Social Media

Twitter is now being used to track earthquakes

in a recent blog post, the social media giant has explained how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun relying on Twitter and tweets to track and detect earthquakes with surprising accuracy and efficiency.
Movies & TV

Former Twitter CEO to consult on HBO’s Silicon Valley

Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has been hired on to consult for the upcoming third season of HBO comedy Silicon Valley, which takes a satirical look at the real world of California's technology hub.
Social Media

Twitter debuts Moments, its editor-curated news stream

Twitter's newest feature offers a simpler way to view the constant flood of information hitting the service. It's hoped that the editor-curated news streams, called "Moments," will help ease newcomers into the service and also appeal to…
Social Media

Elon Musk’s belated advice for Twitter’s Dorsey on being a dual CEO: Don’t do it

The issue of whether to take on the running of two businesses will have been mulled over for months by new Twitter boss Jack Dorsey, though Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, clearly thinks it's not the best idea.
DT Daily

We take a treadmill desk out for a 6-month walk: DT Daily 1:35

Jack Dorsey is back as CEO of Twitter while also being CEO of Square, we try out a treadmill desk. Joke or actual exercise?

It’s official: Jack Dorsey is back in charge at Twitter

It's just part of the (tech) circle of life -- when it comes to leadership at major tech companies, what goes around comes around. At least, in the case of Twitter co-founder, former CEO, and now current CEO Jack Dorsey.
Social Media

Twitter looks set to name co-founder Jack Dorsey as permanent CEO

Twitter's going through something of a rough patch, a situation that led Dick Costolo to step down as CEO over the summer. Now the board looks set to name co-founder Jack Dorsey as the next boss as it searches for new ideas to help grow the…
Social Media

Twitter has a 136-page handbook to help you run for president

For those candidates still trying to find their social media voice, Twitter has a handy 136-page handbook filled with tips and tricks on how best to leverage their tweets to garner votes. And it's 136 pages of pure gold.
Social Media

Think 140 characters is too short? Twitter may finally agree with you

Twitter has plans to build a new product that will have none of this 140-character-limit business in a project it is creatively code-naming "140 Plus." No word yet on timing or what the product will ultimately look like.
Social Media

Edward Snowden has finally joined Twitter

Just a few days after Neil deGrasse Tyson asked him to join Twitter, Edward Snowden sent out his first tweet to the masses.
Social Media

Twitter tests out polls inside your tweets

Twitter used to be so simple — but it can't stand still if it wants to keep up with the likes of Facebook and Instagram. A small group of users have found they can now add polls to their tweets.
Social Media

Surpassing Twitter by a country mile, Instagram hits 400 million users

Instagram recently surpassed 400 million users, which is 80 million more than Twitter. Much of this growth has taken place in the last nine months alone, when 100 million newcomers joined the platform.