Category Archives: Twitter

Twitter May Allow Brands to Use Your Tweets in Promotional Campaigns

Social media platform Twitter is said to be developing a way to give brands an access to mentions about their products in everyday users’ tweets that they could use into promotional campaigns. According to a Monday report from Digiday, participating advertisers would be able to cut through the online noise and with the help of Twitter they can… Read More »

Twitter Appears Ready to Expand Beyond 140-Character Tweets

Twitter appears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums. CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter’s intentions in a tweet posted Tuesday after the technology news site Re/Code reported the… Read More »

Muslims on Twitter Say They Have Better Things to Do Than Join Islamic State

A plea by the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group for Muslims to fight on its behalf against “disbelievers” prompted many to respond online with defiance and sarcasm. The audio recording of the leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, released last week on jihadi social media sites, was the latest attempt to lure would-be militants to fight for the… Read More »

Twitter for Mac Gets Dark Mode, In-Line Videos, and More in v4.0 Overhaul

Twitter is finally bringing its official Mac client up to speed with third-party counterparts. In addition to a graphical revamp, the update for the OS X app also adds support for in-line videos and gif images among other features. Twitter has long been criticised for neglecting its desktop clients, but on Wednesday, the micro-blogging platform changed some of… Read More »

Twitter Clarifies Rules on Banned Content, Abusive Behaviour

Twitter Inc has clarified its definition of abusive behaviour that will prompt it to delete accounts, banning “hateful conduct” that promotes violence against specific groups. The social media company disclosed the changes on Tuesday in a blog post, following rising criticism it was not doing enough to thwart Islamic State’s use of the site for propaganda and recruitment.… Read More »

Twitter to Provide Real-Time Public Transport Information

The Delhi government has tied up with Twitter to bring real-time information on public transport for commuters on the social media during the 15 days the odd-even scheme is implemented. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that Twitter will help commuters find information about bus routes, Metro, autorickshaws during the road-rationing experiment that begins from January 1. For… Read More »

Soon, Pay Your Bills via Twitter in India

Twitter users in India may soon be able to pay their bills though the micro-blogging site, the media reported. The company has announced a partnership with India-based startup Lookup to enable users send a direct message to @lookuplite in order to book appointments, inquire about services and make transactions with businesses, Techcrunch reported. Lookup lets retailers and consumers… Read More »