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…

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Organizing your marketing tech stack

June 12, 2017

More posts by this contributor: Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action Figuring out how to organize your marketing stack is almost like putting together a 1,000 piece blank jigsaw puzzle impossible. A Q1 17 survey by CMO Council and RedPoint Global revealed only 3% of respondents felt all of their automation, engagement and deployment tools were fully connected, with data, metrics and insights traveling freely between different technologies. This…

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Tim Cook has an idea of who’s sending Trump’s 3 AM tweets

June 11, 2017

It's *obviously* college kids.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATED (4:00 p.m. ET) to include a few more quotes from Cook President Donald Trump’s tweets are finding their way into everything nowadays … even Tim Cook’s commencement speech at MIT. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House The Apple CEO took a swipe at Trump’s infamous Twitter habits Friday, just a few hours after…

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We want to limit use of e2e encryption, confirms UK minister

June 6, 2017

The UK government has once again amped up its attacks on tech platforms use of end-to-end encryption, and called for International co-operation to regulate the Internet so that it cannot be used as a safe space for extremists to communicate and spread propaganda online. The comments by UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, and Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, come in the wake of another domestic terrorist attack, the third since March,…

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Social media giants making progress on illegal hate speech takedowns: EC

June 2, 2017

Its beena year since the four major social platform players agreed with Europes executive body to a voluntary Code of Conduct for removing illegal hate speech within 24 hours of a complaint being received. A lot has happened on this front since then, with a series of content moderation scandals hitting different platforms and serving to ramp up the regional pressure on the tech giants including YouTube suffering an advertiser…

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Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnailsbecause thats the problem?

May 31, 2017

Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. Its unclear what advantage going round would bring, as the styles adoption among app makers and designers tends to be more of a trend that ebbs and flows over time, rather than a format thats proven to have a significant advantage over the here on Quora where…

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When tweeters attack: why do readers send authors their bad reviews?

May 23, 2017

Social media have made it easy to let novelists know directly when their work has disappointed but why do so many people want to do so? If you cant say something nice, dont say anything at all. Its a simple enough rule that most of us learned as young children. So why is it that some readers seem incapable of holding back from telling an author that they didnt like…

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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to star in film based on tweet

May 23, 2017

Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral. The Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-nomimnated actor were pictured together at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014, which was…

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Twitter co-founder: ‘Yeah, I’m sorry’ if Twitter helped Trump get elected

May 21, 2017

Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Twitter co-founder Evan Williams wants you to know he’s super sorry for any role the social media platform played in the election of President Donald Trump. The sort-of apology was made in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. Williams’ remorse for possibly helping to create a political monster comes after Trump’s claims that Twitter was key in helping him clinch the election. I…

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Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

May 20, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable When you hear about Twitter these days, chances are it’s because of the latest dispatches from our bombastic, erratic Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump. The President’s use of the platform is unprecedented, and he might even be the driving force in its sudden growth spurt last quarter. But his tweets for all the @replies, news stories, and perhaps investigations they’ve inspired are really just the sideshow. There’s another…

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