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Twitter just changed almost every part of its iOS app

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...

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In honor of Trump’s birthday, we dug up his completely real MySpace profile

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...

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Twitter chatbots can now include buttons that push you to tweet, follow, click & more

 Twitter today is rolling out a new feature that will allow businesses to prompt their followers to take an action beyond a simple fav or retweet. The company is introducing the ability for businesses to add buttons inside their direct message conversations designed to encourage customers to do things like tweet about the company’s Twitter bot, visit their website, follow the… Read More

Trump’s tweets have already come back to haunt him in court

Never Tweet: The 2017 American dystopia edition.

President Donald Trump's inability to keep his Twitter fingers in his pockets just helped derail his attempt to enact a ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.

The Ninth Circuit ruled against the implementation of the ban on Monday, citing a Trump tweet from last Monday, June 5. 

! 9th Circuit cites Trump's travel ban tweet, & Spicer's answer that Trump's tweets are official statements, in its ruling against the ban pic.twitter.com/qP9EZ2YmzD

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 12, 2017 Read more...

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The ‘Covfefe Act’ is now a thing that exists, because of course it does

Today in "things we really wish didn't need to happen," Democratic Representative Mike Quigley has introduced the Covfefe Act. 

No, we're not kidding.

The Illinois congressman shared a statement on his website on Monday morning explaining that the Presidential Records Act has been expanded to include any social media posts shared by the President of the United States, not just posts shared from the official @POTUS accounts.

According to Quigley, the "COVFEFE" Act stands for "Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement." (Niiiiiiiiiiiiice. Very well done, guys. Super clever.) Read more...

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