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Carleton University student creates a website which tracks use of f-bomb on Twitter

Carleton University student creates a website which tracks use of f-bomb on TwitterMartin Gingras is a 22-year-old of the Carleton University whom the  popular profanity prompted to create fbomb. co, a website that tracks the use of the F-word in real time.

The Carleton University student said his personal aversion for swearing may have given his otherwise light-hearted venture a bit of an agenda after all.

Initiative taken by Twitter to make spying on its users harder

Initiative taken by Twitter to make spying on its users harderAccording to Twitter, a security technology that makes it harder to spy on its users is being implemented and called on other Internet firms to do the same. This measure is taken by web providers as they look to prevent spying by government intelligence agencies.

Blogging site Twitter (TWTR) sets IPO prices at $26 Per Share

Blogging site Twitter (TWTR) sets IPO prices at $26 Per ShareOn Monday, Twitter (TWTR) the micro blogging site provided an IPO price range of between $23 and $25 a share, which was a raise from the previously projected price of $17 and $20.

Finally on Wednesday it decided on initial public offering at $26 a share.  This move by the company has cleared the way for investment bankers, underwriters to sell the IPO shares to clients on Thursday.

Twitter raises a $1 Billion Credit Line from Banks ahead of IPO

twitter-IPOBanks have provided a $1 billion credit line to Twitter that will help Twitter to manage its Initial public offering. The lenders include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, reported Bloomberg.

Facebook obtained the unsecured line before it went public last year. The line was a fraction of the $8 billion.

Facebook and Twitter May Cause Halt in Flu Spread, Say Experts

Twitter-FacebookExperts are of the opinion that popular social networking sites, including Twitter and Facebook, could help in averting certain illnesses such as flu or cold.

Mathematical models could be used by the sites in order to comprehend the way of socially responding to biological contagions.

Twitter Puts Kibosh on Posterous, Will Shut Down on April 30

TwitterAs per recent news, Twitter has acquired Posterous, which is a blogging platform based in San Francisco. The site appeared in 2008 funded by Y Combinator, but its recent acquisition by Twitter was end of the road for it.

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