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Quote Sharing Platform Highly Purchased By Twitter

The quote-sharing start-up Highly has been acquired by Twitter. The start-up company's CEO has announced that changes to their products and services are soon to follow.

Apps/Software April 19, 2019

Swipe To Like? Twitter Is Working On That, Plus A Bunch Of Other Things

Twitter may soon be getting swiping gestures. The company’s prototype app Twttr has just received the functionality, in which users can swipe to like a tweet.

Apps/Software April 12, 2019

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Health Routine Involves 1 Meal A Day, Ice Baths, And Daily Meditation

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey revealed his unorthodox wellness habits during a recent guesting on the Ben Greenfield Fitness' podcast. However, he drew flak from several netizens for his unusual take on eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 11, 2019

Twitter Cuts Maximum Follows In A Day From 1,000 To 400

Twitter users are now limited to following 400 people in a day in a move to crack down on spammers, down from the previous 1,000. Some are asking why Twitter chose this number, however.

Apps/Software April 9, 2019

Mahindra Group Chairman Takes Shots At NASA Over Space Debris Comment

Anand Mahindra deemed NASA as 'hypocrites' after its recent comment toward India's recent anti-satellite test. India is now recognized as a space superpower.

Space April 8, 2019

Twitter Tests New Labeling System To Distinguish An ‘Author’ From ‘Mentioned’ Tweets

As part of a test, Twitter is adding three new label called 'Author,' 'Mentioned,' and 'Following' to make following conversations easier. The Author label replaces the previous 'Original Tweeter' tag.

Apps/Software April 6, 2019

Do You Have Astigmatism? Some Use These Viral Twitter Photos To Diagnose Themselves

A Twitter photo is making the rounds online, showing two photos side-by-side that compare regular eyesight and astigmatism. Is this viral tweet really the way to detect your astigmatism?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2019

Twitter Is Getting An Even Darker Dark Mode Called ‘Lights Out’

Twitter knows some apps with Dark Mode aren’t using a true black background. So it’s rolling out a new 'lights out' option for those who want a truly dark mode.

Apps/Software March 29, 2019

Twitter Will Soon Let You Subscribe To Conversations

Twitter users might soon be able to follow threads of interest without necessarily replying to or liking them. The unearthed option comes as the latest in the flood of changes recently seen from Twitter.

Apps/Software March 16, 2019

Twitter Rolls Out New Prototype App 'Twttr' To Beta Testers

Twitter has started pushing out its new prototype app named Twttr to a few beta testers. The Twttr app offers a slew of new features, including new designs for conversations.

Apps/Software March 12, 2019

Elon Musk And Roscosmos Head Rogozin Have Friendly Exchange On Twitter

The Russian space agency chief took to Twitter to congratulate SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this week, Musk also praised Russia for its excellent rocket engineering and its best engine currently flying, referring to the RD-180 liquid-fueled engine.

Space March 10, 2019

There Might Soon Be A ‘Hide Tweet’ Option On Twitter

Twitter has confirmed that it’s working on a feature that lets users hide certain replies. Some, however, have expressed concern that the option might lead to censorship.

Internet March 1, 2019

Humans Get Used To Extreme Weather In A Matter Of Years, Says Study

A new study looked at how people will react to extreme weather conditions caused by global warming by analyzing tweets. Researchers found that people get used to abnormal temperatures pretty quickly.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2019

Twitter Might Soon Allow People To Edit Tweets, But There’s A Catch

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey offered some suggestions as to how an edit button on Twitter would work. He said there might be a limited editing period and that users might be able to see a tweet’s original version.

Internet February 4, 2019

Twitter Tests 'Original Tweeter' Label To Tag Users Who Start A Thread

Twitter tests a new update that helps users figure out who started a thread. The 'Original Tweeter' label will now appear beside a username, though only a limited number of users can see it for now.

