Benefits of Using Twitter

Promoting Bingo Events, Getting Closer to Fans, and Keeping Updated

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Everyone’s getting hooked on Twitter, a social networking site that was launched in 2006. It took around five years before this website gained worldwide recognition and the numbers keep on increasing as more business companies and celebrities use it. Even former Spice Girl member Emma Bunton became a regular user of Twitter. She currently has more than a million followers so it was easier for her to share her new activities like winning Foxybingo’s Celebrity Mom of the Year and promoting her new shows like ITV’s “Your Face Sounds Familiar”. There are many reasons why people use it and one of the major reasons is because it is free, but here are the other benefits of using Twitter:

Promoting Bingo Events
Since most online bingo users are on Twitter nowadays, bingo organizers such as Rebel Bingo have found a new way to promote their events. Their core market is the younger generation because their show is unlike the traditional bingo so this site is perfect for them. The shows of Rebel Bingo are held in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami, and Orange County, as well as different parts of Europe.

Getting Closer to Fans
If you are still trying to make a name in Hollywood like Nicholas Hoult, then Twitter can help you boost your career. He used this site to promote his latest films “Warm Bodies” and “Jack the Giant Slayer”, which were both released this year. Even though he has been around the movie industry for a long time, he still needs to make his presence felt in the virtual world to increase his fan base.

Keeping Updated
Instead of getting a copy of The New York Times, most people now read the latest news online. This newspaper company has a Twitter account that shares news feeds to their followers. You can keep updated with what’s happening around the world 24/7 by following many news websites.

General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, Sesame Street Nominated for 38th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

2011 Emmy Awards
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On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from New York The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas for the second year in a row on June 19th, 2011 over the CBS Television Network, hosted by Wayne Brady, the Emmy® Award winning actor, singer, and comedian and host of the CBS game show, Let’s Make a Deal.

“It is with great pleasure that the Daytime Emmy® Awards returns to the CBS Network again,” said Darryl Cohen, Chairman, NATAS. “The Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the cornerstones of our business and this year’s Las Vegas-based celebration, produced with our broadcast partner, Associated Television International, and hosted by Wayne Brady promises to be an exciting evening of entertainment.”

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to game show hosts Pat Sajak of Wheel of Fortune and Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! “In honoring Pat and Alex, we’re honoring not only two of the great game shows throughout the history of television,” said Cohen, “but two individuals whose talent and personality have given us an additional reason to tune in and watch.”

Associated Television International’s (ATI) President and Emmy® award-winning producer David McKenzie will serve as executive producer of the broadcast.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala, which honors the craft behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre will return to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17th, 2011.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2010 calendar year.

Today’s announcement of Nominees includes four Winners in the category of Individual Achievement in Animation chosen by a juried panel of peer judges. They are “Diamond” Dave Merritt, Background Design for Toot & Puddle, NICK Jr., Vince Toyama, Background Design for Transformers Prime, The Hub, Christophe Vacher, Color Design for Transformers Prime, The Hub and Kaz Aizawa, Background Painter for T.U.F.F. Puppy, Nickelodeon.

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP, follows.

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations:


General Hospital—————————————– 21
The Young and the Restless————————— 20
Sesame Street——————————————— 16
The Bold and the Beautiful—————————- 14
All My Children—————————————— 13
The Ellen DeGeneres Show—————————- 12
One Life To Live—————————————– 12
Penguins of Madagascar——————————— 8
The Electric Company———————————– 7
Today Show————————————————- 6
Transformers Prime————————————– 6
The View—————————————————- 6
Days of Our Lives—————————————– 5
The Oprah Winfrey Show——————————- 5
84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade—- 4
As the World Turns————————————— 4
Between the Lions—————————————– 4
Private Sessions——————————————– 4
The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear———- 4
Biz Kid$—————————————————– 3
Disney Kick Buttowski———————————– 3
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse———————- 3
The Doctors————————————————- 3
Fanboy and Chum Chum——————————– 3
FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman—————————- 3
Giada At Home——————————————– 3
Live with Regis and Kelly——————————- 3
Rachael Ray———————————————— 3
SciGirls—————————————————— 3
Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee——— 3
The Wendy Williams Show—————————— 3
Americas Test Kitchen———————————- 2
Back at the Barnyard———————————— 2
Cash Cab—————————————————- 2
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!—— 2
Dinosaur Train——————————————— 2
The Dr. Oz Show—————————————— 2
Dr. Phil——————————————————- 2
The Martha Stewart Show—————————— 2
The Nate Berkus Show———————————– 2
New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal————— 2
Paula’s Best Dishes—————————————- 2
The Price Is Right—————————————– 2
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef————————— 2
The Wonder Pets!—————————————– 2
Toot & Puddle———————————————- 2
WordGirl—————————————————- 2
Yo Gabba Gabba!—————————————– 2


