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    Disney’s Dream Big Princess Photo Campaign Celebrates Women and Girls Being Totally Awesome

    Disney has arguably never seen better days than these — their animated and live-action features are consistently hits, and they’ve got easy box office gold in Marvel and Star Wars movies. But, they’ve still got an image problem to overcome. For much of their history, Disney Princesses were in need of saving, and while more recent […]

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    Germany is Attempting to Make Fake News Illegal

    Facebook and Twitter might want to invest in some moderators soon — if a new bill passes through Germany’s legislative branch, the sites would be required to delete posts deemed to spread fake news or incite hate. Ideas for the bill have been under discussion since last year, with a finalized version arriving this week. What’s […]

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    Disney is Considering Buying Twitter

    In the end, it seems, you either buy or get bought. Twitter, which has long struggled to turn a profit since going public, has recently been the subject of a lot of speculation about the company being in the latter camp. The usual suspects — Verizon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, among others — have all been floated […]

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    Twitter Just Made It a Whole Lot Easier To Include GIFs, Photos and Videos

    It’s about freaking time! No longer do you have spend minutes of your precious time figuring out how to put your deep thoughts on Angelina and Brad’s divorce into only 140 characters. Launching today, Twitter now does not count photos, videos, GIFs, polls and Quote Tweets as part of your 140-character count. Links still do count, however. Also, Twitter […]

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    Twitter is Adding Its Own GIF Search Engine

    via GIPHY There have been a lot of new features and rumored changes surrounding Twitter in the past year, as flagging user growth rates have made investors increasingly worried about the future of the company. So, how does one draw in more users and start bringing in more cash? GIFs, naturally. You probably don’t need […]

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    Twitter Becomes Like Everyone Else, Removes Character Limit on Direct Messages

    In one way, Twitter became just like every other messaging service out there today, abandoning the 140-character limit and replacing it with nothing. Twitter DMs and group DMs are now essentially indistinguishable from your Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp conversations. According to a blog post from product manager Sachin Agarwal, the change will roll out over […]

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    Why is the CIA on Twitter?

    I’m not totally sure why the CIA felt the need to join Twitter last week, because I’m sure they’ve been following everyone for a long, long time anyway. But, joined it they have, and people have followed in droves – just shy of 600,000, with only three tweets posted to date.

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    How to Get the Most Out of Twitter’s Redesign

    Twitter has begun rolling out its latest redesign, with hopes to engage new users, while offering older ones new outlets for creativity.  So what does that mean? It means, that you really need to show off some good photos if you want to get noticed! To that effect, the new design is wider, louder, and […]

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    TODAY Show First to Reveal New Twitter Redesign

    Is it redesign season? I’m not sure if the powers that be have given April that official designation yet, but we’ve got two big UI changes hitting in a pretty short span. A lot of you have probably noticed the Facebook redesign that’s been rolling out, and if you haven’t, you will soon. Well, that’s […]

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    How Twitter is Playing a Big Part in Ukrainian Crisis

    As the Ukrainian crisis makes its seemingly inevitable pivot from internal struggle to global geopolitical standoff, it becomes increasingly difficult to understand what’s going on. That’s ironic – we’re living in age where, if you’re fortunate enough, information is available with breathtaking immediacy and in staggering amounts. And, therein lies the problem – when you […]

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    JBL Will Turn Your Tweets Into Tunes

    Just when you thought Twitter was getting stale, JBL manages to suck you right back in. In collaboration with the Grammys – fans can tweet anything they like using the following hashtags and Twitter handles: @JBLAudio, #JBLGrammys or #JBLTweetMusic to turn Tweets into music. That’s right, your most mundane and silliest tweets could turn into […]

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    ‘NSYNC Wants You Back: Band Joins Twitter Ahead of MTV VMAs

    We hope Brooklyn doesn’t blow up tomorrow! Between the dueling pop-divas Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, and everything in between, we’re not sure that the borough can handle all of this pop-culture drama. The Barclays Center might also get another surprise in the form of an ‘NSYNC reunion. But are you ready to have your […]

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    Don’t Become a Verified by Twitter Victim

    Everyone wants to be verified by Twitter. It is almost a rite of passage to achieve that ubiquitous blue check mark. It means you have arrived in the social media world – so much so that Twitter can bestow upon you an icon that will guarantee a boost in your ego, and perhaps a few […]