Erases all of Pope tweets.

Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI Pope longer yesterday, after announcing his resignation 17 days ago. Well, with the vacancy, the account @ Pontifex had been the digital presence of the pontiff was “vacant”.

Although it was said that the account would be closed instead chose the Vatican delete all messages sent by the Pope and change the name “Benedict XVI” to “Vacant” in addition to remove your photo.

Benedict XVI
Benedict XVI

Benedict messages were transferred to a special page of the Vatican if someone wants to see, but all the retweets and favorites that made people far gone to delete everything. @

Pontifex only sent 37 messages (even in nine different languages​​). The fate of the bill will now depend on who takes over as new pope, they may choose to keep it, not tweet, or perhaps create another.

The last tweet:

Benedict XVI ‏@Pontifex : Feb. 28, 2013
Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.

Twitter sells advertising in Argentina

twitter in Argentina

The increasing use of social networks in Argentina forced companies like Twitter and Facebook to set focus in the country and begin, slowly, to take their first steps in a market that until now only shows positive signs.

In this context and in order to make the most of their important economic flow of users, Twitter, the social network of 140 characters, finally decided to start commercial operations in Argentina.

Through the company’s Internet Media Services (IMS), the microblogging network will offer, starting this week, the possibility of advertising in your local platform.

“Within Latin America, Argentina considers that IMS is one of the most important countries in the region. The country has a high level of use of Twitter, and a sophisticated audience in usage of social media”, said Maren Lau, Vice President of Corporate Development of IMS.

IMS will be responsible for all sales market in Latin America, except for operations in Brazil, which will be handled by Twitter directly.

Brazil is the Latin American country that has more Twitter users. In Argentina use is lower, but still significant.

What is the cost of the standard advertising? Lau said he promoted accounts and promoted tweets “are products of auction, bringing the price may vary.”

For promoted trends, there is a fixed price per day is U.S. $ 8,000. “The minimum investment to advertise on Twitter in Argentina is U.S. $ 4,000 per month. The guidelines may include any combination or distribution of the three products that the advertiser wanted”, said Lau.

Currently, Twitter has more than 140 million active users per month. Latin America represents over 15% of those users. The region is one of the fastest growing and is “strategic” for the social network.

The 10 most famous women on twitter, @Playbloy according

Alison Haislip

Social networks are hot. Facebook and Twitter have become an Internet phenomenon, the latter being the most famous was the last time five years of its existence, and has achieved great popularity in various media which have become large Twitter microblogging users.

The Playboy magazine , famous for his “bunnies at the Playboy Mansion,” had the brilliant idea to pick the world’s sexiest twitter.

In twitter, with its official count @Playboy verified more than 260,500 fans, I imagine most will be men! (Also present the account @Playboy in TW).

Those chosen by Playboy, are:

Name: Veronica Belmont @_veronica 
Location: San Francisco
Bio: Host of Tekzilla on Revision3 and Qore on PSN.

She is beautiful, intelligent and a lover of technology. He loves to create videos.

Veronica Belmont
Name: Justine @ijustine
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bio: I am the internet.

Justine Ezarik is a blond, brave, adorable and a master of Twitter. If you do not believe just visit your site, it is also a blogger lover of Apple products.

Name: Olivia Munn @oliviamunn

The cover of Playboy magazine, but also a user of Twitter so earned a spot on this list.

 Olivia Munn

Name: Felicia Day @feliciaday
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Biography: Actress, Gamer, misanthropic.

This porcelain skin actress first appeared in the musical that was broadcast on internet Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Felicia Day


Name: Julia Allison @juliaallison
Location: New York
Bio: Boom Boom Pow

This girl from New York is a surfer since created a blog account of their antics, stories and anything else. It also became a fan of Twitter.

Julia Allison


Name: Alison Haislip @alisonhaislip
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bio: AOTS rules.

A lover of video games and software this girl is pretty smart.

Alison Haislip
Name: Morgan Webb @morganwebb
Location: Los Angeles
Bio: You may have seen me in shows such as X-Play G4TV.

This dark haired beauty is co-host and producer of the segment of G4 X-Play.

Morgan Webb
Name: @leahculver
Location: San Francisco, California
This blonde was co-founder and leading developer of micro-blogging social network Pownce.

