AirChat, the buzzy new social app, could be great — or, it could succumb to the same fate as Clubhouse

Over the weekend, another social media platform exploded into the fray: AirChat. The app is like a combination of Twitter and Clubhouse. Instead of typing a post, you speak it. The app quickly transcr

Tesla has spent $200K advertising on Elon Musk’s X so far

Tesla has spent around $200,000 on advertising through February on Elon Musk’s social media platform, X, after the CEO caved to shareholder pressure last year and said his company would “t

Substack’s Notes feature is getting more Twitter-like capabilities

Substack is adding new capabilities to its Twitter-like Notes feature that bring it more in-line with the social network now known as X. The company announced on Tuesday that users can now post videos

Elon Musk plans to charge new X users to enable posting

Elon Musk is planning to charge new X users a small fee to enable posting on the social network and to curb the bot problem. In reply to an X account that posted about changes on X’s website, Mu

ShareChat’s valuation drops below $2B after new funding round

Social media startup ShareChat's valuation has cratered below $2 billion from nearly $5 billion in a new funding round.

X is removing the ability to hide checkmarks for premium users

Last year, Elon Musk’s social network X (formerly known as Twitter) rolled out a feature for paid users to hide their blue checkmarks from others after the checks became primarily a paid feature

Lyrak to take on X by combining the best of Twitter with fediverse integration

Lyrak is a new X rival that aims to differentiate itself by focusing on real-time news and monetization options for creators.

X adds support for passkeys globally on iOS

X, formerly Twitter, is rolling out support for passkeys, a new and more secure login method compared with traditional passwords, to all iOS users globally. The option debuted in January, but only for

Meta explains why the NYC/NJ earthquake didn’t trend earlier in the day

Despite its similarities, Instagram Threads is no X. That's not to say people weren't discussing the earthquake on Threads — many were.

Is it just me, or was that an earthquake?

For just a brief moment, this was the internet at its best. I stared at a vase of dried out Trader Joe’s flowers, rumbling on my table for maybe 30 seconds, but I was too shocked to even process

X warns that you might lose followers as it does another bot sweep

X is warning users they may see a reduction in their follower counts as the company attempts to clear the network of some spammers and bots in a large sweep. Via an announcement published by X’s

X is giving blue checks to influential users (which is what blue checks were supposed to be all along)

X is giving free blue checks to users who have more than 2,500 “verified” followers, which are people who subscribe to X Premium. Popular posters will get a blue check, but not everyone is

X confirms plans for NSFW Communities

The changes appear to confirm the earlier tests of NSFW communities spotted by various researchers and reverse engineers.

Elon Musk’s Twitter a year later: Everything you need to know

Welcome to Elon Musk’s Twitter (now X), where the rules are made up and the check marks don’t matter. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced his bid to buy Twitter in April 2022, zealously driven to r

X is testing NSFW adult communities, according to screenshots

Even though X seems to be working on this NSFW Communities feature, that doesn't mean it'll come to fruition.

LinkedIn targets users caught between TikTok and what used to be Twitter

Two weeks ago, TechCrunch broke the news that LinkedIn was getting into games, helping users “deepen relationships” through puzzle-based interactions. And on Wednesday, TechCrunch reported

Elon Musk says all Premium subscribers on X will gain access to AI chatbot Grok this week

Following Elon Musk’s xAI’s move to open source its Grok large language model earlier in March, the X owner on Tuesday said that the company formerly known as Twitter will soon offer the G

Threads is adding live scores for sports games, starting with the NBA

Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is adding live scores for sports games. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that Threads has started testing live scores for NBA games, and that

X launches top-up packs for its developer API

Social network X (formerly Twitter) launched new top-up packs for its developer API program on Tuesday. These paid upgrades will allow developers to fetch roughly 10,000 posts for $100 if they hit the

Threads is rolling out trending topics to all users in the US

Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is rolling out its “trending now” feature widely to all users in the U.S. The official rollout comes a month after the app started testing the
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