My picks for the most interesting Twitter stories this week. Let me know what I missed in the comments section below. Apple Taps Into Twitter, Buying Social Analytics Firm Topsy (Daisuke Wakabayashi & Douglas MacMillan, Wall Street Journal) Topsy specializes in analyzing the global conversation on Twitter. Its tools can decipher how often a term is […]

At least as far back as 1657, people understood the value of simple clarity. That’s the year French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.” or, “I have made this [letter] longer than usual because I […]

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Unfortunately, this children’s rhyme doesn’t apply in politics, where your words can hurt your campaign, your party, and your pocketbook.