Twitter is a popular social media site and microblogging service. Twitter has evolved over the years from a service primarily used by technology enthusiasts and bloggers to a service used by globally by all consumers. It has become and important tool for breaking news and current events.
Here is the latest Twitter news from Writers Write:
Twitter Separates Direct Messages From People You Follow and People You Don't Follow (2017-05-31): Twitter has separated Direct Messages from people you follow and people you don't follow into different inboxes.
Donald Trump Tags Wrong Ivanka in Retweet of Random Twitter User (2017-01-17): Donald Trump retweeted a tweet last night that links to the wrong Ivanka. SNL has poked fun at him for his habit of retweeting random Twitter users.
Donald Trump to Use Personal Twitter Account as President (2017-01-16): Donald Trump will keep his Twitter account as President and will not switch to the Twitter account designated for POTUS
Trump Blocked Twitter CEO from Tech Meeting Over Crooked Hillary Emoji (2016-12-14): Donald Trump and his team reportedly blocked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey from its tech meeting in Trump Tower over a failed emoji deal.
Twitter to Give Users More Room for Text in a Tweet (2016-05-24): Twitter will allow users to enter more text into a tweet by excluding usernames in replies and media attachments.
Twitter Suspends Over 125,000 Accounts for Promoting Terrorist Acts (2016-02-05): Twitter has suspended a large number of Twitter accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts. These acts were primarily related to ISIS.
Hachette Tests Book Sales Using Twitter (2014-12-08): Hachette is launching a new way to buy books: through Twitter. Promoted titles can be purchased on the author's Twitter: each title comes with a bonus.
Billboard and Twitter Partner for Real-Time Music Charts (2014-05-27): Billboard and Twitter have partnered for the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. The first chart is the Trending 140.
Twitter Shares Fall 10% as Lock-up Period Ends (2014-05-06): Twitter shares are down 10% as lock-up period expires. The lock-up expiration frees about 470 million shares for trading.
Twitter Acquires Gnip, a Social Data Provider (2014-04-15): Twitter has acquired Gnip, a provider of social data.
Ellen's Oscar Celebrity Selfie Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet (2014-03-03): Ellen Degeners' Oscar celebrity selfie has become the most retweeted tweet of all time.
Penguin Random House, Twitter and AAP Launch Second Annual TwitterFiction Festival (2014-01-10): Alexander McCall Smith, Brad Meltzer are headlining the TwitterFiction Festival which features top authors and aspiring writers. The call for entries is open now.
Twitter Launches Two-Step Account Verification (2013-05-22): Twitter has launched two-step verification for Twitter accounts. The two-factor authentication sends a six-digit code to the user's mobile phone.
Warren Buffett Joins Twitter With Verified Account (2013-05-02):
Stocks Plunge Briefly Following Fake Tweet From Hacked AP Twitter Account (2013-04-23): Stocks plunged briefly and then recovered after a fake tweet from the AP Tiwtter account said there was an attack at the White House.
Twitter Announces Launch of Twttr, a Vowel Free Twitter (2013-04-01):
Twitter Launches Stock Symbol Cashtag Feature (2012-07-31):
NBC and Twitter Announce Partnership for London 2012 Olympic Games (2012-07-26):
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jennifer Egan Tweeting Short Story (2012-05-25):
Twitter Acquires Posterous (2012-03-12):
Too Much Twitter Unhealthy Warns Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone (2012-02-24):
Tim Tebow and Bronco's Overtime Win Sets Tweets Per Second Sports Record (2012-01-09):
Sean Parker Joins Twitter (2011-10-03):
Twitter to Launch Twitter Analytics (2011-09-14):
Phising Scam Says Twitter to Charge in October (2011-08-19):
Report: Twitter Now Valued at $7 Billion (2011-07-05):
Twitter Reaches 155 Million Tweets Per Day (2011-04-06):
Twitter Tweaks Who to Follow People Search, But Serves Up Limited Results (2011-04-05):
Twitter Turns Five Years Old (2011-03-21):
Twitter OnMouseOver Error Causes Popups (2010-09-21):