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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

You Can Now Tie Your Twitter And Vine Profiles Together, Vine Displaying Your Total Loops

You're on Twitter. You're on Vine. Now, people who follow your tweets will be able to reach your Vine profile and vice versa.

Twitter’s Periscope Goes Down During Flight Keynote

I was hoping to share some of the final bits of the Twitter Flight conference with you from my front row seat live and in beautiful mobile color, but was unable to. Seems like Periscope is having a bi

Twitter Adds 8 New Services To Its Fabric Platform, Which Is Used By 225,000+ Developers

Fabric, Twitter's toolkit for developers to build apps on its platform, launched last October. At Twitter's Flight developer conference, its been announced that the toolkit is getting some nice goodie

Omid Kordestani Leaves Google, Joins Twitter As Its Executive Chairman

Yet more changes afoot for Twitter as the social network continues its big turnaround effort. A day after the social network announced a large round of layoffs under its new CEO Jack Dorsey, it has
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