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Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

Virgin Media adds Twitter to social networks you can browse data-free

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Virgin Media was one of the first companies to offer access to popular apps that don't use up any of your data allowance.For a while, customers on its Virgin Mobile plans have been able to use Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp as much as they like, without... >>

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

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Twitter is a great medium for sharing nuggets of knowledge, pictures of cats and sage life advice.Over the years it's also been a source of entertainment for the internet, even documenting important events as they happen. We've seen highs and lows, the... >>

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

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You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with tens of thousands of tweets expected today alone.But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments... >>

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

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Twitter is killing Vine as we know it.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued and turned into Vine Camera. Although many Vine creators found... >>

Twitter and Periscope introduce live 360 video

Twitter and Periscope introduce live 360 video

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Twitter and Periscope have just announced they are now rolling out live 360 video, which is more than likely to compete with Facebook Live and Snapchat. Live 360-degree video broadcasts are only available for select users for now, but both companies have... >>

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

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Twitter has updated in a major way: you can now broadcast live video from within the iOS and Android app.In an effort to go after Facebook Live Video and other streaming services that offer broadcasting functionality, which is when you can hit record... >>

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

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You’ll now be able to get your Twitter fix on more devices thanks to apps that rolling out from today for Apple TV (4th generation), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and the Xbox One.The apps will give you the full Twitter experience, including live... >>

Twitter: Here's how to filter out tweets from trolls

Twitter: Here's how to filter out tweets from trolls

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Twitter has come under fire recently for not giving all its users enough adequate tools to filter out tweets from other users who are harassing them, but it appears the social network is now beginning to address those concerns.Twitter published a blog... >>

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter

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Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least. Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's allowed any ole' user to get a verified Twitter account. Previously, Twitter doled out its verified... >>

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

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Not to be outdone by other tech giants, it looks like Twitter now plans to jump into virtual reality and augmented reality.Just a week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter has bought the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and... >>

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

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Twitter has recently announced a whole raft of tweaks and changes that are coming to the platform soon, but the first to arrive will be #Stickers, the fun photo-changing feature that was trialled with a select few accounts a few months ago.Twitter Stickers... >>

What is Twitter Engage and how does it work?

What is Twitter Engage and how does it work?

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Kim Kardashian West has access to a new app that makes Twitter much easier for her to understand and use.The app is called Twitter Engage. Although it's not limited to famous people, it's obvious that the app is meant to help popular or verified users... >>

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

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A pilot scheme has been launched by both Twitter and Transport for London to notify travellers about severe delays to train and Tube services.Customers can opt in to receive instant notifications when there are delays to services. That way they can find... >>

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

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Broadcasting is so in right now.Apps like Snapchat let you publish videos in real-time for the world to see, for instance, and then there's social networks like Facebook, which have added live-streaming tools for its users. Because these types of streaming... >>

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

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Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use.People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... >>

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

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Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters,That means tweets will be more expressive,... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now!It can educate... >>

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

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Vine has introduced the much-welcomed ability to watch all your favourite Viner's clips without having to scroll back.Anyone who has used Twitter-owned Vine is likely familiar with the experience of discovering an awesome Vine personality (aka Viner)... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling.According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

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In an attempt to spruce things up a bit, Twitter is testing a new sticker feature.According to Re/Code, Facebook is letting some users add colourful decals to their photos. Twitter user @XBLFoxes even shared a screenshot with one such sticker, and from... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting.You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners.The talent... >>

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

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Twitter is 10 years old. Thinking back, can you remember what your first tweet was? Fortunately, Twitter is way ahead of you. Two years ahead of you in fact. To celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday (so 2 years ago), the social network took the initiative,... >>

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

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Contrary to rumours, Twitter wants you to continue tweeting in the moment.Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, confirmed on The Today Show once and for all that the 140-character limit is going nowhere: "It's staying. It's a good constraint for us," Dorsey said.... >>

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

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Twitter just caught up with the times.The company has announced a GIF search feature is coming to tweets and direct messages. It is rolling out an honest-to-goodness GIF button. So, when you're composing a tweet or direct message, you can search and browse... >>

