Tag Archive: Twitter


Twitter has finally delivered on its promise to remove the 140-character limit from direct messages, so you’ll no longer have to send several of them when you’re feeling chatty. The new 10,000-character limit will be available on the web, and in first- and third-party Twitter apps. By removing the character limit for DMs, Twitter is […]

Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published. Publications that get on board would be able to send […]

Facebook is working on a breaking news app that would deliver news outside of the main Facebook app, according to a report. The app would ask users to pick out publications and topics that interest them, then it would broadcast bite-sized news alerts when new articles get published. Publications that get on board would be able to send […]

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day every day. Scott embarked on […]

Twitter working to repair relationships with devs

Twitter managed to create a swarm of disgruntled developers over the past few years. It worked tirelessly to break down many of the third-party apps that made the social network successful. Now, as Twitter discovers what it really is as… Read more ›

Tweetbot 2 for Mac was a long awaited update to Tapbots’ fantastic Twitter app, bringing a host of new functionality and a flat, Yosemite-friendly redesign to fans. But it wasn’t exactly a finished release, as Macworld’s review makes clear. But… Read more ›

Sean Parker — the rogue Silicon Valley investor behind Napster, and a formative part of Facebook’s early development — has a new iOS app out. It’s called Brigade, and it’s got good election timing: it’s an app devoted to sharing… Read more ›

Twitter head Dick Costolo will step down as company CEO, effective July 1. Co-founder Jack Dorsey will replace him while the company finds new leadership. This is pretty huge news for the microblogging site, but you almost wouldn’t know that… Read more ›

Pebble Time fans are overreacting on Twitter

A social-media campaign hopes to put pressure on Apple to release the Pebble Time smartwatch app for iOS. The to-do started after an update on the Time’s Kickstarter page yesterday. “The Pebble Time iPhone app, as we’ve all noticed, is… Read more ›

Twitter and Apple’s Spotlight are getting friendlier

Spotlight can do a lot of things, but did you know that it can search hashtags on Twitter? The feature, which many are just now discovering, could be only the beginning of how Apple and Twitter will work together in… Read more ›