direct messages

  • Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

    Gillmor Gang: Brain Chemistry

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — take the edge off of a slow week with a relaxed conversation about Instagram and Twitter direct messages, online anonymity, its effects on the brain, and Google's reasons for cacheing Gmail images. Occasionally Farber disappears to throw another log on the fire. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — move further and further toward the Golden Age of Push Notification. What some see as a fragmented sea of apps, others see as a ripe opportunity to unify notifications as the successor to email, social streaming to the core. As Windows gets sucked into the tidal wave of mobility, it's up to… Read More

  • Twitter’s Attitude Toward DMs Shows Signs Of Thawing With Direct Link In Top Bar

    Twitter’s Attitude Toward DMs Shows Signs Of Thawing With Direct Link In Top Bar

    Twitter has been rejiggering its thinking about direct messaging recently, largely in the face of enormous messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Line, Snapchat and others. Today, the signs of Twitter’s thawing feelings about messaging have manifested as a new link in Twitter.com’s top bar which takes you right to your inbox. Recent reports from All Things D have claimed that Twitter is… Read More

  • With Today’s Updates, Twitter Apps Finally Sync The ‘Read’ Status Of Your Direct Messages

    With Today’s Updates, Twitter Apps Finally Sync The ‘Read’ Status Of Your Direct Messages

    Twitter announced updates to its Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps today, as well as its desktop and mobile websites, plus TweetDeck. The main improvement isn't a huge change, but it does eliminate one of the most annoying aspects of the apps — namely, the fact that they couldn't tell if you had read a Direct Message on a different device or app. In other words, if you read a direct message… Read More