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IFTTT Twitter Triggers return: turn your lamp colors with a Tweet

IFTTT Twitter Triggers return: turn your lamp colors with a Tweet

A bit over a year ago, the folks at IFTTT (If This Then That) ran into a problem with Twitter integration: the company changed their API and developers fell like swatted flies. Voluntarily retracting their featured "Triggers" from Twitter interaction, the developers behind IFTTT made clear that they intended to come back into being with Twitter support as soon as they could work with the company to make such a return possible. Here in the summer of 2013, you can once again trigger all the Tweet-happy actions your heart desires.

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Vine users skyrocket, now exceed 40 million

Vine users skyrocket, now exceed 40 million

Vine has grown quickly since Twitter snapped it up, with any user of the microblogging site likely coming across one of the six-second videos on a regular basis. That rate of growth has been perhaps more rapid than realized, with Vine announcing today that it has reached - and exceeded - 40 million users, a drastic jump over just a couple of months.

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Twitter scores new tweets-per-second record with 143,000 peak

Twitter scores new tweets-per-second record with 143,000 peak

Twitter's tweets-per-second numbers are usually fairly stable, with spikes happening here and there to varying degrees depending on what is trending and happening in the real world. On August 3, however, it had an unusually high per-second tweet peak - so high, in fact, that it set a new record for the social network. Now Twitter has posed the details on what happened complete with some bragging about its user experience.

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Syrian Electronic Army leader discusses Twitter hacks in interview

Syrian Electronic Army leader discusses Twitter hacks in interview

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for numerous Twitter hacks, most of which have proved more annoying than anything else. The hacking collective has stated its intentions in different ways through various tweets over the course of many hacks, but now has done so in a bit more direct way. The self-designated leader of the collective has discussed the group in an interview with The Daily Beast.

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Twitter for iOS and Android refines two-factor security, adds gallery view

Twitter for iOS and Android refines two-factor security, adds gallery view

Twitter for iOS and Android has been updated to support better two-factor authentication, a new way of browsing through photos, and the same "social context" functionality launched on the desktop version last week. The new apps further refine the security features initially added back in May, allowing Twitter users to validate their accounts not only by text-messages but through push-messaging that eases the process for international users and those traveling abroad.

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Twitter updates with direct message syncing

Twitter updates with direct message syncing

Users love when things can be synced across multiple devices, so it should come as a big relief that a Twitter update today now includes syncing of direct messages across multiple devices. The update applies to a slew of platforms: Android, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, the Twitter web interface, and the mobile web app, as well as TweetDeck.

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Twitter to promote content from brands, promises not to show more ads

Twitter to promote content from brands, promises not to show more ads

Promoted content, sponsored posts, and other forms of advertisements are nothing new on social media websites, but services like Facebook and Twitter are constantly finding new ways to bring advertisements to their sites. Case in point: Twitter announced today that it will begin experimenting with ways to post promoted content from brands without showing more ads than there already are.

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Twitter testing embed notifications for tweets

Twitter testing embed notifications for tweets

Users have been able to embed tweets onto websites for ages, but unlike replies and mentions, the writer of a tweet would never get notified whether or not their tweet was embedded onto a website, as well as which websites the tweet was embedded on. However, it seems Twitter is secretly testing this feature, and some users noticed it over the weekend.

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Twitter reportedly prepping location-based advertisements

Twitter reportedly prepping location-based advertisements

Advertisements are an art form - they must be presented with a carefully tailored equilibrium, brought before relevant audiences while being interesting enough to catch attention but not obnoxious enough to warrant being hidden. Location-based advertisements bring relevancy to their presence, attempting to present a product or service someone may need or want during a moment when they're in a position to get it. According to sources who spoke with the folks at Ad Age, Twitter is developing this geographically-focused type of advertisement option for its advertisers.

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