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Twitter is reportedly planning to introduce a new timeline feature that arranges tweets on what an algorithm think a user wants to see. This sparked flak from users, with many complaints going around.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore let people know he was in Japan via Twitter, but the Internet was more concerned about him using an iPhone. Naturally, there was a perfectly good explanation for this.
A top team of executives is leaving Twitter as soon as today. The company is losing its VPs of media, engineering and product development, while hiring a new head for its PR division.
Sina Weibo, the Chinese alternative for Twitter, has announced that it is raising the limit for messages on its social network from 140 characters to a rumored maximum of 2000 characters.
Google's head of ideas explains how the online fight against ISIS and other terror groups may yield easy short-term wins, as ISIS users are neither technologically savvy nor as numerous as claimed.
If you've been experiencing difficulties trying to access Twitter today, you're not alone - the network has acknowledged that there may be issues connecting for some users, but it's working on a fix.
The widow of an American man killed in Jordan is suing Twitter in a federal court, claiming that the social media platform willingly gave a voice to ISIS militants.
Twitter is reportedly building an advertising system that will turn positive tweets of people to companies into ads. It is a new method to gather more genuine feedback from users of services.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has indicated that the company will abolish its 140-character limitation after a recent report that the company may allow up to 10,000 characters per tweet.
A new report claims that Twitter is looking to increase the character limit per tweet from 140 characters, to 10,000. These changes are expected to arrive by the end of March.
Twitter has announced an updated rules page in its latest attempt to stem abuse on the platform. The new rules include more actions which could lead in a ban from the service.
A hacking collective calling itself 'Phantom Squad' has had its Twitter account suspended, shortly after claiming responsibility for a recent outage that affected Microsoft's Xbox Live network.
Following the San Bernardino shooting earlier this month, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon look at the social media history of those applying for a visa to enter the United States.
After Facebook's implementation earlier this year, Twitter has begun notifying users who have potentially been the target of state-sponsored attacks against their accounts.
Twitter has improved the way pictures are displayed on their website. Users will no longer have to expand posts to view the image in full, and photos uploaded in batch are easier to view as well.
The #YearOnTwitter site includes highlights of the biggest trends and most popular content from 2015, including world events that got people talking, top tech topics, and the tweets with the most RTs.
While 'hearting' a tweet rolled out for everyone just two weeks ago, a user on Twitter has discovered that it will soon be possible to 'like' tweets in a number of different ways through emojis.
From Work & Play and witless 'tweetbait', to Windows updates, Priv pricing, Xbox excitement, Cortana's fruity segue, and Microsoft's Red Hat love, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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.
The response of Xbox chief Phil Spencer to a short thread over on Twitter includes confirmation that Microsoft is bringing mouse and keyboard support to its Xbox One console.
From Apple's music 'revolution' and Sony's bloatware problem, to a new Xbox One, GTA: LA, Surface supremacy, and Skype's Modern farewell, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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.