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Links of Interest – July 26

Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets

Old TweetsTwitter gives users access only to the last few thousand posts made to the site.

But Dick Costolo, Twitter’s chief executive, promises that this will eventually change, according to a post by The New York Times.

“We’re working on a tool to let users export all of their tweets,” Mr. Costolo said in a meeting with reporters and editors at The New York Times. “You’ll be able to download a file of them.”

Other social media services, most notably Facebook, already allow users to download a file with all their data. Twitter has been slower to roll out a similar service, although a number of third-party services and developers have cobbled together ways to let people sift through portions of Twitter’s vast collection of messages. One recently released site, called oldtweets, lets people root through some of the first messages ever sent through Twitter’s servers. (Curious about what people were tweeting about in 2006? Comically dated topics like “Returning movies to Blockbuster” and “Chatting with friends on MySpace.”)

10 Favorite Rumors About Apple`s Next Smartphone

The Apple iPhone 5 may or may not arrive in September. Or be super thin but extra big. Or feature a new dock, according to eWEEK.com.

There is no shortage of rumors, speculations or forecasts about a device—even the name iPhone 5 is a guess—that Apple has yet to officially breathe a word about. What is known is Apple finally has a real competitor in Samsung.

Past comparisons of iPhones to Android sales figures have been silly, as they weighed Apple against a handful of manufacturers. Samsung, however, has pulled ahead of the rest of the Android pack, and smartphone for smartphone, the South Korean giant has out-sold Apple during the first quarter of this year and likely also the second. When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S III in May, it showed its hand (and the public liked what it saw; Samsung has very publicly struggled to make supply meet demand).

Now following Samsung, the pressure is on. Apple has so succeeded at wowing the public during its staged events, the bar couldn’t be set higher.

Today’s Women of Space Remember Sally Ride

Sally Ride, the first U.S. female astronaut to fly in space, died July 23 at the age of 61 from pancreatic cancer. First launching on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983, Ride has become an enduring inspiration to people everywhere, particularly women working in science and engineering.

Ride’s place as the first American female astronaut was a long time coming, according to Wired. As far back as the Mercury program, NASA considered female astronaut candidates but the agency did not take the idea very seriously. Ride joined NASA in 1978, in the first astronaut class to include women, and trained for five years. Prior to her deployment on the Challenger mission, she endured sexist questions from reporters, shrugging them off by saying, “It’s too bad this is such a big deal. It is too bad our society isn’t further along.”

 

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Mozy 2.0 Twitter Contest

FINAL UPDATE: The contest has concluded. Winners are as follows:

1TB drive and free year of Mozy

  • @lgladdy
  • @rkudeshi
  • @mostaghimi

Free Mozy T-shirt

  • @RaymondHill101
  • @infoarchitect
  • @bythewar

For more information on how the contest ended up, check out the Mozy 2.0 Twitter Contest Leaderboard.

To celebrate the release of Mozy 2.0 for Windows, we’re having a trivia contest! For the next week, we’ll be asking a series of trivia questions based on the theme of “All things 2.0.” We’ve gotten creative with our trivia, so get ready for some craziness! Here’s how it’ll work:

  • The contest starts today, May 18, at noon MST. After that, we’ll be asking one question an hour via our Twitter account, from 10 AM MST to 4 PM MST every day for a week. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one here.)
  • The first person to tweet to @mozy with the correct answer(s) to our question will receive 5 points. The second person to guess the correct answer will get 1 point.
  • Answers must be tagged with the hashtag #mozy2 to be valid.
  • The contest will run for one week, so it ends on May 24 at 11:59 PM MST.
  • At that time, we’ll tally up the scores and the people with the top 3 point totals will get a 1TB external hard drive to use with Mozy’s new 2xProtect as well as a free year of Mozy!

Feel free to post questions in the comments. Good luck, and be safe!

UPDATE: We’ll now be posting trivia questions outside of the 10-4 MST window so that everyone can participate. Just look for posts with the #mozy2 tag.

UPDATE: The leaderboard is live! We’ll also be throwing some schwag out for random participants, so even if you don’t win the points competition, you could still pick up some awesome Mozy stuff!

Mozy Wins Best Use of Twitter Award

Utah Social Media Award Winner 2009Here at Mozy we have a lot of exceptional employees and today we are excited to congratulate one in particular for his hard work. He is a great example of what makes Mozy awesome!

This week Mozy won the Best use of Twitter award at this year’s Utah Social Media Awards from among 225 nominees. We credit Nate Karchtner from the Mozy marketing team for his continued creativity and innovative approaches to working behind the @Mozy Twitter handle. He helps Mozy engage with its customers and the tech community at large.

Nate started @Mozy in 2008, as an additional channel of communication and masterminded contests such as Free Account Friday and Guess the Prize. His work helping customers via Twitter has also been recognized in InfoWorld.

Nate has some great new ideas and plenty more excitement coming soon, so we encourage you to join the 6,000+ users following us on Twitter here. Additionally, check out Nate’s work on the Mozy Facebook fan page here.

Guess The Prize Contest (For a Different Prize)

Question Mark We passed a major milestone earlier this year, and now one lucky customer will be receiving a massive Mozy prize to celebrate!

What is the prize, you ask? Well, that’s the catch. We’re not going to announce it right now. Instead, we’ll be publishing a series of clues on this blog and on our Twitter feed over the next couple of days that point towards what the massive prize is. The first three people to correctly guess what the massive prize is will receive an iPod Touch courtesy of Mozy! Just email your guesses to nate@mozy.com . Good luck, Sherlock!

Clues:

Winners: We only had one winner who got all required elements of the guess correct -Eric Nagel. Congrats! If you didn’t win, stay tuned because there will absolutely be more contests in the near future!

Mozy Twitter Free Account Friday!

Back late last year, we decided it would be a good idea to start paying attention to Twitter. Well, since then, we’ve been able to help clients out by using Twitter to announce new versions of our clients , provide a direct channel for customers to get support , offer tips for using Mozy , and mention blog posts and other useful resources . We’ve even gotten a couple of kind mentions !

With that said, we’re trying something new. Starting tomorrow at 12:01 MST, we’ll be having Mozy Twitter Free Account Friday! That’s right, we will be giving one lucky @mozy follower a FREE MozyHome unlimited account good for 1 year of UNLIMITED backup! If you already have a MozyHome Unlimited account, we’ll just extend your account out a year, for free! All you have to do is meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be following Mozy before 11:59 PM Friday evening.
  2. Sometime between 12:01 AM MST Friday morning and 11:59 PM MST Friday evening, you must retweet the following message: Just entered the Mozy Free Account Friday contest! You can win by following @mozy and RT! http://bit.ly/d14MEp #mozyfaf

That’s it! We’ll tweet out the winner this coming Monday. Good luck!