Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter Appoints Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer

HIGHLIGHTS Parag Agrawal succeeds Adam Messinger who left in December 2016 He joined the microblogging site in 2011 as an Ads Engineer Agrawal earlier worked at Microsoft and AT&T prior to joining Twitter Twitter appointed Parag Agrawal as Chief Technology Officer on Thursday, according to an update on the social media company’s website. Parag Agrawal, who joined microblogging site… Read More »

Twitter ‘Free Speech’ Case Sees Judge Suggest Trump Should Mute, Not Block

HIGHLIGHTS Seven people had filed the lawsuit after Trump blocked them Trump’s tweets are seen by millions and draw thousands of comments It was not clear whether Trump himself would agree to the suggestion A New York judge sought to avoid a testy tech-age free-speech showdown between Donald Trump and people blocked from his Twitter account Thursday, proposing the president just mute… Read More »

Fake News on Twitter 70 Percent More Likely to Be Retweeted Than True News: Study

False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated “bot” accounts, researchers said on Thursday. A study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab examining about 126,000 stories shared by some 3 million people on Twitter from 2006 to 2017 found that false news… Read More »

Twitter Executive on Fake News: ‘We Are Not the Arbiters of Truth’

There are lots of things you can’t do on Twitter. You can’t threaten violence, post pornography or wear a swastika in your profile pic. But you can lie. Twitter made clear on Thursday that while it is happy to serve as a platform for fact-checkers, it does not want to get into the business of making its own judgments… Read More »

Twitter Now Supports 50-Character Display Names

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter users can now use display names with 50 characters Twitter recently doubled tweet character limit The changes now available for all Micro-blogging service Twitter has more than doubled the display name character count to 50. The new change comes merely days after all Twitter users received the 280-character tweet limit support. Previously, Twitter supported 20 character display… Read More »

Twitter Hires Castleberry Singleton as New VP of Inclusion and Diversity

In line with its goal of having six percent or more under-represented minorities in leadership roles, Twitter has hired Castleberry Singleton to lead its diversity efforts. “Excited to announce I’m joining @Twitter as the new VP of Inclusion and Diversity. Can’t wait to help build on the company’s great progress!” Singleton said in a tweet on Wednesday. She… Read More »

Twitter totally solves all of its problems with new profile photos

Twitter finally made it happen. With a simple redesign, the beloved social media giant has solved all of its problems. You heard it here first. Every. Single. One. Of. Them. SEE ALSO: Why all the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon The racism, sexism, harassment, bots, fake news, Donald Trump, and all of its other issues — they’re… Read More »

Twitter Starts Rolling Out New Look for Web, Apps, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite

Twitter has unveiled a new look, and much like some previous changes the company has made to its short-messaging service, it’s not going over so well with the Twitterati. “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. We listened closely and kept… Read More »

Twitter Unveils Blue Umbrella Emoji for This Monsoon Season

With the monsoon finally settling in, Twitter on Friday launched a special blue umbrella emoji for its Indian users. The emoji went live on June 16 and will be active till August 31. “We want to celebrate the resilience of the country during the famed Indian monsoon and what better way to do it than with Twitter emojis… Read More »