Transparency reporting is getting trendy, guys. Yahoo announced today that it will release a transparency report for data requests from governments around the world — and we’re glad it is.
In 2011, Chrysler tweeted that “no one in Detroit knows how to f*cking drive.” The same year, New York congressman Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture of his crotch to all of his followers. And last year, KitchenAid insulted Barack Obama and, incredibly, mocked the death of the president’s grandmother.
Twitter announced this morning that its new Lead Generation cards, which had been in limited beta since May, are now available for all advertisers on Twitter — including small self-serve advertisers.
Twitter introduced a “report abuse” button for individual tweets today after a U.K. woman was harrassed on the social network last month.
Twitter’s making it easier for you to follow conversations in tweets with an update to its Android and iPhone apps today as well as Twitter.com
The NY Times could have protected itself by having what is called a “registry lock” in place, which prevents domain transfers or changes to the DNS details. In fact, having that lock in place is likely the only thing that prevented Twitter.com from suffering the same fate as the NY Times.
Twitter revenue president Adam Bain announced an hour ago that former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbarb will be joining Twitter as head of revenue. Judging by his tweets, the new Twitter executive will be a natural.
Sure, San Francisco is one of the top American cities for social media jobs. And New York is hot for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn marketers.
But some of the cities on the list might surprise you.
Bloggers and website owners everywhere are now able to embed public Facebook posts directly on their sites.
Twitter has hired Google’s former media and entertainment chief, Jennifer Prince, to spearhead its own outreach to Hollywood.
Oftentimes when you see a tweet on Twitter or see a tweet as part of news coverage, there’s something missing. That something is context. Twitter has addressed this with its new “related headlines” feature.
VANCOUVER — Not every tech founder can follow up a massive success with another massive success. But a couple years after a failed gaming endeavor, Glitch, it looks like Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield may have another big winner on his hands.
It looks like Twitter is once again experimenting with new features on its iOS app, this time with one that highlights local events that are happening around you.
It looks like Twitter is getting even more cozy with the television industry. Some users are reporting that the company is testing a new “trending TV show” banner along the top of a user’s timeline screen.
“We want Twitter to be the best place in the world for engineers to work,” Twitter SVP for Engineering Chris Fry posted today.
The updates help make TweetDeck something startling close to what social media management tools such as HootSuite offered when starting out.
Nestivity founder Henry Min said Twitter is the most powerful communication tool out there, and yet brands don’t make the most of it.
Promoted tweets drive sales, Twitter said today. And not just for web retailers — they’re talking ice cream and razors and toothpaste.
Of the 500 leaders of the biggest companies in America, just 28 are on Twitter. A few more, 38, are on Facebook. And five lonely CEOs frequent the circles on Google+. But 140 are on LinkedIn.
Twitter hacking may be the new phone phreaking, but with a parcel of new updates, Twitter’s making it easier to keep control of your account — and ensure no unauthorized people tweet in your name.
The fact that TV drives tweets is not particularly shocking. The fact that tweets drive TV is much more significant.
For the third time in a row, the U.S. government requested — and got — more user data from Twitter than all the other nations of the world combined. And that’s before you count Prism-style FISA requests from the NSA, which Twitter cannot legally disclose.
Twitter has responded to a petition saying the company needs to add a “report abuse” button to all of its Twitter account pages saying similar functionality is coming to its Web product soon.
A Twitter IPO will be the biggest tech company IPO since Facebook last year, with a current rumored valuation of $10 billion.
Yet another media company’s Twitter account has fallen victim to hackers. This time, the Syrian Electronic Army took over the Thomson Reuters account for about an hour.
One woman is saying Twitter needs to get their act together as more and more people get abused on the site.
You gotta love PR and marketing reps sometimes.
Editor’s Pick Last year Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy quit her job, lived in a hut in Africa with no power and no water, cycled with her father on the Oregon Coast, became certified as a yoga instructor, and travelled the world.
First the Pope, now the royal baby. Are there any institutions in the world so antiquated that they can’t find a way to embrace social media?
Remember when Facebook used unsuspecting users’ images in ads for 55-gallon barrels of Passion Natural Water personal lubricant and had to pay users to settle a class-action lawsuit?
Twitter just got caught doing something similar.
Twitter is expanding the number of marketers that can use its TV-ad targeting tool to zero in on people while they’re watching a live TV program, the company announced via its ad blog today.
Guest Post Having a Facebook page or Twitter account is like having a telephone or a printer — they are tools that need a purpose. What you do within these social channels counts for everything.
The Union of French Jewish Students is claiming victory today in several-month battle with Twitter over releasing personal account details of Twitter users who tweeted anti-Semitic statement.
Editor’s Pick “We want to completely crush today’s model of journalism,” co-founder and CEO Martin Roldan told me last night.
Along with the debut of the high-end Nokia 1020 Windows Phone (with a freaking 41-megapixel camera) today, it was announced that some big apps will soon hit Windows Phone 8 including Vine and Path.
Former Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy has joined Change.org to lead the organization’s sales force as vice-president of sales. Levy previously was the first salesperson and 10th employee at Yelp, and she led Twitter’s medium-sized business sales team.
Twitter is officially dropping the axe on auto-follower bots, the company announced last week.
Another social network tracking your every move sounds like a bad thing, but with Twitter it actually isn’t.
If you’ve visited a flower shop online lately, you might start seeing ads for flowers on Twitter.