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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…