UPDATED The big news in today’s announcement from Twitter: media attachments (images, video, links, polls) will no longer “count” against the 140-character limit that is the platform’s defining characteristic. When will it happen? Sometime “over the coming months.” Other changes: The user-name(s) that leads a “reply” (an @ tweet that is a REPLY not a brand-new […]
Parody accounts are okay on Twitter. But how can you tell if an account is for real? Twitter provides two tips: The bio should indicate that the user is not affiliated with the account subject by stating a word such as “parody,” “fake,” “fan,” or “commentary,” and be done so in a way that would be […]
In celebration of Twitter’s ninth birthday today, Jack Dorsey thanked journalists for being the second group to adopt the platform. And he opined about the importance of journalism to a functioning democracy. 4/After the tech early-adopters, journalists were next to take to Twitter. They used it as a source, to break news, and to link […]
On Saturday, veteran San Jose police officer Phillip White committed social media suicide. In the process, he may have also tweeted himself out of a job.
In the shadow of #gamergate*, here’s a refreshing story of empowerment and focused anger. And another way your smartphone is your friend. Nude photos, rape threats, mass shooting scares: Welcome to the disturbing chaos of #Gamergate http://t.co/4Hd5ZgLz5r pic.twitter.com/5SfMKCD0M6 — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) October 16, 2014
I was setting up a new Twitter account for a client and got my first ever TrueTwit validation email. Here’s what the site says about its service: By signing up now for TrueTwit Basic, all of your new followers are sent a validation request via direct message. If your follower successfully completes the CAPTCHA (or is […]