Category Archives: Twitter Tools

Twitter’s bookmark counter is a new way to convince yourself tweeting is worth your time

Twitter will now alert you if a tweet you interacted with gets a Community Note   Steve Dent @stevetdent Fake news can travel fast on Twitter when amplified by likes and retweets, but now you’ll be alerted if you’ve been an accessory to one of those lies. Starting today, you’ll be notified if a tweet … Continue reading Twitter’s bookmark counter is a new way to convince yourself tweeting is worth your time

Twitter reportedly created a system to artificially boost Elon Musk’s tweets

Elon Musk says Twitter is fixing its Elon Musk tweet problem   Steve Dent @stevetdent If you’ve been using Twitter’s “For You” instead of the chronological “Following” tab, you may have noticed a problem. A number of users have remarked that the algorithmic feed has been showing a lot of Elon Musk’s tweets and replies, … Continue reading Twitter reportedly created a system to artificially boost Elon Musk’s tweets

Elon Musk’s plans to limit API access might be good for Twitter’s business, but it’s bad for the open internet

  By Chris Stokel-Walker February 09, 2023 Elon Musk’s travails over whether or not to allow free, unfettered access to Twitter’s APIs has, as would be expected, taken plenty of twists and turns. On February 2, Musk gave notice that free access to APIs would be removed within a week. Then he decided accounts could … Continue reading Elon Musk’s plans to limit API access might be good for Twitter’s business, but it’s bad for the open internet

Twitter Developers Attempting To Fix Gaps In Hateful Content Violations

Twitter Developers Attempting To Fix Gaps In Hateful Content Violations by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, November 9, 2022 Twitter developers have been working to combat hateful content on the platform, even more so since Elon Musk acquired the company and became the CEO. “We’ve not only mitigated the recent surge in harmful behavior, but have reduced … Continue reading Twitter Developers Attempting To Fix Gaps In Hateful Content Violations

What Elon Musk gets wrong about free speech, Twitter bots, and content moderation

  By Filippo Menczer October 28, 2022 Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter on October 27, 2022, has triggered renewed debate about what it means for the future of the social media platform, which plays an important role in determining the news and information many people—especially Americans—are exposed to.     In addition to expanding Twitter’s … Continue reading What Elon Musk gets wrong about free speech, Twitter bots, and content moderation

Twitter finally starts rolling out the edit button, but US users will have to wait

Twitter finally starts rolling out the edit button, but US users will have to wait Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand will get the feature first. K. Holt @krisholt   Dado Ruvic / reuters After years of users begging Twitter for an edit button, they’re finally getting their wish. The company is … Continue reading Twitter finally starts rolling out the edit button, but US users will have to wait

Twitter Launches Location Spotlight, Builds Business Directory Into Platform

Twitter Launches Location Spotlight, Builds Business Directory Into Platform by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, August 4, 2022 Local businesses with a Twitter presence may now have a good reason to set up a Professional Account. The company on Thursday announced a feature called Location Spotlight that puts business information like physical location at the top of the … Continue reading Twitter Launches Location Spotlight, Builds Business Directory Into Platform

Twitter tests e-commerce waters with new feature for in-app purchases

Experimental Twitter Shops lets brands display up to 50 items which users can buy Danny Goodwin on March 14, 2022 A new Twitter feature would put the company in competition with social e-commerce giants like TikTok and Instagram. Called Twitter Shops, the experimental feature lets brands who create a shop can curate up to 50 … Continue reading Twitter tests e-commerce waters with new feature for in-app purchases