Twitter co-founder Biz Stone says the social-networking site is looking to make more acqusitions, may eventually be taken public, and is definitely not for sale. School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the Information Systems Department, says he applauds Twitter for maintaining its independence.
“During 2009, Twitter has emerged as a serious and credible ways for social connections to become part of the economic landscape and I expect to see in 2010 the functionality become as central as search-engine optimization.”
Contact N. Venkat Venkatraman, 617-353-7117, email@example.com
A rise in malicious spam attacks on Twitter users by cybercriminals, as reported in USA Today, is directing people to websites soliciting porn, fake drugs and phony anti-virus subscriptions. Azer Bestavros, professor of computer science and an expert on social networking security issues, can discuss the problems facing heavy Twitter users.
Contact Azer Bestavros, 617-353-9726, firstname.lastname@example.org