News tagged: Twitter
Twitter has laid out a timeline for its plan to reduce abuse, harassment, and bad behavior on the platform. CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the social network understands more needs to be done and now it's explaining how changes will be implemented in the coming months.
Auto-play video ads are going to become more common in your Twitter feed. All advertisers can now utilize the social network's Video Website Cards, which Twitter found was a fairly successful format in beta tests. This format generates a higher clickthrough rate.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, says the platform hasn't responded adequately to hate speech and abuse on the platform. It's working hard to adopt a "more aggressive stance" that'll combat issues like "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, and hate symbols."
To assist with the Senate's investigation into Russia's influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter handed over the names of 201 Russia-linked accounts. According to the Associated Press, the accounts are "linked to attempts" to influence the election.
Data pertaining to Russia-linked ads on Facebook and Twitter has been deleted. Facebook says a "bug" was the only reason the data was accessible in the first place, while Twitter says its data was deleted because it has a policy of deleting user data once an account is gone.
Twitter is working on a bookmarking feature that'll let people save tweets for later viewing, the social network has announced. Because the capability is still in development, Twitter is requesting feedback and ideas from users, which can be submitted with "SaveforLater."
Probably the last flagship smartphones announced in 2017 are going to be Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. Huawei has already scheduled an announcement for October 16 and has been teasing it for weeks now. Now, the company outed another teaser on its Twitter account,
European regulators almost invariably seem to believe tech companies need to do more to combat hate speech and terrorism-related content on their platforms. New guidelines from the EU are now encouraging "online platforms" to "step up" their fight against those issues.
We've heard about Twitter's interest in expanding its character limit for years and now it appears the social network is finally ready to move past 140-character tweets. Earlier this week, the network began testing a new 280-character limit with a small set of beta testers.
If you live in a country or region that has a poor connectivity, then you know how frustrating can be when you need to wait for a few minutes to load a single page. Twitter is aware of that and is now working on a Twitter Lite Android app for those with poor connectivity.
Twitter will give public testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of Russian interference in the 2016 election. It's going to meet with Senators next Wednesday to discuss how common bot accounts are on the popular network.
After facing criticism from those who felt it had enabled the spread of terror-related messaging, Twitter implemented new anti-terrorism policies. With those policies, the social network has suspended 935,897 accounts since 2015. It shared new figures in a Transparency Report.
Twitter now has its own built-in alternative to Nuzzel, an article aggregation tool that can surface articles based on your social networks. With Twitter's new "Popular Articles" feature, you may be able to forego using third-party tools. It has rolled out globally.
Tesla is likely going to unveil its electric semi truck during an event on October 26, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter. It's not a guaranteed date, but it is the current plan. Tesla will both unveil the semi and have a test ride in Hawthorne, California.
Rumors that Disney and Salesforce were pursuing an acquisition of Twitter last year may have been accurate. When those acquisition rumors were in the air, CEO Jack Dorsey unexpectedly pulled out of an in-person appearance with Martin Sorrell, an advertising CEO.
Twitter is trying out a feature that'll make it easier to post tweetstorms, which effectively give people a way to skirt around the social network's 140-character limit. A user on Twitter, Devesh Logendran, sent screenshots of the feature in the Android app to TheNextWeb.
Twitter has officially rolled out its highly requested Night Mode display option on desktop. When it's enabled, the theme becomes dark, something many people prefer all the time or at least in the evening. Night Mode has already existed on mobile devices.
After finally bringing a night mode option to Twitter for iOS in August 2016, the social network has begun testing the same design on desktop. Many people prefer dark designs, especially by the evening when it can become more comfortable to limit a site or app's brightness.
Many social networks were already offering some kind of promotion that could be used to promote either your page or your post, and Twitter has now launched a new way of promotion. The social media network is now testing a subscription plan that charges users $99 a month to
Twitter's user engagement figures aren't headed in the right direction. During the second quarter, the social network saw a decline in the number of monthly active users in the US. Revenue also fell by 5% compared to the previous quarter and the active user metric was stagnant.