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Twitter rolls out stricter rules to fight hateful and abusive tweets
Oct19

Twitter rolls out stricter rules to fight hateful and abusive tweets

Last July, Twitter announced to everyone that cared to listen that its efforts to stamp out trolls and abusive tweets on its platform had largely been successful. The last few years had seen the microblogging website wage war by way of rolling out various tools to that effect. At different times, the company suspended thousands of accounts related to trolls and terrorism—and it’s safe to say those efforts yielded some positive...

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Twitter’s new video-centric ad format takes the center stage
Oct17

Twitter’s new video-centric ad format takes the center stage

Twitter has just added its name to the fast-growing lists of social media and websites offering users video-related ads. The company on Tuesday announced a new ad format called the Video Website Card. According to Twitter, the new format will combine the power of video with the ability of getting users to visit a site to learn more or take action. It’s a new format that’s being adopted by a growing number of social media websites...

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Twitter is reportedly working on a bookmarking button
Oct10

Twitter is reportedly working on a bookmarking button

Twitter wants to add a save for later button—and that is according to Buzz Feed. According to the report, the social media giant’s new tool will enable you to save tweets that can be read later. Twitter’s head of product Keith Coleman tweeted this on Monday, claiming that the tool has been hot in demand. What this means is that heavy readers like myself will be able to bookmark tweets in a dedicated section to be read later. It’s a...

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Twitter is expanding its character limit for tweets to 280
Sep26

Twitter is expanding its character limit for tweets to 280

Twitter is on the verge of ditching one of its age-long policy of limiting tweets to 140 characters. According to Recode and other tech blogs, the microblogging website is doubling its character length from 140 to 280 per post. Obviously Twitter wants to encourage people to post more tweets—and expanding its character limit could be the way out. However, only a small group of users have access to the test—and the possibility of it...

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Twitter is testing a lightweight version of its Android app
Sep23

Twitter is testing a lightweight version of its Android app

Twitter has developed a lightweight version of its app for Android—and users in the Philippines are the first to have a feel of it. Called Twitter Lite, the new app was launched last Wednesday, and will only be available to those in the Philippines at least for now. According to Android Headlines, Twitter Lite is currently listed on the Play Store. The app is targeted at who find it difficult to access high speed mobile internet; in...

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Twitter freezes out more accounts linked with terrorism in 2017
Sep19

Twitter freezes out more accounts linked with terrorism in 2017

Twitter says it has so far suspended 300,000 accounts suspected of having links to terrorism. This is not the company’s first effort at making its platform free from trolls as the microblogging website intensifies effort to purge its service, and make it a safe place for all. Twitter is believed to be under intense pressure from governments and activists around the world who want the microblogging company to do more in terms of...

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