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Twitter testing video ads on mobile

Twitter testing video ads on mobile

Twitter has launched a beta for promoted tweets containing video content. That means more prominent advertising in your Twitter experience, which should go hand-in-hand with the irrelevant follower notifications, unhelpful follow suggestions, and plain old text sponsored tweets. Of course, for...
Watch Twitter light up during this week's Apple event

Watch Twitter light up during this week's Apple event

Someone has created a unique way to look at Tuesday's Apple event using Twitter. People following the would often use the #AppleLive hashtag to post reactions to the event. Now there's a handy map to show us exactly how excited Twitter was at specific times during the event, created using CartoDB...
Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

No longer the fun-loving "Toys 'R' Us" kid, Twitter is all grown up now and it wants to make money. The social network released a statement on Wednesday outlining its strategy on the Internet, stating that it wants to bring in revenue, and lots of it, though it did not give any specifics on that...

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Twitter rolls out analytics to its iOS app

Twitter rolls out analytics to its iOS app

If you're a budding social maven, Twitter has some good news for you today. Twitter's Ian Chan just announced via, well, a Tweet, that the micro-blogging service is rolling out its analytics features to its official iOS app so you can now monitor your tweets' reach on the go. Happy holidays!...
Deep, deep dive into Twitter apps for iPhone and iPad

Deep, deep dive into Twitter apps for iPhone and iPad

If you've ever found yourself longing for a dissertation on the relative merits of Twitter for iPhone and iPad, Twitterrific for iPhone and iPad, and Tweetbot for iPhone — including loading timeline gaps and tweet marker sync, web views, cards and previewing tweets, extensions, gestures, profiles...
Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter is adding new anti-harassment tools to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter will soon be offering offering all users of its social network some new features and tools that will enable them to report abusive activity faster, along with a new page that shows which Twitter accounts a user has blocked. Twitter stated: We're improving the reporting process to...
Twitter's app graph will track what you have installed on your iPhone

Twitter app graph raises privacy concerns as it tracks installed third-party apps

In an effort to build a more personalized experience, Twitter has announced it will be collecting a list of user-installed applications on iOS and Android smartphone as part of its app graph program. Though Twitter says it will not be collecting data inside those apps, users who do not wish to...
Twitter reportedly closes off new search API from third-party apps

Twitter's new search API closed to third-party apps

Remember that fancy new feature that allows you to search every tweet ever posted that Twitter announced last week? Well if you're one of the many users of third-party Twitter apps, prepare to be disappointed: Twitter's new search API won't be open to third-party clients, much to the frustration...
Twitter adds ability to share tweets privately via direct messages

Twitter adds ability to share tweets privately via direct messages

Twitter is on a never ending quest to improve its messaging features, and today provides even more evidence of that. The micro-blogging service announced today via its blog that users will now be able to share tweets privately through direct messages. If you want to start sharing your favorite...
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You can now search through each and every tweet posted to Twitter since 2006

Have you ever felt like searching through tweets you published years ago? Now you can using Twitter's search engine. Searches on the social network were previously limited to just a week before tweets were removed from the index (but still viewable by other means – direct links, profile timelines...
Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

No longer the fun-loving "Toys 'R' Us" kid, Twitter is all grown up now and it wants to make money. The social network released a statement on Wednesday outlining its strategy on the Internet, stating that it wants to bring in revenue, and lots of it, though it did not give any specifics on that...
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Twitpic iOS app shut down but Twitter will keep domain and pictures online

The journey of the Twitpic online photo service has apparently reached an end. After a trademark dispute with Twitter, the service said it was shutting down in September, but later it claimed it had found a company willing to buy them and keep Twitpic going. Then that deal apparently evaporated....
Jawbone turns Twitter into a social DJ with Drop

Jawbone turns Twitter into a social DJ with Drop

Announced at Twitter's Flight developer conference, Jawbone's new Drop app turns Twitter into your social DJ. The app allows party guests to add songs to a playlist through Twitter so you can have a playlist that encompasses all your friends' favorite songs and musical tastes. For the app and...

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