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Twitter May Soon Unleash A New Tweetstorm Feature: Here's How It Works

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

Want To Stream Next Week’s Solar Eclipse? The Best Bet Is Twitter Or NASA

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 Has Updated Its Harassment Policies, But Are They Working?

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's New CFO Is Former Goldman Sachs Director Ned Segal

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 Wants You To Steer Clear Of Trolls, Launches Feature That Lets You Mute Strangers

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Twitter To Decide What He Should Do With His Money

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 Redesign Makes It Faster, Lighter, Better: What's New?

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

Vine Users, Beware: Archive Bug May Have Exposed Your Phone Number And Email Address, Twitter Warns

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

Twitter Has Made Some Changes To Its Privacy Settings And Data Controls

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

Biz Stone, Co-Founder Of Twitter, Returns To The Company

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

Users Around Pacific Rim Report #FacebookDown On Twitter: Is Godzilla To Blame?

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

Whenever WhatsApp Goes Down, The Internet Goes Crazy: Here Are The Reactions This Time Around

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 Reaches 700 Million Active Users, Beats Twitter's 328 Million

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

US Government Wants To Know Who's Behind Anti-Trump Twitter Account: Twitter Fires Back With Lawsuit

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 Lite Rolls Out: A Lighter And Faster Version Of Twitter

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

Twitter Loses Out To Amazon Over $50 Million NFL Thursday Night Football Streaming Deal

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 Relaxes Character Limit For Replies: Is It A Good Or Bad Move?

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 Drops The Egg As Default Avatar: Here's Why You Should Care

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 Removes And Exempts ‘@’ Replies From 140-Character Limit: Here’s How It Works

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 Paid Subscription Service For Public Figures And Business May Soon Launch

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 To Get Profile Pages Soon: Doomed To Become A Facebook, Twitter Clone?

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

How Trump’s Science Budget Cuts Will Make America Stupid, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

Like McDonald’s, You Could Fall Victim To Hacking: Tips To Protect Your Twitter Account

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

Twitter Accounts Hacked Over Turkey Dealings, Pushing 'Nazi Germany' And 'Nazi Holland' (Netherlands) Messages

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 Whopping 48 Million Twitter Accounts Are Actually Just Bots, Study Says

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 Comes Up With Hats For His Tunnel Project

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, Twitter Push For Healthy Social Media Use: What This Means For Users' Well Being

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

Elon Musk Agrees To A Tesla Competition And You Have A Fifth-Grader To Thank For It

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

Here Are The Reasons Why You Should Avoid Buying The Snap IPO

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 Tweets 'Million Reasons' Teaser Video For Mysterious 'Love Project' With Director Brett Ratner

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 May Have A Secret Snapchat Account And Fans Are Losing It

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 Launches Custom Profiles In Direct Messages For Businesses To Personalize Customer Experience, Starting With T-Mobile

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 Ramps Up Anti-Abuse Measures By Restricting Trolls: How Time-Out On Twitter Works

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 Safety Update: Safe Search, Hiding Abusive Tweets And More

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

Twitter, Netflix File Legal Documents Emphasizing The Importance Of Immigrants

Companies like Twitter, Netflix, and more have submitted legal documents challenging the immigration ban passed by President Donald Trump. The amicus brief was filed at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 5.

Life & Style February 6, 2017

#DressLikeAWoman: Twitter Fires Back At Trump Pressure On Female Staff

The hashtag #DressLikeAWoman trended on Twitter after news broke out that President Donald Trump prefers women working for him to dress in a certain way. People took to Twitter to express their indignation over the alleged dress code.

Viral February 5, 2017

Louvre Attack Thwarted By Soldiers But Trump Tweet Urges Americans: 'GET SMART'

The terrorist attack at the Louvre Museum in Paris was thwarted by soldiers and has led to an investigation by French authorities. But President Donald Trump was quick to respond via Twitter.

February 4, 2017

Twitter Promises To Roll Out 'Long Overdue' Fixes That Fight Harassment This Week

Twitter promises to roll out changes in security to prevent online harassment of users. The promise made by Twitter is expected to take effect within the week.

Apps/Software February 2, 2017

Watch Winnie The Pooh Dance In This Freakishly Entertaining Viral Video

A creepy 3D Winnie the Pooh dancing is taking Twitter by storm with memes and remix videos.

Viral February 1, 2017

Talk On Twitter Can Influence A Movie's Box Office Success: Study

Twitter's real-time conversations can help a topic land a spot in the social media site's Trending Topics. One study even confirms a Twitter trend's influence on movie box office success.

Internet January 31, 2017

LOOK: Zoos Engage in Intense Twitter 'Cute Animal Tweet Off'

The National Zoo triggered an intense Twitter battle that had many people hooked. Various zoos across the country as well as abroad sent in their submissions for the #CuteAnimalTweetOff

Viral January 29, 2017

Twitter Speaks Out On FBI Data Requests As Gag Orders Are Lifted: Did The Government Overstep Legal Boundaries?

The FBI may have overstepped legal boundaries in seeking user data from Twitter, issuing surveillance orders without warrants and adding gag orders to keep it secret. As the gag orders expired, Twitter speaks out.

Business Tech January 28, 2017

'Rogue’ Twitter Accounts Are Popping Up As US Scientists Defy Trump Gag Order

Rogue accounts under names of U.S. government agencies are trending on Twitter, sparking online protest against the Trump administration’s gag order on employees and scientists working on climate change.

Life & Style January 27, 2017

Twitter Redesigns Mobile App, Replaces Moments Feature With Explore Tab

Twitter began implementing an update to its mobile app that replaces Moments with the Explore tab. The company states that the change is aimed at centralizing all features that enable easy and seamless user experiences.

Internet January 27, 2017

Google Buys Twitter's Developer Platform Fabric: The Deal Includes Crashlytics Too

Google has now officially acquired Fabric, a mobile software toolkit Twitter owns. The purchase comes as another indication that Twitter is shopping around its non-core parts to potential buyers.

Business Tech January 18, 2017

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