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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at

About Associated Television International:
Associated Television International is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been successfully producing and distributing television series, specials and feature films for over three decades.  ATI’s programs have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world.  Current series in production include “Heroes Among Us,” “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World,” “World’s Funniest Moments,” the Emmy-nominated “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler,” and the recently announced untitled Bristol Palin, Christopher Massey and Kyle Massey real-life docu-series for Bio.  ATI has also been Emmy-nominated for its socially conscious programming and won for “America’s Invisible Children” and “On the Edge: The Poverty Crisis in Africa.”

Source: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Photo credit to: Steven Escobar, Diversity News Publications

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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the nominees and we wish them good luck.

PLACIDO DOMINGO to be honored as The 2010 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Placido DomingoOn Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2010 The Latin Recording Academy® ( announced that Three-time Latin GRAMMY® winner, nine-time GRAMMY® winner, and internationally renowned tenor Plácido Domingo will be honored as the 2010 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

The 11th Annual Tribute Gala will be held on Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas as Part of This Years Latin GRAMMY® Week Celebration.
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Domingo, was chosen for his philanthropic and professional accomplishments, will receive the honor at a star-studded concert and tribute dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The concert will feature many of Domingo’s friends performing some of his pop duets as well as some of his favorite music, and a portion of the proceeds from the gala will benefit one of Domingo’s chosen charities as well as The Latin Recording Academy’s outreach and educational programs. The prestigious event will precede the 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at, and a Facebook fan at
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“The Latin Recording Academy and its Board of Trustees take great pride in honoring Plácido Domingo as an extraordinary musician, philanthropist and, above all, a great human being whose immense talent and generosity has had a profound global impact,” said Gabriel Abaroa, President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “We are privileged to pay tribute to one of the most respected musical voices of our time, as well as a man whose selflessness has benefited many around the world.”
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Plácido Domingo is fittingly described as “the king of opera,” “a true renaissance man,” and “the greatest operatic artist of modern times.” Born in Spain to a family of operatic performers and later relocating to Mexico at the age of 8, Domingo’s musical abilities were quickly nurtured as he attended the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City where he initially studied piano and conducting. His official debut in 1968 as a vocalist at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York quickly elevated his career — solidifying him as a tour de force in the world of opera. Since then he has opened the season at The Met 21 times, surpassing the record previously held by Enrico Caruso. Domingo began conducting opera in 1973, and in 1981 he gained considerable recognition outside of the opera world when he recorded the song “Perhaps Love” as a duet with John Denver. Since the beginning of his opera career, he has added more than 40 new roles to his expansive repertoire and has covered opera in six different languages (English, Italian, French, German, Russian and Spanish). He appears regularly at all the big opera houses of the world, including Milan’s La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Paris’ Bastille Opera, the San Francisco Opera, Chicago’s Lyric Opera, the Washington National Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and the Real in Madrid, and currently he is the General Director of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera as well as the Artistic Advisor for the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.
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Ever the philanthropist, Domingo founded Operalia, an annual international voice competition designed to nurture and support the careers of opera’s future standard-bearers. He has raised millions of dollars through benefit concerts for the victims of such disasters as Mexico City’s devastating 1985 earthquake, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the floods caused by Hurricane Paulina in Mexico. In Lerma, Mexico, he helped found a hospital that has given aid to thousands of people. Domingo also has participated in many concerts, including the now legendary Three Tenors concert with José Carreras and

Luciano Pavarotti, which have benefited a range of causes and goodwill efforts. In addition, Domingo has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the United States as well as the titles of Commandant of the Legion of Honor in France, Honorary Knight of the British Empire, and both Grande Ufficiale and Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He also has received honorary doctorates from Oxford University and New York University for his lifelong commitment and contribution to music and the arts. For more information on Plácido Domingo, please visit

Plácido Domingo will have the distinction of becoming the 11th Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honoree and the first in the next decade of The Latin Academy’s continued evolution. He joins a list of artists that includes Gloria Estefan, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan Luis Guerra, Julio Iglesias, and Carlos Santana, among others.

For information on purchasing tickets or tables to the 2010 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute to Plácido Domingo, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or

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About The Latin Recording Academy:

Is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at, and a Facebook fan at

Plácido Domingo photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/photo by © 2010

Editor’s Note: We congratulate Plácido Domingo for been named 2010 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year of the 11th Annual Latin Grammys and we thank him for the great contributions to our society. 

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