Often times, Twitter is a useful tool for discovering information quickly. Sometimes, that information is just plain wrong, though. A Twitter spat surrounding the ongoing issues in Ferguson, Missouri has led to an account being suspended.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to Twitter, and definitely not shy about sharing his feelings. The outspoken leader of T-Mobile has once again made a proclamation that his company will make another big push, moving ahead of Sprint by year’s end. In doing so, he also reminded us just where T-Mobile sits in the grand scheme of things.
You’re probably not into all the same things your friends are, which is why you don’t follow the same accounts on Twitter. It seems the micro-blogging service forgot that, and is testing a new feature that would put posts from accounts your friends follow in your feed. It’s an interesting program, but one that goes a step too far for many.
Twitter has published its latest transparency report, and in it we see the continual struggle tech companies face when it comes to the balancing act between government and users. The company has pushed for permission to publish more detailed information on national security requests, but still has not gained it.
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.