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If you enjoy seeing NFL highlights in your Twitter feed on Sundays (and Mondays, Thursdays and some Saturdays, too), you can rest easy as those clips are staying put. The 140-character social network signed a new two-year deal with the NFL that'll bring even more action from the gridiron as part o...

August 10th 2015 at 10:34am 0 Comments
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You've probably seen "retweet to win" contests on Twitter, and maybe even won a t-shirt, concert tickets or marshmallows. But computer engineer Hunter Scott completely automated the idea and created a bot that entered every Twitter contest it could find -- 165,000 in total. As a result, he claims...

August 10th 2015 at 7:20am 0 Comments
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If you've been disappointed with the progress of Twitter's official Android app, there may finally be reason for optimism. Joaquim Vergès, developer of the popular third-part Falcon Pro app on Android, announced this evening that he's joining Twitter's Android core UI team next week. In a t...

August 7th 2015 at 7:11pm 0 Comments
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Twitter's hashflags have encouraged colourful conversations around the general election and Wimbledon already this year, and right on time, the social network has issued a new set for fans of the UK's most popular spectator sport. Launched ahead of the start of the Premier League footy season tomorr...

August 7th 2015 at 7:01am 0 Comments
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Welcome back to the show, everyone! In case you missed it, we now have an iTunes and RSS feed for the show, so you can subscribe to it however you like. Thanks for your patience on that! As for the episode, we've got some great questions this week. We tackle how and when you should call out com...

August 5th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're noticing a new tab at the bottom of your Twitter app for iOS and Android, you're not alone. The social network is experimenting with a "Featured News" tab that surfaces trending news items in its mobile apps to keep users engaged. The new tab sits right in the middle of the apps' bottom...

August 3rd 2015 at 5:52pm 0 Comments
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Twitter's making its experimental homepage visible to all visitors who aren't logged in, the company has confirmed to BuzzFeed. This new landing page shows potential users what the website is all about at a glance. See, it might be your favorite social network, but a lot of people still don't "get...

July 31st 2015 at 12:28am 0 Comments
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You're going to see a lot of apps rushing to take advantage of Windows 10 post-launch, but one of them will be particularly important if you're a social networking maven. Twitter has released a new app for Windows 10 right alongside Microsoft's shiny new platform, and the client is big on discover...

July 29th 2015 at 5:28pm 0 Comments
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Twitter's got a new temporary boss in Jack Dorsey (who's actually the old boss) while it continues to search for a replacement for ex-CEO Dick Costolo as it dropped its second quarter earnings today. The bright spot is that its second quarter revenue was $502 million, a 61-percent year-over-year i...

July 28th 2015 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Twitter has upgraded its notifications for iPhones and iPads, making them interactive to enable quicker responses. For instance, if you get pinged about a new message while using another app, the improved notification box that pops up allows you to favorite or reply to that tweet without leaving t...

July 28th 2015 at 4:50am 0 Comments
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Periscope's latest version for iOS comes with a handful of useful features, including one for folks suffering from notification overload. Now, you can "mute" broadcasters you follow so you don't get a pop-up every time they go live. Don't worry about missing their shows, though -- their updates st...

July 28th 2015 at 1:34am 0 Comments