Twitter redesign looks like Facebook

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Twitter has recently unveiled its latest redesign of user profiles, which the social media service has been testing since February. On the surface, the first thing you would notice on the latest Twitter redesign is that the profiles look like those on Facebook. The now-larger user photo is placed on the left-hand side, while the header image is laid out like FB’s cover photo. You can even pin one of your

France Wants Twitter to Unmask Racist Tweeters

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
A French court demanded Twitter on Thursday to identify the users who had posted anti-Semitic and racist tweets on its social network. While Twitter has yet it would review its legal options, it is unlikely the social network will comply. The court order came through a lawsuit filed by several France-based organizations who claim the Twitter postings, which were under pseudonyms, violated French law against racist

Instagram Begins Separation from Twitter

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Well, it was good while it lasted. If you have noticed how Twitter ‘s website no longer properly displays Intagram photos, that those filtered images tend to be a bit off-center, blame Instagram for that. The Facebook-acquired photo sharing site has disabled its Twitter cards integration, a drastic move that marked a new relationship status between the two social networking services. This separation of sorts

Twitter “Unintentionally” Sends Too Many Password Reset E-mails

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
A huge number of Twitter users reported Thursday that they receive e-mails informing them that their passwords have been reset, fueling concerns that the social networking service was hacked. In response, Twitter said that as it conducted its routine check for compromised accounts, the company “unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts” than necessary. “We apologize for any in

TweetDeck Bug Allows You to Access Other Accounts

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Twitter has taken its TweetDeck application offline after one user spotted a bug that would allow some users to access other accounts. Geoff Evason, a TweetDeck user based in Sydney, reported to Twitter a startling discovery: that he has accessed other TweetDeck accounts without having to do anything to make it happen. He also discovered that he could post from such accounts. Since learning about the bug, Twitter

Breaking News Comes Fast On Twitter

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
It seems that the biggest news of the day concerns about the death of Osama Bin Laden, the most wanted terrorist in the US, if not the world, for more than a decade. Although the news came fast and the word spread like wildfire afterwards, credit to where the news came first wasn’t from any of the traditional media outlets. It first came from Twitter. Yes, any semblance of information about the raid on Bin L

Twitter Removes QuickBar in iPhone App

Friday, April 1st, 2011
Twitter has announced that the QuickBar on its iPhone app is no longer existent, which has created cheers from users who find the feature too bothersome. The QuickBar, which was launched at the beginning of the month, is a small black strip across the top of a user’s Twitter feed, as seen in the picture. It woud drop down and display trending topics as well as advertisements. The QuickBar is originally mea

Twitter Tells Developers: Stop Making Third-Party Twitter Apps

Monday, March 14th, 2011
After suspending and re-allowing third-party Twitter apps like UberSocial, Twitter finally makes a stand about ending its relationship with many third-party apps. Such a move severs Twitter’s bond with developers who have made the social networking site popular and influential. ‚ÄúDevelopers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. Th

Twitter Reallows UberSocial and Twidroyd

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
After being suspended by Twitter, third-party applications UberSocial (formerly known as UberTwitter) and Twidroyd are back in action. Twitter Help Center reported that the apps have made sufficient changes on how they handle Twitter feeds of its users to comply with Twitter’s policies. This means that affected users can now access Twitter through their mobile devices using the said apps. The two third-par

Twitter Suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd

Monday, February 21st, 2011
Twitter announced Friday that it has suspended UberTwitter and Twidroyd, two of the many third-party apps that helped the startup social media expand its audience reach, over allegations of violating the company’s API policies. According to Twitter’s spokesperson, these violations include “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing