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Benefits of Using Twitter

Promoting Bingo Events, Getting Closer to Fans, and Keeping Updated

Graphic credit to: Trademarkia.com

Graphic credit to: Trademarkia.com

Everyone’s getting hooked on Twitter, a social networking site that was launched in 2006. It took around five years before this website gained worldwide recognition and the numbers keep on increasing as more business companies and celebrities use it. Even former Spice Girl member Emma Bunton became a regular user of Twitter. She currently has more than a million followers so it was easier for her to share her new activities like winning Foxybingo’s Celebrity Mom of the Year and promoting her new shows like ITV’s “Your Face Sounds Familiar”. There are many reasons why people use it and one of the major reasons is because it is free, but here are the other benefits of using Twitter:


Promoting Bingo Events
Since most online bingo users are on Twitter nowadays, bingo organizers such as Rebel Bingo have found a new way to promote their events. Their core market is the younger generation because their show is unlike the traditional bingo so this site is perfect for them. The shows of Rebel Bingo are held in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami, and Orange County, as well as different parts of Europe.

Getting Closer to Fans
If you are still trying to make a name in Hollywood like Nicholas Hoult, then Twitter can help you boost your career. He used this site to promote his latest films “Warm Bodies” and “Jack the Giant Slayer”, which were both released this year. Even though he has been around the movie industry for a long time, he still needs to make his presence felt in the virtual world to increase his fan base.

Keeping Updated
Instead of getting a copy of The New York Times, most people now read the latest news online. This newspaper company has a Twitter account that shares news feeds to their followers. You can keep updated with what’s happening around the world 24/7 by following many news websites.


Diversity News Publications Join Millions of Americans to oppose SOPA and PIPA bills

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Diversity News Magazine, an online and print consumer news magazine published by Diversity News Publications & Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban “Steven” Escobar announced that they are on strike today to fight SOPA and PIPA.

They join Millions of Americans to oppose SOPA and PIPA bills. Also Diversity News Magazine website on strike today to fight SOPA and PIPA.

More about SOPA and PIPA

Members of Congress are trying to do the right thing by going after pirates and counterfeiters but SOPA and PIPA are the wrong way to do it.

1. SOPA and PIPA would censor the Web

The U.S. government could order the blocking of sites using methods similar to those employed by China. Among other things, search engines could be forced to delete entire websites from their search results. That’s why 41 human rights organizations and 110 prominent law professors have expressed grave concerns about the bills.

2. SOPA and PIPA would be job-killers because they would create a new era of uncertainty for American business

Law-abiding U.S. internet companies would have to monitor everything users link to or upload or face the risk of time-consuming litigation. That’s why AOL, EBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo and Zynga wrote a letter to Congress saying these bills “pose a serious risk to our industry’s continued track record of innovation and job-creation.” It’s also why 55 of America’s most successful venture capitalists expressed concern that PIPA “would stifle investment in Internet services, throttle innovation, and hurt American competitiveness”. More than 204 entrepreneurs told Congress that PIPA and SOPA would “hurt economic growth and chill innovation”.

3. SOPA and PIPA wouldn’t stop piracy

To make matters worse, SOPA and PIPA won’t even work. The censorship regulations written into these bills won’t shut down pirate sites. These sites will just change their addresses and continue their criminal activities, while law-abiding companies will suffer high penalties for breaches they can’t possibly control.

There are effective ways to combat foreign “rogue” websites dedicated to copyright infringement and trademark counterfeiting, while preserving the innovation and dynamism that have made the Internet such an important driver of American economic growth and job creation. Congress should consider alternatives like the OPEN Act, which takes targeted and focused steps to cut off the money supply from foreign pirate sites without making US companies censor the Web.
If these bills pass, one infringement would be enough for a copyright holder to file to take down an entire website. YouTube could disappear overnight. Same with Vimeo, Flickr, Twitter, or even WonderHowTo. Enacting such a draconian law would stifle innovation from new web startups. It would be too risky to create a website where people could submit their own whatever. Even the White House has spoken out about its concerns, emphasizing that they “will not support” any bill “that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.”

Sources: Google, http://www.businessinsider.com
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