Tagged with: Twitter

Twitter #Music Gets Removed From App Store, Final Shutdown Coming April 18

Twitter #Music Gets Removed From App Store, Final Shutdown Coming April 18

It's been months since reports suggested Twitter would shut down its #Music app and service, but now it's actually happening. The service announced its iOS app is disappearing from the store, although anyone actually using it can continue until the service is shut down April 18th, a year after it originally launched. In a ...

SoundCloud Rules Music on Twitter — And It’s Not Close

SoundCloud Rules Music on Twitter — And It’s Not Close

Music tech hacker Peter Watts has been tracking the popularity of music services on Twitter for the last 15 months. The winner, by a wide margin, is SoundCloud, which was mentioned more than 42 million times on the service during that period. In second place was Spotify, with 16 million mentions, followed by Last.fm, which ...

Twitter is Testing a Feature to Show Tweet View Counts

Twitter is Testing a Feature to Show Tweet View Counts

How many people saw your last tweet? A new Twitter experiment is answering that question for some users, adding the number of views a tweet has received underneath every post. Twitter's advertising products have long informed clients how many impressions their campaigns are receiving, but this test marks the first time that ...

Turkey’s Net Censorship Battle Further Cracks Down on Twitter, Turns to YouTube

Turkey’s Net Censorship Battle Further Cracks Down on Twitter, Turns to YouTube

Turkey's battle over Net censorship is heating up, with the government there reportedly blocking a method that let citizens sidestep a Twitter ban, the White House expressing "serious concern" over the ban, and Google reportedly refusing requests from Turkish authorities to take down YouTube videos that cast the prime ...

Twitter Gets Banned in Turkey, Rest of Twitter Goes Nuts

Twitter Gets Banned in Turkey, Rest of Twitter Goes Nuts

“Twitter, mwitter!” Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan cried on Thursday. Rough translation: Twitter, schmitter! This was the last thing Erdogan said Thursday before the lights went out on Twitter near midnight. “We now have a court order,” declared Erdogan, who’s ensnared in a scandal inflamed by social ...

Twitter May Hide (or Remove) @ Replies and Hashtags

Twitter May Hide (or Remove) @ Replies and Hashtags

What will Twitter look like in a year? Two years? A lot less like itself. At least that’s the impression Vivian Schiller, head of news at Twitter, gave addressing the crowd two days ago at the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference in Denver. During her talk, Schiller called at-replies and hashtags ...

It’s Twitter’s 8th Birthday! Here’s How to Find Your First Tweet

It’s Twitter’s 8th Birthday! Here’s How to Find Your First Tweet

Social network Twitter is using its upcoming 8th birthday to help users discover their first tweets. Twitter launched a website called first-tweets.com, allowing users to search their own account or other accounts to find their first tweet. Users are also encourage to use the hashtag #FirstTweet. "Millions of prolific ...

Report: Twitter is No Longer Planning to Encrypt Direct Messages

Report: Twitter is No Longer Planning to Encrypt Direct Messages

Twitter has shelved a project that would have made it more difficult for the government to intercept users’ private messages without a court order, sources tell The Verge, a sudden reversal for a company that has been ahead of the curve on privacy at a time of creeping surveillance. Most of Twitter’s content is public, ...

Nuzzel Recaps Your Social Media on a Daily Basis

Nuzzel Recaps Your Social Media on a Daily Basis

Twitter’s Discover tab is a dream that never quite came true. Designed to help tweets break free from the tyranny of chronology, the Discover tab promises to bring you news of the day from the people you follow, the people those people follow, and other major events from the day. But Discover suffers from the same chaos ...

Twitter is Testing a ‘Fave People’ Option for Your Feed

Twitter is Testing a ‘Fave People’ Option for Your Feed

Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “Fave People,” which allows you to keep track of your favorite Twitter users and accounts in a separate timeline. This feature, essentially a more user-friendly version of Twitter’s “Lists,” recently appeared in the alpha version of Twitter’s Android application ...