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Twitter Launches Periscope After Blocking Meerkat

Twitter Launches Periscope After Blocking Meerkat

Only days ago, Twitter reportedly blocked the Meerkat app, a video-streaming service which banked heavily on the social network. On Thursday, Twitter set in motion Periscope, a video-streaming app of its own. Since the launch of Meerkat last month, the app, which allows for the streaming of videos – but only once, has been extremely popular, and counts […]

Twitter Receives Threats From Islamic State

Twitter Receives Threats From Islamic State

On Sunday, a photo of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s face with crosshairs placed on it was posted on the site by Islamic State supporters, who meant it as a threat against the company for closing their accounts.   While terrorists groups such as ISIS have continued to rely heavily upon social media as a means to […]

Twitter Explodes After ‘Spilled Tea’ Episode of RHOA

Twitter Explodes After ‘Spilled Tea’ Episode of RHOA

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) took a break for Oscar night but returned with a vengeance on Sunday. Fans took to social media to express their views of Sunday’s episode which was appropriately titled, Spilled Tea. It seems Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore were the two cast members who caused the biggest Twitter explosion with […]

Twitter and Google Make Deal

Twitter and Google Make Deal

For two years, until 2011 they had a deal that provided Twitter data to Google efficiently, but when it concluded they did not extend the agreement they made in 2009. Since then Google has had to comb through their site for information. Meanwhile, Twitter has been engaged with Bing and Yahoo, providing the information to […]

Twitter to Include Group Messaging and Video in Service [Video]

Twitter to Include Group Messaging and Video in Service [Video]

Twitter has announced they are going to include group messaging and video in their service to users. These are features that are currently assimilated into other social media services like Facebook and Instagram. So, in a way Twitter is simply keeping up with the Joneses. Product designer Jenin Kamdar explains that, for those who feel […]

Mean Tweets May Be Linked With Heart Disease

Mean Tweets May Be Linked With Heart Disease

Mean tweeters beware: posting mean tweets may be the most recent indicator of heart disease, says a recent study released by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The study was headed by Johannes Eichstaedt, a student at Penn State, and published by the journal of Psychological Science. Essentially, what the study revealed is that those […]

Twitter Acknowledges Widespread Technical Issues

Twitter Acknowledges Widespread Technical Issues

With users having reported issues for hours, Twitter has just made the announcement acknowledging that they are experiencing widespread technical issues in a couple of areas. The tweet about the problem came around 9:15 pm Eastern time, and stated that they were working on the issues that users were having logging in using some platforms. […]

Twitter to Undergo Major Changes to Woo Investors

Twitter to Undergo Major Changes to Woo Investors

In an aggressive effort to woo potential investors and Wall Street support, Twitter CEO Dick Costelo announced major changes that the popular website will undergo in the next few years. Speaking at the company’s first annual analysts day, Costelo unveiled four new changes to the software and an ambitious long-term financial plan set to make the […]

Twitter to Be Monitored by WAM!

Twitter to Be Monitored by WAM!

A Nov. 7, 2014, story by Robinson Meyer in The Atlantic reports that a non-profit feminist advocacy group called Women, Action and the Media were given a form of moderator oversight for Twitter. In Meyer’s words, “WAM, in effect, got super powers.” What seems to be the gist of this, is that users will be […]

Twitter Adds Tweets of Strangers to Timelines

Twitter Adds Tweets of Strangers to Timelines

Twitter announced their popular social networking platform will add tweets of random users to timelines. This latest experiment is a bid to bring more relevant content to current user’s home timeline while introducing them to new friends along the way. Some lovers of the Twitter platform will find it useful while others may despise the […]

Twitter Files Suit Against FBI and Department of Justice

Twitter Files Suit Against FBI and Department of Justice

Twitter has filed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over what it claims are unconstitutional restrictions. The company wants the ability to disclose to users what surveillance requests have been made by the government. In the lawsuit, filed in California on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, the company […]

Shonda Rhimes Twitter Beef With Critic Goes Viral

Shonda Rhimes Twitter Beef With Critic Goes Viral

NY Times writer Alessandra Stanley called the “owner” of Thursday nights on ABC’s network an angry black woman. Stanley said, when Shonda Rhimes decides to write her autobiography, she should title it How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman, claiming this mentality enabled her rise to fame. The writer states Rhimes has […]

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