All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Twitter’

Lisa Bonet’s Cryptic Bill Cosby Tweets Were Sent From A Fake Account Says Manager

On November 21, an unverified account claiming to be Lisa Bonet sent out a cryptic tweet rumored to be about the rape allegations being hurled at her TV dad, comedian Bill Cosby. The tweet said, “According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky… Nothing stays in the dark 4ever!” However, …

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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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Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action

A couple months ago, Twitter officially announced its Buy button to enable users to make purchases directly from tweets. It didn’t make it immediately available to all businesses, however. Twitter said in September that it was beginning to test it for a small percentage of U.S users with test partners only. Now you can look at the button in action …

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Ashton Kutcher, Uber Investor, Gives His Two Cents

As we’ve reported this week, Uber is catching a lot of flak over statements made by a company VP and more recently, actions made by another exec. In short, an Uber VP named Emil Michael recently proposed that Uber could, in theory, dig up dirt on critical journalists and use that to fight back against bad press. He specifically railed …

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Women Are Happiest Working for These Tech Companies

Among other things, 2014 has been the year of the diversity report. Like dominoes, tech company after tech company has made a point to release their internal diversity figures – basically, gender and ethnic breakdowns of the companies’ workforces. As more and more companies released these numbers, more and more companies felt compelled to do the same. By the end …

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Twitter Search Now Indexes Every Public Tweet From Last 8 Years

Twitter’s search engine just got a lot more comprehensive. It’s long been a helpful tool for real-time search, but now it’s going to be a lot better at surfacing historic content. The company announced on Tuesday that it now indexes every public tweet since 2006. This functionality is rolling out to users over the next few days. Twitter’s Yi Zhuang …

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an open letter to the U.S. Senate as the USA Freedom Act comes up for a vote. The companies say the …

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Twitter Regretting Not Getting That Google Deal Done?

Remember the days when you could search for something that was in the news on Google and get a set of realtime search results comprised mainly (but not solely) of updates from Twitter? It was a helpful feature that let you get a glance at what people were saying about a given topic at that moment, and in some cases, …

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This Presidential Social Media Exchange Is … Well, It’s Something

I don’t know if this is awesome or not. I know it’s not uninteresting. I also don’t know if this signals the fall of humanity. I’d have to go with no – although it’s not uncharacteristic of a falling civilization. George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America, is on Instagram but not on Twitter. Bill …

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Bill Cosby Social Media Experiment Backfires Badly

Bill Cosby — or someone on his payroll — took to Twitter a few days ago to try out a little experiment with social media. Maybe Cosby had heard about the power of social media to get a buzz going for celebrities or brands. Cosby’s account has almost four million followers as it is. Cosby’s account posted a picture of …

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Twitter Talks About New Features It’s Working On

Twitter held its Analyst Day conference on Wednesday, where it discussed some new features it’s working on, and will launch in the coming months. For example, starting sometime in the first half of next year, you’ll be able to recored, edit, and share your own videos natively on Twitter. It’s also working on an “instant, personalized timeline” for new users …

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Teacher Suspended Over ‘Dumb Duck Ass Crackers’ Tweet

In another episode of you can’t say that shit on Twitter, a Duncanville, Texas high school teacher has been suspended after sending out a rather explicit tweet. “Who the fuck made you dumb duck ass crackers think I give a squat fuck about your opinions about my opinions RE: #Ferguson? Kill yourselves,” tweeted English teacher Vinita Hegwood on Friday. As …

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