Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Twitter | Tags: Twitter | Comments Off on Twitter Character Count to be Lifted to 10,000
Being limited to 140 characters on Twitter means brevity, creativity and speed are the aims of the game. However, the company is experimenting with expanding its character limit to more than 70 times that number — to 10,000.
It is part of efforts to grow its user base, according to technology news website Re/code. Twitter is reportedly aiming to launch the feature towards the end of March, though no date has been set.
Tweets with the expanded limit will continue to only show 140 characters, and will provide an option for users to expand the Tweet to see more, the report said. Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey appeared to confirm the report in a tweet.However, the character expansion does not appear to be what Twitter users want, with many tweeting criticism of the news :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: BLOGGING!, Social Media, UPDATED! | Tags: Business News, IPO, social network site, Twitter, Twitter Share Price | Comments Off on Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it’s Peaking
Twitter has suffered a massive loss in its first published financial results since the social networks highly anticipated US stock market debut last year, and though the company might not have been surprised, punters took a different view, with shares dropping almost 25 percent in value.
Twitter told shareholders it lost $US511 million/$AU573 million in the last three months of last year, that’s despite a doubling of revenue from 12 months ago to a better-than-expected $US243 million/$AU273 Million.
Financials aren’t the only woes the micro-blog are suffering, Twitter seems to be testing a new heavier design and it’s users haven’t been receptive of the changes. The new layout is reported to include a look described by many as a cross between Facebook and Google plus. Format changes in the past – including their most recent small change – have upset a bunch of users :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Social Media | Tags: Australian Emergency Tweet, Emergency Tweet, SMS. Emergency SMS, Twitter, Twitter Australia | Comments Off on Twitter Launches Australian Real-time Emergency Alert System
Twitter has launched a feature allowing emergency services to provide real-time warnings to mobile phones during bushfires and other natural disasters.
Organisations will be able to hashtag tweets carrying critical information as #alerts which will feature an orange bell for added visibility.
Twitter Alerts launched in the US, Japan and Korea in September, followed by the UK and Ireland in November, and have already been used in a number of emergency situations.
On launching the Aussie alerts the social media behemoth said “…all the organisations participating already use Twitter as a tool to communicate important information to their followers.”
The added functionality of Twitter Alerts will help emergency services reach their followers with fast, accurate information during emergencies, natural disasters or when other communications services aren’t accessible :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 28th, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: CRIME!, Social Media, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Bomb Twitter, Crime News, Paul Chambers, True Crime, Twitter, Twitter Bomb, Twitter Bomber | Comments Off on TWITTER BOMB
A UK man who joked on Twitter that he would BLOW UP an airport after it closed because of snow has had his conviction for sending a “menacing” message overturned in a landmark ruling for users of social media websites.
Paul Chambers, 28, had sent the message in what he called a moment of frustration at not being able to catch a flight from Doncaster Robin Hood airport. Mr Chambers had later been arrested and sentenced but the High Court on Friday upheld his appeal against conviction. Speaking outside the court afterwards, Mr Chambers’ barrister John Cooper, who had argued it was wrong to associate the tweet with terrorism, said it was a milestone ruling.
In Friday’s High Court ruling, three judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, allowed Mr Chambers’ appeal against a Crown Court judge’s decision upholding the 2010 conviction. They said: “If the person or persons who receive or read it, (the message) or may reasonably be expected to receive, or read it, would brush it aside as a silly joke, or a joke in bad taste, or empty bombastic or ridiculous banter, then it would be a contradiction in terms to describe it as a message of a menacing character.” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 12th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News From the web, REBLOG, Tech-Business News | Tags: REBLOG, RestEngine, TechCrunch, Twitter | Comments Off on REBLOG! Twitter Acquires Email Marketeer RestEngine
TechCrunch has reported that Twitter has just finalized a deal to acquire RestEngine, a developer of personalized email marketing services, which could help Twitter deliver email digests of great tweets you’ve missed.
The acquisition fits well with Twitter’s recent talent acquisition of Summify, which creates these kinds of personal news digests. The boostrapped RestEngine had spent the last few years generating and distributing re-engagement emails for social game companies like Crowdstar.
The emails often enticed users to start playing again by telling them what their friends had been accomplishing in the game.
Three of four founders will be joining the flock, and the company’s technology will come along with them. Co-founder Joe Waltman won’t be moving to Twitter, though, as he tells me his entrepreneurial spirit is too strong and he’ll be working on new projects after a vacation. Waltman tells me RestEngine will shut down, and has already begun helping clients migrate to other email providers :: Read the full Techcrunch article »»»»
Posted: January 28th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Arab Spring, Censor, Censoring, Censorship, China, Twiiter | Comments Off on Twitter Starts Censoring Content
Übermicroblog, Twitter has announced that it will begin restricting tweets in certain countries, marking a dramatic policy shift for the site.
The site said even with the possibility of such restrictions, Twitter would not be able to coexist with some countries.
“As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression,” Twitter wrote in a blog post. “Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there,” it said.
Twitter gave as examples of restrictions it might cooperate with “certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content”.
A Twitter spokesperson declined to elaborate on the blog. “Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country while keeping it available in the rest of the world,” the Twitter blog said.
Twitter’s decision to begin censoring content represents a significant departure from its policy of just one year ago, when anti-government protesters in Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries coordinated mass demonstrations through the microblog and, in turn, thrust Twitter’s disruptive potential into the global spotlight.
As the revolutions brewed last January, Twitter signalled it would take a hands-off approach to censoring content in a blog post entitled The Tweets Must Flow :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Breaking News, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Ahmed Halawani, CitiGroup, Dick Costolo, HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Kingdom Holding Company, News Corp, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Saudi Prince, Twitter | Comments Off on Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Invests $300m in Twitter
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi billionaire and investor in some of the world’s top companies, has bought a stake in social network Twitter for $US300 million, gaining another foothold in the global media industry. The nephew of Saudi Arabia’s king was estimated by Forbes magazine this year to have a fortune of more than $US19 billion. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal already owns a 7 per cent stake in News Corp and plans to start a cable news channel :: Read the full article »»»»