Twitter

'I wouldn't be at White House today if weren't for social media', Trump defends his tweets

US President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.In an …

Donald Trump

Petty Party: Funniest (And PETTIEST) “First Of All…” Tweets

Hilariously Petty “First Of All” TweetsAnother day, another hilariously petty meme wave sweeping through Al Gore’s internet. This time, we’ve moved …

Al Gore

Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies.<p>The new rules, which …

Jack Dorsey

Black Twitter Is Not Here For This Nivea Skin Lightening Commercial In Nigeria

Colorism is a key issue within the black community and it's one that is spread all over the world. Skin bleaching products are heavily touted to …

Skin Care

A New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Is Out & Twitter Is Shook

Marvel Comics released the second trailer for the “Black Panther” movie just in time to shake up your mundane Monday.The trailer shows the cast in …

Women of Color

Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes

Social-media platform’s strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators.<p>Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data of potentially irreplaceable value to investigators probing Russia’s suspected manipulation of the social media platform during the 2016 …

Social Media

Twitter bot creates beautiful art out of glitchy YouTube videos

A Twitter bot is turning random YouTube glitches into a form of art — specifically, ultramodern Monet paintings, or ultra-Monet, if you will.<p>Have you ever watched a YouTube video and noticed an odd grain go across the screen while someone moves? Or, as I refer to it in moments of frustration, the …

Social Media

Facebook to bring changes in managing political ads ahead of the next US elections

Facebook Inc has begun overhauling how it handles political ads on its platform and may put some <b>changes</b> in place before US elections next year, …

Facebook

As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter

Some publishers have been disappointed with Facebook Live video, but they are hopeful as Twitter embraces the format.<p>Twitter has been getting into …

Digital Media

Twitter Hails Terry Crews For Sharing Sexual Harassment Story Amid Weinstein Scandal

The New York Times report on American producer Harvey Weinstein published last week has not only inspired women from Hollywood to speak about their …

News (U.S.)

Twitter updates tvOS app with new iOS integration to easily tweet while watching Apple TV

In the latest version of Twitter for tvOS, the social media service has brought a new feature that allows you to pair your iOS device with your Apple TV as an easy way to tweet while watching specific shows and games.<p>In a tweet today, Twitter announced the newest tvOS Twitter update features the …

Smart TV

Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ to showcase tweets about events, starting with sports

Twitter is today releasing a new feature called “Happening Now” aimed to make its service more accessible to newcomers by highlighting groups of tweets about a topic, beginning with sports, before expanding to other areas like entertainment and breaking news. If this sounds similar to Twitter’s …

Technology

Blitter: There’s finally an app where Black Twitter can escape online harassment

Twitter users know the best part of the service are its unofficial sub-communities. Entities like Weird Twitter or <i>Bachelorette</i> Twitter are highly …

Black Twitter

Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a …

Political Advertising

Twitter Inc. Faces Tough Questions About Russia

Russian operatives reportedly used fake Twitter accounts to divide Americans during last year’s election.<p><b>Twitter</b> (NYSE:TWTR) faces tough questions …

Investing

BuzzFeed says its morning news show ‘AM to DM’ is reaching 1M daily viewers

Twitter’s making a big push into live video, with deals for pro sports, talk shows, network TV premieres and more. But what does a real newscast look like if you rethink it for Twitter? BuzzFeed’s AM to DM offers a possible answer — and it’s a fun one.<p>I should say up front that I’m super-biased …

Journalism

Try this simple hack to test out Twitter’s 280-character limit

If you’re an active Twitter user, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the news by now. We’ll bring you up to speed just in case: Twitter has …

Black Twitter isn't buying this new Republican #KeepYoMoney tax reform campaign

Keep yo slang, Republicans!<p>A GOP effort to market its new tax plan as a slick catchphrase, "#KeepYoMoney," backfired with its intended audience — …

Black Twitter

Black Twitter's Had It With Beauty Bloggers' Blackface Posts, Drags Latest Blackface Blogger Within Inch Of Her Life

Beauty bloggers can't stop and won't stop when it comes to blackface.<p>Having not learned from the backlash to the this white-to-black "transformation" …

Diversity

Twitter says it banned more than 200 Russia-linked propaganda accounts

Facing scrutiny from Congress, Twitter today disclosed that more than 200 Russia-linked accounts had been used to spread propaganda and misinformation on the company’s platform.<p>The news follows similar disclosures from Facebook. Twitter points out that it found 22 accounts corresponding to those …

Social Media

Twitter Suspends Several Fake Russia-Linked Accounts

Twitter visited Capitol Hill as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.<p>The ranking Democrat on …

Social Media

Twitter's 280-Character Tweets Are Fine

Seriously, just don’t worry about it.<p>Tuesday, Twitter announced that it would test 280-character tweets, a doubling of the 140-character standard on the social network.<p>If you can still read this while gasping for breath and looking for a place to sit down while you absorb this news, I have …

Social Media

Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Facebook Inc (FB.O) as “anti-Trump” and questioned its role during the 2016 presidential campaign, amid probes into alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by Trump’s associates.<p>U.S. President …

Donald Trump

Twitter Stock Rises With Its Character Limit | Investopedia

Twitter Inc. (TWTR) is doubling the character limit on tweets in a bid to help frustrated users “easily express themselves.”<p>In a blog post, the …

Advertising won't get better until it stops 'sleeping on' Black Twitter

Five panelists at Advertising Week weigh in on a talent-rich community too long ignored.

Black Twitter

Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter’s defining attribute has long been its brevity: 140 characters in a post and no more.<p>That is now set to change. Twitter said on Tuesday that it would test extending the text limit of a post on its service to 280 characters. (In effect, that would double the length of the …

Technology

Twitter sold enough ads to support all the live video shows it was pitching

Twitter is moving forward with 16 live video shows and features it said it wanted to stream.<p>Advertisers are getting behind Twitter’s push into live video shows.<p>At its pitch to advertisers in May, Twitter showed off 16 different live video shows and features it planned to stream in 2017, including …

Buzzfeed

Twitter has suspended 300,000 accounts tied to terrorism in 2017

Twitter Inc., under pressure from governments around the world to combat online extremism, said that improving automation tools are helping block accounts that promote terrorism and violence.<p>In the first half of the year, Twitter said it suspended nearly 300,000 accounts globally linked to …

Terrorism

Twitter brings Teams to its mobile apps for on-the-go account sharing

Twitter is making it easier for multiple people to manage a brand’s account while away from their computers.Two-and-a-half years after rolling out …

Mobile

10 Insights Twitter Analytics Tools Should Reveal to Your Brand

By now, most brands use Twitter analytics tools of some sort. Whether it’s for analyzing Tweet performance, monitoring hashtags or other data, …

Social Media Marketing