All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tweets’

Zac Efron Posted an … Interesting MLK Day Tweet

Zac Efron was garetful for two things on Monday, and he decided to put them both in the same tweet. One was the late, great Martin Luther King Jr., and the other was … An Instagram follower milestone? “I’m grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG,” the actor tweeted to his …

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Twitter Killed the Favorite, Now It Needs a Save Button

Twitter Killed the Favorite, Now It Needs a Save Button

Twitter just killed the favorite – the star you’ve known and loved for years – and replaced it with a “like” in the form of a heart. Does it change a whole lot? Probably not. Fav’ing wasn’t the most important tweet action anyway. That, of course, goes to the retweet. Still, it seems like everyone is pissed. Just take a …

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Twitter Favorites Are Dead, Now You Must “Like” Tweets with a Heart

Twitter Favorites Are Dead, Now You Must “Like” Tweets with a Heart

The Twitter favorite, the star, is dead. Twitter has decided to swap favorites for “likes” and stars for hearts on both its main platform and on Vine. Now, Twitter’s three main properties – Twitter proper, Vine, and Periscope – will all use hearts to signal agreement, interest, solidarity, etc with a post. “We are changing our star icon for favorites …

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Deleted Politician Tweets Site, Which Twitter Blocked, Now Preserved on Internet Archive

Deleted Politician Tweets Site, Which Twitter Blocked, Now Preserved on Internet Archive

When Twitter decided to kill API access to Politwoops and Diplotwoops, sites the archived the deleted tweets of politicians across the world, it was a pretty big blow to transparency. “Imagine how nerve-racking – terrifying, even – tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable? No one user is more deserving of that ability than another. Indeed, deleting a …

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Twitter Kills Sites Across the World That Archived Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

One of the biggest operations for preserving politicians’ deleted tweets has been shut down. The Open State Foundation say that Twitter has cut off its API access for its Politwoops and Diplotwoops sites. The sites were simple – they just pulled deleted tweets from politicians’ profiles and made them visible for the world to see. It was about transparency, according …

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What Does Google’s New Tweet Section Mean For You?

Google and Twitter have been teasing us with a new integration of tweets into Google search results for months, but this week they finally made the official announcement. Real-time tweets are now showing in Google search results on mobile devices with desktop integration to come soon. What do you think of the new feature? Do you see any opportunities to …

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Google Puts Real-Time Tweets in Mobile Search Results

Earlier this year, Google and Twitter made nice and struck a deal to bring more tweets to Google search results. Today, the fruits of said deal are going live on mobile. Of course, it’s not as if you couldn’t surface tweets in Google search results if you tried – but this new deal gives real-time tweets more prominence in mobile …

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People Who Tweet While Driving Are Doing It ‘All the Time’, God Help Us

AT&T has been running its “It Can Wait” campaign for a few years now, shining a light on the country’s continued problem with distracted driving. Every so often it puts out a survey and every time the result come back it’s like oh my god what the hell are people doing. First things first – 61 percent of people say …

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Scott Walker’s Twitter Team Needs to Get Its Sh*t Together

Though he hasn’t made a formal declaration, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is going to throw his hat in the ring for the 2016 Presidential race eventually. But before he does that, his social media team really needs to get its shit together. Here’s a recent tweet from Scott Walker’s account: It's hard to believe that it has been 505 years …

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‘2 Drunk 2 Care’ Tweeter Gets 24 Years for Fatal Crash

Kayla Mendoza, the Florida woman who sent an infamous string of tweets before causing fatal car crash back in 2013, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. According to police, Mendoza went out for margaritas after work and at approximately 1:45 am, the then 20-year-old drove onto the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County – driving the wrong way. Soon …

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Twitter Deploys New Algorithm to Fight Abuse

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 everyone. You surely can’t stop people from creating multiple accounts. You can’t prevent people from hurling verbal garbage at others. …

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ESPN’s Britt McHenry Should Be Fired, Says Twitter

According to a growing number of Twitter users, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry deserves a steeper punishment than a brief suspensions. The hastag #FireBrittMcHenry has surged in popularity, as people continue to scold the reporter for her actions, as well as ESPN for their decision to suspend her for one week. I am still stunned that @espn has @BrittMcHenry as an …

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Clorox Washes ‘Racist’ Bleach Joke

Clorox has become the latest in a long line of companies to say something dumb on Twitter. It won’t be the last. Looking to piggyback on all the chatter surrounding the new Apple emojis, which made their debut earlier this week, Clorox sent out a tweet with an image of a Clorox bottle composed entirely of existing emojis. “New emojis …

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Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets

You know how before when you retweeted something, it just tweeted out the exact tweet you were retweeting unless you quoted it yourself and added something that the 140-character limit would allow you to squeeze in? Twitter is now making it easier for you to add your own comments to a retweet without counting the original tweet against your character …

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Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile

One of Twitter’s main goals – just like Facebook or any other social network – is the find that perfect balance between advertising and a pleasant user experience. That’s why the company is reportedly torn on whether or not to implement autoplay videos in users’ timelines. That’s why you hear Twitter execs discussing “ratios” all the time (one sponsored tweet …

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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. I’M SO LUCKY pic.twitter.com/8rB3T0Hl6b — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 16, 2015 CONGRATS BABY ON 30 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS pic.twitter.com/ev1g3MXxhG — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 16, 2015 CONGRATS BABY ON THE SHOW PREMIERE LAST …

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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 us, reminding them that before they drove around in their golden Lamborghinis and swam in Luis Vuitton pools full of …

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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 mean tweets about Obama for him to read? Is there anyone saying anything mean about our Commander-in-Chief on the internet? …

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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 that’s kind of weird but I’ll eat it. Now, Taco Bell is tweeting out a teaser of its newest test …

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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 wife Susan confirmed that the actor died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness Nimoy had been battling for …

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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 could be 1,000. Unlike Facebook, which doesn’t show you all the posts coming in from all of your contacts, Twitter …

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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 tweets that Kimmel and crew have the celebs read are pretty mean. They don’t really take it easy on anyone …

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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 you care about,” says Twitter’s Sachin Agarwal. Why would you want to share a specific tweet in a direct message? …

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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 instance the World Cup) merely provided a place to browse relevant tweets and accounts, the new #Election2014 site is more …

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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 most users enjoyed seeing tweets from accounts they didn’t follow, and that it’s one of those experiments that’s going to …

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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 thing. Whether it is 9/11 (“Bush blew up the towers!”), poisons in airplane condensation trails (“chemtrails”), water fluoridation, or giant …

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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 it made them laugh. Maybe they want to remember the tweet. Maybe they want to revisit the link mentioned in …

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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 no way…oh, the humanity! Stop, stop, it’s already dead! It’s fitting that one of the the most shocking soccer matches …

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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 the tweet. Or, you can tweet out a link to said tweet, which forces users to jump around between your …

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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, Dwight Howard, and many more reading pointed, hurtful tweets about themselves. There just something about watching a celebrity face the …

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