Drunk Tweeting

Tweeting while drunk? There’s now an algorithm that can catch you in the act

By on March 18, 2016 at 8:44 PM.

Tweeting while drunk? There’s now an algorithm that can catch you in the act

With a drunk text, you always run the risk of embarrassing yourself in the eyes of whoever is on the receiving end of the message. But with a drunk tweet, you run the risk of embarrassing yourself to an untold number of followers. Worse yet, if a drunk tweet of yours goes viral, well, you may be forever associated with an ill-conceived message resulting from a long night spent out on the town.

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Twitter Character Limit

Twitter CEO finally confirms whether or not the 140 character limit is going away

By on March 18, 2016 at 12:21 PM.

Twitter CEO finally confirms whether or not the 140 character limit is going away

From a number of different angles, Twitter seems to be plagued by problems. Not only is the company having a tough time attracting new users, but it’s also performing poorly on the financial side. Indeed, shares of Twitter are now trading in the $16 range, representing an all-time low.

In an effort to help inject a bit of life into the social networking service, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey earlier this year floated the idea that Twitter might increase the 140 character limit that has defined the site since its inception. While seemingly outrageous, Dorsey teased the idea of supporting tweets with as many as 10,000 characters. More →

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Donald Trump Forgets iPhone Boycott

Surprise: Trump has already given up his iPhone boycott

By on March 14, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

Surprise: Trump has already given up his iPhone boycott

Soon after learning that Apple had the audacity to challenge the FBI in courts over the iPhone that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Donald Trump blasted the iPhone maker and called for an Apple boycott. He did so minutes after tweeting something from an iPhone.

The often-annoying and doughy Republican candidate then said he owns both an iPhone and a Samsung phone and that he would use the Android device until Apple gives into the FBI’s demands.

Three weeks later, the Donald is back at tweeting from an iPhone. Like hundreds of millions of users, he probably just can’t stay away from the handset. More →

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How Gawker tricked Donald Trump into tweeting a quote from fascist dictator Mussolini

By on February 29, 2016 at 10:26 AM.

How Gawker tricked Donald Trump into tweeting a quote from fascist dictator Mussolini

On Sunday morning, the political world was abuzz following a curious and somewhat controversial retweet sent out from Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s official Twitter account. The tweet in question read, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”

Seems innocent enough, but Twitter users were quick to note that the quote was originally said by Benito Mussolini, the fascist Italian dictator.

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ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

By on February 25, 2016 at 9:35 PM.

ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies’ effort to take down terror-affiliated accounts, according to a published report.

Vocativ reported Wednesday it had uncovered a 25-minute video allegedly created by ISIS on the instant messaging app Telegram. The video shows a photo of Zuckerberg and Dorsey with bullet holes across their faces. More →

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Twitter Vs ISIS 125000 Accounts Shut Down

Twitter is at cyberwar with ISIS, has shut down 125,000 terrorist accounts

By on February 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM.

Twitter is at cyberwar with ISIS, has shut down 125,000 terrorist accounts

Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits.  More →

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