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Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft Join Hands Against Terrorist Posts

In a latest development, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google are teaming up on a new effort to prevent the spread of terrorist content on their networks. The companies are creating a shared database that will allow them to track the digital fingerprints of accounts that share terrorist images and videos across their respective networks to

Twitter Comes Up With Character Limits

The changes Twitter announced to its character limit earlier this year are now starting to roll out to users. The update means that photos, GIFs, polls, videos and quoted tweets will no longer count toward your 140-character limit. While the longstanding 140-character limit is not changing, media attachments and quoted tweets will no longer count

Now, Retweet Unlimited On Twitter

Finally. Twitter has launched its retweet with comment feature that would allow users to feature other tweets in their own posts without using up any of their 140 characters. How it works? It is used by clicking on the retweet button, and choosing the quote tweet option from the pop-up. In the next step, it

Turkey Lifts Ban On Social Networking Sites

In a fresh development, Twitter has agreed to Turkey’s request to remove photographs of a prosecutor held at gunpoint by far-left militants. This ended a ban on the social networking site. YouTube, which authorities also banned after an Istanbul court ordered social media to remove any content showing the kidnapped prosecutor, remained blocked as the

Twitter Receives Most Content Removal Demands From Turkey

In an interesting revelation, Turkey has filed over five times more content removal requests to Twitter than any other country in the second half of 2014, according to data published by the micro-blogging site has shown. The transparency rate of Twitter showed Turkey filed 477 content removal requests between July and December indicating an increase

Twitter To Recap Your Missed Tweets

Social networking site Twitter has launched a new service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. Christened as ‘while you away,’ the new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks to be the best tweets to the top of a user’s timeline the next time they open their Twitter

Now Twitter To Help You Quit Smoking

Your favourite social networking site can help you to do one of the most difficult tasks of the time: It can help you to quit smoking. A new study has found that participants in a smoking cessation programme who tweet each other regularly are more successful at kicking the habit. The research done by scientists

Twitter Confirms ‘Relationship’ With Google

Twitter chief Dick Costolo has confirmed that a relationship with Google has been rekindled, though he has refused to reveal further details. The agreement will make Twitter messages more visible on the Internet, according to media reports with tweets showing up in Google searches as soon as they are posted. Costolo said during a quarterly

Now Twitter To Predict Heart Diseases

Believe it or not! Your favourite microblogging site Twitter can accurately predict a community’s rate of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, researchers have found. Studies have identified many factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease: Most common are traditional ones, like low income or smoking and also psychological reasons

Twitter Modifies Home Page To Cajole New Users

In an attempt to lure fresh users, social media site, Twitter is experimenting with another new feature for people who don’t log in. Twitter has been boosted to take a new initiative after testing instant timeline and getting a good response for it. The company has redesigned their homepage for people who don’t have an

Now, An App To Track Your Tweets

A must read for twitter user: A new feature in Twitter’s iPhone app will help you to find how many people are reading your tweets, retweeting or clicking on a link you posted. Describing about the app, Ian Chan, a software engineering manager at Twitter said, that the user is just required to sign in