Twitter has slapped yet another social media stat on users’ tweets: Bookmark counts.
On Thursday, Twitter started to roll out analytics onto tweets that show how many times a tweet has been bookmarked(Opens in a new tab). As of publishing time, the bookmark count stat is only showing up on Twitter’s iOS apps but will soon expand and be displayed on Twitter for web and other platforms too.
If you’ve been on Twitter over the past week or so, you’ve likely seen extremely viral tweets that include random links to Twitter Spaces, the platform’s audio chat room feature. If you’ve clicked on any of those Twitter Spaces links, you’ll likely find a nonsensical Twitter Spaces chat scheduled for some time in the future that’s completely unrelated to the tweet. The user also has no apparent intention of going live in their Twitter Spaces chat.
So, why are Twitter users doing this?
As with nearly every weird, quirky trend among Twitter users since Elon Musk acquired the company, the answer is simple: It’s because of the algorithm.
Binance’s CEO and founder Changpeng Zhao made headlines outside his typical wheelhouse of web3 as an investor in Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout. Zhao, who put in $500 million, told an audience at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal this week that he would consider joining the social media company’s board if Musk asked him to do so.
But why is he eager to get involved with the messy process of running a social media company when that seemingly has little to do with crypto, Binance’s core business? Essentially, what’s in it for the exchange?
Elon Musk has said Twitter will charge $8 (£7) monthly to Twitter users who want a blue tick by their name indicating a verified account.
As part of changes after a $44bn (£38bn) takeover of the social media site, Mr Musk said it was “essential to defeat spam/scam”.
A blue tick mark next to a username – normally for high-profile figures – is currently free.
The move could make it harder to identify reliable sources, say critics.
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After years of users clamoring for such a feature, Twitter is finally testing edited tweets.
Twitter (TWTR) said in — where else? — a tweet Thursday morning that some users may start seeing edited tweets in their feed because it is testing the long-awaited edit button.
“This is happening and you’ll be okay,” the company said.
In a Thursday blog post, the company said edited tweets are being tested internally and that the feature would expand to subscribers of its paid Twitter Blue service later this month. The test will first roll out to Twitter Blue subscribers in New Zealand, with Australia, Canada and the US to follow, according to the company. Users outside the test group will also be able to see edited tweets on the platform.
Twitter is trialling a new feature allowing users to share “notes” as long as 2,500 words.
The social media platform normally limits posts to 280 characters.
Twitter said the move was a response to seeing people use the platform to post pictures of longer announcements and steer followers to outside newsletters.
The test will run for two months and involve a small group of writers in Canada, Ghana, the UK and US.
Can’t they please just let us have this one thing?
This was the thought that came to mind last week, when Twitter announced its acquisition of the newsletter platform Revue, and when three sources told The New York Times that Facebook is planning its own newsletter tools for journalists and writers.
For Twitter and Facebook, getting into the newsletter business makes sense. Alongside Google, their platforms have come to dominate the distribution of journalism and online discourse in general, using their news feeds and search results to monetize a never-ending flow of content. With newsletters, a growing number of writers are trying to get off that treadmill and establish a more direct relationship with readers. Some prominent journalists have even quit their staff jobs to make newsletters full-time, and some budding newsrooms now publish primarily to readers’ inboxes.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube; it’s tough to do business these days without having at least a fledgling presence on these and other social media sites. Although the purest definition of social media is “a technology platform that connects people,” it can also be a valuable advertising platform that gives a company a way to directly engage its fans on a wide scale.
Social media from a marketing and PR perspective should be used to hold a conversation with the public, and brands should be leveraging their experts to engage, pursue and control that conversation. This is how the most successful brands engage, listen and interact with their customers across a variety of platforms. The unsuccessful ones forget this, which makes them appear stale or distant at times — and sometimes even the source of anger as “greedy corporate giants,” because mismanaged social media is the perfect recipe for a bad reputation
AS SOCIAL MEDIA platforms have evolved, they’ve become more and more about the moment—what you’re doing now, rather than what you were doing five years ago. While looking back through photos and posts can be heart-warming and provide a buzz of nostalgia, it can also be painful and embarrassing.
If your social media life spans more than a few years then you might not want friends, family, or prospective employers looking back on the sort of person that you used to be. Here we’ll show you how you can scrub your timelines on the three biggest social platforms, using both built-in tools and third-party add-ons.
SOCIAL NETWORKS WALK a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. They’re also fraught with critics, who say that they damage our personal privacy, and can convey misinformation. Whether you want your free time back or don’t like your personal info scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts.
Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able to hit the delete button is another story. Social media outlets make money off of you and your information, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they don’t want to let you go. Because of this, the biggest networks have made it overly complicated to delete your account. But if you are set on getting rid of them, here’s what you’ll have to do.