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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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Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will no longer be the case when a user allows others to send them. That’s right. You have to enable the …

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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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Twitter Lets Developers Add Timelines, Guest Authentication To Mobile Apps

Twitter is giving the developers the ability to add tweet timelines and guest authentication to their apps using Twitter Kit on Fabric. The former, ti says, will help devs bring more engaging stories into their apps, and the latter is for building rich logged out experiences (as Twitter itself has just done with its new homepage). Twitter launched Fabric at …

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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 sent takedown notices,” an HBO spokeswoman said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “In general, we feel developers should …

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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 to jump headfirst into the whole Twitter experience. Of course, Twitter hopes that its homepage redesign will lure new users …

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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 was able to access this version of Twitter Search, it wasn’t working properly. None of the filters worked. They all …

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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 in an uproar. One referenced Kendall Jenner’s dad Bruce Jenner and the rumored sex change process he is undergoing. “My …

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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 in the main timeline, which is most certainly true. That means trends have to go somewhere, since they previously resided …

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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 different search interface. Then, it was nowhere to be found. It actually went away before I left the page. Here’s …

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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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