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

    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, before expanding to other areas like entertainment and breaking news. If this sounds similar to Twitter’s existing Moments feature….well, it is. Moments, too, offers a way to learn… Read More

  • Twitter will launch a bookmarking tool in the near future

    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 of using the heart (aka “favorite”) button, which can indicate more of a “like” – similar to the “thumbs up” button on Facebook. The feature’s… Read More

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

    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 attachments or @ replies towards the character count. However, it didn’t begin testing the change with @ replies until last fall. Today, Twitter says this change to replies is rolling out to all… Read More

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

    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 brilliant Weather Channel meteorologists. Driven by misinformation masquerading as news, in the latest tragic incident, a gunman on Sunday opened fire in a kid-friendly Washington, D.C. pizzeria… Read More

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

    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 that Twitter needs to be a powerhouse in media. The latest tweaks and horsing around have to do with the order of tweets you see in your timeline. The hallmark of Twitter has been the reverse… Read More

  • 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