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Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

By Josh Wolford April 21, 2015

Twitter has a known and admitted problem with abusive content – one that truly embodies the phrase “no silver bullet.” How do you stop people from harassing others? How do you prevent people from tweeting abusive content? You can’t ban …

Kanye West Is Tweeting Naked Photos of Kim Kardashian

Hi. What are y’all up to this afternoon? Kanye West has spent the last hour or so tweeting out mostly naked photos of his wife, Kim Kardashian. Swish. It appears this is a celebration of Kim Kardashian hitting 30 million …

Kids Read Mean Tweets, Reminds Us Bullies Suck

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! there’s an ongoing skit segment where “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”, showcasing (as the name suggests) superstars reading hurtful tweets from average schmucks. Since celebrities are too privileged to bear the weight of feelings, it’s a good chuckle for …

Obama Somehow Finds Some Mean Tweets to Read

When we heard that President Obama was stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live, we wondered if Kimmel would have him participate in his best segment – celebrities reading mean tweets. But then we thought – hey, where will they find any …

Taco Bell Tweets New Delicious-Looking Abomination, A Cap’n Crunch Berries Donut Hole Filled with Icing

When Taco Bell first announced plans to create a taco with a Doritos shell, everyone was like yeah that’s gonna kick ass. And when Taco Bell announced plans to do breakfast and make a waffle taco, everyone was like yeah …

Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet Is Beautiful

You’ve probably already heard the sad news coming out of Los Angeles today, that Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, has died. Nimoy, logical on screen and off, died at his home on Friday at the age of 83. Nimoy’s …

Twitter’s New ‘While You Were Away’ Feature Is a Smart Move to Keep People Interested Twitter’s New ‘While You Were Away’ Feature Is a Smart Move to Keep People Interested

It’s easy to get lost in the Twitterverse. I’m not just talking about the the nearly 300 million-member community as a whole, but also your own Twitterverse – comprised of the people you follow. It could be 100 people, it …

Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets Is Back and Better Than Ever

About two and a half years ago, Jimmy Kimmel premiered the first ever “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment. We’re now up to #8 in the series, and this one might be the most brutal yet. Most of the time, the …

You Can Now Share Tweets via Direct Message You Can Now Share Tweets via Direct Message

As we told you it would last week, Twitter has now rolled out a feature that lets you share tweets via direct message. “Twitter is already a great place for public conversation; now it’s also easier to privately discuss things …

Twitter Launches 2014 Elections Hub with Curated Tweets and Data Twitter Launches 2014 Elections Hub with Curated Tweets and Data

As Twitter has done in the past with big events (both national and global), it has just launched a new activity hub for the 2014 elections. And while some of its past attempts to organize conversation around certain events (for …

Your Twitter Timeline Clutter Isn’t Going Away Your Twitter Timeline Clutter Isn’t Going Away

Your Twitter timeline has evolved, and those tweets from random users (that you don’t follow) are probably there to stay. In a post titled “The spirit of experimentation and the evolution of your home timeline”, Twitter’s Trevor O’Brien says that …

Chris Brown: Is He an Ebola Truther?

Anytime there is some deadly event, disease, or other catastrophe run amok in the world, there will be some fool out there telling anyone who is stuck in line near him that there is a cover-up going on about the …

Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

Here’s the thing about favoriting tweets – it’s kind of a personal thing. I know ‘personal’ and ‘Twitter’ don’t really meld, but bear with me. There are many reasons why someone would favorite a tweet. Maybe they like it, maybe …

Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History

Normally, it’s hard to watch a massacre. But for World Cup soccer fans, watching Germany beat the dead horse that was the Brazilian national team on Tuesday afternoon was an exercise in morbid curiosity. They can’t score again, right? There’s …

Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets

Currently, if you want to rebroadcast a tweet and provide your own commentary, there are two ways to do it. First, you can copy the tweet, add ‘RT’ in front of it, and provide your commentary either before or after …

NBA Stars Read More Mean Tweets About Themselves

For the second time, Jimmy Kimmel has given us a special NBA-themed version of one of the best bits in his repertoire – celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. This time, you’ll find NBA stars like Amar’e Stoudemire, Paul George, …

Twitter Wants You to Casually Share Promoted Videos in Your Tweets Twitter Wants You to Casually Share Promoted Videos in Your Tweets

Twitter has always wanted tweets to include more media–whether that be photos, videos, or links to articles through Twitter Cards. Not only does it make for a more robust Twitter experience, but it paves the way for sponsored content. You …