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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 …

Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent Twitter Takes on Revenge Porn and Other Content Posted without Consent

Twitter has taken another step in protecting its users from harassment, this time targeting explicit content posted without consent or so-called “revenge porn.” Twitter made a couple of important changes to its terms of service. First, the Twitter Rules section …

Jenelle Evans: Fiance Depressed Before His Arrest?

Jenelle Evans’ fiance, Nathan Griffith, was arrested last week on domestic violence charges. Griffith reportedly pinned Jenelle Evans against a toilet and forced her engagement ring off of her finger, leaving a cut. After police were called, he told them …

Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade

Twitter launched Quick Promote last month. This is a new ad offering that lets small and medium-sized businesses promote their best-performing tweets. Upon launch it was available via the Tweet Activity Dashboard. Now, Twitter has made the feature available from …

Lindsay Lohan Aims to Break Internet [Pic]; Starts Shallow Trend

Lindsay Lohan has thrown down the gauntlet. The actress has taken to Twitter to announce the challenge that she intends to “break the Internet”. But, unlike a certain other celebrity who aimed to do so, she intends to do it …

Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video? Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video?

Video has become huge for Facebook, and Twitter is hoping it can follow a similar path. Autoplay has certainly lent itself well to Facebook’s success, and it sounds like Twitter is about to follow suit. While Twitter video is still …

Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’ Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’

Twitter announced a new offering for its advertisers, enabling them to reach people from audiences created by its Marketing Platform partners. Advertisers will be able to target Twitter Ads at users who have shown “powerful signals of intent” off of …

Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation

Last month, we learned that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index after going without them for a few years. Google isn’t expected to implement tweets into its results in …

Twitter Is Playing Whack-a-Mole with ISIS Accounts Twitter Is Playing Whack-a-Mole with ISIS Accounts

Twitter has ramped up its own war with the so-called Islamic State, suspending more and more pro-ISIS accounts with every passing month. A recent report from ABC News quoted people familiar with the operation as saying Twitter has suspended at …

Twitter Digits Can Now Help You Personalize Your App, Make It More Secure Twitter Digits Can Now Help You Personalize Your App, Make It More Secure

Twitter announced friend-finding and two-step verification for Digits, its sign-in tool for developers. Twitter launched its new mobile app development platform called Fabric in October. It’s made up of three modular kits, including a Twitter kit, which includes Digits. Digits …

Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds

Twitter announced the launch of a new embedded video widget, which enables people to embed Twitter-hosted videos on their websites, utilizing the same JavaScript used by tweet buttons and embedded tweets. The widget works with videos captured and uploaded via …

ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees

This weekend, someone writing on behalf of ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and all Twitter employees, calling on supporters to not “allow any one of the atheists to survive.” A post claiming to be in response to Twitter’s “campaign …

Live Long And Prosper: Internet Collectively Mourns An Icon

“Live long and prosper” was Spock’s catch phrase on Star Trek and is a phrase that became the mantra for generations of nerds and outsiders. Live long and prosper. Leonard Nimoy accomplished both goals in his lifetime, especially if one …

Kanye West Drops New Album Title On Twitter

Kanye West tweeted out his new album title on Saturday evening. In series of tweets, Kanye introduced his new album. Kanye West started with a tweet that read, “New Album title….”, then “So Help Me God”, which we can assume …

Kanye West Tweets Apology to Beck, Thank God

While everyone was losing their damn minds over that dress Thursday evening, Kanye finally apologized to Beck on Twitter. I, for one, finally had a good night of sleep – my first since the Grammys. “I would like to publicly …

Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features

Twitter just added a couple of new features to conversion tracking for web. Advertisers can now take advantage of support for transaction values and key conversion tags. The former lets advertisers view the sales that their Promoted Tweet campaigns drove. …

Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports

Twitter has a big problem with abuse. Everyone knows this. The company’s CEO knows this. The management team at Twitter knows something has to be done about it. But what is Twitter going to do about all the abuse and …

CPAC Asks Twitter for Questions and Things Go Predictably Awry

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing, and conservatives all over the country are looking to see what the conservative political agenda will be for the next year. One of the early items on the agenda must have …