Apps/Software January 25, 2019

Twitter For Web Gets A Redesign: Simplified View, Emoji Button, And More

Twitter’s desktop version is getting a makeover. The micro-blogging site just rolled out an update that has new features such as keyboard shortcuts and an emoji button.

Apps/Software January 23, 2019

Some Android Users’ Supposedly Private Tweets Went Public Due To A Twitter Bug

Twitter for Android users who have set their accounts to private might need to backtrack on their tweets. A bug that makes private tweets public was just uncovered — after four long years.

Apps/Software January 18, 2019

Twitter's Reverse-Chronological Feed Is Now On Android

Twitter is now rolling out the much-awaited reverse-chronological feed to Android users. This feature enables users to switch to real-time tweets instead of seeing algorithm-based timeline.

Apps/Software January 16, 2019

Twitter To Test Status Updates, ‘Ice Breaker’ Tweets With Thousands Of Users

Twitter needs to spark healthy conversations. Which is why it’s letting thousands of users test new features such as status updates and ice breaker tweets, which will do just that.

Apps/Software January 9, 2019

Huawei Sends A New Year’s Tweet — From An iPhone

Huawei wished everyone a Happy New Year in 2019 by tweeting from an iPhone. The social media employees involved have since been allegedly demoted, and their salaries have also been reduced.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 5, 2019

Former Apple Marketing Director Michael Gartenberg Returned His Bent iPad Pro

Michael Gartenberg revealed on Twitter that he returned his new iPad Pro because of its noticeable bend despite Apple's assurance that the bending issue is nothing to worry about. Gartenberg used to work as senior marketing director for Apple.

Apple December 27, 2018

Twitter For iPhone Now Allows You To See Most Recent Tweets First: How To Switch To Reverse-Chronological Feed

Twitter has rolled out an update for iPhone users that lets them enable a reverse-chronological feed. This meant that fresh tweets will appear at the top regardless of their popularity across the platform.

Apps/Software December 19, 2018

NASA Confirms Signal From Opportunity Rover Was False Positive

A Twitter bot reported on Thursday that Opportunity has started sending back data to Earth via the Deep Space Network. However, NASA revealed that the signal was a ghost data.

Space November 16, 2018

Vine Successor Finally Launching In Spring 2019

The official sequel to Vine, called Byte, is officially coming in spring 2019. Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann just shared the official release date, along with a logo, on Twitter, calling it a ‘looping video app.’

Apps/Software November 9, 2018

New Twitter Features Being Tested: Threaded Replies And Online Status Indicator

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and product head Sara Haider tested the microblogging platform's 'Threaded Replies' and 'Online Status Indicator' features on Friday. Haider mentioned that the said features are set to make Twitter more conversational.

Apps/Software September 3, 2018

Twitter Tested New Feature That Suggested Accounts To Unfollow: Here's The Reason Behind It

Twitter has confirmed that it rolled out a test that gives suggestions to users on what account to unfollow. The test was recently concluded, but the company refused to divulge its results.

Internet September 1, 2018

Twitter Cuts Off Support For Devices Running iOS 9 And Older

Twitter is ending support for iOS 9 devices and older, which means they won’t get any further updates moving forward. Twitter claimed development for newer systems are easier if it cuts off older versions from the support list.

Apps/Software August 24, 2018

Woman Loses NASA Internship After Vulgar Tweets At National Space Council Member

A woman's excitement backfired when she tweeted about her acceptance for a NASA internship. She issued a vulgar response against another Twitter user who noted her language, and that person happened to be a member of the National Space Council.

Space August 23, 2018

Twitter Just Can’t Figure Out How To Deal With Fake News — Even CEO Jack Dorsey Admits It

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke out amid debates on the role of social media platforms in political discourse. The chief executive said that the political bias of Twitter workers does not influence how the site carry out its rules.

Internet August 22, 2018

Slack Went Down And Users Are Complaining About It

On June 27, Slack went down due to connectivity issues and took a few hours before being restored. Users from around the world vented their frustrations with clever posts on Twitter.

