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As reported two months ago by Neowin, Twitter has rolled out the change to Favorite, now calling it Like instead. The old yellow star is also gone, getting replaced by a red heart icon.
Just a few days after Jack Dorsey got seated as Twitter's new and permanent CEO, a wave of employee dismissals are reportedly planned. This is reputedly Dorsey's plan to refocus the company.
Just 24 hours after Jack Dorsey took over as Twitter's CEO, a major new feature, Moments has launched for US users of Twitter. Moments allow users to follow events and get updates on them.
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Twitter has expanded the 'Buy Now' service, allowing more merchants to take part in the program. This allows customers the ability to buy products without leaving the Twitter application.
Last night, tweets from the official Call of Duty Twitter account detailed a fake terrorist attack in Singapore as part of a failed marketing attempt, resulting in a major backlash from fans.
Edward Snowden, the man who exposed the US government's secrets to the world, has joined Twitter and is currently following the NSA, the agency accused of spying on citizens.
Sources have stated that Twitter are investigating new methods to increase the character count in public tweets, as part of an ongoing effort to widen the service's user base.
Twitter was recently sued for reputedly spying on personal messages sent. The company was accused of altering hyperlinks sent, which was seen as a way to provide more advertising data.
Twitter has updated its Windows 10 app with the ability to quote tweets, handle multiple accounts, and manage and view lists. The features bring the app close to its counterparts on other platforms.
A new update has been rolled out for Twitter on Windows Phone, removing minor bugs, and lifting the somewhat pointless limitation set on characters used per Direct Message.
According to information sent to Neowin, favoriting a tweet will soon be replaced with a "like" instead, bringing it more inline with the most successful social media platform on the planet.
Being a politician anywhere inevitably puts you in the public spotlight, and up until recently there were Twitter accounts that tracked their "woopsies!" for public record. Not any more.
Facebook's Notes feature has been mostly invisible to consumers, but the company is revamping it to provide what seems to be a blogging platform, hosted on Facebook itself.
Twitter is removing the 140 character limitation for Direct Messages. The update will roll out to its webpage, Android and iOS apps; TweetDeck and Twitter for Mac will also be updated.
A report has revealed that Facebook might be working on a breaking news app that will allow publications to notify users with text and links immediately something new takes place.
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The Twitter app for Windows 10 has finally been updated to make better use of the windowed mode as well as scale better with the different window sizes along with bug fixes for frequent crashes.
Though the Twitter app on Windows hasn't been updated in a very long time that's about to change. New screenshots show the app is getting a redesign just in time for the Windows 10 launch.
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Twitter is making another change to its social network and it's dropping the character limit on direct messages. Coupled with other recent changes, the company hopes this will help its users.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
In the latest effort of its mission to make the site safer, Twitter has introduced the ability to share lists of blocked users, allowing easy blacklisting of common trolls.
In a move that resembles the Russian policy on tracking their citizens' online activity and identity, the U.K. government is reportedly working on keeping track of what you post online.
Facebook users will finally be able to post animated GIFs to their timeline albeit using third-party hosts, as the company has finally enabled the support for these files.
Celebrities are taking to Twitter to support a charitable campaign that aims to reunite families with missing children. The concept is simply based on sharing the children's images.
Russia's ever expanding internet laws threaten to block Google, Facebook, and Twitter entirely if they fail to censor and deliver information on Russian content and bloggers.
The U.S. President now has an official Twitter account, and the very first exchange somewhat trolls former U.S. President, Bill Clinton when answering a question about the account.
Domino's has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to embracing technology. Now, the pizza chain has expanded their ordering system by introducing a Twitter "tweet-to-order" system.
Last week, Twitter became a mobile gaming hub for over 2000 MS-DOS games. Today, it looks like Twitter has put the kibosh on gaming within tweets because it violates their terms of service.
A new tool allows anybody to check out screenshots from the Apple Watch of various apps, including Clear, Twitter, Yahoo Weather and Shazam, showing how developers are working with the platform.
Twitter has updated their abuse policies in a move to crack down on harmful content. Now, promoting violence may be met with a temporary account ban, and accounts may be locked for harassment.
Pirates are in the crosshairs, targeted with thousands of takedown notices over the leaking of the first four episodes of the latest season of HBO's popular TV series, Game of Thrones.
Twitter has finally stepped up and officially re-launched the quote tweet feature, which until now was mainly restricted to some mobile apps. Users can now RT and comment in context.
Twitter has delivered a big update for its Vine app on Windows Phone with a redesigned UI, more camera tools and Vine messages that bring it on par with those on Android and iOS
Twitch users will be required to change their password due to a potential breach that has occurred. Those that host via YouTube or Twitter will also be required to reconnect their accounts.
ASUS posted a flowchart in a tweet which highlights how expensive the gold Apple Watch is in comparison to their own ZenWatch, and suggests that if you still want to buy it then you might be crazy.
Twitter has a new policy seemingly aimed at Tor users, who are now required to provide a valid phone number if they want to sign-up for a Twitter account.
It's hard to imagine that YouTube, as ubiquitous and gigantic as it is, has never turned a profit. But that's exactly what a new report explains, alongside the myriad challenges that the site faces.
Despite Twitter's promotion of the two-factor authentication system to improve security over accounts, Twitter's CFO himself got hacked yesterday, with the account posting over 300 spam tweets.
Twitter published its latest financial results and they are very mixed. On one hand the company beat analysts' estimates on revenue, while on the other user growth is barely existent.
The social network is apparently getting serious about abuse on its platform. Twitter's CEO said he takes personal responsibility and things will really change and abuse and trolling will be tackled.
Unlike Bing, Google has largely avoided social integration in its search results. This may be changing soon, however, as Google is reportedly going to start embedding tweets in the near future.
The world stepped into the age of cyber warfare not too long ago, digital weapons have become much more destructive than physical ones. The British army intends to use this fact to their advantage.
The Chinese censorship of international websites is well known, and now it has become even tougher against social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and various other services.
While it's hard to describe, Twitter has slowly tried to branch out from its messaging roots and become something more. Bowing to the competition, Twitter has now added group DM's and a video camera.