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Twitter could soon replace “Retweet with comment” with “Quote”
Aug22

Twitter could soon replace “Retweet with comment” with “Quote”

Credit: https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/02/twitter-and-tweetdeck-are-experiencing-partial-outages/ Twitter is reportedly working on a small but important [that of course, is relative] update that will replace the “Reply with comment” feature with “Quote.” It is a small update, and of course, the the info is not from an official source. Reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted a screenshot of the change via her twitter page...

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Twitter hack—17-year old high school graduate from Florida arrested
Aug01

Twitter hack—17-year old high school graduate from Florida arrested

A 17—year old high school graduate from Florida was arrested on Friday by the authorities for allegedly being the mastermind of the recent Twitter hack that exposed the accounts of some high-profile users. Graham Ivan Clark was arrested in his Tampa apartment, where he lived by himself, early Friday, state officials said. He faces 30 felony charges in the hack, including fraud, and is being charged as an adult. Graham Ivan Clark the...

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Twitter updates “Link” policy to block hateful content
Jul29

Twitter updates “Link” policy to block hateful content

Twitter has not had it smooth in the last couple of weeks—it has been one battle or the other trying to keep its platform safe for all users. Fresh from a massive hack that exposed the accounts of some high-profile users, to a recent boycott embarked upon by some of its users, the social media giant is now stepping up the game. Twitter has now updated its “Link” policy to block hateful conduct on its platform. Via its Twitter page and...

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Twitter considering subscription option as ad revenue drops
Jul23

Twitter considering subscription option as ad revenue drops

Twitter on Thursday reported its Q2 earnings—and there is a lot to worry about—revenue dropped sharply. While Twitter may have experienced some appreciable growth in terms of user base, the revue coming from ads is something to worry about. The company, however, is already thinking of a way out of it—a subscription model. Per CNN, CEO Jack Dorsey was quoted as saying that the company is considering this as an option; and “You...

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Twitter says hackers may have had access to DMs of an elected official
Jul23

Twitter says hackers may have had access to DMs of an elected official

Twitter has revealed even more frightening facts from the ongoing investigations after some hackers had access to sensitive data on its network. The microblogging company said hackers were able to access the DMs of up to 36 accounts, including that of an elected official from the Netherlands. In a tweet on Wednesday, the microblogging company said while its investigation continues, it wanted to be more specific about the type of...

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Twitter goes tough on QAnon conspiracy theory as thousands of accounts are suspended
Jul22

Twitter goes tough on QAnon conspiracy theory as thousands of accounts are suspended

Twitter has vowed that its platform would no longer welcome right-wing conspiracy theory also known as QAnon. The microblogging company said it would begin treating QAnon content on its platform differently. Going forward, the company said it would remove related topics from its trending pages and algorithm recommendations. It went further to add that it would rid its platform of all associated URLs, and permanently suspend any...

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