Apps/Software June 27, 2018

Twitter Introduces Major Changes That’ll Bring Users Closer To Breaking News, Live Events, And More

Twitter is where millions of people first get their news from. Aware of its crucial role, the company is introducing major changes to the way it delivers those stories, ensuring its users are well informed at all times.

Apps/Software June 14, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Protective Case Show Position Of Fingerprint Sensor, Other Physical Buttons

Images of the protective case designs for the Galaxy Note 9 were leaked on Twitter. The photos reveal several interesting features about the upcoming phablet as well as the potential placement of its components.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 2018

Elon Musk Teases When Tesla Might Unwrap Model Y SUV

A new tweet from Elon Musk hinted a date for the official reveal of the Tesla Model Y. Industry analysts scrutinized all available information and agreed that the schedule seems to check out properly.

Car Tech May 26, 2018

Donald Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users, According To New York Judge: Here’s Why

A new ruling prohibits President Donald Trump from blocking users on Twitter ever again. Doing so is a constitutional violation, according to a federal judge.

Internet May 24, 2018

Elon Musk Blasts 'Holier-Than-Thou' Media And Wants To Launch A Website To Rate Journalists

As a response to criticisms about the Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk ranted on Twitter about the media. He pledged to start a company called Pravda that will track the credibility of journalists.

Internet May 23, 2018

Twitter Ends Support For Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps

Twitter announced that it would discontinue its TV-based apps for Android TV, Roku, and Xbox. Reports say it had something to do with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation standards.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Twitter For Android Now Uses Its Own Emoji Because Google Still Hasn't Solved Its Fragmentation Problem

No more seeing blank boxes when using emoji on the Twitter app for Android. Twitter has now implemented its own custom Twemoji library for the app, but that doesn’t solve Google’s fragmentation problem.

Apps/Software May 22, 2018

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Believes That The Internet Will Have Its Own Currency

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced his vision of a united internet currency during his visit to the 2018 Consensus blockchain conference. Dorsey revealed that he championed bitcoin as the preferred internet currency.

Internet May 18, 2018

Rumor: Twitter Is Testing An Encrypted Messaging Feature

Twitter’s newest feature is end-to-end encryption for direct messages, something a number of users have been requesting for a long time. The feature shows up in the latest Twitter APK, indicating imminent rollout.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Change Your Password Right Now, Says Twitter: Here’s What Happened

Twitter asks everyone to change their passwords in light of a bug that it says it has already resolved. No accounts were compromised, and there is no evidence of password misuse, the company stresses.

Security May 4, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Complains About The Word 'Awesome' And Twitter Lets Him Have It

Neil deGrasse Tyson is usually beloved by the people but not on Friday the 13th. Twitter let him have it after he complained about the usage of the word 'awesome.'

Viral April 15, 2018

OnePlus 6 Official Teaser Shows Off The Upcoming Flagship

OnePlus posted another teaser on Twitter for its upcoming flagship model for 2018. The OnePlus 6 will apparently showcase some design changes such as a repositioned alert slider and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2018

Your Twitter Third-Party Apps, Such As Tweetbot And Talon, May Soon Stop Working

Twitter third-party apps are in danger of being disabled due to an upcoming change to the social network. Twitter has delayed the launch of the new API, which might give the company extra time for discussions with developers.

Apps/Software April 7, 2018

#DeleteFacebook: Elon Musk Takes Down Tesla, SpaceX Pages On A Dare

On March 20, Whatsapp cofounder Brian Acton has started a viral #DeleteFacebook campaign. Three days later, SpaceX and Tesla's pages just disappeared on Mark Zuckerberg's social media platform.

Apps/Software March 24, 2018

Twitter Sleuth Enlists Smithsonian To Solve Mystery Of Lone Black Woman Scientist In Old Photograph

Last week, Twitter went to work to find the identity of a single black woman scientist from a mysterious photograph from the 1970s. After days of going through various materials, the mystery of her identity was solved.

Viral March 19, 2018

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