Twitter

Another one out: Twitter news chief quits in latest executive departure

Twitter's head of news announced Wednesday she's leaving the company after less than a year in the job. Vivian Schiller joins a growing list of executives who've departed Twitter in 2014.

Social Media

Twitter sues US government in bid to share more information on state surveillance

Twitter announced Tuesday it's suing the US government in an effort to obtain permission to publish details revealing the full extent of the surveillance of Twitter users by state agencies.

Social Media

Here’s what Google, Twitter, Instagram, and other sites would have looked like in the 1980s

These YouTube videos give you a glimpse of what today's popular websites and services like Google, Instagram, Skype, Spotify, and others would have looked like back in the 1980s. Tubular!

Computing

Twitter invests $10 million in MIT social media research lab

Twitter has invested $10m in the creation of a new social media lab at MIT, with researchers planning to analyze the various ways in which people use social media to engage with one another and share information.

Social Media

You can now add things to your Amazon Wish List with a single tweet

Amazon added new Twitter integration to encourage its customers to buy things with a tweet. Customers can now add items to their Wish Lists using the hashtag #AmazonWishList.

Mobile

NYPD picks up tips at ‘Twitter School’ following hapless outreach initiative

Following the NYPD's hapless attempt at connecting with the public using Twitter earlier in the year, officials at the department have been taking social media lessons in a bid to avoid making similar blunders in the future.

Social Media

Twitter now testing a ‘buy’ button that lets you purchase stuff in a few taps

Twitter is hoping its new 'buy' button, which it started testing this week on a limited scale, will be a hit with users and businesses alike. The button will appear in some tweets, allowing users to buy products in just a few taps.

Mobile

Twitter’s latest revamp aims to help new users

Do you fail to see the point of Twitter? The social network platform has made substantial changes to the way new users are welcomed to the service in an attempt to make it more accessible.

Social Media

Analytics for all: Twitter’s just opened its stats dashboard to all users

If you're keen or simply curious to learn how your tweets perform after they land on your followers' timelines, you'll be pleased to know the social media site has just opened up its analytics tool to one and all.

Social Media

Twitter officially adding tweets to your timeline from people you don’t follow

Twitter is taking more control of your timeline, making official its recent move to include tweets from people you don't follow, as well as favorited posts from people you do.

Social Media

Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter likes to try out new features on a limited number of users before rolling it out to everyone – or ditching it entirely. Its latest experiment involves retweeting users' favorited posts, bringing extra (possibly unwanted) content to Twitter timelines…

Social Media

Stop posting goals on Vine, says English Premier League

Heading to Twitter to get your soccer fix? The English Premier League kicks off this weekend but authorities are using crawler bots to stop users uploading goals to Twitter and Vine.

Mobile

Twitter working to change its policies following Zelda Williams’ harassment

Following Zelda Williams' harassment on Twitter following her father's death, Twitter announced that it will alter its policies to better address similar situations.

Mobile

Twitter brings verified users closer together with new features

Twitter's exclusive group of blue-badged tweeters can now receive alerts to let them know when another verified user has started following them, and also filter their followers to bring up verified ones only.

Mobile

Twitter starts testing promoted videos in ad expansion

Twitter said Tuesday it's started to test promoted videos on its service. The new style of ad, which appears in a user's timeline, will not autoplay but instead can be viewed by tapping the play button.

Mobile