Posted by A Ocean on August 19, 2013 ·
Twitter introduced “related headlines” feature on Monday to add context to posts that might otherwise be difficult to understand. Clicking through to a tweet’s permalink page will feature articles and websites that have embedded it.
Twitter demonstrated the feature, the tweet from NBA player Jason Collins regarding his decision to’ come out’ was embedded in articles on ESPN, [...]
Posted by A Ocean on July 3, 2013 ·
Vine has introduced a new version of its iPhone app on Wednesday. The latest version 1.3 introduces 15 new channels for different categories of content that users can submit and browse, a new protected accounts feature, and a number of new camera features.
Vine publsihed a blog post announcing the update and highlighting some of the new features.
We’re happy to introduce new parts of Vine that [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 27, 2013 ·
Twitter has updated its Twitter #music iOS app on Thursday with several new features, including genres replacing the lists feature, #music users gets different genres to listen to including Alternative, Country, Dance, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Metal, Pop, R&B, and Rock.
The app’s iTunes page gives out more details
“Genres! Get hip-hoppy or get your metal on or get your dance beats [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 19, 2013 ·
Twitter has acquired Spindle, a social media centered start-up a local discovery startup which works on location and check-ins to find local places of interest near a user, Twitter has not surprisingly, shut down spindle, and plans to have the Spindle team work on Twitter’s local discovery service.
“We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 12, 2013 ·
Facebook has joined the hashtag fray, which was a staple of Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrerest as well as Facebook’s Instagram, it introduced the hashtag feature on Wednesday that allows users to add the # symbol before a word to signify its topic. The topic would then be easily searchable by other users on Facebook.
Hashtag feature will roll out over the next few weeks. Facebook says the new [...]
Posted by A Ocean on June 4, 2013 ·
Twitter launched Vine for Android on Monday, the Android version of it’s popular video capturing and sharing service via Google Play.
Vine app for iOS has been available since January with about 13 million active users soon after Twitter purchased it. The Android version does not have al lthe goodies of it’s iOS counterpart.
“Though we’ve been very focused on releasing Vine [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 29, 2013 ·
Twitter allows popular individuals to verify their Twitter profiles to avoid fake profiles through verification check marks, Facebook is following Twitter’s lead and have on Wednesday announced Verified Pages feature, which will also make it easier for users to find the official account of celebrities and prominent people they want to follow.
Profiles will be marked with a small blue icon [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 24, 2013 ·
Syrian Electronic Army is at it again, after targeting the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Associated Press British broadcaster ITV on Friday became the latest media target to have one its Twitter feeds hacked by the supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
The @itvlondon account on Twitter posted six messages. One said “Francois Hollande to double aid to rebels, including a [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 29, 2013 ·
After hacking the Twitter account of the Associated Press and tweeting out a fake news tweet that The White House had been bombed and President Obama hurt, Syrian Electronic Army has now targeted the The Guardian.
According to a blog post by the Syrian Electronic Army , 11 Guardian accounts were compromised over the weekend. Guardian’s Guardian Business and Sustainable Business had [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 26, 2013 ·
Twitter has at last refreshed its Mac desktop application after two years with a few new features. It released a Mac app with simplified photo-sharing options, support for Retina displays, and 14 new languages.
Today we’re announcing a few improvements to Twitter for Mac:
Photos: It’s easier than ever to share photos. Simply click the camera icon in the lower-left corner of the Tweet compose [...]