Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter Brings Account Sharing Feature to Android, iOS Apps

HIGHLIGHTS TweetDeck offers a more convenient Twitter experience TweetDeck app was bought by Twitter for $40 million back in 2011 Twitter now has 328 million monthly active users (MAUs) Twitter is now allowing users to share access to their multiple accounts via iOS and Android applications without needing to share that accounts password. The company retweeted a tweet from its ... Read More »

MIT Researchers Make AI System That Detects Sarcasm on Twitter Better Than Humans

HIGHLIGHTS New AI system can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans May help computers spot and remove online hate speech, abusive comments Originally aimed to develop a system capable of detecting racist posts MIT scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans, an advance that may help computers automatically spot and remove ... Read More »

Twitter Kills 90,000 Accounts Associated With SIREN Botnet Campaign

After a US-based digital security company alerted Twitter about a massive botnet campaign promising online sex to its users, the micro-blogging website has removed nearly 90,000 such fake accounts. Dubbed as ‘SIREN’, the fake botnet campaign was discovered by ZeroFOX, a Baltimore-based security firm specialising in social-media threat detection. “To our knowledge, the botnet is one of the largest malicious campaigns ever ... Read More »

Twitter Hires Castleberry Singleton as New VP of Inclusion and Diversity

In line with its goal of having six percent or more under-represented minorities in leadership roles, Twitter has hired Castleberry Singleton to lead its diversity efforts. “Excited to announce I’m joining @Twitter as the new VP of Inclusion and Diversity. Can’t wait to help build on the company’s great progress!” Singleton said in a tweet on Wednesday. She previously founded ... Read More »

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube Form Global Working Group to Combat Terror Content

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube announced anti-terror partnership It’s called the ‘Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism’ All platforms will mutually share each other’s resources to fight terror Social media giants Facebook, Google’s YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to ... Read More »

Twitter Users Experiencing Issues in Several Parts of the World

HIGHLIGHTS Issues are being faced in several parts of the world The service is not let users post tweets Issues are affecting websites and apps alike Twitter appears to be down. Several users, including Gadgets 360 staff, are facing issues posting tweets on the social network. The issue is affecting the Web interface, mobile website, TweetDeck, as well as the ... Read More »

Vine Users’ Phone Numbers, Email Addresses Were Briefly Exposed, Twitter Reveals

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter made its Vine Archive live earlier this year Twitter turned Vine into a pared-down camera app earlier this year Twitter has already informed affected users about the bug If you might remember, Twitter converted Vine into a dedicated camera app earlier this year. Shortly after, the company made Vine Archive live to help users see all Vines available ... Read More »

Twitter Co-Founder: I’m Sorry if We Made Trump’s Presidency Possible

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter’s Evan Williams told NYT that he wants to repair Internet damage It includes cyberbullies, fake news, live-streamed violence, etc. He also apologised for the victory of Donald Trump as US President If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it’s the president. “Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he told the Financial Times last month. ... Read More »

Is social media making you unsociable? Research reveals Facebook and Twitter stops you seeing friends

Social media should be one of the best ways of being, well, sociable. But new research has revealed it could be having the opposite effect and leaving people more and more isolated. And the more social media sites people are signed up to, the less likely they are to see their friends in real life. LooseEnds, an app designed to ... Read More »

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon

In the battle between a massive prehistoric beast and a fluttering bird, we all know what’s destined to come out on top. But in the case of Mastodon, a social network with the potential to take on Twitter, the former just so happens to be the underdog. And yet, it’s an underdog with serious spunk. Started by 24-year-old Eugen Rochko, ... Read More »