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

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Twitter has a serious growth problem.Trigger-happy investors know this as well, because the company's stock has tanked in after-hours trading today, following the release of its fourth quarter earnings. Here's what is happening: Twitter reported its Q4... >>

Twitter Moments comes to the UK, you'll never need regular news channels again

Twitter Moments comes to the UK, you'll never need regular news channels again

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Twitter has announced that its Moments feature is coming to the UK soon.Already established in the US, Twitter Moments presents trends and news events in a content-rich fashion, that you can see without hundreds of other tweets and scan through quickly.... >>

Don't like the heart? Twitter begins testing emoji reactions instead

Don't like the heart? Twitter begins testing emoji reactions instead

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Soon, you might be able to 'Tears of Joy' something on Twitter.Roughly one week after replacing the favourite button with a heart/like button, Twitter has begun testing even more ways for you to interact with tweets in your feed, according to several... >>

Twitter's favourite button: Where did it go and what's the new heart button?

Twitter's favourite button: Where did it go and what's the new heart button?

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You can no longer "favourite" tweets on Twitter.The social network has announced it killed the function -  represented by a star button across Twitter - and replaced it with a new way to interact with tweets. Well, it's not really "new". Twitter simply... >>

Twitter Q3 results: Slow user growth continues, with only 4M MUAs added

Twitter Q3 results: Slow user growth continues, with only 4M MUAs added

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Twitter desperately needs a boost to its user-growth rate.The microblogging service has posted its third-quarter results, reporting it had 307 million monthly average users during the quarter, which ended on 30 September. That number doesn't include people... >>

What is Twitter Moments and how does it work?

What is Twitter Moments and how does it work?

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Twitter can be intimidating - especially if you're new to the service.In order to take advantage of what can arguably be called the most influential news tool of our time, you have to follow the right accounts at the right time. Otherwise you won't see... >>

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

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A robot has been murdered for hitchhiking. HitchBOT has met its end at the hands of humans, despite loving them to the bitter end.HitchBOT was a robot created by Ontario makers at Ryerson University who wanted to see how far it would travel.The robot... >>

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

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After years of allowing its users to choose their own backgrounds for the browser version of Twitter the social network has removed custom background images from "home", "notifications" and user tweet feeds. Even preset Twitter backgrounds can no longer... >>

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

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A secret Twitter plan, dubbed Project Lightning, has just been revealed. Project Lightning, according to a BuzzFeed interview with Twitter, is going to change how the platform works.The plan is to offer a live event coverage platform, on Twitter, than... >>

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

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If there's one thing we love about Twitter, it's the simplicity. That is about to change, following CEO Dick Costolo's quitting, and your phone may pay for it.The latest addition to Twitter is autoplay videos and GIFS. Now native videos, Vines and GIFs... >>

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

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Domino's will soon accept pizza orders through Twitter, making the process of getting a delivery straight to your door as simple as it can possibly be.The company has already expanded its ordering possibilities with smartphone, tablet and smartwatch apps,... >>

Twitter now has 302 million active users, shares plunge after earnings leak early

Twitter now has 302 million active users, shares plunge after earnings leak early

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Twitter just posted its first-quarter earnings, and the results were far below Wall Street estimates. That, in conjunction with the company's earnings having leaked online ahead of time, caused Twitter shares to fall to about $42.27.Twitter announced... >>

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

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Today almost seems like May the Fourth, because not only is Disney expected to release new footage and the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, but Twitter has also partnered with both Disney and Lucasfilm to launch custom... >>

How does Twitter's new 'Quote Tweet' feature work and why is it so good?

How does Twitter's new 'Quote Tweet' feature work and why is it so good?

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Twitter has changed to make retweeting more creative and personalised than it was before. The Twitter quote tweet has arrived.Until now if you wanted to get a comment into a retweet it would mean either copying and pasting text and quoting it, or commenting... >>

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

Meerkat vs Periscope: What's the difference?

