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Twitter’s Group DMs are the Internet’s best new secret meeting place – The Next Web


Twitter's Group DMs are the Internet's best new secret meeting place
The Next Web
Yesterday Twitter unleashed its long-awaited group DM feature. You can finally have private multi-person conversations on Twitter. While many of those discussions will be quick one-off chats about various subjects, like where to meet for lunch or which

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 7:20 am

Suitcase of body parts found near Twitter HQ – USA TODAY


Suitcase of body parts found near Twitter HQ
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Police responding to reports of a suspicious package in an up-and-coming area here Wednesday afternoon instead found something horrific — a suitcase containing human body parts. The body was so mutilated that officers had to call …

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Posted on 29 January 2015 | 7:04 am

Wanted: a better Twitter filter to mute the echo chamber – The Verge


Wanted: a better Twitter filter to mute the echo chamber
The Verge
Yesterday's weather forecast for my Twitter feed called for a 50 percent chance of moaning New Yorkers. It's my own fault, my chosen profession requires that I follow the media elite, many of whom reside in Gotham. Still, I could have probably whittled

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 5:58 am

Taylor Swift & Nick Jonas: Naughty Messages Revealed After Hack? – Hollywood Life


Hollywood Life

Taylor Swift & Nick Jonas: Naughty Messages Revealed After Hack?
Hollywood Life
“My Twitter got hacked but don't worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords,” Taylor wrote. “Never a dull moment.” Hey, at least she still had her sense of humor!
Taylor Swift Challenges Nick Jonas to Card Game in Alleged Twitter Direct Just Jared Jr.

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:53 pm

Twitter Terror: 20 Threats Against Planes Since Saturday – NBCNews.com


TIME

Twitter Terror: 20 Threats Against Planes Since Saturday
NBCNews.com
Since Saturday at least 20 different U.S. passenger planes have been targeted by bomb threats on Twitter, and federal authorities say even more threats were delivered via social media during that same period but were not publicized. At least eight
Fake Twitter Bomb Threats to Airlines On the RiseTIME
Twitter threats to planes require delicate decisionsUSA TODAY
20 Twitter threats against airlines since SaturdayWXIA-TV
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:34 pm

Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads, taking on Twitter – Reuters


Reuters

Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads, taking on Twitter
Reuters
(Reuters) – This Super Bowl Facebook is taking a page from Twitter's playbook, for the first time during a football championship selling ads that target people based on what they are talking about in real time. These include video ads that will play
Facebook Tries to Outdo Twitter at the Super Bowl With a Real-Time HubWired
Like Twitter, Facebook's Super Bowl Game Plan to Include Ads Sold in Real TimeEntrepreneur

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:19 pm

Here’s what Anita Sarkeesian’s harassers do with the rest of their Twitter time – The Verge


Here's what Anita Sarkeesian's harassers do with the rest of their Twitter time
The Verge
A more objective reporter would concede that the entire campaign against Anita Sarkeesian could be an elaborate charade, a brilliant gambit involving hundreds of paid-off vloggers, thousands of fake Twitter accounts, and collaboration at the very top

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:44 pm

Taylor Swift’s Twitter & Instagram Hacked – See Her Response – Just Jared


Just Jared

Taylor Swift's Twitter & Instagram Hacked – See Her Response
Just Jared
Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked today and fans noticed immediately when some suspicious tweets showed up on her feed. “My Twitter got hacked but don't worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until …
Someone Just Hijacked Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram Accounts [UPDATE ...Yahoo Tech
Taylor Swift's Twitter account was hackedUSA TODAY
Taylor Swift Deals With Twitter, Instagram HackingABC News
Reuters -PerezHilton.com
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:21 pm

Twitter Now Has Video Sharing And Private Group DMs - Forbes


USA TODAY

Twitter Now Has Video Sharing And Private Group DMs
Forbes
Video sharing and group messaging have been popular on other social networks like Instagram and Facebook so it makes sense that Twitter would add similar features. In the past, the only way for Twitter users to upload videos was through the 6-second ...
Twitter debuts video, group messagingUSA TODAY
Twitter Users Can Now Shoot, Edit and Post 30-Second VideosWall Street Journal (blog)
Twitter Group Direct Messages, Mobile Video Experience: Here's How to Use ...Tech Times
Wired -CNET
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:59 am

You can now post videos and send group messages on Twitter - The Verge


You can now post videos and send group messages on Twitter
The Verge
Twitter is rolling out long-awaited features for its core apps designed to boost the time people spend on the service. As of this morning, you can begin shooting and post 30-second video clips to Twitter from the iOS and Android apps. And direct ...

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 1:30 pm

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Twitter Terror: 20 Threats Against Planes in 4 Days

Since Saturday at least 18 bomb threats have been tweeted against U.S. planes, and authorities say other threats were made but were not publicized.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 10:15 pm

Twitter Terror: 18 Threats Against Planes in 4 Days

Since Saturday at least 18 bomb threats have been tweeted against U.S. planes, and authorities say other threats were made but were not publicized.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 9:45 pm

Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads, taking on Twitter

This Super Bowl Facebook is taking a page from Twitter's playbook, for the first time during a football championship selling ads that target people based on what they are talking about in real time. These include video ads that will play automatically on Facebook's newsfeed, triggered by key words that members mention in their posts as they watch the American football game on Feb. 1. Smartphones ...

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:05 pm

Twitter Now Has Video Sharing And Private Group DMs

Today Twitter announced two new features: video sharing and private group direct messaging (DMs). Video sharing and group messaging have been popular on other social networks like Instagram and Facebook so it makes sense that Twitter would add similar features. In the past, the only way for Twitter users to upload videos was through the 6-second video app Vine. Before the group DM feature ...

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:11 am

Twitter woos users with group chat and video features

Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said in an online post. The Twitter application for smartphones has also been modified to allow ...

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 9:52 pm

Twitter adds video, group messaging features

Twitter has started to roll out new features, while Snapchat gets into the business of news.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 9:21 pm

Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts were hacked

Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services. The 25-year-old "Shake It Off" singer, whose album "1989" has been atop the charts for the past three months, has built a following of young fans through social media and has the fourth-most popular Twitter account with 51.4 million ...

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 8:59 pm

Twitter's New Video and Group Messaging Features a Dud on Wall Street

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (The Street) -- Twitter's  stock turnaround isn't starting today, despite a bevy of product announcements. Twitter Tuesday  launched, as promised, a video feature that lets users upload and edit 30-second clips from their smartphones. The company also expanded the purpose of its private, direct message (DM) offering with the ability to participate in photo and emoji-friendly ...

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 6:44 pm

Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools

Twitter is more than it was yesterday. And that’s true in more ways than one. Today, the popular social networking service began offering two new tools: one for taking, editing, and sharing videos on your mobile phone (see left), and another for trading private messages among groups of people (see below, left). According to Twitter […] The post Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 2:07 pm

Twitter Jokes and the Philosophical Origins of Humor

In its nearly nine years of existence, Twitter has grown to encompass an array of communities and subgenres. As people continue to develop a sort of collective literacy of the tweet as a narrative form, Twitter’s uses and styles are evolving into an entirely new dialect. While the platform has created new subtextual categories for communicating, Twitter often showcases classic philosophical …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 12:00 pm