Far-right journalist has full-on meltdown after losing Twitter verification

November 18, 2017

Late Wednesday night, Twitter took a stunning, long-demanded pace: removing verification for useds who proposed for white-hot supremacy and identified as Nazis. Alongside the move, Twitter secreted new guidelines for its verification policy. 1/ UPDATE on our proof planned and specific actions we’re taking. — Twitter Support (@ TwitterSupport) November 15, 2017 2/ Verification have so far been perceived as an endorsement. We held authenticated accounts visual importance on the…


#AintNoCinderella: Indian women mock politician who blamed stalking victim

August 9, 2017

Women share photos of themselves staying out after midnight after party official said woman chased in her car late at night had brought it on herself Indian women have been posting images of themselves out after midnight with defiant messages after a male politician suggested a woman who was chased in her car by two men shouldnt have been gone out so late in the night. Varnika Kundu claimed she…


What do when you’re being harassed on Twitter

August 7, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable If Twitter has one major headache that never seems to go away, it’s trolls. But things might now be starting to look up. The company, once content to do almost nothing to address harassment on its platform, has taken a new approach in recent months with a string of updates meant to crack down on abuse and hate. SEE ALSO: Twitter is testing a subscription service but…


Your Tweets can help predict crime

August 5, 2017

University of Virginia Assistant Professor Matthew Gerber has discovered a correlation between Tweets and offense. No, folks arent Tweeting that theyre going to knock over a liquor store. Instead, by looking at the GPS coordinates attributed to Tweets as well as estimating a hot delineate of favourite locatings, police can be expected where crime is most likely to happen. My initial hypothesis was that there would be no correlation between…


How a $99 ‘subscription’ will destroy Twitter as we know it

July 30, 2017

Image: Bloomberg via Getty Images You know that guy on Twitter. He (or she) is always firing off what they’re up to (no matter how mundane), commenting on every trending hashtag, and often tossing out flashes of #dailyinsight. This is the Twitter Influencer, and it’s a species as old as Twitter itself. Even if you don’t value what this kind of person has to say, chances are you follow a…


All the best things on the internet are terrible at making money

July 30, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Andrey_Popov At some point, the internet became a get-rich-quick scheme. There’s a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars to build something. If that something generates billions of dollars, it is a success. If it does not, it is a failure. Such “failures” include: Twitter, Soundcloud, Vine, Reddit. At varying times, each of these companies had the hallmarks of “success”millions of…


Twitter is (finally) testing a subscription service, but it’s probably too expensive for you

July 29, 2017

Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Get ready for a whole new obnoxious class of Twitter users. Twitter is testing a subscription program that will promote accounts and tweets for $99 per month. The program appears to differ from regular ads in that it is an all-in-one offer in which Twitter will boost tweets and accounts, as well as provide a “report card” that tracks how selected accounts are performing. “Instead of…


Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

June 27, 2017

Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to gunmen. The newGlobal Internet Forum to Counter Terrorismadds arrangement to prevailing endeavours by the companies to target and be obtained from major network pulpits recruiting textiles for horror groups. Together, the four tech chairwomen say they will collaborate on engineering solutions to the problem, sharing content grouping proficiencies and effective…


This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds…


Ex-Twitter CEO says meeting Trump is like ‘waterboarding yourself’

June 12, 2017

Don't expect Dick Costolo at Trump's next meeting with Silicon Valley leaders.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Let’s just say former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo had a really unpleasant visit with President Donald Trump. Costolo dramatically likened Trump’s meetings with Silicon Valley leaders to alcohol poisoning and extreme water torture. “If you don’t get invited to this meeting and want to know what it was like, just drink a bottle of gin…