Dozens of publications and major social networks have joined the Trust Project, an initiative to improve the state of online journalism. Part of that effort are so-called Trust Indicators or metrics that gauge whether a story is legitimate.
Internet November 17, 2017
Misbehave on Twitter and you might just get your blue verification badge removed. Twitter has started to clamp down on verified users who promote violence or do other things that violate its new policies, starting with known alt-right accounts.
Internet November 16, 2017
Twitter has finally enabled the new 280-character tweet limit for most users around the world, with a few key exceptions. The social network said the expansion will allow users to express themselves better.
Apps/Software November 8, 2017
A Twitter employee, on his last day at work, took down the account of Donald Trump. The suspension lasted only several minutes, but it was enough to make the internet go crazy.
Internet November 3, 2017
It's no secret that Twitter has become toxic. So many inappropriate activities take place on the site, especially revenge porn, but Twitter has now promised it will improve that with more aggressive policies.
Internet October 28, 2017
Twitter is making some progress in terms of policing content. The social network has introduced significant changes to its ads policy, which aims to improve how it discloses political ads, who’s paying for them, and who they’re targeting.
Internet October 25, 2017
Twitter is working to enforce its current rules on abuse more aggressively, and roll out new policies on unwanted sexual advances and propaganda, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. This follows a widespread boycott of the platform.
Internet October 15, 2017
Twitter discovered over 200 accounts on its platform that were used by Russia to help sway the results of the 2016 presidential election. The company suspended some of the accounts, but a senator said that Twitter's actions are not enough.
Internet September 29, 2017
Twitter may soon double the limit for tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters. The social media platform is already testing the change, which it will do to help increase user growth and engagement.
Internet September 27, 2017
Twitter has confirmed that President Donald Trump’s comments about North Korea, which has caused Trump to be accused of declaring a war against the country, will not be removed. Twitter said the post doesn’t violate its rules, highlighting its newsworthiness.
Internet September 26, 2017
Twitter has been spotted testing Twitter Lite for Android in the Philippines. What does the app offer to its users, and will it be launched soon in the United States?
Apps/Software September 25, 2017
Twitter has been discovered to working on a new tweetstorm feature. It will allow users to easily create their own tweetstorms, which is another way to bypass the 140-character limit of tweets on the social media platform.
Apps/Software September 10, 2017
The solar eclipse will finally happen across the United States on Aug. 21. If you can’t watch in real-life, here’s how to make sure you still won’t miss it.
Internet August 18, 2017
Twitter says it is winning the war against harassment, but some are skeptical. What are Twitter's policies regarding online harassment and have they been effective?
Apps/Software July 21, 2017
Twitter has finally found a CFO after an eight-month search. Former Goldman Sachs managing director will take the CFO position from Anthony Noto, who has helmed the position for months.
Business Tech July 12, 2017
Twitter just rolled out new options that will enable users to mute notifications from certain accounts. By accessing the Advanced Filters settings, users can now choose to avoid receiving notifications from trolls and users who spew abusive content.
Internet July 11, 2017
Aside from Amazon, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos wants more ways to contribute to society. As a result, he's asking Twitter for philanthropic ideas.
Internet June 15, 2017
Twitter has redesigned its app again, adding a number of tweaks to make things easier, cleaner, and more convenient. Here's what's new.
Apps/Software June 15, 2017
Twitter shut down Vine last year, but it still kept an archive of all Vines. An archive bug has now compromised some phone numbers and email addresses, Twitter warns.
Internet May 20, 2017
With a new post, Twitter announced it made some changes to its data controls and privacy settings. Now, you'll be able to see what it thinks you're interested in.
Apps/Software May 18, 2017
Back in 2011, Biz Stone left the company he co-founded to see if he could recapture that success in another project. Now, Stone is making his return to Twitter.
Business Tech May 16, 2017
Facebook briefly suffered from a wide global outage, pushing users to log in to their Twitter accounts to vent out their frustrations. Most reports of #FacebookDown came from the West Coast of the United States, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Internet May 8, 2017
WhatsApp went down again, and to no one's surprise, the internet went crazy over it. Here are the reactions some of the users had because of the short outage.
