Students at Humboldt State University in California individually reviewed 150,000 geocoded tweets containing racist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive terms to build a “hate map” indicating where people in the U.S. are most bigoted.
Twitter has acquired data visualization startup Lucky Sort, possibly to bolster its ad sales and reporting tools.
The startup was working on simple ways of scaling code beyond single machines. Using the Ubalo infrastructure, developers could write code for multiple machines with no additional overhead.
Twitter is losing its legal director Nicole Wong to the White House in the name of privacy. President Obama has tapped her as his newest Chief Privacy Officer.
“We may be witnessing the rise of Twitter’s recently acquired Vine,” Compete.com’s Conor O’Mahony said.
If you’re looking for high volumes of users, mobile ad networks can deliver them.
Facebook fans are the holy grail of small business, according to a recent study by Staples.
Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today so you can see more trends in more places. The company also improved video playback on Vine.
Twitter sent out a letter to publications today warning them that more attacks will come in the future and to start preparing now.
You can’t access Facebook in China. Twitter is unheard of. And Google … well, Google has left China, and China isn’t exactly writing a Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend song about the world’s largest search engine.
After only being available to select businesses for about a year, Twitter Ads is now available to almost all U.S. companies that want to use it.
Twitter is finally talking to one developer who created an advertising app he said should be shut down by the social network.
China’s take on Twitter, Weibo, sold an 18 percent stake of itself to major e-commerce site Alibaba today. The two hope to make hundreds of millions of dollars for the social media company while building out a mobile and social commerce mode for Alibaba.
Not only did the app’s marketing pic showcase Twitter’s current brand messaging around watching, getting, and reading, all of which are higher on the priority list than, God forbid, actually tweeting, but the app itself is designed for consumption, not creation.
Twitter wants wants to make it tougher for bad guys to crack high-profile Twitter accounts. It’s about time.
The AP Twitter account was breached today. The hackers sent out a bogus tweet about an attack on the White House.
The deal is for “special access” to advertising slots, as well as research data and new, as-yet-unannounced advertising products, in return for which Starcom has committed to spend $200 million — or more — of its clients’ money.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a North African affiliate, opened up to the media earlier this month by holding a question-and-answer session on Twitter.
Not a week after the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into NPR, the group reportedly strikes again, taking over the 60 Minutes Twitter account.
After a month of speculation, Twitter has finally launched a full-fledged app for the iPhone and web dedicated to music discovery.
Tweets that you read and accounts that you follow are fairly likely to be on subjects that you care about. Tweets that you write are almost guaranteed to be about something that matters to you.
When Facebook launched its Home skin for Android this past Friday, we wondered if Twitter — another powerful social network — might want in on the action. Twitter VP Michael Sippey said today that he wants to see a greater presence for tweets on the Android lock screen like Home has.
For the tech industry, it’s hard to know how to respond to a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombings. Here are some suggestions from our readers.
Crowdfunding payment service Flattr is no longer welcome when it comes to Twitter, the startup announced this morning.
A group of pro-Syria hackers accessed NPR’s systems after the publication won a Peabody Award for its reporting on the country.
If a rumored music service wasn’t enough to push Twitter into the territory media, now the company might be trying to get TV content playing through the service.
As everyone connected to the Internet knows by now, Boston has been the scene of at least three bombings today at the Boston Marathon and the JFK Library. For coverage of that news, Boston.com has a liveblog that it is continuously updating, and CNN has more details and coverage.
Here’s what big technology companies are doing in response.
Twitter has published a music.twitter.com webpage with a #music hashtag and a so-far-non-functional sign-in button, suggesting that Twitter’s new music application will launch as soon as this weekend.
In Valparaiso, Chile, they’re excited that English Premier League soccer club Tottenham lost a semifinal, mostly because home-grown striker Marcelo Diaz scored for the rival club. And in Mombasa, Kenya, the buzz is all about Uhuru.
We hear that Orth voluntarily resigned.
Payments in-stream on Twitter: how cool is that? Too cool, apparently for Twitter.
According to two Italian security researchers, there’s a thriving market for fake Twitter accounts, with more than two dozen services offering to sell accounts for prices averaging $18 per 1,000.
The big Wall Street banks are among the last Twitterless bastions of the American workplace. But even their high walls are crumbling thanks to a new Bloomberg terminal product — and perhaps a recent SEC decision on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Developers and marketers can now add users directly via Twitter, simply by adding a few lines of code to any content shared from their app to the social network.
Prince, taking a break from targeting YouTube, is turning his attention to video app Vine, which his record label says hosts unauthorized recordings of his work.
It’s no April Fools joke: Twitter is getting seriously serious about monetization. Just the latest indicator is a refreshed and updated help site the social network launched today for business users.
Expect to see short, repeating videos all over the place now.
“Seventy-one percent of consumers say they post hashtags from their mobile devices,” RadiumOne VP Kamal Kaur told me yesterday. “I’ve even caught myself hashtagging in my emails.”
Twitter and Pinterest aren’t just hyper-growth social networks with huge user counts and even huger valuations. They’re also two key examples of “DevOps,” a relatively new way of building and releasing web apps at increasingly high speed.
Especially for younger folks, what we talk about on Twitter relates directly to what we watch on TV — but is that correlation or causation?