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Twitter records appreciable user growth; first in 2 years
Apr26

Twitter records appreciable user growth; first in 2 years

While recording 9 million active user growth may not be described by some as appreciable for a company like Twitter; it is worth celebrating considering how the company’s user-base remained almost stagnant since 2015. For a company like Twitter, recording additional 9 million users at this time is quite remarkable—it now has 328 million monthly active users. Not many gave Twitter a chance; the Wall Street for one, didn’t give us much...

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Twitter mulling over possibility of localizing some of its Russian users’ personal data
Apr20

Twitter mulling over possibility of localizing some of its Russian users’ personal data

Apparently, Twitter has almost reached an agreement with Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor that will see the microblogging company localize some of its users’ data in Russia. According Moscow Times, per TechCrunch, a transfer of some of Twitter users’ data will be transferred by mid-2018. Quoting agency’s chief, Alexander Zharov, the report adds that Twitter is on the verge of determining what information should be...

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Twitter announces new ways for brands to make Custom Hearts for Periscope live videos
Apr10

Twitter announces new ways for brands to make Custom Hearts for Periscope live videos

Twitter in a blog post today announced it would start offering brands the opportunity to make custom hearts for Periscope live videos. The company said this today while explaining how brands can activate Custom Hearts to “visually and natively amplify their campaigns within live video.” Mike Folgner, Group Project Manager, Periscope said: “Periscope hearts are unique to the live video experience on Twitter and Periscope and allow...

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Twitter dumps its default egg avatar
Mar31

Twitter dumps its default egg avatar

Twitter has ditched its default egg avatar, and is replacing it with the image of a genderless person. The company made the announcement today in a blog post where it explained some of the reasons that inspired its action. According to the social media company, the decision was inspired by the need to help prompt more self-expression among its users. The new image is designed to be less interesting and can best be described as more...

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Twitter relaxes rule on 140-character limit in replies
Mar30

Twitter relaxes rule on 140-character limit in replies

It has been a while since Twitter first announced plans to stop counting @username in replies. Finally, the microblogging website has made good its pledge and announced on Thursday that @username will no longer count towards your tweet’s 140-character limit. Here is Product Manager, Sasank Reddy announcing the new change in a blog post today: “Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140...

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Twitter could soon charge you for premium features
Mar24

Twitter could soon charge you for premium features

Twitter’s revenue drive is takin a new dimension as the microblogging company is conducting a survey to find out if users will be open to the possibility of paying for some of its premium features. The new survey, according to The Verge, is aimed at finding out if users of the service would be willing to pay for premium features like analytics, timely news alerts, and tools for composing posts in TweetDeck; an app it acquired in 2011....

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