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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.
Members of the Islamic State's Health Department have begun posting regular updates on Tumblr, answering questions and sharing "medical reminders" as part of the group's social media blitz.
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.
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.
Facebook is ready to test a pair of new features that will add a little style to your shared moments and stream live video to your followers.
As part of his attempt to address inequality across the world, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will gift $1 billion in Facebook stock every year, up to 99% of his stock, to charity.
Microsoft has recently released a new Social Share plug-in for its PowerPoint software. The new plug-in enables users to share and interact with social media users from within PowerPoint itself.
Alongside a recent update to the Snapchat app, the company has altered the policies surrounding the service. Among the changes is a term that allows Snapchat to publicly distribute user photos.
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.
Facebook seeks to replace organizational software and websites with its own Events feature that is already built in to the social media site. The Events feature is now targeting a public gatherings.
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.
Facebook has rolled out a new program, offering physical "Bluetooth Beacons" to businesses across the country who want to help promote their company in real life to nearby Facebook users.
A father of three has been falsely labelled a paedophile, after an angry mother thought he was pointing his phone's camera at her children while he was taking a Star Wars selfie to send to his kids.
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.
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.
Like digital personal assistants offer customers on their smartphones, Facebook wants users of its Messenger app to be able to speak out their conversations automated text conversion.
In a radio interview with the BBC on Monday, Jennifer Lawrence made it clear that she will never get Twitter and that the reason has more to do with the "Fappening" leaks than anything else.
The first official Vine app for a non-smartphone platform has just been released, as the social network has released a version of the service for Microsoft's Xbox One console.
Apple has long been praised for its PR mastery, but it's hordes of positive press isn't a coincidence: the company whips certain journalists to provide good coverage, and even spies on writers.
Twitter is partnering with ecommerce service Stripe later this year to introduce "buy" buttons, allowing users to make purchases and process payments without ever leaving the site.
Twitter's workforce of nearly 3,000 people faces a serious diversity issue, company execs say. Recent data shows that nearly 90 percent of the social media site's employees are white or Asian.
Russia's lower parliament has approved an amendment which would require all internet companies, including Facebook and Google, to store data within the country's borders or face being banned.
Officials in Iraq have reportedly blocked access to all social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, in an attempt to hinder Jihadist militants who are slowly moving towards Baghdad.
The CIA has joined Twitter in an effort to "more directly engage with the public" in America and across the globe - and its first tweet may well go down in social media history as one of the best.
Lithium Technologies has acquired Klout for $200 million. The deal will not disrupt the day-to-day operations at Klout but will see CEO Joe Fernandez take GM and SVP positions at Lithium
Microsoft's social media team is now promoting the Surface wireless adapter for its keyboard covers, seemingly one of the few times they've been promoted... and now it's discontinued.
An iOS app called 'Cloak' has hit the app store, utilizing location data to allow users to avoid their friends in real life.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, sent his first tweet in his new role and became a verified user on the social network about four years after his last tweet.
It's been a couple of years since Twitter's last major redesign, but the website is finally getting yet another overhaul that's designed to look like the updated iOS and Android apps.
We've all been there - you tweet something and realise you've made a typo, or possibly some of the information isn't correct and you wish you could edit it. Soon this may be possible to do.
For the first time since implantation back in 2010, Facebook are rolling out an update to its Like and Share buttons worldwide that require no new code and a better highlighted button for websites.
The upcoming NFL app for Xbox One will eventually provide an integrated Twitter experience, and Microsoft says it's still working with potential content partners for Xbox One apps.
Facebook status updates and wall postings are temporarily unavailable on the social network, though its website and apps can still be visited despite the problems.
After multiple years have passed since Google first unveiled a version of Android for tablets, Twitter is playing along by finally releasing a tablet-optimized version of its app, but there's a catch.
It looks like Apple's CEO is willing to get a bit more social. On the launch day of the iPhone 5c and 5s, Tim Cook decided to join Twitter and has already sent out his first tweet.
A dating company that used an image of Rehtaeh Parsons, a Canadian teen who killed herself after an image of her rape circulated online, has been banned from advertising on Facebook.
Facebook shares hit an all-time high on the stock market today exceeding $45 per share for the first time. It's hard not to yawn at the accomplishment, but maybe the bumpy road is finally in the past.
Twitter has filed an S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is planning for an IPO. Once happily a private company, Twitter is now officially going public.
Tony Wang has made the decision to depart from Twitter UK, where he has acted as general manager for the past two years. A number of new hires have reportedly been made as well, pointing to expansion.
The Twitter community is less than enthusiastic about the new blue lines now present on timelines everywhere, which link together multiple replies to form an unwanted conversation thread.
Facebook has finally unveiled shared photo albums, which has been long-requested to enable multiple users to collaboratively upload all of their photos to one single album for everyone.
Facebook has begun rolling out its redesigned Gifts feature, which will appear as more of a marketplace, but at the same time has ditched physical gifts entirely in favor of gift cards.
After the suicide of an Ask.fm user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports.
Who would have guessed? There was no major world event or celebrity scandal. Twitter's tweets per second record has been broken thanks to the premiere of anime film, "Castle in the Sky."
Which is more valuable to criminals: Your credit card number, or lots of "likes" on Facebook? The answer may surprise you, as cyber criminals are now writing malware to interact with social media.
An update pushed to Twitter's search system in the past few hours simplifies account discovery, as well as placing further emphasis on sharing images, which are displayed in-line with results.
The official LiveLeak app has released for Android, promising mobile access to all the Russian dashcam videos you'll ever want and then some more. An iOS app remains in the works as well.