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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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Fed up by slow Internet service, Comcast customer finds an ingenious way to fight back

By on February 1, 2016 at 8:40 PM.

Fed up by slow Internet service, Comcast customer finds an ingenious way to fight back

If you’ve got the skills to pull it off, there’s a very simple thing you can do to simultaneously shame and troll your ISP for your underperforming Internet service. At least one Comcast customer has pulled off a brilliant scheme that works by setting up a Raspberry Pi bot that automatically tweets at Comcast whenever Internet speeds are far below what’s promised in the contract. More →

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Twitter Executive Departure

Twitter goes into damage control as four top executives abruptly leave the company

By on January 25, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Twitter goes into damage control as four top executives abruptly leave the company

When Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of the company this past October, it was assumed there would be some growing pains. Now, about three months in, Dorsey’s tenure has already been rockier than most would have initially anticipated. Earlier this month, shares of Twitter dropped below $20 for the first time in company history, with the stock now trading in the $17 range.

Even more worrisome, however, is that four of the company’s top executives recently indicated their intention to jump ship. Set to leave are Twitter product chief Kevin Weil, head of engineering Alex Oretter, VP of global media Katie Jacobs Stanton, and VP of human resources Skip Schipper.

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Twitter Periscope iPhone Autoplay Videos

How to stop Twitter from eating up your monthly mobile data

By on January 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

How to stop Twitter from eating up your monthly mobile data

In case you haven’t done so already, now would be a great time to disable cellular data use on your iPhone’s Twitter app. I recently made sure to do this after being appalled at how much data Twitter was eating up thanks to its autoplay Vine videos… and now it’s about to get worse. Per The Guardian, Twitter is now adding autoplay Periscope videos to your feed with a new update to its Twitter iOS app that’s rolling out today. This means that live streaming videos will automatically start playing in your feed whether you interact with them or not. More →

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Twitter Character Limit

Twitter’s rumored character limit increase takes a page out of Facebook’s playbook

By on January 9, 2016 at 8:05 PM.

Twitter’s rumored character limit increase takes a page out of Facebook’s playbook

Earlier this week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey strongly alluded to the fact that there may some dramatic changes afoot for the popular microblogging service. Dorsey’s comments followed a Re/Code report suggesting that Twitter may consider upping its 140-character limit for messages – a constraint that has defined the site since it’s inception – up to 10,000. If this pans out, we’d be living in a world with tweets comprised of anywhere between 1500-2000 words.

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Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves is the funniest thing you’ll watch today

By on December 17, 2015 at 11:07 AM.

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves is the funniest thing you’ll watch today

Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Jimmy Kimmel has some pretty funny segments on his late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. Among them, “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” has to be our favorite. In this recurring segment, Kimmel invites celebrity guests to sit down in front of the camera and read various mean things that have been posted to Twitter. Of course, the subject of each mean tweet is always the celebrity who is reading it.

The results are invariably hilarious, and Kimmel recently aired the ninth installment of his “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” series on his show. More →

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Google Facebook Twitter ISIS

How Google, Facebook and Twitter help governments fight ISIS extremism online

By on December 7, 2015 at 7:15 AM.

How Google, Facebook and Twitter help governments fight ISIS extremism online

The war on terror is also fought online, where hackers are targeting the ISIS online presence to limit its ability to recruit members to its cause. But it’s not just hackers and volunteers that get the job done. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, are actively helping law enforcement agencies fight against the online ISIS movement. But they’re doing it covertly, a new report reveals, both to prevent the public from getting the wrong impression, but also to avoid alerting ISIS about what’s done to put a stop to extremism online. More →

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