One hundred and sixty-two thousand retweets. Two hundred and eighty-nine thousand likes. Donald Trump's tweets routinely garner engagement on such a scale that it's hard to really understand what any of those numbers actually mean.
That just changed.
A new Twitter feature, announced in a June 15 blog post, displays retweets and likes in real time as they come in — and oh boy is it both simultaneously totally captivating and super depressing.
Here's the deal: When clicking on a tweet in the past, users were shown the number of retweets, comments, and likes the tweet had at that specific time. Wanted to check if the count grew? If you were on a smartphone, you'd have had to navigate out of the tweet and tap back in. Basically, you had to refresh the tweet to see any growth. Read more...More about Twitter, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Social Media, and Tweets
Twitter finally made it happen. With a simple redesign, the beloved social media giant has solved all of its problems. You heard it here firstEvery. Single. One. Of. Them.
The racism, sexism, harassment, bots, fake news, Donald Trump, and all of its other issues — they're all taken care of now.
How, you might ask? With groundbreaking changes to the platform, that's how. The company explained its newly refreshed product in a shiny new blog post. In short, Twitter promises going forward things will be different.
"Today, with lots of feedback and ideas from you, we’re refreshing our product too and making it feel lighter, faster, and easier to use," Twitter said in a statement. "We listened closely and kept what you love. And for the things you didn’t, we took a new approach to fix and make better." Read more...More about Twitter, Social Media, Twitter Abuse, Twitter Trolls, and Tech
Twitter just got a major facelift.
The company just unveiled a series of changes, including a major overhaul of its iOS app, as well as changes to the look and feel of some of its most important features, like the reply button.
Among the most immediately noticeable changes: users' profile photos now appear as round icons instead of squares, and the reply button has changed from an arrow to a chat bubble. (Twitter's VP of User Research and Design Grace Kim says this was to make things less confusing for new users who often confused the reply button with a "back" or "delete" function.) Read more...More about Tech, Twitter, Social Media, Apps And Software, and Tech
To acknowledge Donald Trump's 71st birthday, we decided the ultimate present would be to dig up his rarely seen and completely real* — honest — MySpace profile for everyone to enjoy.
Sure, America knows 2017 Trump as somewhat of a Twitter snob — only communicating with his followers through 140-character-long snippets and midnight rants — but his apparent lack of a MySpace leaves a glaring hole in his efforts to dominate social media.
We've recently uncovered the now 71-year-old president's (very real, not fake, authentic) MySpace profile, which he appears to update regularly in an effort to Make MySpace Great Again. And boy, is it something. Read more...More about Twitter, Conversations, Politics, Humor, and Myspace