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Twitter Threads make tweet storms an official feature

Twitter Threads make tweet storms an official feature

For as long as Twitter has existed, users have been circumventing its 140 character limit (which, as of last month, is now 280). One way most people do this is through the tweet storm - instead of boiling down opinions, news, or arguments into a single tweet, users will instead create a string of tweets, each one replying to the last, to form a thread of connected thoughts.

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Google Search adds audiobook results with public library links

Google Search adds audiobook results with public library links

Search for a book in Google Search and the top results pane will now feature a section dedicated to audiobooks. As podcasts regain popularity, many people are turning their attention to audiobooks with renewed interest. Life is busy and audiobooks offer a way to "read" when you're on the go, filling those daily commute hours or downtime at the office with chapters from your reading list.

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Contractor who disabled Trump’s Twitter explains what happened

Contractor who disabled Trump’s Twitter explains what happened

Earlier this month, Trump's Twitter account was briefly deactivated, making it impossible to access it or any of its content. The suspension was a brief one, lasting only 11 minutes, but they were enough to inspire both rants and praise. Some had speculated that the deactivation was the result of a rogue employee, but extensive details on what went down were never given.

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OnePlus 5T leaked in full on Reddit and Twitter

OnePlus 5T leaked in full on Reddit and Twitter

OnePlus 5T leaks today seem to have spilled all the beans - specs, photos, and the whole lot. This next-gen smartphone seems to be similar to its predecessor without being nearly as much of a 1:1 comparable device as the 3T was to the 3. Here, OnePlus seems to have given the device the boost it needs not just on the inside, but in its display and around the edges, as well.

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Twitter now doubling display name length as well

Twitter now doubling display name length as well

Some people’s solution to problems, especially business problems, is to throw more money at the problem. Twitter’s solution to its declining numbers? Throw more letters. It has just recently doubled the amount of characters you can type into a tweet, which isn’t exactly doing it any favors. Now it is doubling the number of characters you can use in your display name, which will potentially open things up to further abuse and, therefore, more criticism.

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Twitter gives 280 characters to all: What you need to know

Twitter gives 280 characters to all: What you need to know

This afternoon, Twitter announced they'd be pushing their newly-extended Tweet character limit. No longer 140, the new limit will be 280. While some users complained (apparently), Twitter suggests their study of the first limited-run test showed positive results. Instead of flooding the Twitter-sphere with max-character Tweets up to 280, the first test showed that the percentage of max-character Tweets fell significantly.

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Trump’s Twitter account accidentally deactivated for 11 minutes [UPDATE]

Trump’s Twitter account accidentally deactivated for 11 minutes [UPDATE]

President Donald Trump's Twitter page was deactivated earlier today and people across the Internet rejoiced. Then the page was reactivated 11 minutes later, dashing hopes that it was a permanent decision on Twitter's part. Why the brief downtime? Twitter has just issued a statement, saying that some Twitter worker 'inadvertently' deactivated the account.

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Facebook, Google and Twitter given furious ad ultimatum

Facebook, Google and Twitter given furious ad ultimatum

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have been given a stark ultimatum by US lawmakers, as the role each played in Russian gaming of the US election goes under the microscope. The three firms have faced challenging questioning at this week's Senate and House Intel Committee meetings, though arguably nothing so blunt as the deadline laid down by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein this morning. Speaking as part of the Senate Intel Committee, Sen. Feinstein told legal representatives of the trio that if they wouldn't fix things, the government would be forced to step in and do it for them.

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Meuller Trump investigation unfolds on Twitter [UPDATES]

Meuller Trump investigation unfolds on Twitter [UPDATES]

We're living through a day that'll be remembered in history books, and we're getting in-the-minute updates from Twitter. News on the ground comes from the same online social media platform current-President Donald Trump used over the past half-decade to build himself up and tear others down - this is where we see everything happen in real time. Connections are made as revelations from the news media appear, especially from one Law Professor and Attorney Seth Abramson.

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Leaked Twitter email details bigger plan to tackle abusive users

Leaked Twitter email details bigger plan to tackle abusive users

Twitter has once again vowed to deal with its problematic users, and once again users are skeptical. The company's CEO Jack Dorsey recently tweeted about this topic, talking about the company's efforts to deal with the issue over the last couple of years. More revealing, though, is a leaked Twitter email which goes into more details about how the company will be enforcing its rules.

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As Vegas shooting news shows, Google and Facebook are failing you

As Vegas shooting news shows, Google and Facebook are failing you

Google and Facebook have faced renewed criticism today, over their promotion of "fake news" in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. In Google's case, the search giant was found to be including misleading pages from the controversial 4chan message board among its "Top stories" for results for incorrect speculation around the shooter's name on Monday morning. The company has blamed its algorithm for the mistake.

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Twitter says it has found 201 Russia-linked accounts

Twitter says it has found 201 Russia-linked accounts

Following Facebook's own disclosure, Twitter says that it has identified more than 200 accounts on its service that are linked to Russia. Using the approximately 450 accounts that Facebook shared as part of its own review, Twitter says it found 201 corresponding accounts on its own service. It has also been transparent about advertisements purchased by the Russian publication Russia Today (RT).

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