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HBO Is Mad at Periscope over Game of Thrones Streams HBO Is Mad at Periscope over Game of Thrones Streams

HBO isn’t happy with Periscope, Twitter’s live-broadcasting app. The company has sent takedown notices, following reports that users were live-streaming the season five premiere of Game of Thrones for their followers to see. “We are aware of Periscope and have …

Twitter.com Is Now Useful to Those Who Don’t Use Twitter Twitter.com Is Now Useful to Those Who Don’t Use Twitter

If you don’t “use” Twitter (and by that I mean tweet, retweet, favorite, and follow people) or had no intention of signing up, visiting Twitter.com served no purpose. Until now. Twitter.com is now useful for people who don’t really want …

Getting To Know The New Twitter Search Getting To Know The New Twitter Search

Earlier this week, while searching on Twitter, I was presented with a revamped search interface, but only for a minute or two (luckily, it was long enough to get a couple screen grabs). Then it went away. Even while I …

Kendall Jenner Twitter Account Hacked

Kendall Jenner went through a bit of drama today when her Twitter account was hacked by someone calling himself @ThyClerk. Before Kendall Jenner regained control of her own account, ThyClerk managed to send out three tweets that had Jenner fans …

Twitter Kills Discover Tab, Adds Context to Trends Twitter Kills Discover Tab, Adds Context to Trends

Your Twitter app just got a shakeup, as the company has decided to retire the #discover and Activity tabs on both its iOS and Android apps. According to Twitter, the reasoning is that it’s been working to put more content …

Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience

While covering Google’s closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it (not much so far), and suddenly, just for a minute or two, Twitter was serving me a completely …

Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets 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 …

Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP! Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP!

Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever for consumers to connect with businesses and vice versa. Still, businesses aren’t doing the best job of taking advantage of this to provide their customers with the best service possible. What do …

Chelsea Manning Is Now on Twitter Chelsea Manning Is Now on Twitter

Here’s an interesting one for your #FollowFriday. Convicted Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, is now on Twitter. She first tweeted around noon on Friday, and has since published a handful of tweets. According to Manning, she …

Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile 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 …

Teens Tweet Group Sex Video, Get Hit with Child Porn Charges Teens Tweet Group Sex Video, Get Hit with Child Porn Charges

Four Joliet, Illinois teens could spend the next few years in a juvenile facility after posting a group sex video on Twitter. Three boys, aged 14, 15, and 16, and one girl, aged 15, were arrested after the girl’s mother …

SeaWorld’s Twitter Q&A Goes About How You’d Expect

SeaWorld is not the most popular company in America. Activists have been raising concerns about SeaWorld’s treatment of its animals, especially its Orca whales, for some time. But a 2013 documentary called Blackfish really started a firestorm of controversy around …

How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

Twitter is sharing some research from studies it conducted with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon about Twitter’s role in the buying process for shoppers. Twitter says its findings can help businesses maximize sales by “sending Twitter shoppers the right message …

Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Twitter bought Periscope, a startup making a live streaming video app that had yet to launch. Now, Twitter has officially launched the app, which is a direct competitor to another new app that …

Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches

If you’d like to work for Comcast and handle angry customers on Twitter, well, they’re hiring. In fact, Comcast says it’s tripling its online @ComcastCares team, which handles customer service issues on Twitter and other social outlets. “So, today we …

Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter …

Twitter Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos Twitter Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos

We recently heard that Twitter was meeting with top ad execs about potentially running autoplay videos. The feature, according to a report from AdWeek, is at the “top of advertisers’ wish lists for Twitter”. It looks like Twitter is now …

Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Twitter has become the latest Silicon Valley player to be hit with a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. Former employee Tina Huang has filed the class action lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that Twitter’s hiring and promotional practices promote …

Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield …

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will …

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 …