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Twitter users are calling out participants in the Charlottesville white supremacist rallies

As the nation recovers from yesterday’s tragic violence caused by pro-nazi and white supremacist rallies that took place in Charlottesville, Va., Twitter users have been mobilizing to identify t

Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

With the rise of algorithmic stock trading it’s gotten harder and harder for humans to actually trade strategically. However, now that Trump’s chaotic twitter feed can make or break a comp

Understanding our new president’s priorities through Twitter

While President-elect Donald Trump built a campaign around making America great again, his public statements don't seem to reflect a similar focus. Because Twitter seems to be the primary source of co

Twitter targets extremism, suspends an additional 235,000 terror accounts

Over the last year, Twitter has been suspending accounts for promoting terrorism. The social network had already made it public that 125,000 accounts were suspended between mid-2015 and early 2016. T

An interview with the anonymous founder of PostGhost

PostGhost was a service that stored and displayed the deleted Tweets of celebrities and politicians. Created as a way to keep public discourse honest, Twitter shut it down with a cease and desist warn

Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan who p

¡Finalmente! Facebook makes it easier to post status updates in multiple languages

Facebook today announced a new feature that makes it easier to publish status updates in multiple languages. Until now, you either had to post long updates that included all of the translations of th

Twitter launches a standalone analytics and engagement app for power users

Twitter has announced a new standalone analytics app aiming to better serve its celebrity and power/marketing users, and -- it surely hopes -- eke out more activity on its platform in the process by m

Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it&#821

Jack Dorsey Confirms Departures Of Several Twitter Execs

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has confirmed the departures of Twitter execs, who oversaw the product, engineering, media and HR teams. Was really hoping to talk to Twitter employees about this later this we

Twitter Is Monkeying Around With The Order Of Tweets In Your Timeline

I’ve been told by insiders at Twitter that “nothing is sacred” when it comes to making Twitter “easier to use” and ready to onboard the next few hundred million users tha

IBM Asks Women In Tech To Hack Hair Dryers, Women Tweet Back To Tell IBM It’s Not The 1950s

Looks like IBM needs to reengineer what it thinks about women. A tweet went out on IBM's official Twitter feed asking women in tech to, I kid you not, "Join the #HackAHairDryer experiment." Not hac

Not Into The Hearts? Twitter Appears To Be Testing Multi-Emoji Reactions

Yes, the fav turned into a like. The star turned into a heart. Some tweeters were not very happy about this change even though Twitter said engagement was just fine -- increased among new users, in fa

Twitter Doing More With GIFs, Introduces Feature Called “ScratchReel”

Twitter tweeted out a new toy for you to play with for video called “ScratchReel.” Basically, it lets you scrub a short GIF back and forth for cool effects. Check it out here (to see the a

Twitter Sees 6% Increase In “Like” Activity After First Week Of Hearts

Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco today, Twitter’s SVP of Product, Kevin Weil, shared with the crowd that the new hearts aren’t stopping activity. In fact, the activity i

Twitter Launches A Political Transparency Page

Twitter rolled out a new page aimed at disclosing where the company stands on critical policy issues to users and Twitter's political endeavors - including donations and Twitter's PAC involvement.

Twitter Holds Post-Earnings Q&A On Periscope With CFO Anthony Noto

Twitter is currently holding a post-earnings Q&A on Periscope. The guest? CFO Anthony Noto. The company took a bit of a nosedive after its Q3 earnings at the end of last month, so folks have quest

Twitter And Vine Choose Hearts Over Stars And Smileys

Twitter’s making changes and nothing is sacred. Today’s change, while not as dramatic as making tweets editable or more than 140 characters, is definitely something that you’ll notic

Twitter’s Call For Feedback, #HelloWorld, Garners 5,746 Tweets In First Three Days

During his keynote at Twitter's developer conference, Flight, CEO Jack Dorsey promised developers that there would be more listening and more transparency from the company. Dorsey asked anyone and

Jessica Verrilli Returns To Twitter After Short Stint At Google Ventures

A familiar face is returning to Twitter. Jessica Verrilli is rejoining the company after a 5ish month partner stint at Google Ventures. Sudden change of heart, perhaps? Her GV bio is still up on the s
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