Category Archives: Twitter

Julian Assange’s Twitter account goes offline, returns

 It’s a Christmas miracle of sorts. Julian Assange’s Twitter account disappeared from the site, returned, and now there’s a bouncing baby Corgi up top. The account appears to have gone offline around 7:00/8:00PM ET on Christmas Eve, a silent night for the Wikileaks founder. Attempts to access the page overnight were met with a “Sorry, that page doesn’t… Read More

What Cardi B’s mega success tells us about the power of social media in 2017

The way we receive content has obviously changed over the last few years, and Cardi B has benefited from it.

Previously, we'd watch TV and read magazines and newspapers to find out what is going on in the world. Today, we have the world in the palm of our hands. That's the consumer's end of the spectrum, but for the producer, it's a different story.

Car B is someone whose career has sky rocketed this year thanks to all of that social media consumption. Whether you're a fan or not, you've either heard of her name, seen her face, or have heard her hit song "Bodak Yellow." Read more...

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Grammarly finds all those annoying grammatical errors so you don’t have to

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Whether you're sending out a work email or writing a blog post, grammar errors can make you seem unprofessional or, worse, incompetent. Even if you write for a living, like we do, the truth is that mistakes happen. 

Sure, you know the difference between "your" and "you're" as well as "their," "there," and "they're"... right?

Grammarly Premium is a virtual personal editor that can help clean up your emails, reports, and just about anything else you compose on a computer. Once you download Grammarly, it'll work across services like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and practically anywhere else you'd write on the web, without opening up an additional program. The Premium version of the app detects everything from punctuation mistakes and contextual errors, to weak vocabulary and potential plagiarism.  Read more...

More about Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Social Media, and Typos

Twitter will tell users if content was blocked to comply with local laws or legal demands

 Twitter will now display messages to inform users if blocked tweets were withheld to comply with local laws or court orders, which it calls Country Withheld Content (CWC). The public already has information about CWC through notices sent directly to affected accounts, Lumen, a database of legal requests for the removal of online content, and Twitter’s own biannual transparency reports.… Read More

Twitter adds support for app-based two-factor authentication

 Twitter is rolling out an update to its platform security that will allow users to employ third-part authentication apps to receive a two-factor login authentication for their Twitter account. Twitter has offered two-factor for a long while now, but it’s used the less secure SMS-based verification method excessively until now. The third-party app support means you can use tools like… Read More

Snap and Twitter now have roughly the same market cap

 While we won’t call this a huge watershed moment per se, something nominally interesting in the world of Weird Social Media Things happened this morning: Snap and Twitter are now worth the same based on their market caps. With some small moves on both companies’ shares, both companies are now hovering around $18.7 billion in market cap. There are some extra mechanics that go into… Read More