Twitter is one of the companies made famous by using short text to convey a message. Now, it’s one of the most popular social network platforms where you can post any content you’d like, and we’ll cover any of the top news, updates, and guides here.


Instagram Gets Tighter with Twitter, Adds @Mmentions

These days every mobile phone, even the non-smartphones, come with a camera built in.  There are also hundreds of third-party camera apps, like Cartoon Camera for Android, which Ghacks just looked at […]

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Twitter Transparency Report, US Tops the list

Twitter yesterday has released the company's first transparency report which offers information about user information, removal and takedown notice requests Twitter received in the first half of 2012. The idea for the […]

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Twitter Changes Incoming: Faster Speeds, No More Hashbang URLs

Twitter yesterday announced several major infrastructure changes that it would roll out to its site in the coming weeks on the Twitter Engineering blog. The changes are all aimed at optimizing speeds […]

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How To Opt-Out of Twitters' Weekly Email Digest

If you have a Twitter account, and who does not, you may have heard about the weekly email digest that Twitter has been working on for a while. The digest is a […]

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Twitter Sues Twitter Spam Tool Providers

Twitter in its current form is abused by spammers, usually with the help of automated tools that support multiple profiles, auto following and posting, custom messages and a lot of other goodies […]


MetroTwit 1.0 Released, Now With Windows 8 Support

The Twitter homepage is not really the most comfortable place to manage your tweets, followers and read tweets and messages by other users. One of the restrictions for instance is that you […]

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Twitter Acquires Posterous, What Happens Next?

You may have already heard the news that the social messaging service Twitter has acquired another web service. After acquiring Tweetdeck less than a year ago, the company has acquired the blogging […]


Websites Can See If You Are Logged Into A Social Networking Site

Can websites find out if you are logged into Facebook, Twitter or Google+? That's what Tom Anthony wanted to find out. If third party websites could, it could be used for different […]

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Twitter Makes HTTPS Default For Signed In Users

Twitter users had an option to turn on https for their connections to the popular social messaging site for quite a while. Users who turned the feature on, benefited from encrypted communication […]

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ShowMeTrend Links Twitter Tags To Web News

The messaging platform Twitter can be used to find out what is trending, and what is not. The more users talk tweet about a certain topic, the more popular it has to […]

FBI Seeks Disasters Social App and Twitter Announces Censorship

The FBI is looking to develop an emergencies early warning system that works by "scraping" information in real time from social networks.  The US policing and intelligence bureau has asked contractors to […]

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My Permissions Lets You Clean App Permissions

With the popularity of a service and an api come third party services that either use the service's authorization system or add functionality to the service. A prime example is Facebook. Sites […]

Will You Clean out your Social Networks for New Year?

So it's almost time to dust off the old new year's resolutions, work out how many you kept (I kept all of mine for the first time), and then set some more […]

US Court May Have to Decide How Much One Twitter Follower is Worth

A court in the US might have to decide just how much a Twitter follower is worth after a Californian man took 17,000 followers with him after leaving a job.  Noah Kravitz, […]


TweetDeck Update Brings Native PC and Mac Clients

Remember TweetDeck, the Adobe Air Twitter client that offered better faster access to all things Twitter? Adobe Air was not the only platform TweetDeck was offered on. A web based version and […]

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Twitter Tweets About Redesign, Forgets To Mention Ads

Twitter today announced redesigns for all platforms the social messaging site is offered for. This includes the web version for desktop PCs as well as clients for Android and iOS systems. Twitter […]


Embed Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus Without JavaScript

Search engines like Google Search use a page's loading time as a signal when they compute that page's ranking in their search engine results. Webmasters have a lot to tweak, from the […]


IsItOld, Check If A Link Is Still Share-Worthy On Twitter

Have you ever posted a link, image, text or video on a website or forum only to receive the discouraging "it is old" reply? Maybe you have sworn to yourself that you […]

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Tweetfilter, Twitter Filters And Customizations

Update: Tweetfilter has not been updated since 2011 and is not working anymore as a result. There is unfortunately no comparable script or extension available at the time of writing. We have […]

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Scan Your Twitter Account For Safe And Suspicious Users

