Monday, February 4, 2013

Around The Net

  • Twitter Is Discovery Channel For TVThe Drum

    Twitter is fast becoming a discovery channel for TV and a creative canvas for advertisers, according to the social network's UK director Bruce Daisley. Speaking at Twitter's Powered By Tweets event for the creative industry in London, Daisley said information is traveling further and faster on the social network with 1 billion tweets sent every 2.5 days. "We have gone from being about transmitting short bursts of information to becoming the pulse of the planet," he said. ...Read the whole story

  • BBC's Tech Writer Among Tweeters HackedThe Independent

    In a blog post, staff at the micro-blogging website said that it interrupted attempts to access user data, and that attackers stole 250,000 users' login names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. One of those users was Rory Cellan-Jones, a journalist who covers technology for the BBC. The attack follows other high-profile hacking attacks, inlcluding China-based hackers' inflitrating computer systems at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and Anonymous's hijack of the US Sentencing Commission's website. ...Read the whole story