Internet May 4, 2017
Instagram has now reached 700 million users, miles ahead of Twitter’s and Snapchat’s user base. The strategy behind the growth of the photo-messaging service is upsetting Snapchat’s own growth.
Apps/Software April 27, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security demanded to know the identities of the people behind the ALT_USCIS, a Twitter account that has criticized Trump's immigration policies. Twitter refused and then fired back with a lawsuit.
Internet April 6, 2017
Twitter has introduced a faster and lighter version of its service. It can be accessed via mobile web browsers even with slow networks.
Apps/Software April 6, 2017
Amazon has officially inked a deal with NFL to stream Thursday Night Football games live on Amazon Prime. It beat out Twitter, which streamed last year’s games as a way to boost its live video platform.
Business Tech April 5, 2017
Twitter has relaxed its 140-character limit further by removing ‘@’ replies from the count. The change is welcome but some argue that the new change could spell trouble.
Internet April 2, 2017
Twitter has replaced the default avatar on the social network, replacing the egg with a gray person-shaped figure. One of the reasons behind the decision, according to Twitter, was because the egg has been associated with abusive accounts.
Internet April 1, 2017
Twitter is finally removing '@' mentions from a tweet’s total word count, freeing up more space for users to take advantage of. Rolling out to all platforms, the new changes include a 'Replying to' feature, a less messy Twitter canoe.
Internet March 31, 2017
Twitter is reportedly considering a paid subscription service for an improved Tweetdeck, targeting power users. The premium tool, as described in a released survey, will make it easier for public figures and companies to manage their accounts.
Business Tech March 24, 2017
Reddit is changing in a big but familiar way with the new profile pages, making it reminiscent of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Internet March 22, 2017
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has warned that science and health budget cuts will make America “sick,” “weak,” and “stupid.” The warnings are made after the release of Trump's 2018 budget proposal that saw slashes to science and health agencies.
Earth/Environment March 21, 2017
Twitter has always been an easy target for online privacy breaches, given the large size of its users and the ease at which tweets can be spread. Here are the steps to keep your Twitter account secure.
Security March 17, 2017
Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked on March 15, posting rogue tweets with the hashtags #NaziHollanda and #NaziAlmanya. The tweets come as Turkey's relations with the Netherlands and Germany keep deteriorating after Turkish President Erdogan accused both countries of Nazi practices.
Internet March 15, 2017
A new research has found that about 48 million Twitter users are actually not humans but are indeed bots. However, not all bots are useless and spam-generating.
Internet March 12, 2017
Elon Musk posted a hat via Twitter showing off his tunnel project's logo. This signals that the CEO is serious about building a tunnel underneath Los Angeles.
Earth/Environment March 9, 2017
Facebook and Twitter announced the adoption of bold moves to foster a healthier social media experience. What could this mean for their users' well being?
Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2017
A bright fifth-grader wrote a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk as part of a school project, suggesting a Tesla competition for fan-made commercials. Musk thought it was a great idea and agreed to do it, so get ready for a neat contest thanks to this awesome kid.
Business Tech March 2, 2017
Some analysts have predicted that Snap's IPO will be one of the biggest in the tech industry. Despite the high level of investor interest, there are some factors that indicate how it could be a bad investment.
Business Tech February 26, 2017
Lady Gaga and director Brett Ratner are set to collaborate on a mysterious new venture entitled ‘The Love Project.’ Gaga tweeted a teaser video of the project set to her hit song 'Million Reasons.'
Celebrities February 25, 2017
Beyoncé posted a photo with daughter Blu Ivy to her Instagram with Snapchat’s popular deer filter, suggesting that the singer has a secret account.
Celebrities February 24, 2017
Twitter has launched custom profiles in direct messages, allowing business to improve their customer service by adding a more personal touch. The first one to adopt this new feature is T-Mobile, but other businesses should follow suit soon enough.
Internet February 24, 2017
Twitter has come up with new guidelines to stamp out abuse and trolling on the platform. This includes a 'time-out,' which will restrict an abusive user for 12 hours.
Apps/Software February 19, 2017
Twitter announced a new update on safety, designed to further crack down on online abuse. Three new changes are in tow, aiming to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, collapse abusive or low-quality tweets, and put forward safer search results.
Internet February 8, 2017
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