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  • What In The Hell Is A #TacoEmojiEngine?

    What In The Hell Is A #TacoEmojiEngine?

    Tacos. Emojis. Tacos + Emojis. That’s what Taco Bell rolled out to Twitter yesterday. They called it the “#TacoEmojiEngine.” 🌮🌮 What's #TacoEmojiEngine? Tweet us a 🌮 + any other emoji to find out. 🌮🌮 pic.twitter.com/tioahCA0WC — Taco Bell (@tacobell) November 9, 2015 What the hell is it and what is the point? I set out to find out, tweeting along… Read More

  • Does Wall Street Like What It’s Hearing From Twitter (Again)?

    Does Wall Street Like What It’s Hearing From Twitter (Again)?

    This has been quite a few past couple of weeks for Twitter, with a new CEO, a renewed double-down promise to developers, love to its employees (after some “tough love” by way of layoffs), Ballmer being in for 4 percent…and more. The street agrees, with Twitter stock jumping up 5 percent today. Read More

  • This Is How Most Of The World Uses Twitter

    This Is How Most Of The World Uses Twitter

    Blah blah blah, Twitter has 316 million users or whatever and they’re not growing. Can it grow? Will it grow? Yes, there are a lot of questions that Twitter has to start answering if it wants to get some sort of momentum going with consumers and rebuild trust with its investors. General awareness isn’t Twitter’s problem. Plenty of people who aren’t on Twitter, and may… Read More

  • Google Brings Tweets To Desktop Search Results

    Google Brings Tweets To Desktop Search Results

    Back in May, Google and Twitter partnered to bring tweets into mobile search results. It was, and is, a pretty big deal for both companies. The relationship is apparently going well, as Google announced in a short update on its original blog post that it’d be including tweets within search results on desktop as well. Read More

  • Gnip Launches Full-Archive Search API To Provide Instant Access To Nine Years Worth Of Tweets

    Gnip Launches Full-Archive Search API To Provide Instant Access To Nine Years Worth Of Tweets

    Social data company Gnip, acquired by Twitter last year, has become an indispensable tool for all types of companies. Data, especially social data, is necessary to make decisions on things like timing a product launch or putting together a new marketing campaign. Read More

  • Twitter’s Homepage Over The Years

    If you’re a heavy Twitter user, you probably don’t see the homepage much…no, not your timeline, the Twitter.com that shows up when you’re logged out. If other people didn’t talk about it, I probably wouldn’t notice a change. But there have been many over the years. Its current iteration, making its worldwide debut this week, reminds me of… Read More

  • Twitter Encourages Navel Gazing With Tool For Finding Your First Tweet

    Twitter Encourages Navel Gazing With Tool For Finding Your First Tweet

    Twitter has launched a microsite called “#FirstTweet” that helps you find your point of origin on the social network site, which, if you’re a regular user and have been a member for a while, might otherwise be hard to do. Using the website, you simply type in your Twitter handle (or any Twitter handle), hit enter and find out what you published the first time you used the… Read More

  • The Next Seven Years For Twitter Hang On Its Ability To Remain A Pure Communication Platform

    The Next Seven Years For Twitter Hang On Its Ability To Remain A Pure Communication Platform

    Twitter turned seven years old today. The company posted a fun video about its history, which we already know plenty about. We’ll get to that later, though. Another thing we know about Twitter is its impact. But the important question is this: What does the future look like for the company? To remain relevant for the next seven years, Twitter has to stay true to its original mission of… Read More

  • What Are Twitter Line Breaks Good For?

    What Are Twitter Line Breaks Good For?

    You may not have noticed yet but Twitter added line breaks yesterday. This change clearly hasn’t fully sunk in yet — at least, not to my Twitter stream. But expect a few inflated tweets to start floating through your feed soon. Adding support for line breaks is a pretty subtle change on the surface — yet a few hard returns can spread 140 characters an awful long way. Read More

  • Update For Twitter’s iOS, Android Apps And Mobile Site Includes Top Tweets From The Past And Better Web Browsing

    Update For Twitter’s iOS, Android Apps And Mobile Site Includes Top Tweets From The Past And Better Web Browsing

    Twitter has updated its iOS and Android apps today, as well as its mobile site, to include more interesting content to keep you tapping and exploring as you perform searches. As we noted last month, Twitter has started to surface older tweets in its search results. Today, that experience will become more prevalent in Twitter’s mobile experience. In addition to tweets that might have some… Read More

  • You Think You Know What You Want Out Of Twitter Search, But It’s Not What You Really Need

    You Think You Know What You Want Out Of Twitter Search, But It’s Not What You Really Need

    Twitter and search sound like two peas in a pod, but it’s actually not the marriage made in heaven that you’d think it is. When you think of search, you think of a search engine, like Google, where the world’s information is seemingly at your fingertips. You feel confident that when you Google something, you won’t miss the important information. The secret is that… Read More