Twitter is arguably one of the fastest ways to catch a company's attention -- fire off a tweet about bad service or a botched product, and you'll likely get a response within a few hours. For one Southwest customer, the response was perhaps a bit too fast...and, according to him, "unreal".
Twitter has followed the lead of other tech companies and released its diversity statistics, saying that it has a goal to reach everyone around the world, and to do so it needs "a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds." Unfortunately, it still has a way to go before it gets there.
Starting with a Malaysia Airline Tweet at 10:36 CST today, the world quickly became aware of a problem with Flight MH17 over Ukranian airspace. This civilian flight originated in Amsterdam and was headed to Kuala Lumpur. The Ukranian presidency has confirmed the crash officially.
Companies like Google and Facebook know quite a bit about you. Their services, which we use for free, have to monetize somehow. Advertisements are typically how those companies make their money, but how much do they know about you? More to the point, can you control it?
Kevin Smith was invited to the Star Wars VII set in London on the 30th of June - earlier this week - and has confirmed one point of order: Stormtroopers. Invited to join J.J. Abrams on set, he’s made clear that he’ll be able to share next to nothing about what he’s seen, but he did let a single tear run down his face for an instagram opportunity for the public.
Just in time to celebrate the birth of the United States of America comes the sign-up sheet for the alpha version of the team-hunting game Evolve. Just like our forefathers, you’ll be given the chance to control one of several characters in a battle against a legendary beast. Slightly different from our forefathers, you’ll also be given the opportunity to control the beast.
From time to time, sports event like World Cup brings the best of us, AND also the worse in many – that include companies. KLM, a national air carrier from Netherlands decided it was funny to tweet "Adios Amigos!" accompanied with a departure sign photo that includes a man in sombrero and a poncho as soon as Netherlands beats Mexico in the tournament.
Twitter has been slapped with a lawsuit, the reason for which revolving around text messages. The social network has been accused of ignoring requirements to keep an eye on which phone numbers have been ported or disconnected, resulting in spam, as well as failing to honor requests to stop the notifications.
Twitter has been making interesting moves of late, teaming up with entities like Billboard to bring you real-time music sharing stats and even toying with auto-suggestion of movies. This one is likely a bit overdue, but welcome nonetheless. Via mobile, you can now view and upload GIFs to twitter.