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Twitter drastically cuts down on the number of accounts you can follow daily
Apr09

Twitter drastically cuts down on the number of accounts you can follow daily

Twitter has announced plans to cut down on the number of people you can follow on its platform per day. The social media giant announced the latest change in a tweet on Monday in a move that could help slow down the growth of spam on its platform. Going forward, you will only be able to follow 400 Twitter users per day—a difference of 600 from the usual 1,000 before the announcement. Twitter said this helps to fight against spam,...

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Twitter adds in-app appeal for reported tweets
Apr04

Twitter adds in-app appeal for reported tweets

Twitter has added an in-app appeal for reported tweets. “We move quickly to enforce our rules, but sometimes we don’t have the full context and can make mistakes,” the company tweeted. Sometimes Twitter users report other users with malicious intent. And sometimes a reader can misunderstand the context of a tweet. For faster appeals, the company rolled out an option to do it within its mobile app. This was only available...

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Twitter rolls out “lights out” darker mode that saves your battery
Mar29

Twitter rolls out “lights out” darker mode that saves your battery

One of the many features heavily requested for by users the last time they had the opportunity to dialogue with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was a darker mode. The microblogging company has delivered on that promise and has launched a darker mode called “lights outs.” Lights out was launched on Thursday by Twitter on iOS with no exact words or date when it will be available on Android. The battery saving feature was announced via the...

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Twitter users can now flag specific type of information when reporting tweets
Mar08

Twitter users can now flag specific type of information when reporting tweets

Twitter is adding new options to its reporting process for tweets that share personal information, adding much more specific fields that users can highlight when submitting reports. The reporting process for tweets that share personal information has been expanded to now give you the chance to add more specific fields that can be highlighted when submitting your reports. An additional menu that allows you to specify whether the tweet...

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Twitter’s “Timing is Everything” will let publishers know when best to engage audiences
Mar07

Twitter’s “Timing is Everything” will let publishers know when best to engage audiences

Knowing when to publish your content online is one of the most difficult things to do—and these days, guessing is not good enough. The major challenge for most publishers is the fact that people all over the world come online at different time of the day. So, how do you publish your work to target specific audiences? This has been a major challenge—not even with the number of online scheduling tools available these days. Perhaps, a...

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EU demands more action on disinformation from Google, Facebook and Twitter
Mar02

EU demands more action on disinformation from Google, Facebook and Twitter

The European Union wants Google, Facebook and Twitter to do more in terms of curbing disinformation. The call came via a report published by the EU where it asked for more information to monitor the progress made especially “on the scrutiny of ad placement, transparency of political advertising, closure of fake accounts and marking systems for automated bots.” All three [Facebook, Twitter and Google] had signed a Code of Practice to...

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