Bill Clinton Joins Twitter

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Former President Bill Clinton is enhancing his social media presence as he officially joins millions of other Twitter users last Wednesday. He is tweeting using the handle @BillClinton, which is already Twitter-verified with that “blue check” badge. Clinton learned to tweet from comedian and television host Stephen Colbert, who got him into Twitter under the handle @PrezBillyJeff. While this account i

Twitter Testing Two-Stage Authentication Process

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
When it comes to making their social networking service secure, Twitter seems to be lagging behind. After a series of hack attacks affecting major Twitter accounts like Burger King and the Associated Press, the microblogging service revealed that it is working on a two-factor authentication process. When it would be introduced to users, however, remains unknown. Twitter revealed that it has been working on beefin

AP Twitter Hacked; Claims Attack on White House

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
The Twitter account of Associated Press was hacked Tuesday and posted a “breaking news” about an attack on the White House and that President Barack Obama was “injured.” The news organization said that the attack on Twitter came after a “phishing attempt on AP’s corporate network.” According to AP reporter Mike Baker, AP staff received “an impressively disguised phis

Twitter to Selectively Block Certain Tweets to Some Countries

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Twitter has updated its system with an “ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country–while keeping it available in the rest of the world.” Yes, it sounds like selective censorship. This new feature would enable Twitter to be more effective in tailoring itself to the needs of certain countries. This can be seem as a good thing or a bad thing. For instance, it is a crime

Social Networks Unite Against Google’s G Plus-Integrated Search

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Fearing that Google is veering away from its mission of being a neutral Internet directory, engineers from Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace created an open-source plug-in to alter Google’s “Search Plus Your World” that prioritizes data collected from its social network Google+ in its search engine results. This plug-in would include social media results from other social networks apart from G+ such

Twitter Overtakes MySpace

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Twitter has become quite popular nowadays. And its popularity is even increasing now that more and more people are coming on board and join in the “Tweeting” habit. It has become so popular that it has even recently overtaken MySpace in terms of users. According to numbers from Comscore for last month, the four-year old micro blogging site has overtaken MySpace with 96 million unique visitors in August

Twitter Offers Deal Alerts Through @Earlybird

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
It has been some time since Twitter has delved on building a revenue stream for its wildly popular micro-blogging site. It aimed to do so without having to place ads on its home page and other pages for that matter. They have since tried to develop alternative means of generating revenue. One of their newest is with @earlybird. Twitter has put up a Twitter account that it calls @earlybird. It is being planned to b