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Twitter Officially Rolls Out ‘Buy’ Button for In-Tweet Purchases

Twitter Officially Rolls Out ‘Buy’ Button for In-Tweet Purchases

Starting Monday, some Twitter users will be able to buy products directly from a tweet, as the social media company takes a bigger step toward an e-commerce strategy that could draw in more dollars and attract a larger audience. The initiative launches with a small group of brands, artists and charities that will start ...

Twitter is Curating Lists for This Season’s NFL Games

Twitter is Curating Lists for This Season’s NFL Games

While you're sitting on the sofa watching your NFL team of choice take the field, you're likely peeking at a mobile device for updates, too. If that's the case, Twitter is looking to lend a hand this season with curated timelines for action around the league and game-specific options. In the #NFL timeline, you can see what ...

Twitpic is Shutting Down on September 25

Twitpic is Shutting Down on September 25

Twitpic, the photo-sharing service, is shutting down rather than fighting against Twitter's recent demands. Founder Noah Everett explained Twitpic's unexpected demise: "A few weeks ago Twitter contacted our legal demanding that we abandon our trademark application or risk losing access to their API. This came as a shock to ...

Twitter Explains Why (and When) Favorites Appear in Your Timeline

Twitter Explains Why (and When) Favorites Appear in Your Timeline

Seeing random tweets in your timeline, like tweets favorited by people you follow? Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has offered up one reason why: "you get favorites when you pull-to-refresh 2x and we have no new tweets from follows both times." Costolo's tweet follows Twitter's recent plans to begin showing tweets favorited by ...

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter users curious about how others engage with their 140-characters-or-less musings will be delighted to learn that the microblogging service has just made its analytics tool available to all. Launched in July, it was — until Wednesday — only advertisers and other select users who could make use of the tool. From ...

Report: Twitter is Working With Stripe for In-Tweet Purchases

Report: Twitter is Working With Stripe for In-Tweet Purchases

Twitter’s long-awaited plan to let its users make purchases right from a tweet is nearing, and payments startup Stripe will have a role in the business, multiple industry sources tell Re/code. Later this year, Twitter is expected to unveil buttons within tweets that say “Buy” or some variation of the word; after ...

Twitter Now Officially Includes Tweets From People You Don’t Follow in Your Timeline

Twitter Now Officially Includes Tweets From People You Don’t Follow in Your Timeline

Twitter recently began adding tweets to your timeline that have been favorited by people you follow. The decision has been a controversial one, but it looks like it’s here to stay. Twitter has now formally changed its definition of your home timeline to note that it will add in content that it thinks you’ll want to see. ...

Twitter Says It’ll Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Request

Twitter Says It’ll Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Request

Twitter said on Tuesday it will remove images of deceased individuals at the request of family members, a move that comes a week after Robin Williams’s daughter said she is quitting the platform after being sent disturbing photo-shopped images of her father’s death. “In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, ...

Twitter’s Changes and You: How to Escape the Clutter

Twitter’s Changes and You: How to Escape the Clutter

Twitter made a lot of its users angry earlier this week when it started filling their timelines with tweets from accounts they didn’t follow. What started as a test feature is now an official feature, so you can expect even more outrage in the days and weeks to come. Twitter’s been filled with garbage I don’t care ...

Twitter is Turning Some Favorites Into Re-Tweets, and People Aren’t Happy

Twitter is Turning Some Favorites Into Re-Tweets, and People Aren’t Happy

Twitter is back in experimental mode, but its latest test is annoying people. A sizable number of users are seeing tweets favorited by others in their timeline, just like retweets. They are also getting notifications when others follow someone new. This was first brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago, but Twitter ...