Twitter Finally Lets You See Just How Few People Are Faving Your Tweets

After quietly testing out its handy new analytics dashboard just over a month ago, Twitter is officially opening the service up to the rest of the world. And the results can be — er, kinda depressing.


Social Media Users Unlikely To Disagree With Consensus, Online And Offline

In the utopian vision of the internet, social media provides a platform where we can share opinions, debate and argue; a space for free discussion and constructive discourse. Turns out the opposite is true.


Why Is Twitter Trying To Hide Its Australian Earnings?

Twitter Australia has applied from an exemption from Australian corporate rules that would require it to disclose its earnings.


What Apps Do You Download First On A New Smartphone?

This week, ComScore published a report saying that 65.5 per cent of smartphone users over the age of 18 will go months without purchasing apps through their respective app stores. That seems like a particularly high considering all the great apps that come out every week, let alone every month.


Twitter Might Start Attaching Promoted Media To Your Hashtags

Seriously, what’s up with Twitter trying to actively piss us off? Since last week, it has been stuffing our timelines with tweets from people we don’t follow. And now, it might just use a hashtag in your tweet to attach promotional content to your message.


Twitter's New BotMaker Cut Spam On The Network By 40%

If you think you’re getting less spam on Twitter, you’re right. Twitter has just unveiled BotMaker, a system that lets the social network create anti-spam bot code on the fly.


How Twitter Could Beat The Trolls, And Why It Won't

Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it’s been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams’ grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter’s response has been tepid at best — and as far as squashing trolls goes, it’s the most we can ever expect.


Twitter Will Remove Images Of The Deceased At The Request Of Family

Right after Robin Williams’s daughter, Zelda Williams, was bullied off Twitter after her father’s death, Twitter promised to do something to improve its policies. Less than a week later, the social network has taken its first steps in that direction.


Vine Now Lets You Upload Old Videos From Your Camera Roll

In typical Twitter fashion, Vine success has largely been attributed to its simplicity and spontaneity. And in typical Twitter fashion, Vine is also evolving in exciting ways. Namely, Vine now lets you turn old videos from your camera roll into six-second snippets of goodness. This is great news!


Twitter's Officially Filling Your Timeline With People You Don't Follow

Over the weekend, we caught wind that Twitter was testing some new ways of showing you tweets in your timeline, specifically from folks that you don’t actually follow. It turns out this is official policy. Get ready to see a lot of stuff you didn’t ask for.


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