Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft back EU hate speech rules

Internet giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft signed up today to a new EU code of conduct against hate speech, the European Commission said.

Twitter profile pic can disclose your personality: study

Twitterati, take note! Your profile picture may not only show your followers how attractive you are, but also tell a lot about your personality, according to a new study.

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Two Twitter senior executives to leave in latest management shuffle

Twitter Inc said senior executives Jana Messerschmidt and Nathan Hubbard are planning to leave the company in its latest management shuffle.


Social networks key for news; Facebook leading: Study

Social networks are an increasingly important news source for many Americans, with Facebook leading the pack, a study showed today.


Twitter to soon roll out automatic ‘Night Mode’ UI

Micro-blogging site Twitter will soon roll out an automatic "Night Mode" user interface (UI) to its Android app that will swap out the white background and replace it with a darker appearance.


Hackers link over 2,500 Twitter accounts to sex websites: Report

More than 2,500 Twitter accounts have been compromised to tweet links to adult dating and sex websites, global cyber security leader Symantec said on Tuesday.

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Twitter changes tweet format but keeps 140-character limit

User names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count towards the length of a tweet, Twitter Inc said on Tuesday, but the 140-character limit will stay.

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Hooked to selfies? See yourself in normal photo first

According to the team from University of Toronto, participants ranked frequent selfie takers as less attractive and less likeable compared to those who did not go overboard with self-portraits.

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Location data can reveal Twitter users’ homes, workplaces

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Oxford University have shown that location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace

Twitter appoints BET Networks CEO Debra Lee to board

Twitter Inc said it appointed Debra Lee, the chief executive of Viacom Inc subsidiary BET Networks...

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Twitter to stop counting photos, links in 140-character limit

The micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly planning to stop counting photos and links against the 140-character limit.


Twitter to free room for links and photos: Report

Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit set for posts at the one-to-many messaging service, Bloomberg has reported.


Personal data of China’s rich and powerful leaked on Twitter

A twitter account has released the personal information or state ID, like social security number and home address, of China's rich and powerful -- including of Alibaba founder Jack Ma and China's richest man Wang Jianlin


Personal data of Chinese elites purportedly leaked on Twitter

The purported personal details of numerous Chinese business moguls and poltically-connected elite have been posted to an anonymous Twitter account, an embarrassing leak for authorities that has raised concerns about the secur

Twitter bars US govt from using analytics service Dataminr

Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly barred US intelligence agencies from using Dataminr, a service that analyses tweets from across the globe to inform users about news events.


Twitter ‘Connect’ tab launched; helps to find ‘friends’

Micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday launched a "Connect" tab -- a new feature to help you figure out which relevant accounts you would like to follow.

Twitter says goodbye to direct message bot

The bot used to run an algorithm to measure how many others a user knows that were following an account or Tweet in quick succession and used to send instant, personalised recommendations for users and content, a report on Te

Twitter to become your future teacher: Micro-blogging can help teachers-students engage better

Get ready to say good morning to Twitter in classroom soon as the micro-blogging can help teachers engage students in a more efficient way and better prepare...


Twitter seen fighting losing battle for users, ad dollars

Twitter's race against the clock is intensifying. The company is trying hard to improve its much-criticized interface, but analysts said the challenge was to do that before more users and advertisers defect to Facebook and Al


Twitter stock plunges after revenue misses estimates

Twitter shares plunged 12.3 percent to $15.58 in extended trading on Tuesday.

Now, flag multiple abusive Tweets at once

In a much-awaited move, the micro-blogging website Twitter has allowed its users to flag abusive accounts by attaching multiple tweets in a single report.


Social media explodes as Prince tributes mark death of music icon

The sudden death of music legend Prince sent shockwaves through social media on Thursday, as masses of Twitter users flooded the site to express their heart-felt emotions.

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Twitter eyeing Japan for revenue from data for businesses

Twitter says it deals properly with people's privacy concerns, and the way data is used should never surprise Twitter users.


Snapchat’s Bob Marley look-alike feature sparks Twitter backlash

A new filter on messaging app Snapchat that allows users to look like the late reggae singer Bob Marley sparked a backlash on social media on Wednesday, with many on Twitter calling it racially insensitive.

Twitter can unveil brand image better: Study

A brand's image is related to the characteristics of who their fans follow on Twitter, a new study has found. Aron Culotta and Jennifer Cutler from Illinois Institute of Technology in the US examined accounts of millions of f

Twitter Moments now supports audio cards from SoundCloud

If you are on Twitter, you can now share entire playlists or any other audio content on Moments feature as tweets with audio cards from audio sharing platform SoundCloud are now supported.

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