Social media giant Twitter has announced on its blog that they will be redesigning the website to organize tweets better. The new design will offers users with a larger profile photo and the option to customize their header. This means, one will now be able to show off their best Tweets. With the new design, Tweets will be better organized and users will know which of their tweets attracted the most activity. The tweets will now look larger and one will also be able to pin favorite tweets to the top of the page. Interestingly, users will also be able to tag their friends in pictures, something that has not been available so far. This update has been devised for iOS and Android users of Twitter. Also read: S.E.L.F.I.E. Mirror to Capture Your Photo and Posts it on Twitter
Selfies seem to be have caught the rage. A new project, S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror, still in budding stages has cropped up and could allow you to take picture perfect shots and also upload the same on Twitter. Rummaging through the web gives you amazing peek into looking at the selfies posted by zillions. Yes, the concept of snapping a Selfie is a darling as it could seal our best moments but there are issues plaguing it. For the least, issues with the right angle, tilt and frame, all club up to often doom a planned selfie click. With the intervention of Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine, the expansion for S.E.L.F.I.E., you will find a mirror that is two way for clicking selfies. iStrategyLabs is the name behind the innovation. It features MAC Mini, the mirror and lights. You will only have to flaunt the right expression and then sit back [+more]
The government of Turkey has enhanced measures to block Twitter access after several users have come up with ways to break the ban. The internet service providers (ISPs) in the country were initially simply redirecting traffic to a government webpage by enabling the DNS servers to redirect away from Twitter’s homepage. But now the ISPs have started blocking the addresses used by the site, making it more difficult for the users to get around the restrictions, according to analysts of internet monitoring firm Renesys. This has been confirmed by a Turkish government webpage, citing court orders. The Twitter ban comes after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network. Erdogan claimed that the social networking site has been used to spread wiretapped recordings that resulted in destroying the reputation of his government. This has taken the battle between the Erdogan regime and the [+more]
Firefox and Twitter-sounds like a deadly combination, isn’t it? Well, we have sources that reveal Twitter would be available for the fiery operating system as soon as devices backed by this OS ships. The tweet app on this OS would not be starkly different from conventional mobile applications. The tabs such as Me, Connect and Home would still be in place. However, Web Activities would just be a cherry on the cake for this app. Snap-sharing would become breeze with this for sure. Mozilla has already partners in Facebook Cut the Rope, EA Games and Twitter is yet another feather in its cap. We hope that this collaboration proves fruitful for Mozilla since it has a long race ahead in the market where Android and iOS rule.
In what appears as more bad news for the microblogging social network, Twitter has been sending out mails to 250,000 of its users claiming that it has been experiencing “unusual access patterns” which could indicate possible hacking of their accounts. However, the site has claimed that this incident is independent of the outage it experienced yesterday. Twitter has requested its users to change their passwords following this incident and ensure that they use a strong enough password to protect their accounts. A common thread observed in the users whose accounts were possibly hacked indicate that this could have affected the early adopters of Twitter, who have been using the site since 2007. If this is found true and you are among those who joined the brigade much later, you’re probably safe. We’re not quite sure if they’re related, but coincidentally, Amazon too experienced an outage yesterday. Twitter of course has [+more]
No sooner did Twitter announce its latest video-sharing app Vine that some users have started sharing pornographic content on it. While Vine’s terms of service make no specific mention about disallowing sharing of sexually explicit material, the catch is that Apple’s App Store’s guidelines don’t welcome such stuff. Users have already begun uploading videos featuring male genitalia and clips from porn videos on to the site, with the hashtags porn, sex and other similar words. Even though Twitter may believe in the freedom of expression, given how it has kept away from censoring tweets, Vine does have a provision for users to flag content they find offensive. According to a representative from the company, “Uploaded videos that are reported and determined to violate our guidelines will be removed from the site, and the user that posted the video may be terminated”. The main question everyone’s asking is what impact it [+more]
In an entirely surprising turn of events, Thursday saw microblogging social network Twitter launching its own video app, Vine. Users can capture short videos of up to 6 seconds’ duration and run it on loop using this app. As of now, this app is available only for iOS users – so iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can download and use this app currently. In keeping with Twitter’s theme of brevity, this app is also aimed at inspiring creativity among its users. According to a blog post by Twitter, Vine’s posts are about abbreviation, shortening something longer. However, moments after Twitter announced this new app, privacy concerns began to get raised. Some users reported that they were able to view other users’ private contact information when they logged into the app, including e-mail addresses and phone numbers. This issue led Twitter to disable Facebook sharing shortly after the app’s launch. [+more]
It seems all is not well between Twitter and Instagram. After selling itself to Facebook it has disabled integration with Twitter. The photo sharing app instagram has disabled the features that lets Twitter to properly display its photos. If you still want to share your Instagram photos on Twitter, you can do that but they won’t show on Twitter properly. “This is due to Instagram disabling its Twitter cards integration, and as a result, photos are being displayed using a pre-cards experience,” the micro blogging site added. According to thesources, the move shows the growing rivalry between Twitter and Instagram. By disabling Twitter cards, Instagram will force Twitter users to click through to its site to see the entire image, the souce added.
Twitter fans have another reason to rejoice as the social media giant adds another convenient way to share tweets. Now, with this one-to-many text messaging service, you can pick up tweets directly from the messaging stream and mail them to your buddies–outside of Twitter. Twitter has launched the new feature to make use of the Twitter mobile app easy for users. “You can retweet any (Twitter messages) to your Twitter followers, but sometimes you want to share with another group, like your college roommates or your parents or a friend who isn’t yet on Twitter,” engineer Stefan Filip said in a blog post. ”That’s why we’re introducing the ability to email a tweet directly from twitter.com.” Everyone on Twitter will be able to use this feature, which would now let them to mail links and pictures to their non- twitter friends. This recent Twitter update has been rolled out to perk up [+more]
U.S. President Barack Obama secured a second term as president yesterday, but he wasn’t just victorious in the recently conducted presidential polls. He also managed the distinction of having his victory tweet earning the top spot as the most re-tweeted message all over Twitter. It was a simple line, “Four more years”, which he posted along with a picture of him and his wife embracing, but it went on to be shared all across the popular social networking site by his millions of fans. By 11:30AM on Wednesday morning, it had been shared over 670,000 times. This was more than twice the count that Justin Bieber’s message had managed, the previous top re-tweeted message which had around 223,000 re-tweets. Obama’s surely got a huge fan base on Twitter as many of his previous messages also got re-tweeted many times. Another message from him, “This happened because of you”, managed to [+more]