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Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’

Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’

By Chris Crum 5 hours ago

The MIT Media Lab announced that it has secured a five-year, $10 million investment from Twitter, which will provide access to its real-time, public steam of tweets as well as the archive of every tweet all the way back to …

iPhone Users Get New Twitter Profiles iPhone Users Get New Twitter Profiles

With iOS 8 now available to iPhone users, Twitter announced a big update to profiles on these devices. In fact, the company says it’s the biggest update to profiles to date. “Featuring a fresh design, the updated profiles focus on …

Twitter Execs Are Too Baked to Run the Company? Twitter Execs Are Too Baked to Run the Company?

Peter Thiel, Billionaire investor and co-founder of PayPal, thinks the folks over at Twitter should probably lay off the pot. In an interview with CNBC, Thiel called the company “horribly mismanaged” and said that it’s hard to evaluate its potential …

Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences

Twitter announced an update to its Tailored Audiences ad targeting feature. It’s getting new stuff like audience list uploading, better audience management tools, new supported ID types, and better targeting in general. Twitter first made Tailored Audiences available globally in …

Jenelle Evans: Twitter Reacts To Jace’s Crying

Jenelle Evans loves sharing her personal life with the world. Why else would she be on reality TV showcasing the train wreck that is her life? She is especially fond of airing her problems out on Twitter. This week has …

Twitter Announces Flight Dev Conference Twitter Announces Flight Dev Conference

Twitter announced the launch of a new (apparently annual) mobile developer conference called Twitter Flight. The news comes days after the company introduced a new buy button, which will enable users to purchase items directly from tweets. The event will …

Twitter Announces New Buy Button Twitter Announces New Buy Button

Everyone is trying to figure out mobile commerce, and the big news is that Twitter just unveiled its role in that – a new Buy button, which will enable users to buy goods and services right from tweets. Twitter joins …

Westboro Baptist Twitter Account Suspended

This week, the Westboro Baptist folks announced their intent to picket the funeral of Joan Rivers. Comments about Rivers finally resulted in the suspension of the group’s main Twitter account – @WBCsays. Several other Twitter accounts opened in the name …

Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature? Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you …

Twitpic Will Shut Down September 25, Blames Twitter Twitpic Will Shut Down September 25, Blames Twitter

One of the most popular and Twitter-friendly image hosting sites around, Twitpic, is dead. Twitpic founder Noah Everett has announced that the service will be shutting down on September 25th. Why? Apparently, Twitter was threatening legal action. From the Twitpic …

Twitter Launches New NFL Games Timelines Twitter Launches New NFL Games Timelines

Twitter wants you to run to Twitter when something big is happening on TV, and have been pushing that coveted ‘second-screen’ experience for years. Today, Twitter has furthered that goal by creating new NFL-specific timelines so fans can stay up-to-date …

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries

Last week, Twitter announced the expansion of Twitter Ads into twelve new markets including: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Portugal. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of self-service ads …

NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments …

Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat Twitter’s Apparently Thinking About Group Chat

Does Twitter need a group chat feature? Would you use it? According to the company’s CFO, group chat is one of the functions high up on their future innovation list. Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, …

Zelda Williams Reactivates Twitter Account

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late great Robin Williams, returned to Twitter after leaving in mid-August, shortly after her father’s death. At the time, she said she didn’t know how long she would be gone, but indicated that it …

Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates Twitter Changes Its Font, Makes Other Updates

Twitter has just announced a few changes to twitter.com, most notably a revert back to its old font after a brief stint trying out a new one. At the end of May, Twitter quietly changed the font on Twitter.com from …

Twitter CEO Clarifies When It Will Show Favorites Twitter CEO Clarifies When It Will Show Favorites

Last month, news came out that Twitter would start showing favorites and other activity in users’ timelines. The concept didn’t sit too well with some users. Twitter updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an …