The recent Twitter ban in Turkey has been temporarily lifted as a court ruled it illegal. The BBC reports it was expected the ban would be lifted shortly after the order went through, but now it seems there could be multiple weeks of waiting before users in the nation regain access to the microblogging service.
Some Twitter users have been reporting emails from the microblogging site updating them on the stats of their tweets. Apparently a number of them have been seeing the stats for real, on their timeline, inside or out of the iOS app version of Twitter. Unlike the Facebook stats that can be pretty in-depth for a regular user, the Twitter stats are very basic and limited to views for the particular tweet.
Just days after the Twitter ban implemented by their government, net-savvy Turks have found ways to circumvent it. One of these ways included the Google public DNS service: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, which are open to all. It has now come to light that the government has tightened the noose over this service and blocked all access once more. This Twitter ban is in light of recent viral tweets surrounding a corruption scandal reported earlier this week.
This past October, it was revealed Twitter would be nixing its #Music app after a handful of months, word that surfaced by way of sources citing low popularity. Such rumors were true, and today Twitter has fired off a tweet saying the app will be pulled from the App Store this afternoon.
Turkey's Prime Minister recently set his focus on Twitter, which he has had banned in the nation over failure to remove tweets related to a corruption scandal in which he is allegedly involved. Users in the nation have not been stopped, however, managing to send over a million tweets since the ban and sharing workaround solutions via street graffiti
Twitter is a popular microblogging service that is available in a bunch of countries around the world. Twitter celebrated its 8th birthday this week and was also blocked in Turkey. The blockage in Turkey came after the service didn’t respond to court orders issued by the Turkish government.
Twitter turns eight this week, and the social messaging service is going back in time to celebrate, helping users find their very first tweet. The #FirstTweet tool does one thing very easily: checks your Twitter username and then shows you the very first message you posted, giving you the opportunity to then retweet it or - if it's embarrassingly socially-naive - ignore it and hope nobody else spots it.
Twitter is one of the most popular ways for people to keep in touch with friends and for brands to keep in touch with fans and customers. Two of the hallmark features of twitter are the @replies that people can make and the hastags that help with searches. Those hashtags are often bizarre and long since #theycanbeashardtoreadasyoulike.
Twitter has decided to stop work on a project to encrypt its users' direct messages. The project would have helped ensure user messages sent in private would remain that away, encrypted against both snooping governments and hackers. The project has reportedly been nixed indefinitely, though it is possible it could be finished in the future.