Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits

The Library of Congress announced today that it will no longer add every public tweet to its archives, an ambitious project it launched seven years ago. It cited the much larger volume of tweets gener

Twitter confirms it’s testing a tweetstorm feature

Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature that allows users to more easily create “tweetstorms” – those series of connected tweets that have grown to be a popular workaround for

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were involved in

Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ to showcase tweets about events, starting with sports

Twitter is today releasing a new feature called “Happening Now” aimed to make its service more accessible to newcomers by highlighting groups of tweets about a topic, beginning with sports

Twitter will launch a bookmarking tool in the near future

Twitter confirmed it’s planning to launch a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later reading. The addition will help users keep a separate list of items they want to refer back to, instead o

Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile

Nearly a year ago, Twitter announced it would begin distancing itself from the requirement that all tweets could only contain 140 characters by no longer counting some things – like media attach

The risky business of Trump the twittering president

U.S. President Donald Trump is unprecedented in a lot more ways than could be listed in 140-characters. But his prolific and unpredictable use of Twitter is one difference that marks him out from pres

Trump fires a member of his transition team for tweeting fake news

So-called fake news has real consequences, and everyone in the U.S. keeps learning that the hard way. Not just executives at social networks like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. Or disgruntled and bri

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

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 🌮 + a

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 bein

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

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 announc

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

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 that shows up when you’re logged out. If other people didn&#8217

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

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 i

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 floa

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, T

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 Goog
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