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Twitter fights for more transparency, sues DOJ

Twitter fights for more transparency, sues DOJ

Twitter wants you to know what information the Government is looking for. Sadly, they’re bound by restrictions which prevent them from releasing such granular info about requests made of them. In a move that will push the boundaries of transparency, Twitter is taking the U.S. Government to court for the ability to offer that info.

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Twitter for Mac update brings in old mobile features

Twitter for Mac update brings in old mobile features

Hey, remember desktop computing? No? Well, neither does Twitter, apparently. Their Mac app received an update today, giving it a few tricks we’ve already been taking advantage of for mobile. That is, of course, if you’ve not moved onto a third-party app already.

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Twitter “Buy” feature officially in testing phase

Twitter “Buy” feature officially in testing phase

We previously told you that Twitter was testing out a system for allowing users to purchase goods right from their timeline. With the “Buy” button, goods and (perhaps someday) services could be purchased with a few clicks, making Twitter much more than a social platform. That feature is now being rolled out, with Twitter rolling out an explanatory video alongside it.

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Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

The launch of the app Cirqle symbolizes our wish to move away from the complicated mess present in social networks of the past. In Cirqle, made for iOS first, we’re seeing the likes of Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ turned into one extremely simple app. It’s photo sharing made just about as tiny as it can be.

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Twitter rolls out activity dashboard for the little people

Twitter rolls out activity dashboard for the little people

Celebrities and other big wigs on Twitter have long had access to their accounts' metrics, able to see user engagement and other information on followers and account activity. That feature has been extended to include (almost) every user, regardless of whether they're verified.

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Twitter may be readying feature to let you purchase goods

Twitter may be readying feature to let you purchase goods

Twitter may be nearing an agreement that will let you make purchases right from your social media feed. In working with payments startup Stripe, sources say Twitter will offer up a quick link within a tweet. The purchase option could have an item shipping to you immediately, too, making quick-hit social media an even quicker drain on your bank account.

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Blame your friends for Twitter screwing up your timeline

Blame your friends for Twitter screwing up your timeline

Twitter's little-loved new habit of putting other users' favorited tweets into your timeline may well be changing, it's reported, though only to clarify why they're showing up, not stop them altogether. The short-message social network began frustrating users earlier this month, by effectively treating some favorited tweets as favorites in how they were displayed to other users. Now, some background on exactly how that's decided - and how it might be evolving - has emerged.

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Twitter will remove deceased’s photos on family’s request

Twitter will remove deceased’s photos on family’s request

Twitter has put in place a new policy that somewhat goes contrary to its usual stance on censorship and freedom of speech. Starting today, the immediate family of a deceased, or an authorized representative of his or her estate, can not only request that the Twitter account be deactivated but to also have images of their loved ones removed from Twitter altogether.

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Nutella shortage possible: Social Media Chaos

Nutella shortage possible: Social Media Chaos

It’s as if the apocalypse were upon us. A Nutella shortage has been tapped as one of several possibilities this upcoming season as a frost in Turkey has devastated - so to speak - their hazelnut output. Hazelnuts are also used in Cadbury’s Whole Nut bar, fine round chocolates Ferrero Rocher, and the extremely strangely titled "Toffifay."

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Twitter’s last experiment was unpopular… so they increased it

Twitter’s last experiment was unpopular… so they increased it

Earlier this month, Twitter quietly began a new experiment which pushed other users' favorited tweets into your own timeline, as if they were retweets. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't especially welcome, so Twitter has taken the obvious next step: rolled it out to even more people.

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Twitter is targeting abuse following Zelda Williams’ exit

Twitter is targeting abuse following Zelda Williams’ exit

Following Robin Williams' tragic passing, his daughter Zelda Williams announced that she would be leaving Twitter and Instagram for a long while due to some users, two in particular, who were sending her hateful tweets and inappropriate altered images.

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Twitter account suspended over wrongly outing Ferguson shooter

Twitter account suspended over wrongly outing Ferguson shooter

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.

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