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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

Frozen Cheesesteak Company Steak-umm Gets Verified On Twitter

Steak-umm started a campaign to get Twitter verified back in August. In five months, the company was able to achieve its goal. The push was started by the company's social media manager and included tons of memes.

Viral January 17, 2018

Twitter To Close Up Dashboard App On Feb. 3

One of the biggest surprises from Twitter this year is the closure of its Dashboard app this coming Feb. 3. Dashboard was launched last year and allowed businesses connect with individuals on the social media site.

Apps/Software January 11, 2017

WikiLeaks Wants To Expose Personal Info Of All Verified Twitter Users In Massive Database: Here's Why

WikiLeaks is already infamous for its previous doxxing activities, but now it wants to pull off something bigger and creepier. The group is threatening to expose the personal information of all verified Twitter users in an online database.

Internet January 7, 2017

Twitter Will Let You Post Longer Tweets By Sept. 19

The rumored change to Twitter's 140-character limit will exclude media content from the character count. This could form part of the company's move to monetize tweets.

Apps/Software September 13, 2016

Twitter Wants Marvel To Give Captain America A Boyfriend

Marvel fans wants Captain America to have a boyfriend in the next movie, starting a hashtag to support the movement that went viral on Tuesday.

Viral May 25, 2016

The Best Of The Worst: Highlights From #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly

Twitter users showcase their wit and humor to find ways to create badly written film summaries for fun. Check out some of our favorites from the #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly hashtag!

Internet Culture December 15, 2015

Half Of Trending News On Twitter Ignored By Traditional News Media

A significant portion of Twitter trending topics are never picked up by traditional media outlets, a study finds. Additionally, when both are covering a news story, Twitter gets it first more often than not, researchers say.

Society August 4, 2015

News Coverage Of US Ebola Outbreak Caused Panic Through Social Media, Study Finds

During the U.S. Ebola cases, social media behavior closely followed trends in news media coverage, a study finds. The level of public panic as, reflected in Google searches and tweets closely tied to the media, put an emphasis on the outbreak, researchers say.

June 17, 2015

#CrimingWhileWhite Sheds Light On Racial Double Standard Following Eric Garner Decision

A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of an unarmed African American, which sparked more protests regarding race and police.

Internet Culture December 4, 2014

Teens Tweet #ThanksMichelleObama to Protest Unappealing School Lunches

School children are venting their frustration over unsavory school lunches by using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on Twitter. They have also posted images of unappetizing meals that are part of the healthy food initiative championed by the First Lady.

Society November 24, 2014

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