Twitter will now help you register to vote, answer voter questions via direct message

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-12-32-05-pm Twitter today is the latest tech company to join the push to get more Americans registered to vote. The company is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to direct message the company’s @Gov Twitter account in order to receive voter registration assistance over private messaging. What’s clever about Twitter’s implementation is that it’s personalized to you, based… Read More

Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acqisition

shutterstock disney Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we’ve confirmed. They’re working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us. While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is much lower. Twitter stock is currently trending upward on the news, and… Read More

We’re looking at cyberbullying the wrong way

Bad egg A bully is a bully and a troll is a troll, no matter where you go online. For as long as online mass communication has existed, online bullying has existed. To effectively address the issue of cyberbullying, one must not only question the environments that yield such behaviors, but examine how and why the behavior exists in the first place. Read More

Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

A person is seen using the Twitter app on a tablet. Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce.com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know what’s going to happen (if anything). But the big question for many is why Salesforce would even be interested in the consumer-facing social network. While nobody could say with certainty that… Read More

Twitter scores with NFL deal

empty Football stadium With the start of the new NFL season, fans across the U.S. — indeed, the world — are turning their attention to who the winners and losers will be, and who’ll be making their way to Super Bowl LI. With plenty of interactive and innovative ways for fans to get involved, perhaps the most exciting news for sports fans is the NFL’s deal with Twitter to live stream 10 games… Read More

Twitter’s new transparency report is disclosure done right

twitter-transparency It’s common practice these days for companies that hold significant amounts of user data to publish transparency reports. Google, Facebook, Dropbox and Slack all put out their numbers on a regular basis, breaking down government requests for user data by country and type (platforms typically receive requests for law enforcement investigations, as well as copyright takedowns and other… Read More

Two million people streamed the NFL on Twitter last night and loved it

Two men using smart phone on street and gesturing with happiness The NFL just released numbers on last night’s debut of NFL’s Thursday Night Football on Twitter, and they are pretty damn good. More than 2M people watched the game on Twitter, compared to 48M who watched it on TV. The average user also spent 22 minutes watching on Twitter, compared to 25 minutes watching on TV (which is the only stat that is almost identical). More specifically,… Read More

Twitter launches on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One

twitter apple tv Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow — and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that. Today, the company said it is launching an app on the Apple TV, Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV, which will allow users to view Twitter content through the apps on their televisions. That includes live streams of 10 NFL… Read More

Football is definitely back because Twitter now has an emoji for every NFL team

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 25: Fans of the Tennessee Titans in the stands with their cell phones during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Nissan Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Falcons defeated the Titans 10-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) As if Twitter’s deal to stream NFL Thursday Night Football didn’t convince you that the social network was going all-in on the NFL, maybe this will. Twitter announced today (a day before tomorrow’s NFL season opener) that they made a custom hashtag emoji for every NFL team. There is also a #TNF hashtag for Thursday Night Football that shows the NFL logo on a helmet. Like… Read More