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 […]

Twitter helps develop skills of 21st century writers: Study

Twitter helps develop skills of 21st century writers: Study

London, June 9 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter has equipped 21st century writers with the necessary skills, including tough self-editing, to thrive in the face of emerging technologies, according to a recent study.   To test if there was any value in introducing Twitter to the creative writing classroom, Josie Barnard of Middlesex University conducted an […]

Twitter lacks love more than numbers in its flock

Jennifer Saba Reuters   Twitter may want to learn to love the flock it has. The social-media platform said on Wednesday that the number of people using it has stalled at 320 million. Chief Executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey wants to attract more people and close the gap with Facebook’s 1.6 billion active monthly members. […]

Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

San Francisco, (IANS) Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015.   The social media network that has more than 500 million users worldwide, said in a tweet that its policy does not permit the use of Twitter to promote […]