Twitter

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.

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How to disable Twitter email notifications

Twitter just like any other social network out there enables email notifications for its users by default. What this means is that you will get emails in regular intervals about things happening […]

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How to mute Twitter users, and what it means

The social messaging service Twitter is rolling out a new feature currently that adds a mute option to its software clients and Twitter on the web. When you mute someone on Twitter, […]

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Twitter improves account security, improves password reset

It can be difficult to keep up with security changes made by services and websites that you are a member of. If a company adds a new security related feature, it is […]

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Twitter rolls out new profiles for all users

I'm not a heavy Twitter user but keep an eye on changes that are introduced to the service. Twitter recently announced a redesign of user profiles. The new feature was rolled out […]

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How to limit or disable Twitter's new photo tagging feature

Twitter announced its new photo tagging feature the other day. It adds an option to Twitter to tag photos on the site. You can tag photos with the names of up to […]

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How to opt-out of tailored ads and personalization on Twitter

Twitter, just like many other "free to use" services on the Internet earns most of its revenue from advertisement that is displayed to users of the service. The company announced today that […]

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Twitter starts to roll out two-factor login verification

Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to increase the security of online accounts. Companies and services like Google, PayPal or Valve are already making use of the feature to provide […]

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twDocs lets you export your Twitter as a document

Twitter has become the go-to social media service for many things. You can get the latest breaking news, often before the big networks like CNN even have it. You can follow weather updates […]

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So what is Twitter #music and why do I see a black screen on the site?

Twitter launched #music yesterday, a new music discovery service that combines what Twitter users like music-wise with options to listen to that music right on the site. The service looks at general […]

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The official Twitter app for Windows 8 is now available

With Twitter limiting third party developer API access, users either have to find an application for their system that has not reached that limit yet, or use one of the official clients […]

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How to download your Twitter archive to your computer

Twitter users up until now had only one option at their disposal to access past messages that they have posted on the social messaging site: to browse the tweets manually on the […]

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Report: Twitter to improve security with two-factor authentication

Many websites and services implement two-factor authentication as another line of defense against phishing attacks and hacking attempts.If enabled, users of the service or website need to not only enter their usernames […]

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Discover what people post on Vine

Twitter launched the short video publishing service Vine a couple of days ago and while I'm not that fond of the idea, it seems to have struck a nerve with the mobile […]

Twitter Vine: video sharing with a six second limit

Many people were not really sure about Twitter's chance of success when it was released to the public. A 140 character limit for messages did not really make a lot of sense […]

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The ultimate guide to securing your Twitter account

Twitter, like any other high profile site on the Internet, is targeted by hackers, scammers, spammers and users who use it to distribute malware or spam. Security of the Twitter account is […]

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Download all photos a Twitter user has posted

I have to admit that I'm still not using Twitter actively, do not have the time for it and while that is certainly an oversight as it is an excellent platform to […]

Twitter apps get Instagram-like filters

Two Twitter news in less than 24 hours here on Ghacks, that is a new record. The company yesterday announced that it would unleash its new profile page on all users of […]

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Twitter Profile changes on 12.12.12

I'm probably the only tech blogger in the universe who is not using Twitter as a way of communicating with his audience or sending out tweets about new blog posts and stuff […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]


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