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The U.S. State Department is Trolling Twitter for Freedom

The U.S. State Department is Trolling Twitter for Freedom

See if this sounds familiar: a strange name pops into your twitter mentions, using violent photos and provocative language to force the conversation off-track. You start out talking about something innocuous, but by the end, you're being challenged to shore up your whole view of the world or admit defeat. Suddenly, you're ...

Report: Turkey Unblocks Twitter Following Court Ruling

Report: Turkey Unblocks Twitter Following Court Ruling

Turkey has reinstated access to Twitter following an order from a constitutional court ruling that the ban breached freedom of expression, according to Reuters. The ban was reportedly lifted on Thursday afternoon following a ruling earlier in the day, Reuters said, citing an official in the Prime Minister’s office as the ...

Shareaholic’s New Report Gauges the Quality of Social Media Referrals

Shareaholic’s New Report Gauges the Quality of Social Media Referrals

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic released its first report examining engaged social referrals. Since many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media, the company was interested in answering the question “What is our behavior post-click, when we actually interact with a link one of our ...

Twitter and Billboard Launch Charts to Track Most Shared and Tweeted-About Music

Twitter and Billboard Launch Charts to Track Most Shared and Tweeted-About Music

Twitter and Billboard are set to launch a new chart that will rank which music is being shared and tweeted about the most in real-time. It will be called the ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’ and be available on Billboard.com. The leaderboard will rank the most popular tracks being talked about at any one time, as ...

Turkey Has Blocked Access to YouTube

Turkey Has Blocked Access to YouTube

After cutting off Twitter access within its borders, Turkey is now blocking its citizens from visiting YouTube. The latest act of internet censorship comes only one day after a Turkish court ordered the government to lift its Twitter ban and temporarily restore access to the service. Turkey is accused of blocking internet ...

Twitter May Replace ‘Retweet’ With a ‘Share’ Option

Twitter May Replace ‘Retweet’ With a ‘Share’ Option

Twitter has been busy making Facebook-like changes recently — adding multiple photo upload and tagging, and experimenting with a profile change on iOS — but it isn’t stopping there. Some users are reporting that the retweet button inside their iOS app has become a ‘share’ button — yes, the sacred retweet button! ...

Twitter (Android and iOS) Now Lets You Tag People in Photos, Tweet a 4 Photo Collage

Twitter (Android and iOS) Now Lets You Tag People in Photos, Tweet a 4 Photo Collage

Twitter on Wednesday announced two new mobile features for its Android and iOS apps: photo tagging and multiple photos in a tweet. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The first feature allows you to tag up to 10 people in a photo. Best of all, tagging doesn’t affect ...

Report: Turkey (Temporarily?) Overturns Its Twitter Ban

Report: Turkey (Temporarily?) Overturns Its Twitter Ban

Turkey controversially banned Twitter last week, but it looks like the social network could soon be freely accessible in the country again. The AFP reports that a court has ordered the government to unblock the social network, though Hurriyet Daily News clarifies that the decision is merely a stay of execution on the ban, ...

Twitter Lost, Then Found, a Whole Bunch of Celebrity Tweets

Twitter Lost, Then Found, a Whole Bunch of Celebrity Tweets

Tuesday evening, for the third time in a month, Twitter experienced technical difficulties. It wasn’t an outage from high traffic or developmental testing — it was missing celebrity tweets. It sounds flippant, but celebrity presence is a big part of what makes Twitter so popular. Yesterday, for at least twelve hours, ...

Find Your #FirstFollower on Twitter With a New Tool

Find Your #FirstFollower on Twitter With a New Tool

Do you remember your first? First Twitter follower, I mean. Whether you have tens of thousands of followers now or just a few dozen, you started out with the same number as everyone else: zero. And someone had to be number one; the very first person who thought you were worth paying attention to. The first person in the ...