Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter?
Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter?

Are trolls & bots going to destroy Twitter? Twitter is afraid they might and it’s imposing – yet again – new measures to keep them at bay. Everyone’s favorite micro-blog announced February 7 it is rolling out its toughest tools yet to limit the ability of trolls to abuse other Twitter users. Measures taken in […]

Search Twitter now and gain relevance
Search Twitter now and gain relevance

Be hip, search Twitter now and gain relevance. After months of testing, Twitter is rolling out an update to its search function which will alter results from chronological order to what its algorithm suggests are the most relevant tweets about the subject searched. Got that? Sure, users have long been able to see search results […]

Live stream video on Twitter now; save pix on Instagram
Live stream video on Twitter now; save pix on Instagram

Live stream video on Twitter now; save pix on Instagram while Insta’s own live stream is finally rolling out to users. Is this a great world or what? Okay, calm down. Yea, yea…we know: the live stream craze has now engulfed nearly all the major social media platforms. Let’s see: Facebook, check; YouTube, check; Snapchat, […]

Twitter goes high school: popular over relevant
Twitter goes high school: popular over relevant

Appearing to move further along a trend coming on for a while now on everyone’s favorite micro-blog, Twitter goes high school: popular over relevant. Twitter announced this week it will begin rolling out updates to its mobile apps which will rank comments and conversations around any user’s tweets according to popularity, not necessarily relevance to […]

Curbing trolls on Twitter…again…more
Curbing trolls on Twitter…again…more

Curbing trolls on Twitter…again…more. Twitter rolled out Nov. 15 yet another series of tools it says will help tamp trolls and give Twitter users a way to eliminate harassment, hate speech and other forms of online abuse. UPDATE: A report published Nov. 16 in The Week suggests the FBI is now monitoring all of Twitter. […]

Twitter flitter flailing for a hookup
Twitter flitter flailing for a hookup

The Twitter flitter flailing for a hookup is forcing the fabled bluebird to flutter. Arguably the second most important of the social media platforms, Twitter’s troubles appear to be making flight more difficult by the day. In addition to announcing the shutdown of Vine – once a bright, shiny object in the social media universe […]

Police spy on U.S. protesters’ social media
Police spy on U.S. protesters’ social media

The fact that police spy on U.S. protesters’ social media accounts is probably not news and, yet, it’s still shocking in its Orwellian revelations. The news once again comes up as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram all moved Oct. 11 to cut off access to a particular private company, Geofeedia, which, it was alleged, selling to […]

Twitter expands past 140 characters
Twitter expands past 140 characters

Going beyond where no tweet has ever gone before – the final frontier – Twitter expands past 140 characters. It’s a relatively small revolution in the social media but a significant one. Okay, it’s a big effen deal! As promised back in May, Twitter began rolling out its update which allows all 140 characters PLUS […]

Google: go HTTPS or go home
Google: go HTTPS or go home

In an effort to force website developers to a more secure online status the world’s most popular browser, Chrome, will be a tool for Google: go HTTPS or go home. Google will begin in January to warn internet users when a site has not yet updated to the more secure HTTPS web connection by flagging […]

Your graphics are honey to the bees
Your graphics are honey to the bees

Your graphics are honey to the bees, irresistibly drawing your worker bees – er, readers & fans – to your posts from all across the internet. Graphics are King! Don’t you believe me? You say, “It’s content.” Yes, you are right. Content is king, but only if you can get the attention of your target […]