Leah Culver
Name: Sarah Austin @pop17
Location: New York City
Bio: Geek, I’m, I’m more like a nerd.

This girl became very popular with Justin TV live program, Vivacious Sarah Austin, and today makes another program which is called Pop17 at Mogulus.

Sarah Austin
Name: Shira Lazar @shiralazar
Location: Los Angeles
Bio: Entrepreneur

She hosts the program and Open House Look 1st broadcast by NBC.

Shira Lazar

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Historypin, Thousands of old photos Geolocated






Historypin is another site for the curious, history buffs and those who like to look back and see how it has changed over the years.

It uses Google maps to geotag old photographs sent by its users. They already have a large number of photographs that exceed 38000.

One of the features that I liked is that when we visualize an old photograph is charged the same place in Street View so we can compare the differences that emerged over time.

To find the pictures we can use the search or move around the map. We also have a timeline to filter the year in which the photograph was taken, ranging from 1840 to today.

Link | Historypin

A butterfly effect on social networks

A butterfly effect on social networks
A butterfly effect on social networks
butterfly – by ~dtr777 (devianart)
A small girl, a girl. Well known in my community has read a message from Twitter and has caused much fear.
The message of less than 100 characters mentioned a mass layoff at a bank where the father works.
It was confirmed last night that the news was wrong.
The girl, sent a twitter message to your friends. Some of them were children of colleagues of his father
Today the bank manager, he learned what had happened, the day after brought some sandwiches and  Cokes and talked about this, and certainly others  things (The truth, is I do not know who talked) .
Today in the afternoon the girl distraught, wrote a tweet with much happiness.
This is a “small” Butterfly Effect, what can the message of social networks.
Obviously, such a little girl (primary) should not have an account on Twitter or be better controlled.
Think, when you send your tweets.
All adults were children, and some adults are children.
Obviously, such a little girl (primary) should not have an account on Twitter or be better controlled.
Think, when you send your tweets.
All adults were children, and some adults are children.

Twitter in OutLook Free

Twitter in Outlook

If you’re using Microsoft Outlook and Twitter, and do not want to be shifting from one application to another for use now TwInbox let you. When you install this component, you will create a folder in which messages will be saved and a window where you can write your twits.

Twitter in Outlook
Twitter in Outlook

This component is compatible with:

  • Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000, XP, Windows Vista ® or Windows 7 with the latest Service Pack.
  • Outlook 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, 2010 (32-bits and 64 bits. ( new style of user interface yet.).
  • TwInbox NOT work with Outlook Express.

Twitter Worm Spreading via Direct Messages

The word of the day today is “Phishing”. It’s sounds like fishing, but instead of using bait to catch smelly swimming fish, you cast your lines (links) and try to catch unsuspecting half-awake people or moms trying to use the computer.

I noticed my email inbox was full of messages from Twitter. Tons of news direct messages, but they looked like they were from robots so I saved it for later. Then I found this being reported on Mashable this morning.

We have received multiple reports that a new, convincing, and dangerous worm and phishing scam is making the rounds on Twitter. Hacked accounts are sending DMs to users and stealing their login information. In fact, one of our own has received one of these direct messages.

Unsuspecting users are receiving DMs with the following text:


f you get this DM, DO NOT VISIT THE LINK. It takes you to a replica of the Twitter login page where the hackers will steal your account and use it to send out more infected DMs to your friends.

If you’re one of the unlucky ones to be fooled by this worm, make sure you change your password. Also delete any tweets or DMs that have the link. If you can’t log into your account, reset the password and contact Twitter Support.

This is not the first worm to hit Twitter, but this one is especially dangerous because the login page is convincing and it is spreading via DMs from friends you trust.

Make sure you guys never click on links you don’t trust and never give out your password. Just in case you need a refresher.


“Not on Twitter. You should get cyber filters on your email and this would lessen the impact. Once they have your password changing it won’t do much cos the scammers will ask for it to be sent to them as they forgot it.”
Thank you to: Backintheair

Firefox add-ons and extension for play in a Social Network

Flock is a browser which makes social networking more easier than ever bringing to you a host of tools to interact with different social networking websites. Firefox on the other hand is not social networking ready but can be easily converted into a social networking hub by using extensions and add-ons.

