Liz Gannes

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Sites That Help Their Users Tweet Are More Likely to Get Tweeted

Web pages that include Twitter share buttons and links are seven times more likely to be mentioned in tweets, according to a new study by SEO firm BrightEdge. Yet 57.5 percent of the top 10,000 Web sites do not include Twitter buttons, BrightEdge found. Granted, Web sites that have highly shareable content, like publications, probably are more likely to have figured out this whole tweet button thing than those that don’t.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik