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Mark Cuban Fined For Twitter Comments

Mark Cuban responded to the lack of 'tweeting' by NBA officials on their whistles with some of his own. The notorious Dallas Mavericks owner has been fined $25,000 for recent comments he posted on the social micro-blogging site, Twitter. The NBA’s true maverick, Cuban made the posts to voice his outrage at the league’s officiating in Dallas’ friday night loss to the Denver Nuggets. The topic of Cuban’s “tweets” specifically referred to a call concerning Nuggets player J.R. Smith and Mavs player Antoine Wright.

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How Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) Uses Twitter

On March 12th at Pubcon, I had the privilege of interviewing Matt Cutts for our video series called How I Use Twitter. Here are the notes:

User: Matt Cutts

Company: Google

Title: the head of Google's Webspam team

iPhone client: TwitterPhone

Follows: About 100 People

Followers: About 17,000 (as of March 12, 2009)

Using since: mid-2008

PC Client: Twitter.com

URL Shortener: Bit.ly

Tweets Out: 6-7 per day

Time spent: Not much.


Quote: “It’s just like a river. If something interesting comes by you can pick it, pass it on, reply to it, and if you’re too busy, it’s OK and nobody is going to be offended by that.”


Tip: Keep your tweet 14 characters short of the max so that people can easily retweet it. (Ben adds: Add up the characters in your Twitter username and then add 5 and that should be enough for a retweet. So, for benfinklea, it would be 10 + 5 = 15. RT @benfinklea )

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