Twitter suffers another worldwide outage

Twitter suffers another worldwide outage

San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) For the second time this week, Twitter users around world faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform, the media reported.   Twitter confirmed the problem on Friday and said it had resolved the issue.   “Earlier today, people were unable to send Tweets for about 30 minutes. We’ve […]

New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

New algorithm may help locate fake Facebook, Twitter accounts

  New York, April 18 (IANS):  Scientists have developed a new generic algorithm based on machine-learning to detect fake accounts on social network platforms including Facebook and Twitter, an advance with considerable potential for applications in the cyber-security arena.   “With recent disturbing news about failures to safeguard user privacy, and targeted use of social […]

Twitter, Facebook asked to disclose more information on fake news

Twitter, Facebook asked to disclose more information on fake news

San Francisco, January 12 (IANS) Shareholders of Facebook and Twitter have asked the social media platforms to disclose more information about sexual harassment, fake news, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on their platforms.   According to a report in the Washington Post, the shareholder resolution by the New York State […]

Trump a world leader, won’t block him: Twitter

Trump a world leader, won’t block him: Twitter

San Francisco, January 6 (IANS) Sidestepping once again whether Donald Trump’s tweets violates its terms of service, the micro-blogging platform has clarified that it will not block the US President’s tweets because he is a world leader.   In a blog post called “World Leaders on Twitter”, the company said on Friday that there has […]

Goodbye 140 as Twitter rolls out 280-character limit for all

Goodbye 140 as Twitter rolls out 280-character limit for all

San Francisco, November 8 (IANS) The 140-character limit that has been around since 2006 and became part of Twitter’s personality on Wednesday paved the way for a new 280-character limit that is now available virtually for all users — including for those who tweet in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil.   In September, […]

Twitter reports progress on weeding out users advocating violence

Twitter reports progress on weeding out users advocating violence

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files   BRUSSELS, September 19 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government […]

Twitter doesn’t accurately reflect real life: Study

Twitter doesn’t accurately reflect real life: Study

London, September 8 (IANS) The “happy” or “sad” tweets may not accurately reflect a Twitter user’s actual emotional state offline, suggests new research.   Rather, Twitter users have developed their own unique cultural behaviour, conversations and identities, which shape the ways in which they present their views online, said the study published in the journal […]

Twitter creates ‘lite’ version for data-starved users

Twitter creates ‘lite’ version for data-starved users

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is launching a faster version of its mobile service on Wednesday aimed at people with sporadic connections or little data on their smartphone plans, hoping to pick up users in harder-to-reach emerging markets.   The company calls the version Twitter Lite and it will be aimed largely […]

Twitter employees donate $1.59m to ACLU to fight Trump

Twitter employees donate $1.59m to ACLU to fight Trump

New York, February 3 (IANS) Despite US President Donald Trump being a prolific Twitter user, the employees of the micro-blogging site donated $1.59 million to an organisation to fight Trump, a media report said.   According to a report in TechCrunch on Thursday, nearly 1,000 employees donated the hefty amount to the American Civil Liberties […]

Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly quits

Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly quits

New Delhi, November 1 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter’s India head Rishi Jaitly on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce that he has quit the company.   “Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India & the region, I’m sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission,” Jaitly tweeted.   Jaitly drove […]

Twitter begins discussions to explore a sale –source

Twitter begins discussions to explore a sale –source

By Greg Roumeliotis September 23 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, as the social media company grapples with its slowest revenue growth since going public in 2013.   Twitter has struggled to translate its high public profile […]