Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer. More →
To get a sense of why Periscope has come to be regarded as the buzzy new social app of the moment, a good place to start might be with the habits of regular “scopers” like Rosie Brown.
Brown (@rosiebrownuk) is a friendly, socially active British expat who now calls Melbourne home, and part of her daily routine involves pulling out her smartphone regularly to broadcast via Twitter-owned Periscope to her friends as well as to perfect strangers around the world. Her sessions usually include showing highlights of the places she goes and the things she does over the course of a day, things like drinking with friends, strolling through the city, and visiting its myriad iconic sites. More →
Twitter has plenty of issues, but chief among them is how easy it is for dirtbags with too much free time to berate other users. Twitter has tools to block and mute these users, but that’s not quite enough to get the job done, which is why the social media platform is introducing shared block lists today. More →
Following discussion of a potential takeover bid on Tuesday morning, Twitter shares soared to over $52, a 3.5% increase over yesterday. Although there are very few details to go off of, Barron’s reports that two unnamed companies are approaching Twitter with “serious” interest of a takeover.
One of those companies could very well be Google.
Twitter has been under fire for the past several months for failing to provide adequate tools to fight harassment on its social network. The company has recently admitted to its shortcomings, and in an attempt to make the website a safer place to interact with other users, it’s testing a new “quality filter” to block notifications that contain abusive or offensive content. More →
The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.
Twitter is a truly fascinating place that is simultaneously an amazing source of information and entertainment, and a boring, soul-crushing waste of time. It really all depends on who you follow, and since there are more than half a billion users, it can be difficult to find the right people to follow.
So, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. More →
Apple’s iOS 8 software is one of the company’s most important mobile releases to date because it introduced several features that could turn out to be major assets not only for Apple, but also for consumers and businesses. Features like Apple Pay, HealthKit and HomeKit might become critical to some companies, making iOS devices more important than ever for their bottom lines. But there also appear to be other features, or lack thereof, that can significantly hurt certain companies. More →
App developers are getting very creative with the new widget capabilities that Apple added in iOS 8. While Apple may never add conventional widget support to iOS, Notification Center widgets provide a compromise that gives users access to one-swipe information as opposed to zero-touch information, as is the case with Android widgets.
If I were a betting man, I would definitely bet a handsome sum that this is the funniest thing you’ll see today. Love him or hate him, Jimmy Kimmel knocked it out of the park with his recurring segment that asks famous people to read mean tweets about themselves. Twitter, after all, is a breeding ground of hate when it comes to people freely spouting disgusting comments about other people with little or no fear of consequences.
For the second time, Kimmel has focused solely on musicians in the latest installment of his “Mean Tweets” segment, where celebrities step in front of the camera and read mean tweets that have been posted about them. The results, of course, are absolutely hilarious. More →