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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey just resigned

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey just resigned

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has resigned, with the co-founder handing over the reins at the social network to Parag Agrawal. The decision - sees Dorsey buck the trend of "founder-led" companies - will also include him leaving the Twitter board, at a time when the role of social media in politics and more broadly across daily life is under the microscope.

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Epic’s latest Fortnite teaser all but confirms entirely new Chapter 3 map

Epic’s latest Fortnite teaser all but confirms entirely new Chapter 3 map

Epic Games has kicked off Black Friday by dropping a new Fortnite Chapter 3 teaser, one that all but confirms players will, indeed, drop onto an entirely new map once the current season ends. Rumors about the new map have been circulating for a while, but the first real indication came from Epic itself with the Chapter 3 announcement.

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Twitter Tips feature arrives on Android: How to add links to a profile

Twitter Tips feature arrives on Android: How to add links to a profile

Twitter has gradually rolled out monetization tools this year, one of which is a feature previously known as Tip Jar. The feature, which allows users to add third-party payment links to their profiles, appeared in a test back in March, then officially rolled out to select accounts a couple of months later followed by a larger expansion in September.

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2 new Instagram hidden features simplify the system

2 new Instagram hidden features simplify the system

A pair of new features were added to Instagram recently with nary a peep from the company at release time. Instead, they left the features to be discovered by the masses. Today the pair of features were finally... featured... by Instagram head Adam Mosseri. This very friendly man showed both features as "hidden gems" in the most recent versions of Instagram.

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Twitter disappearing Tweet experience is no more – what about Instagram?

Twitter disappearing Tweet experience is no more – what about Instagram?

The developers of Twitter finally released an update that allows users to avoid the "disappearing Tweet experience." This experience was originally created by an update to Twitter that pushed a Tweet up a timeline as replies were added to a string. This wouldn't normally be an issue, just so long as a user never stopped browsing Twitter in real time.

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Paramount+ will bring watch parties to Twitter under new Viacom deal

Paramount+ will bring watch parties to Twitter under new Viacom deal

Twitter and ViacomCBS have penned a new multi-year digital content deal that, among other things, will bring a trio of Paramount+ watch parties to the social media platform. ViacomCBS plans to utilize Twitter's platform to promote digital content, including its Paramount+ streaming service, using a variety of formats like Twitter Moments and highlights.

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Instagram is down as Twitter Cards launch

Instagram is down as Twitter Cards launch

It would appear to be a total coincidence that Instagram would announce new Twitter Cards the same day as their service is knocked out for a significant amount of time. The announcement was made by the official Instagram account on Twitter at approximately 12:19 PM central time on November 3, 2021, and according to Down Detector, Instagram issues started at right around 12:30.

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Analysis uncovers the Twitter accounts behind Harry and Meghan hate

Analysis uncovers the Twitter accounts behind Harry and Meghan hate

Following their exit from the royal life in early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan experienced a considerable amount of hate on social media, among other places, including substantial abuse targeted specifically at the duchess. Bot Sentinel Inc. analyzed the phenomenon to determine what, exactly, was fueling this negativity and whether it was simply the result of organic activity or something more coordinated.

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Twitter rolls out Revue newsletter subscription button for tweets

Twitter rolls out Revue newsletter subscription button for tweets

Months after revealing its plans regarding its Revue acquisition and the future of newsletters on its platform, Twitter has introduced Revue subscription buttons on tweets, enabling users to monetize the content they already publish. The new option joins the previously released Tip Jar feature, which allows users to put links to cash apps and platforms in their bio.

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Twitter says its algorithms favor tweets with right-leaning political content

Twitter says its algorithms favor tweets with right-leaning political content

Twitter has published the results from a study that analyzed its algorithms to explore potential political bias. The company notes that users who have an algorithmically sorted home timeline will see a combination of tweets from people they follow and recommended tweets based on their Twitter activity. This initial study compared the political content users see in their timeline when it is sorted by an algorithm rather than chronologically.

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Twitter users can now quietly remove followers without blocking them

Twitter users can now quietly remove followers without blocking them

Among the many features it has tested and released this year, Twitter is now giving its users the ability to better control who follows their accounts without taking drastic steps or potentially drawing unwanted attention. Going forward, all users now have access to the soft block feature the company started testing last month.

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Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

Twitter has detailed a number of experimental features and tests over the summer, and it doesn't look like its plans are slowing down any time soon. This time around, the company revealed that it is testing a prompt that will appear for mobile users when they encounter a conversation that "could get heated or intense."

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