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Sobriety software helps save face on Facebook

You can save yourself from telling the world you just threw up on your friend’s rug, thanks to a new Web tool developed by a Spokane creative agency. Downtown Spokane’s 14Four helped develop a social media sobriety test meant to keep users from posting drunken remarks on Facebook or Twitter.

Advertising appears in Twitter searches

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter Inc. has rolled out advertising on its site for the first time, a significant step in converting the social network’s explosive growth into cash. Called promoted tweets, the ads from such companies as Best Buy Inc., Sony Pictures and Virgin America began appearing atop search results Tuesday.

Avista social media man talks his trade

It’s a good thing Dan Kolbet is thick-skinned. Because he is “Dan_at_Avista,” the company’s social-media man who blogs and tweets about his company, and wades into the vitriol of online message boards where flogging Avista in the comfort of anonymity has become a form of electronic graffiti. About a year ago he convinced Avista executives that they needed to engage social media as a way to reach their customers. Despite some ups and downs, he has no regrets and is considered somewhat of a trailblazer in the staid world of regulated utilities, making presentations to other utilities interested in how to reach people. He has taken a few lumps in the process as he monitors online forums and then joins the conversations. Kolbet sat down for an interview last week after Avista drew public ire for its request to raise electricity and natural gas rates. Q.In the last two months you have tried to explain and rationalize Avista’s profit margin, executive salaries and now an unpopular request for a double-digit rate hike. How did it go?