In this post we will take a look at those useful extensions and add-ons which will help you convert Firefox into a social networking hub. Anticipating the Firefox 3 launch tomorrow we will only be talking about extensions that are compatible with Firefox 3 and above, those extensions will also be compatible with lower versions of Firefox.

StumbleUpon Toolbar

StumbleUpon is a great way to come across wonderful sites. The StumbleUpon Toolbar extension will help you discover websites in your selected categories. It will also let you share and connect with your friends.

Download StumbleUpon Toolbar


Are you a avid social networker? Shareaholic is one extension that will fulfill your addiction with social networks by allowing you to bookmark or e-mail pages to a wide array of social networks.

Shareaholic currently supports digg,, facebook, foxiewire, friendfeed, google bookmarks, google reader, healthranker, kaboodle, magnolia, mixx, myspace, pownce, reddit, simpy, stumbleupon, streakr, truemors, tumblr, twitter, ycombinator, bzzster and more.

Download Shareaholic


Another extension similar to Shareaholic, ShareThis makes it more easier and efficient to share any type of content with anyone you want to share it with. ShareThis also makes it easier to share with your friends by providing you a mash up of address book from popular social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, AIM, Outlook and more.

Download ShareThis Bookmarks

This is the official extension created by Yahoo which will help you easily bookmark any site to your, you can also browse all your bookmarks in the sidebar.

Download Bookmarks


What happens when you see a interesting image and want to quickly want to share it with your friends through your blog, twitter or tumblr? Do you want to quickly be able to share those videos, images and websites without having to go through much trouble. Dashblog is a extension that will quickly collect videos, images, text/quotes, songs and screen-captures from anyweb page and publish them to your blog (wordpress, blogger, tumblr) or twitter.

Download Dashblog


PicLens transforms your browser into a visually stunning experience for enjoying online photos and videos. You can effortlessly search and zoom your way around thousands of images and YouTube videos faster and more immersively than ever before.

Piclens lets you search YouTube videos and discover videos and photos from various other sites. You can also browser products from Amazon with a 3D experience.

Piclens currently supports a host of services including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and almost all of the popular image sharing websites.

Download Piclens


Clipmarks is like adding a pair of scissors to your browser, letting you capture exactly what you want others to see (text, images or video). Your clips are saved on and can easily be syndicated to FriendFeed, Twitter, Facebook or other sites.

Download Clipmarks


Meebo is a popular online instant messaging service which allows you to chat with friends from multiple IM networks without having to install any client on your desktop.

We have made a exception to include Meebo in our list even though it is not compatible with Firefox 3 since it is a real must have extension and is definitely useful.

Download Meebo


GMarks allows you to sync and manage your Google Bookmarks from within Firefox.

Download Gmarks


The extension adds a tiny icon on the status bar that notifies you when your friends update their statuses. Also it has a small text input field to update your status from within Firefox without having to visit the site.

Download TwitterFox


Are you in hurry and want to post something to twitter? TwitterBar comes to the rescue by allowing you to post to twitter directly from the Firefox address bar. Simply type in your message and click on the icon to submit your post to twitter.

Download TwitterBar

Digg Sidebar

Who can ever forget Digg when one talks about social networking? Digg sidebar is a useful extension that will allow you to see and Digg stories in the Firefox Sidebar.

View all the stories as they occur without having to refresh the page over and over again, you can also choose from various categories and topics and from popular/upcoming/all sections on Digg by just using a menu.

Download Digg Sidebar


FlickrFox allows you to browse and search Flickr photos in a sidebar.

Download FlickrFox

Facebook Toolbar

The official toolbar from Facebook which allows you to easily access your Facebook account using the toolbar, without having to visit the website.

You can also access your Facebook account from the Firefox sidebar.

Download Facebook Sidebar

Email This! Bookmarklet

Email This! will send your recipient the link, title, & highlighted text of the page you are viewing using GMail, Google Apps GMail, Yahoo, and Stand-Alone Mail Clients like Outlook Express, Thunderbird, & More!

Download Email This! Bookmarklet