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Twitter to launch pop-up notifications for the Web

Potentially annoying if you have a huge number of Twitter followers that respond to your tweets, a new notifications system will inform users when a tweet is replied to, retweeted or marked as a favorite tweet.

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How to use Twitter

Want to know how to "tweet?" Here are some quick and easy steps to get you started on Twitter.

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Twitter starts rolling out Facebook-like user profile redesign

Likely to cause significant discussion among the Twitter community, the social network has started pushing out a site redesign that brings the site more in line with Facebook and Google+.

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15 new ad types heading to your Twitter feed

Twitter isn't serving up more ads, but definitely has its eye on more ad types — tweets with one-click app installs and instant subscription options are heading to your timeline, according to reports.

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The White House is upset with Samsung about this Obama selfie

Why President Barack Obama poses for selfies as often as a teenage girl, we may never know. However, what’s clear is he objects to corporate sponsorship for his up-close and off-kilter snapshots.

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Turks can tweet again, thanks to court ruling lifting Twitter ban

The Turkish government has blocked Twitter after damaging allegations of corruption among close associates of the prime minister continued to appear on the social media site.

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Twitter to take a second shot at music service, report claims

Despite things failing to work out for Twitter with its #Music app, the company appears determined to make a go of it in the music space, with a report Wednesday suggesting the company will launch a new strategy in the coming days.

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Twitter now lets you add up to four images to tweets, introduces tagging

Twitter's latest update offers more options for users who like to include photos in their messages – you can now add up to four to a single tweet. The ability to tag individuals in photos has also been introduced.

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Twitter experiments with view counts, ditches #Music

You might soon know for sure just how many people read your tweets — Twitter is testing a new 'view count' feature, and has also announced it's stopping the development of Twitter #Music.

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Want to find your first tweet? New Twitter tool makes it easy

If you, like me, have published an ungodly number of tweets over the years, scrolling back to find out what your very first ever tweet was is about as tedious as building a sandcastle one grain at a time. But now, thanks to a new Twitter tool, you can zip back…

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Twitter testing ‘Fave People’ timeline, lets you keep your favorite users in one place

Twitter is testing a 'Fave People' feature that allows you to gather together your favorite Twitter users in a special timeline that'd sit alongside Discover and Activity, offering quick access in no more than a couple of swipes.

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to ‘learn more about Chinese culture’ on first visit to nation

Twitter's CEO is visiting China this week reportedly to "learn more about Chinese culture and the country's thriving technology sector," though his trip is bound to spark speculation that the micro-blogging service is looking to re-enter the market.

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China’s answer to Twitter planning a U.S. IPO of its own

Sina Weibo is one of several Chinese sites planning a U.S. IPO after successful launches for Facebook and Twitter in the last couple of years. The company is hoping to raise $500m in investment.

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Man arrested after threatening to shoot someone for 100 retweets

Definitely a stupid way to land yourself in jail, a Los Angeles man thought it would be an absolutely brilliant idea to ask for retweets from his Twitter followers by promising violence as the payoff.

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Twitter tests click-to-call button in sponsored ads

In an effort to make its service increasingly attractive to advertisers, Twitter is testing a click-to-call button in sponsored tweets enabling users to quickly and easily respond to ads offering, for example, special deals at places like restaurants.

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