Future is now. We may not be traveling in flying cars yet but the world is changing every year. The iPhone which was discovered in 2007, functions as a TV, Photo Camera, Video camera, notebook, gps system, alarm clock, radio, phone and more. We can catch a ride with a stranger to any destination in any city with the help of Uber (founded 2009) or Lyft (launched 2012). Instagram (founded in 2010) serves as a digital photo album for its 500 million daily active users. CD’s and DVD’s no longer are in rotation due to Netflix streaming, Spotify (founded 2006), Pandora and Tidal. You can rent a room or home to stay in from a stranger around the world with AirBnB (founded 2008). Youtube (founded 2006) gives anybody the opportunity to create their own TV Station/Network. The world has changed in less than 20 years. Just imagine what the future may bring.

What will be the new creations or ideas of the future?

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A new study released Wednesday by Domo and CEO.com found that nearly 70% of Fortune 500 CEOs have no presence whatsoever on any major social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+. Of the 30% that choose to engage in social media, nearly all of them (28%) do so through LinkedIn. And while the number of CEOs utilizing the other three networks is small, it appears that Twitter is the only other social channel Fortune 500 CEOs are moving toward (albeit, slowly).
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Micro blogging site Twitter turns 7 years old today.  “Just setting up my twttr,” Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, tweeted on March 21, 2006. That was the first Tweet made on Twitter and it barely made a buzz online because the service wasn’t officially launched until July 15, 2006.  Twitter now has over 200 million active users and handles more than 400 million tweets a day!

Happy Born Day Twitter!

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The first SMS was sent as a Christmas greeting on December 3, 1992. Now we send 8 trillion text messages a year.

Neil Papworth, a software programmer from Reading, UK sent the first SMS (text message) in 1992.

“Since mobile phones didn’t yet have keyboards, I typed the message out on a PC. It read ‘Merry Christmas’ and I sent it to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone, who was enjoying his office Christmas party at the time,” said Papworth. Read More

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Facebook disclosed on Monday that it has 901 million users, making it likely that it will pass the 1 billion mark well before the end of the year.

The company, which dropped the stat in its amended S-1 filing, also notes that its network receives 3.2 billion comments per day and 300 million new photos daily. The site also claims 125 billion friendships. Of the 901 million figure, 526 million were described as daily active users in March. Some 488 million people also used Facebook mobile products that month, according to the filing.

When Facebook filed its IPO paperwork with the SEC in February, the network tallied 845 million users. Back in January, Gregory Lyons, a senior analyst at iCrossing, estimated that Facebook would hit 1 billion users by August, a rate of growth that appears plausible based on the latest numbers.

Even before Monday’s latest numbers dropped, Facebook was by far the largest social network in the world. Twitter, which passed 500 million users in February, is number two on the list — although Twitter says that only 140 million of those accounts are active.

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Facebook values Instagram at $1 billion and LinkedIn (LNKD) has a market cap of $10 billion.

Twitter claims it is worth $8 billion. So where does that leave the new kid on the block Pinterest? Well, it looks like you can pin $7.7 billion on your Pinterest board.

Pinterest is important because the traffic is growing and statistics are impressive. It is known for its magazine quality images. Pinterest is to artful images what Twitter is to artful words. What’s more, Pinterest appeals to college-educated females between the ages of 25 to 44. A sweet demographic known for its spending decisions and habits.
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The company formerly known as Twttr which is now Twitter is 6 years old today. It is no longer the fresh new internet baby. Checkout some interesting facts about Twitter:

Twitter reached 500k users 1 year and a half after launching
Twitter reached 1 billion tweets shortly after 3 years.
Today Twitter easily has more than 250 million tweets per day.

What is fascinating about Twitter, and internet technology in general is just how quickly new technologies change the way we communicate, find interesting and relevant information, and market our businesses. Some people use twitter to beef with their rivals online (or Tweef), show their thirst for chicks with sexy avi’s, and others use it just to keep in touch with friends or follow favorite celebrities. However you use twitter, “Think Before You Tweet”. Check out this excerpt from a fascinating Twitter infographic:

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Spotted: ABC News

Twitter, the popular social networking site that lets users share updates in just 140 characters, has just announced that it has acquired Posterous, a micro-blogging service.
The terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. Both companies announced the acquisition on their respective company blogs. Read More

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