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Rhapsody will now let you share full songs on Twitter

Rhapsody will now let you share full songs on Twitter

Rhapsody has announced a partnership with Twitter to allow users to share full songs from the music service using Twitter Cards. The full Rhapsody catalog, some 34 million songs, is available for sharing. Users will be able to listen to a song from Rhapsody without leaving the Twitter app....
How to update Twitter with Siri for iPhone and iPad

How to update Twitter with Siri for iPhone and iPad

How to let Siri tweet for you, no hands required! If you use Twitter on a regular basis, you've probably got your favorite Twitter apps but what about when you don't have the time or the hands? Next time you think of something particularly interesting or witty you'd like to share quickly, let...
How to set up two-factor authentication for Twitter

How to set up two-factor authentication for Twitter

Twitter can be a powerful mouthpiece for yourself, your brand, or your business — and an even more powerful weapon if your login credentials fall into the wrong hands. You can protect your account by enabling Twitter's two-factor authentication options; here's how. To prevent your Twitter...
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Barclays Pingit will allow you to send money using your Twitter handle

Barclays has announced that Pingit users in the UK will be able to use their smartphones to send money using Twitter handles, which would remove the requirement for mobile numbers and bank account details to be exchanged. The new feature will go live on March 10. All that will be required is...
Reliance Twitter cricket deal

Indian carrier Reliance to provide free Twitter access throughout the Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is currently underway in Australia and New Zealand, and Indian carrier Reliance has announced today that it is partnering with Twitter to provide free access to the microblogging service to its customers for the duration of the event. If you're a Reliance subscriber, you can...
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Twitter CEO takes stance against abuse, vows to eliminate trolls from the platform

In an internal memo sent out to employees, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo acknowledged the platform's ongoing problems with harassment and abuse as well as its inability to combat trolls. Costolo admitted that this behavior was a key factor in driving away core users from the platform, and that he...
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Twitter is rolling out an update to introduce group messaging and video support

Twitter has today announced two new features coming to the micro-blogging service. Group messaging and video upload support will be rolling out in an update for official apps on both iOS and Android. There are times when you require a personal platform to converse with a group of select...
Facebook and Instagram currently offline [Update: Restored]

Facebook and Instagram currently offline [Update: Restored]

Update: Both Facebook and Instagram are back online. Facebook and Instagram, the popular social network and it's photo-centric sub-division, are currently offline. If you've been trying to check your feeds and you've been getting errors, don't worry — it's them, not you. Both Facebook and...
How to control what iOS apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

How to control which iPhone and iPad apps can access your Twitter and Facebook accounts

We use Facebook and Twitter for more than just talking with our virtual social communities these days. We use them to login to other sites, to comment, to register — to host our digital identity. That's why it's a good idea to check and control which iPhone and iPad apps have access to your...
Twitter launches tweet translations for mobile apps and web

Twitter launches tweet translations for mobile apps and web

Twitter has announced today that it has enabled tweet translation, powered by Bing, on both its official iOS app, as well as on the web. The feature was previously available on TweetDeck, and has been tested off and on for a while now. Twitter made the announcement, fittingly, via a Tweet...
Twitter announces 'while you were away' recap feature

Twitter announces 'while you were away' recap feature

Twitter has announced a new recap feature coming to its iOS app today. If you're a casual user of Twitter, you should start seeing recaps of tweets that Twitter thinks you'll find interesting. The groupings will also be marked with the helpful "while you were away." Twitter made the...
Twitter has a new advertising channel: your following list

Twitter has a new advertising channel: your following list

No matter your school of thought on how you use Twitter, the list of people you follow now includes advertising. The first customer: MasterCard. On the web, and in the official Twitter apps for iPhone and Android, you'll find that you, and everybody else, have MasterCard as a promoted entry in...
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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