Senators Ask The FTC To Investigate How Social Networks Curate Their Content

How do websites like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter determine topics that are supposedly relevant to you? Presumably, this is based on how you use their websites, where based on your searches, history, browsing habits, and so on, it will surface information that it thinks is most suitable for you.


Facebook And Twitter May Not Be Present At White House Social Media Summit

A social media summit without two of the biggest players in social media might not make much sense but apparently, that’s going to be the case for the upcoming summit at the White House. According to reports, the White House has not invited the two most popular social media companies to attend the event.


Twitter Direct Messages Are Facing An Outage

This hasn’t been a particularly kind week for online services. After Cloudflare’s troubles yesterday which knocked a fair bit of the internet offline, Facebook’s services have been acting up today for users across the globe. Twitter is now facing its very own outage with direct messages not working as they should be.


Twitter Now Hides Harmful Tweets From Public Figures

Twitter executives had recently hinted that the platform could make a change soon which reduces the reach of harmful tweets from public figures. It has officially announced this change today. A new notice for tweets from public figures is rolling out today, particularly the tweets that break its community guidelines. So if a public figure were to tweet something against the guidelines, Twitter can notify users of the violation and […]


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Twitter To Remove Precise Geotagging Feature From Tweets

On social media platforms, users have the ability to post status updates, photos, and so on and share their location at the same time. Some might view this as giving up your privacy and if you’re not comfortable with the feature, you might be interested to learn that Twitter has announced that they will be removing it.


Native Twitter App For Mac Will Be Making A Comeback

Back in early 2018, Twitter announced that they would be discontinuing its app for Mac. The company instead directed users to the web version of Twitter. However, for those who prefer having a native Mac app for their Twitter needs, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app will be making a comeback.


Guests Can Now Join Your Twitter Live Video Broadcasts

It has long been possible to broadcast video live on Twitter but even though the company allowed Periscope users to open their streams to guests back in February this year, it waited to offer this same functionality on Twitter proper. The company today confirmed that users will now be able to add guests to their live video broadcasts on Twitter. The feature will be available in both the iOS and […]


Twitter Discloses Bug That Accidentally Shared User Location Data

A lot of apps rely on our location to improve on its services. For example, knowing where we are might provide better information about the weather, or where a ride-hailing service can pick us up, or where we might be able to find the nearest pharmacy. Location privacy is quite a sensitive thing, which is why some of you might be a bit miffed about what happened with Twitter recently.


Twitter Provides New Report Option For Misleading Election Tweets

There’s always a lot of activity on Twitter right around election time, be it the United States or anywhere across the globe where the service is available. Twitter is doing its bit to control the spread of misleading information, particularly that related to elections, on its platform. It’s now offering a dedicated report option for misleading election tweets.


Twitter Limits Number Of Accounts You Can Follow In A Day

Like any popular social media platform, Twitter also has to deal with scammers who try and find a way around its systems to make a quick buck on the platform. The company has unveiled a new measure against spammers which involves limiting the number of people you can follow in a single day. It previously allowed users to follow up to 1000 accounts in a single day.


Twitter Testing Labels In Conversation Threads

If you’ve been using Twitter long enough, then you are probably familiar with its interface. However, for those who might be new to the platform, it can look a bit messy, especially its threaded conversation feature, but the good news is that it looks like Twitter is testing out some new features to make things clearer.


Twitter Launches Proper ‘Lights Out’ Dark Mode

Twitter is finally rolling out a proper dark mode for its mobile app. The company today announced that the proper battery-saving dark mode dubbed “lights out” is rolling out right away. This has been one of the most requested features from users and it’s good to see that Twitter is doing something with all of that feedback.


Twitter Could Label Newsworthy Tweets That Violate Its Terms

Twitter is thinking about slapping a label on tweets that violate its terms of service but it may want to keep them on the platform because that might be in the public interest. For example, if a prominent politician tweets something that may go against the terms of service, Twitter may label the tweet as such but may not remove it because of its news value.


Twitter Warns Of Viral Prank That Locks Users Out Of Their Accounts

There are a variety of pranks that exists on the internet. Back in the day when users were a little less tech savvy, there were pranks that would trick users into pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL, thus resetting their computers. It was relatively harmless, albeit slightly annoying. Now there seems to be a new prank making their way across Twitter that users should be aware of.