Are you a Twitter user who is following all users that are following you? Or do you limit your friends list on Twitter to real life friends, business contacts and family? The […]


Twit Cleaner, Sort Out The Garbage Among Your Twitter Followers

I have started using Twitter more regularly in past weeks. Trying to get a good solid message out every day now which links to an interesting news piece. Most of my messages […]

Blackberry Messenger Blamed over London Riots

Blackberry has long been praised, and criticised for the security of it's email and messaging platform.  Most recently the company has faced commercial problems in some middle-eastern countries, most notable Saudi Arabia, […]


NewsMix Gives Twitter News Tweets Validation Among Traditional News

There are lots of different ways to utilize the power of Twitter. Many people use it simply at its most basic level, posting tweets to their followers while scanning those of their […]

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Migrate Facebook and Twitter To Your Desktop Together with Seesmic

Over the years we have posted several different plugins and applications that helps make social networking easier by making it more readily available. There really is no reason that users of the […]

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StockTwits’ Desktop Program Offers Unparalleled Stock Social Networking Interface

Sorting through the mess of financial programs on the market today can be so difficult that many people give up altogether. There are simply too many poor applications on the market that […]

Microsoft Analytics For Twitter

Twitter has not only become a tool for Internet users to write and exchange messages, but also for marketers and researchers who want to analyze the dynamics or trends on the Internet […]

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MetroTwit, Metro Theme Inspired Windows Twitter Client

I have to admit that I'm not someone who uses Twitter on a regular basis. I log in every know and then to check out some new features or make changes to […]

Twitter Announced Launch of Photo-Service

Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, announced to the world yesterday that Twitter was going to be rolling out its very own photo-sharing service over the next few weeks. He made this announcement yesterday, […]


Why Is Twitter’s Acquisition of TweetDeck More Than It Seems?

This week saw the acquisition of TweetDeck by Twitter for $40-$50 million. Yay for Twitter, right? They’ve gotten access to a popular and functional client. But why TweetDeck, and why now? Well, […]


How Did You Hear About Osama? I Bet It Wasn’t On TV...

The way we consume media has changed drastically over the last few years. Instead of watching the nightly news, we are getting news real-time. And the news we get is no longer […]

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Why Twitter Is So Popular With the Rich and Famous

A few years ago, the social networking site Twitter was virtually unheard of. However, it then started becoming very popular with the rich and famous, prompting a massive surge in users from […]

Hotot: Give this new Linux twitter client a tweet

I use Twitter for a lot of things. One is to help promote my writing (both my fiction and technical writing). Because promotion seems like a 24/7 job, it is critical that […]

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Delete Location Information History On Twitter

We have talked about the dangers of publicly available location information before (see Creepy! Track Michael Arrington, Or Anyone Else, Via Geolocation for pointers). A simply example would be a Tweet from […]

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How To Enable HTTPS On Twitter

Update: HTTPS is the default protocol on Twitter now. You don't have to make any adjustments to your account to enable it on the social messaging site. Twitter made an announcement earlier […]


Creepy! Track Michael Arrington, Or Anyone Else, Via Geolocation

Creepy is a free program for Windows, Mac and Linux that can be used to track Twitter and Flickr users. Track how? Via the geolocation feature that both services make use of. […]

Who Really Uses Facebook & Twitter?

Some amazing charts have been released today by Digital Surgeons showing the demographic breakdown of who actually uses the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.  It reveals some extremely interesting data.  This includes […]

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Power Twitter For Chrome

Update: The extension does not work anymore. It was last updated in 2011 and the most likely reason why it stopped working is that Twitter changed things around in the backend in […]

Twitter Founder Steps Down as CEO

Evan Williams, the co-founder of social networking site Twitter is to stand down as Chief Executive Officer of the company to move into a role that will allow him to help make […]

twitter newspaper, Create Your Own Twitter Newspaper

A Twitter newspaper? How can that work considering that Twitter limits the number of characters to 140? That were my questions when I first heard about, a web service that offers […]

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Tweak Auto Post, Desktop App To Schedule Twitter Posts

Most users of the popular messaging platform Twitter use the website to post their messages. Some users may use browser add-ons, mobile devices, or desktop applications as well, as they offer several […]



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