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Alexa can now read you tweets from your Twitter timeline

Twitter has launched its very own app for Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon's virtual assistant can perform a bunch of cool Twitter-related tasks, such as reading tweets from your timeline, and trending topics.
Social Media

Study finds people don’t read the majority of news they share on Twitter

The majority of Twitter users don't bother to read the links they share on the service, claims a new study that charts the spread of viral news on the platform. The research looked at 2.8 million shares on Twitter that totalled 75 billion…
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Update: Twitter will no longer count links, photos toward 140-character limit

After months of speculation and denials, Twitter has officially announced that links and photos will no longer count toward its 140-character limit on tweets. This welcomed change should prove useful for users who share photos alongside…
Social Media

Sarah Palin vows to sue Azealia Banks over Twitter comments despite apology

Sarah Palin has announced that she will take legal action against Azealia Banks over a series of profanity-laden tweets posted by the rapper. Banks has responded by issuing an unorthodox apology via her Tumblr.
Social Media

Twitter improves Apple’s digital assistant with #ThingsIWantSiriToSay

Twitter users have transformed Apple's Siri into the perfect digital assistant that offers motivational advice and stops your from drunk texting. The #ThingsIWantSiriToSay hashtag is currently trending with over 20,000 tweets and its own…
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Judge finds Chipotle’s social media policy violates labor laws

A judge has ruled in favor of a former Chipotle worker who was fired for his criticism of the fast food chain on Twitter. The ruling holds that the company's social media policy violated federal labor laws.
Social Media

Abodo lists the most and least tolerant U.S. states according to tweets

Abodo, a site that helps renters find their apartments, has looked into tolerance in America as told by tweets from various states, and some of the results aren't pretty.
Social Media

Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win was the most-tweeted Academy Awards moment ever

Leonardo DiCaprio's Best Actor win at the Oscars was the most tweeted-about Academy Awards moment ever on Twitter, generating 440,000 tweets per minute. The record was previously held by Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie from 2014.
Emerging Tech

Finally, a machine that turns tweets into cocktails

Whether or not you've wondered what tweets might taste like, a machine now exists that answers that question. Called Data Cocktail, the contraption works with recent tweets and six ingredients to knock out a drink in under a minute. What's…
Social Media

Twitter’s new timeline has arrived, here’s how you can activate it

Twitter has officially launched its new home timeline, which displays tweets based on an algorithm to show you relevant content you may have missed. Here's how you can activate the new feature.
Social Media

Twitter is considering a 10,000-character limit

Twitter is working on a new feature that may allow as many as 10,000 characters rather than the current 140-character limit. The feature may be available by the end of the first quarter.
Social Media

Adele admits her team banned her from Twitter for drunk tweeting

If you're a global superstar with millions of Twitter followers, one dodgy tweet after a boozy night out could result in a bigger-than-usual headache the next morning. Fearing just that, Adele has admitted her management team checks all her…
Social Media

Teen gets fired on Twitter after cursing about her new job

Yet another example of publishing far too much on social media channels, a Texas girl was fired recently after using Twitter to publicly post a negative opinion about a job that she hadn't even started yet.
Social Media

Twitter users can soon post 30-second videos, send group messages

Ideal for anyone that splits their time between mobile video applications like Vine or Instagram and Twitter, the social network is adding the ability to post 30-second video clips directly to the main feed.
Social Media

Soccer World Cup Final generates 32.1m tweets, breaks TPM record

If you haven't already heard, Germany beat Argentina in the soccer World Cup Final on Sunday, becoming the first European nation to win the contest anywhere in the Americas. A Twitter record was broken, too.
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Twitter plans to launch tweet-editing after posting, sources inside company say

Twitter is testing an editing tool that would allow users to correct grammar, spelling, and word choice errors after a tweet, sources say. The company is still experimenting with how much freedom they'd allow for corrections; there may be a…
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These are some of the most-faved tweets of all time

Using FavStar, I tried to find the most-faved tweets on Twitter. The results were weird ... and also might start to make you question Twitter's insane valuation.
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New research is revealing what tweets get deleted – and why

If you have a Twitter account, chances are you've deleted a tweet. Researchers are trying to predict which tweets are most likely to get axed.