Earlier this year, Twitter launched an experiment of sorts where on smartphones, whenever a user wanted to retweet a link to an article, they were prompted to open the link and read the article first. This wasn’t mandatory, but the idea behind it is that Twitter wanted users to maybe get a better idea of the article before deciding if they should retweet it.
The world around us is constantly evolving and changing and everyday, there are new things to talk about. Twitter actually does a good job of highlighting those changes with its trending topics feature, which basically highlights certain keywords that happen to be trending at the moment.
Twitter is used by people all over the world, and as such, tweets can come in many different languages. Generally speaking, tweets made in a particular language are usually targeted towards people who speak that language, but at the same time, we’re sure that some of you might be curious as to what those tweets are saying.
As TikTok’s owners are racing towards finding a buyer for the company to help it skirt around a potential ban, it would seem that according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that the company has apparently a few other buyers who are interested in the company, one of them being Twitter.
The other day, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that the company was looking into possibly creating a subscription model for the social media platform. This comes on the heels of reports that ad revenue is down, and so Twitter is looking at other means of generating revenue, and subscriptions are one of them.
A couple of weeks ago, several high profile Twitter accounts were compromised in which they were taken over and then used to post a bitcoin scam. Given that these were very public profiles which included the likes of Apple, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and so on, it managed to gain quite a bit of traction with some Twitter users falling for it.
Social media platforms such as Twitter do not allow users to post things related to hate speech or violent content. However, some users have found a loophole in which the post itself might not mention anything about hate speech or violence, and may simply provide a link to it, which we suppose helps circumvent Twitter’s filters.
A lot of companies like Twitter and Facebook are free to use. The way these companies make money is by selling ads, but it seems that Twitter wants to start exploring other alternatives, especially with advertising revenue seeing a decline, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic which has caused many business activities to come to a grinding halt.
One of the great things about Android is that you can download icon packs and change the way your Android apps look on your home screen. This means that users can create certain themes or looks that they like, but unfortunately for iOS, you’re pretty much stuck with whatever the developer has chosen for you.
Recently, several high profile accounts on Twitter were hacked and were taken over to advertise a bitcoin scam. Some of the accounts that were affected included accounts from Uber, Apple, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and so on. However, the good news is that if you were worried that this hack could have compromised your passwords, Twitter is claiming that is not the case.
As many of you might have heard, several high profile Twitter accounts belonging to huge companies like Uber and also high profile users like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and so on were hacked and had their accounts taken over. The hackers then used these accounts to share a bitcoin scam in which it was alleged that the hackers made over $100,000 during that brief period in time.
If you’ve been browsing Twitter and have come across several posts by big brand accounts or high profile users advertising a bitcoin giveaway, you should probably ignore those. This is because there seems to be a spate of Twitter hacks that have been going around where these high profile accounts are being taken over to advertise a bitcoin scam.
Fakes news has proven to be a huge problem these days, especially when sharing it on social media can allow it to spread extremely fast, with the potential to do a lot of damage before it can be stopped (if at all). However, it seems that major news organizations are working together to address this problem through the use of digital watermarks.
Twitter recently rolled out a new feature for the web that allows you to schedule your tweets, so here’s how you can take advantage of that feature.