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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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Germany threatens to impose fines on Facebook and Twitter over fake news
Mar14

Germany threatens to impose fines on Facebook and Twitter over fake news

Germany is taking the fight straight to Facebook and Twitter as it seeks to bring an end to the menace of fake news. The European powerhouse through its ministry of justice, presented a bill that would see Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies pay fine if they fail to act decisively against fake news. Fine could be as high as €50 million if any of the social media company failed to act decisively to get rid of illegal...

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Twitter has started hiding accounts behind a warning page
Mar10

Twitter has started hiding accounts behind a warning page

Is this the year Twitter finally kicks out troll from its platform? The company is leaving no stone unturned as it continues to try different measures to finally make its website safe for everyone. Though, not without some challenges, the fact that measures after measures are being rolled out shows that the company wants to get a clean bill of health from its critics. The microblogging platform has started warning users and marking...

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Twitter to start using algorithm to clampdown on abusive accounts
Mar01

Twitter to start using algorithm to clampdown on abusive accounts

These days, it has become so easy to predict Twitter’s next step; it is obvious that the microblogging company is working day and night to stamp out abuse from its platform. The company on Wednesday announced that it will start relying on algorithm to identify and restrict accounts suspected to have been engaged in “abusive behavior.” Today’s announcement marks a slight shift from how Twitter had approached the issue of abuse on its...

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