Social Media

Twitter’s new ‘First View’ video ads will be impossible to miss

Next time you open Twitter, there's a good chance you'll see a video ad at the top of your feed. It's part of a new strategy to increase ad dollars, with the premium placement allowing the company to charge brands a premium price.
Social Media

Musician Ciara sues ex-fiance for $15 million over allegedly libelous tweets

Ciara has slapped her ex-fiance, rapper Future, with a $15 million defamation suit. In addition to slanderous radio interviews, Ciara claims Future has made disparaging tweets about her.

Beyoncé boosted Red Lobster's sales and Twitter popularity with one lyric

A day after Beyoncé mentioned Red Lobster in her new song "Formation," Red Lobster announced sales had increased on February 7 by 33 percent compared to the same date last year. In addition, Red Lobster was trending on Twitter for the…
Social Media

Twitter just established its Trust & Safety Council to stop online abuse

"We are announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a new and foundational part of our strategy to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter," wrote Patricia Cartes, Head of Global Policy Outreach.

Tim Cook proves it’s the photographer, not the camera, that takes awesome pictures

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a celebratory picture from the Super Bowl on Twitter, but unfortunately, it wasn't the best effort. It resulted in much derision about not only his photographic skills, but also the iPhone's ability to take great…

Rapper Future debuts Apple’s Beats by Dre Super Bowl 50 commercial on Twitter 0:30

On February 6, a day before Super Bowl 50, rapper Future debuted Apple's Beats by Dre commercial for Super Bowl 50 on his personal Twitter account. Future narrates the commercial which features Super Bowl quarterback and NFL MVP…
Social Media

Twitter has closed 125,000 accounts suspected of promoting terrorism

Twitter revealed that, since 2015, it has shut down 125,000 accounts suspected of "threatening or promoting terrorist acts." Twitter details its efforts, which include working with law enforcement and counterterrorism groups.
Movies & TV

This infamous Twitter saga will become James Franco’s next film

Zola Tells All, a Rolling Stone article about two strippers' insane trip to Florida, originally told through tweets, is set to become a film. James Franco will direct the upcoming adaptation of the stripper saga.
Social Media

Twitter is testing a dedicated GIF button on its mobile app

Twitter users have spotted a dedicated GIF button on the platform's mobile app, which gives them access to trending and categorized GIFs. Selected users are already tweeting out GIFs using the new feature.
Social Media

Twitter is reportedly charging brands a million dollars for an official emoji

Twitter is charging its biggest advertisers up to a million dollars for custom emojis and other sponsored content to coincide with Super Bowl 50. The likes of Pepsi and Budweiser have already secured custom icons to be rolled out on…
Social Media

Now you can say #iVoted with the first election 2016 Twitter emoji

Twitter has unveiled its first election 2016 emoji to mark the start of the presidential race. The hashtag activated emoji, described as a "digital version" of the 'I Voted' sticker, is available right now.
Social Media

Could Apple’s former top PR executive turn things around at Twitter?

It's reported that Twitter is close to hiring Natalie Kerris, a top Apple PR veteran. Kerris spent 14 years at Apple, working on some of the company's major products. If she accepts the job, she could help turn the social network around.