Twitter

  • Unlike Twitter, Mastodon's messages are distributed across independent servers with their own communities and rules. But it's just one example of this new breed of website which makes up the fediverse, which may just buck the trend of locking content behind walled gardens like Twitter and Facebook.
  • During the recent Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia it was revealed that Sophia, a robot constructed by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, has been granted citizenship marking the first time in the world a government has granted citizenship rights to a robot.
  • Through all its design changes, one thing has stayed the same with Twitter: the character count. Since it launched in 2006, the social network has enforced a 140-character limit on all posts. That could all be set to change, pending the results of a limited trial that is currently underway.
  • Companies have been working to perfect a camera that blends effortlessly into the wearer's life. With two cameras and the ability to livestream through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it's designed to make chronicling the events of your day easier than ever.
  • ​Twitter and the US government are at legal loggerheads after the social media platform filed a lawsuit in response to a demand from the Department of Homeland Security seeking the identity of an anonymous anti-Trump account.
  • Twitter Lite offers all the key features of the social media platform​, but takes up less than 1 MB of your mobile device's storage. It also loads faster, is more resilient on shaky mobile networks and incorporates a data saver mode.
  • Today on its blog, Twitter announced new efforts targeting abuse and harassment. The social media platform is attempting to curb banned users from creating new accounts, rolling out a "safe search" option and removing abusive, low-quality tweets from prominent places in the reply feed.
  • As several internet giants are currently grappling with the conundrum of how to deal with the influx of digitally driven "fake news" we can pause for a moment and ask, what is driving this movement and where did it come from?
  • In a spontaneous, and expansive, open conversation with the public on Thursday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey noted that the company is “thinking a lot” about ways to incorporate an edit function into their social media platform.
  • Wondering what the air quality is like in London? Well, over the next three days, you can ask one of 10 pigeons located throughout the city, each one of which is equipped with a lightweight backpack that monitors ozone, nitrogen dioxide and volatile compounds.
  • It may be in Facebook's shadow, but Twitter is no social media slouch. There are many things that the platform does better than the rest, such as breaking news, celebrity interaction, and so on. To help you boost your own Twitter skills we've collected the best tips and tricks you need to know.
  • Following the much-hyped iOS launch back in March, Twitter's live broadcasting app Periscope has now landed on Android. Unveiled on Tuesday, the app carries the same functionality as its iOS sibling, but with a few minor differences unique to the Android platform.