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Twitter to livestream high school football games in new partnership with Adidas
Aug20

Twitter to livestream high school football games in new partnership with Adidas

Apparently, Twitter does not seem bothered about the drop in user base as it continues to widen its appetite for streaming live sporting events. The microblogging platform has just landed a new deal with Adidas that will allow it to livestream high school football game—and of course, it is first of its kind for Twitter. NFL games according to TechCrunch, has been attracting a lot of interest on Twitter. This has not gone without the...

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Twitter Disabled Vital Functions for Third-Party Apps
Aug18

Twitter Disabled Vital Functions for Third-Party Apps

Today, the changes for Twitter’s API went live. The adjustments disabled vital functions for third-party applications, including Twitterific and Tweetbot. The new API eliminates streaming of timeline. It also stops third-party applications from refreshing timelines immediately and it restricts push alerts and various other functions. The social media is charging inflated fees to access its new APIs. The fees start at $2,899 a month...

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Instagram issues statement after hundreds of users complain of account breach
Aug15

Instagram issues statement after hundreds of users complain of account breach

Reports that hundreds of Instagram accounts being hacked doing the rounds on Tuesday were indeed correct. As a matter of fact, Instagram has followed that up with an official statement of its own advising users to consider taking some security steps to recover and safeguard their accounts. Yesterday Mashable and some other tech blogs reported that hundreds of anxious Instagram users were trying to find out why they could not gain...

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Instagram polls now available via Direct Message
Aug15

Instagram polls now available via Direct Message

Instagram has added a new way to send polls to your friends on the platform via Direct Message. What that means is that you can now send private polls you don’t want anyone but your friends to get involved in. The Verge reports that it works pretty the same way as adding the poll sticker to your own stories. The only noticeable difference is that you will now also be presented with the option to send the story to a selection of your...

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Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries as growth continues
Aug14

Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries as growth continues

Twitter Lite, a lighter version of the popular Twitter app launched last year, has continued to spread to more countries. On Monday, Twitter announced that the app is now in 21 more countries, bringing the total to more than 45 in all since it was launched. “Today we are excited to announce we’re expanding to 21 more countries,” Twitter announced in a blog post on Monday. Last December, Twitter announced that an additional 24...

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Facebook adds extra authorization method for Page Managers
Aug13

Facebook adds extra authorization method for Page Managers

If you manage a Facebook Page with large American followings, then there is an extra authorization method you now need to adhere to. Facebook made an announcement last week that managers that wish to continue posting on their pages will need to complete an “authorization process.”  The process, according to the social media behemoth, includes enabling two-factor authentication and confirming their country of residence or where they...

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