Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter Reduces Maximum Number of Accounts Users Can Follow Per Day to 400

You know what used to be a key Twitter “growth hack”? Following a heap of people, giving it a few days to see who follows you back, then unfollowing them all en masse. Rinse and repeat a couple of times per week, and you’ll be on the fast track to thousands of followers. Those followers, of course, likely aren’t engaged ... Read More »

Twitter will let users be much more specific when reporting tweets with personal information

Twitter is adding new options to its reporting process for tweets that share personal information, adding much more specific fields that users can highlight when submitting reports. Now, when reporting a tweet that contains private information, users will be taken to an additional menu allowing them to specify whether the tweet contains contact information, a home address or physical location, financial information, ... Read More »

Twitter Planning to Launch Threaded Conversations, ‘Who Is Online’ Feature

Twitter is planning to roll out threaded conversations like Facebook along with status indicators – showing who else is online among your followers – on its platform. In a tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday that the microblogging platform will soon get interesting updates. “Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on Twitter right now?) and threading (easier to read ... Read More »

Twitter, Facebook Launch Tools to Track Advertising

Twitter on Thursday made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them, as social media platforms faced the threat of US regulation over the lack of disclosure on such spending. The microblogging site launched ‘Ads Transparency Center’ to allow anyone to view ads that have been put on Twitter, with greater transparency about US federal election ... Read More »

Lawsuit Over White Nationalist’s Twitter Ban Clears Hurdle

A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor’s favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter’s request to dismiss the suit, court records show. Taylor claims Twitter permanently suspended ... Read More »

Twitter Reports 336 Million Monthly Active Users, Second Straight Profitable Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter earned $61 million in the first three months of the year Company was helped by strong growth in advertising revenue First quarter revenues rose 21 percent from a year ago to $665 million Twitter reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday, boosting the outlook for the messaging platform after years in the red. The San Francisco-based social network earned ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Twitter Express Concern Over Singapore Plan to Fight Fake News

Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place. Officials of Facebook, Twitter and Google attended a parliamentary hearing on how to counter the threat that Singapore said it was particularly vulnerable to due to its size, its role ... Read More »

Twitter to Soon Live Stream News in an Effort to Curb Misinformation

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami’s WSVN 7 channel The media outlet was covering the shooting at a Florida school Twitter to partner regional news stations to select the footage In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users’ timelines, whenever a major incident takes place. In a ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Not Fully Complying With Consumer Rules: EU

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, Facebook and, more significantly, Twitter, have only partially addressed important issues about their liability and about how users are ... Read More »

Developers Can Now Access Full Twitter Archive – for a Fee

Twitter has launched “premium full-archive search endpoint”, a premium product for developers that will provide them access to the full Twitter archive, including the first tweet from its CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016. Starting Friday, the full archive search endpoint is available in beta for the developers’ community. This is the first time that this data is available outside of Twitter’s enterprise application ... Read More »