Turkey is on the road to a tyrannical internet censorship. The country has officially blocked Twitter, apparently on the pretext that it is being used to ‘defame’ the Turkish PM and allege his close aides of corruption.
If you’re a Twitter user, then can you remember what was your first tweet? May be, or may be not. However, to celebrate its 8th birthday, Twitter has launched a new tool that’ll help you find your and other’s first tweet easily.
Twitter keeps tinkering with new features on a limited scale which, if proven useful, are then rolled out to the general public. The company is reportedly testing a more streamlined view of the Timeline now, hiding @replies from tweets.
Gone are the days when you had to sign up for a dating site and possibly pay a small amount of cash as registration fee. Facebook has changed the online dating industry by becoming the top choice of love-seeking singles.
It would appear that when it comes to user interface, there’s an alliance of sorts between Facebook and Twitter. Twitter is apparently planning to revamp its user interface, bringing it a lot closer to what Facebook looks like.
Twitter has been registering a steady growth ever since it came into being. And when it went public, it did far better than most Wall Street estimates. But during the Q4 of 2013, Twitter’s user growth rate has slowed down.
Twitter has been forging ties with media organizations, given the sheer treasure-trove of real-time data that it has. Now, the micro-blogging company is focusing on music, having signed a deal to offer its music-related data to 300 Entertainment.
Earlier we’ve seen a man posting ‘I’m about to get shot’ on Facebook and gets shot immediately. But this time, a girl named Amanda revealed on Twitter that she was dying and her final messages were heartbreaking.
Until now, Twitter has heavily focused on generating revenue through advertising. And while that is going fairly well, the company now aims to diversify the profits by considering a marketplace on its platform, somewhat similar to Square Market.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has decided to celebrate the new year with a solid dose of hacking. The pro-Assad group recently gained control of Skype’s social media accounts, demanding an end to online spying.
Social networks have come to be a critically important part of our online lives. A Pew study now suggests that Facebook is the overwhelmingly popular social network among online adults in the U.S., with 71% of them using the service.
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