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There's no doubt about it: Meerkat and Periscope are the new "in" apps.Instagram and Vine are so yesterday, because living in the now is what people want, or at least that's what it seems like, as everyone has been talking about live streaming in recent... >>

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

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Everybody was talking about Meerkat just a couple of weeks ago, but then Twitter intervened, and now another live-streaming app is all the rage. It's called Periscope. Twitter owns it, and it has the capability to transform the way you can consume news.Although... >>

Twitter launches Periscope live streaming app to take on Meerkat

Twitter launches Periscope live streaming app to take on Meerkat

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Live-streaming yourself is the new way to engage on social media thanks to apps like Meerkat. But while that was made in 8 weeks Twitter's Persicope has been a year coming and its quality should reflect that.The Periscope app is out now for iOS with an... >>

WeaselPecker: Why the internet is a mad, mad place (gallery)

WeaselPecker: Why the internet is a mad, mad place (gallery)

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When a weasel rides a woodpecker this internet goes mad, apparently. Could this be another hit like The Dress viral?A photo was captured on Monday of what turned out to be a tiny weasel attacking a woodpecker. But the photo was timed so well it looked... >>

The Dress meme: 25 million readers and counting, but what colour do you see?

The Dress meme: 25 million readers and counting, but what colour do you see?

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If you've not heard of The Dress meme yet you'll likely start seeing it in one of your social feeds soon. The Dress is proving to be one of the most popular memes yet after the item was posted on a Tumblr feed. It's already hitting over 25 million visitors... >>

Pay people via Twitter, now an incoming thing in the UK thanks to Pingit and Barclays

Pay people via Twitter, now an incoming thing in the UK thanks to Pingit and Barclays

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Paying with cash is so last millennium, digital dealing is the future. The latest way to pay, from 10 March, will be via Twitter thanks to Pingit and Barclays.Barclays claims to be the first UK bank to offer payments via Twitter. It will do this using... >>

You’ll never guess who can help you win Valentine’s Day this year

You’ll never guess who can help you win Valentine’s Day this year

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In a move we didn't see coming Addison Lee, the cab company, is offering a Valentine's Day service you can win to take the hassle out of romance. And it's all done via Twitter.If even thinking about finding flowers, chocolates and Champagne is making... >>

Twitter buys Niche: Has it officially become a social media talent agency?

Twitter buys Niche: Has it officially become a social media talent agency?

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Twitter now has the means to turn Vine creators into bonafide stars...of ads.It just acquired Niche, a company that does a bunch of things, including connect social media stars to advertisers. Twitter didn't disclose financial terms of the deal, but Re/code... >>

Twitter chief says sorry for online abuse and vows to tackle the trolls

Twitter chief says sorry for online abuse and vows to tackle the trolls

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Dick Costolo has declared war on online trolls in an apologetic statement sent internally to Twitter employees. The CEO of the social network said that he takes the responsibility for Twitter's inability to combat cyber bullies personally and vows to... >>

Twitter takes on WhatsApp: New group messaging and video features explained

Twitter takes on WhatsApp: New group messaging and video features explained

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Twitter has updated its mobile apps and website, adding two anticipated and very useful features: group messages and 30-second videos.Twitter revealed a few months ago that it was planning to add video-sharing options as well as a new way for you to privately... >>

Stand aside Twitter, Instagram is the new king of the socialites

Stand aside Twitter, Instagram is the new king of the socialites

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Instagram, now owned by Facebook, has apparently overtaken Twitter with 300 million users.According to Instagram's CEO Kevin Systrom, talking to the BBC, there are now 300 million users of the photo sharing social app. With Twitter claiming to have 284... >>

Super launches as a colourful 'sharing' app from Twitter co-founder

Super launches as a colourful 'sharing' app from Twitter co-founder

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Jelly Industries' has a colourful new app called Super. It's now available for iOS and Android.Christopher "Biz" Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, is the CEO of Jelly Industries, a San Francisco-based startup with a seven-person team. Stone on 17 November... >>