Twitter direct messages, or DMs, are broken. But the soon-to-IPO network of the now just might fix that with a new dedicated messaging app, a la Facebook Messenger.
The new features are a coup for Microsoft, which is getting an app for its mobile platform that isn’t a rebrand of another platform’s app but a fully integrated, fully native, and fully optimized app just for Windows Phone.
Twitter is making embedded photo tweets much more compelling, much more visual, and much more in your face, everywhere on the web.
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
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.
ou’ve heard that your past can come back to bite you. But can previous tweets cause police to charge you with murder?
The fact that TV drives tweets is not particularly shocking. The fact that tweets drive TV is much more significant.
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.
Twitter has acquired Boston-based local social startup Spindle, the “discovery engine for the social web.”
If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? With 555 million Twitter users and 58 million tweets on an average day, good luck.
Enter tweet optimization.
Twitter plotted all geo-tagged tweets for key global locations on a map. And the result is big data come to life — and a vision of how we move, where we live, and where we congregate in the largest numbers.
Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today to make tweeting pictures faster and better. And showed us the benefits via Vine, the social network’s own video-sharing startup.
For the second time in the last month, Yahoo is making some changes to its newsfeed that will presumably attempt to boost interest and improve the overall experience of reading the news.
“We may be witnessing the rise of Twitter’s recently acquired Vine,” Compete.com’s Conor O’Mahony said.
While two-factor authentication is a great extra barrier between hackers and you, it wouldn’t have stopped the phishing attack that led to the hack on the AP’s Twitter account.
The AP Twitter account was breached today. The hackers sent out a bogus tweet about an attack on the White House.
It’s been seven years since Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent his first tweet (back when it was called Twttr).
Shortly after the newest Pope stood on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Catholic Church tweeted out his arrival.
Mass Relevance, a startup that brings calm to a crazy sea of social activity, is rolling out a new ‘Digital Mosaic’ product today at SXSW that essentially builds an image using tweets, Facebook updates, photos, and even Vine videos.
In a strange social media move, the Vatican has deleted all of the tweets sent from Pope Benedict XVI’s @Pontifex account.
In yet another example of how Twitter is positioning itself as media/entertainment platform, the social network released a report today showcasing the tweeting habits of people while watching television in the UK.
Time to brush up on your shorthand, because come February, you’re going to have two less characters to tweet with when you share links on Twitter.
President Barack Obama had a little fun today on Twitter despite spending most of his time talking about serious topics such as the looming fiscal cliff and middle-class tax cuts.
Many retailers are using old dumb marketing techniques in a new smart world. And, therefore, missing out on sales.
Unfortunately, sending a tweet about the Microsoft Surface via an Apple iPad isn’t the most convincing way to make an endorsement.
The Israeli Defense Forces is asking civilians not to tweet or Instagram photos or description of bombed sites, according to blog Yid with Lid, for fear that Hamas military officials may be able to locate sensitive IDF zones in the meta data.
Twitter loves Obama.
For tomorrow’s presidential election, Twitter has partnered up with Fox News, representing the first time the two have ever come together on a social media partnership.
This is in addition to Twitter’s already-existing policies of posting takedowns at Chilling Effects and per-country censorship of locally offensive content.
A sprinkling of Twitter users have posted screenshots about the new Like and Star buttons, but the company hasn’t made an official announcement about them.
Tweets equal dollars, according to Twitter.
Will the funny man take the company to its IPO?
Editor’s Pick The handy utility If This Then That (IFTTT) recently announced the end of its Twitter integration. Fortunately, there are workaround.
“Please keep your questions focused on Techonomy,” one of the media handlers said.
The rules for third-party developers who integrate with Twitter have just gotten more complex, and we count at least 32 separate requirements for apps that incorporate tweets.
Editor’s Pick Twitter just announced the anticipated changes to its API, intended to “deliver a consistent Twitter experience.” Or to tighten Twitter’s grip even more on how Twitter users’ tweets are used off the social networking site.
The United States is reunited with Mars again, and it feels so good. So good, in fact, everybody is chiming in on the landing, including President Barack Obama and a few tech heavyweights with an eye to the sky.
London 2012 starts today, and many of us will be glued to screens both large and small for the next 16 days. But while we’re watching, we’re probably also tweeting: cheering our teams and our stars.