Obama beat Trump in 2017's most retweeted tweets

On Tuesday, Twitter released its lists of the most shared/retweeted and liked tweets in 2017 and former President Barack Obama had a significant presence on both lists, whereas tweets from President Trump were nowhere to be found.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/05/obama-beat-trump-in-2017s-most-retweeted-tweets.html

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Google will revamp algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas church shooter

Google says it will improve its algorithm after surfacing fake news tweets on Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed 26 people in a horrific church attack Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/google-will-revamp-algorithm-after-surfacing-fake-news-tweets-on-texas-church-shooter.html

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What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/what-twitters-280-character-limit-could-mean-for-president-trump-and-us-politics.html

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Twitter explains why Trump's account hasn't been suspended

Twitter for the first time is explaining why President Trump’s tweets don’t get pulled when they seem to at least skirt the site’s rules.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/twitter-explains-why-trumps-account-hasnt-been-suspended.html

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Twitter accused of deleting tweets slamming United Airlines

Twitter is coming under fire for allegedly deleting tweets critical of United Airlines following Sunday’s controversial incident where a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/12/twitter-accused-deleting-tweets-slamming-united-airlines.html

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Notable Twitter accounts hacked, posted links promoting free followers

It appears all of the tweets had been sent via Twitter Counter (@thecounter), a tool that provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and sells ad space to free followers services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/21/notable-twitter-accounts-hacked-posted-links-promoting-free-followers.html

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Brutal video brings online harassment to life

When do “mean tweets” cross the line from harmless to flat-out harassment? Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you can’t look the recipient in the eye while reading your clever insults, it’s probably not OK.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/-9HVZxp4AAc/index.html

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Twitter Sics Promoted Tweets on Logged-Out Users


Twitter on Thursday revealed it’s testing the expansion of promoted tweets aimed at logged-out users. The company has been searching for ways to monetize the patronage of the roughly 500 million logged-out users per month who hop off Google for a moment to read tweet or two. The glue here is more tweets, more content. The test will enable logged-out users to view promoted tweets and allow organizations to continue using their same marketing techniques.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82867.html?rss=1

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Twitter removes 140-character limit from Direct Messages

Twitter might be known for its stringent 140-character limit to its tweets, but it has now loosened those guidelines for Direct Messages. The social media site announced Wednesday that the 140-character limit to Direct Messages has been lifted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/12/twitter-removes-140-character-limit-to-direct-messages/

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Analytics for all: Twitter’s just opened its stats dashboard to all users

If you’re keen or simply curious to learn how your tweets perform after they land on your followers’ timelines, you’ll be pleased to know the social media site has just opened up its analytics tool to one and all.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/28/analytics-for-all-twitters-just-opened-its-stats-dashboard-to-all-users/

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