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Twitter Comments On World Leaders Using Its Platform

01/07/2018, Thanks to social media, politicians now have a more convenient and direct way of addressing their constituents, versus in the past where they had to hold rallies, events, or read from television prompters, which can sometimes feel a bit impersonal....

Survey Finds Twitter Users Are Divided Over The 280-Character Limit

12/29/2017, Last month Twitter rolled out a new feature that expanded the character limit of tweets from 140-characters to 280-characters, effectively doubling the amount of words one could fit in a tweet. It seems like it might have been a good idea, but a recent...

Obama Warns Against Using Social Media Irresponsibly

12/27/2017, Social media is a powerful tool where it can be used to quickly disseminate information. However just like all weapons, how it is used depends on the person using it, where in the wrong hands, it can be used to spread misinformation. In fact this is...


Library Of Congress Stops Archiving Every Single Tweet

12/26/2017, The Library of Congress started collecting every single tweet published on Twitter back in 2010. It even retroactively archived tweets dating as far back as 2006. This was part of a program to create a single searchable archive of every public tweet. The...

Twitter Now Enforcing New Anti-Abuse Policies

12/18/2017, Twitter announced a new set of anti-abuse rules last month and said that the changes will be enforced starting December 18th. The company has now started enforcing its new anti-abuse policies which cover conduct both on and off the platform. The new...

Twitter Rolls Out Its Tweetstorm Feature Called ‘Threads’

12/12/2017, Twitter might have begun as a way for people to share their thoughts and ideas short-form style, but as time went on, users began to find ways to post longer tweets. This came in the form of what is known as “tweetstorming”, where basically users...

Twitter Bug Accidentally Reveals Location Of Some Users

11/27/2017, Our smartphones these days are pretty capable of deducing our location, thanks to hardware features like GPS being built into our phones. For the most part location sharing isn’t used for nefarious purposes, but the fact that it could be abused does...

Twitter Bookmarks Feature Enters Private Testing

11/23/2017, Twitter has been working on a new feature that will let users save tweets in their timeline that they want to read or refer back to in the future. It started working on this feature last month and Twitter has now revealed that this feature is going to be...

Twitter Will Yank Verification For Bad Behavior Offline As Well

11/19/2017, Twitter found itself in a pickle recently after it verified white supremacist Jason Kessler. There was backlash from the community which forced Twitter to suspend the verification system and come up with new guidelines to prevent the implication that...

Twitter’s Tweetstorm Feature Starts Showing Up In The Android App

11/17/2017, twitter logoWhile Twitter is allowing users to tweet out longer tweets by expanding the character limit, sometimes there are certain things you can’t say in 280-characters. This is where “tweetstorming” comes in, where basically users tweet out...

Twitter Now Revoking Verified Status From Some Accounts

11/15/2017, Twitter’s “blue tick” verified status is something that is highly coveted and it basically means that you’re “recognized” as someone whose tweets might mean something, like journalists reporting the news, CEOs and employees of companies,...

Twitter Announces Premium APIs For Developers

11/15/2017, With Twitter’s APIs, it allows developers to include various features and aspects of Twitter into their own apps and services. However in the future it seems that these apps and services that integrate these APIs can be differentiated by what they...

Twitter Now Allows Display Names To Have Up To 50 Characters

11/10/2017, At its core, Twitter is still very much about micro-blogging, where users post short status updates and blurbs as opposed to lengthy Medium-like articles. However the company has made changes in recent times to allow users to post more than they normally...