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Twitter Users Divided Over 280-Character Limit for Tweets: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Only 38 percent users said they approved of the 280-character limit Thirty-two percent of the users preferred 140-character tweets A month after the change, 5 percent tweets are longer than 140-characters A month after Twitter doubled its 140-character restriction for people to express more in a tweet, users were divided on the new 280-character limit with only 38 percent approving the ... Read More »

John McAfee, Cyber-Security Pioneer, Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

HIGHLIGHTS I am an expert but no control over Twitter’s security: McAfee The hacked account was used to promote lesser-known cryptocurrencies His account was hacked despite two-step verification being active Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am ... Read More »

Twitter Confirms It Is Testing a ‘Tweetstorm’ Feature on Android, iOS

Twitter’s under-testing Tweetstorm feature was spotted back in September, and at the time, was hidden from users. The feature allows the Twitterati to easily create chains of individual tweets that exceed Twitter’s 280-character limit for messages. Now, it’s starting to show on alpha and beta builds of the Twitter app for Android and iOS. “Back in September, a developer discovered a hidden feature in ... Read More »

Twitter Testing Tweetstorm Feature on Android: Report

  HIGHLIGHTS Twitter testing feature that will simplify how users post “tweetstorms” Hidden inside the Android app is a way to write a “tweetstorm” The feature is yet to be made available for the public Micro-blogging website Twitter is reportedly testing a feature that will simplify the way users post “tweetstorms” – a series of related tweets posted by a user in ... Read More »

Twitter Reveals Why It Hides Its Daily Active User Figures

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter revealed that the percentage change in DAUs is important It believes revealing its DAU growth will lead to an unfair comparison Twitter has added zero users since first quarter Responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as to why Twitter is hiding its daily active user (DAU) growth, the company said “the absolute number of DAUs is less important ... Read More »

So Long, Twitter Dashboard — We Hardly Knew You

TweetDeck it wasn’t and now, Twitter Dashboard is toast. The social media site says it’s now ditching Twitter Dashboard — an app specifically designed for businesses — on Feb. 3. That’s only six months after Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) introduced Dashboard. And this is just the latest anti-development for Twitter. The social media site continues to appear to lag behind the others, ... Read More »

Why Twitter Needs to Constantly Change to Create a Positive User Experience (Watch)

Twitter Takes Steps To Subdue Online Trolls Dog Food Recalled Due To Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination Watch Hydras Regrow Their Entire Bodies Vizio Had Smart TVs Spy On Their Owners To Sell The Data With all the 140-character sentiments being shared online these days, there are bound to be a few that cross over the line and become hateful or ... Read More »

Control Your Email Inbox: Stop Email Notifications From Twitter, Facebook

Social media is one of the greatest inventions of the modern world. It allows us to connect with people we lost touch with, keep up with the daily lives of people we care about but don’t see often in real life, and share content that can be truly rewarding. Not to mention the ability to find others from around the ... Read More »

Twitter Just Became Even More Like a Cable Company

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter will share ad revenue on videos by US users Twitter’s bet on video stands to pull viewers away from cable On the internet, anyone can become a paid programmer If Twitter’s biggest challenge is attracting new users to its service and showing investors it’s capable of competing with the likes of Facebook, the company’s latest move seems to ... Read More »

Twitter Is Not the Internet, and the Internet Is Not India

Twitter Is Not the Internet, and the Internet Is Not India HIGHLIGHTS Less than a third of India has mobile Internet Twitter represents only one fiftieth of mobile Internet users The real dialogue on India is still happening offline We’re living in an age where social media has become a very big part of our lives. It’s a great source ... Read More »