Twitter archive

  • Twitter suggests who to follow according to your web history
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    Twitter suggests who to follow according to your web history

    By 18 May 2012

    Twitter is changing the way it recommends to its users who to follow, based on the websites they frequent. Previously, when a new tweeter signed up the suggestions tend to be the likes of Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. In other words those...

  • O2 customers to decide what deals occur on Priority Moments
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    O2 customers to decide what deals occur on Priority Moments

    By 14 May 2012

    O2 is turning to crowd sourcing as it looks to bring its customers the deals "they" want through its Priority Moments scheme. The operator is inviting its customers to tell them on which brands they would like to receive discounts and deals via various...

  • Orange TVcheck app auto recognises programmes, makes TV social
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    Orange TVcheck app auto recognises programmes, makes TV social

    By 9 May 2012

    The Orange TVcheck app has landed in the UK, with the aim of making the "second screen" (that's your phone) an interactive TV partner.  After a successful launch of the app in France in September 2011, the TVcheck app will automatically detect which...

  • Birds tweet at Peckingham Palace
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    Birds tweet at Peckingham Palace

    By 9 May 2012

    A bespoke metre-long bird box has been commissioned by garden woodcare specialist Cuprinol in time to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. As well as eerily representing Her Majesty's London residence, it features a "Tweetdeck", allowing visiting birds...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Scrambls review (browser)

    By 7 May 2012

    Today is a bit of a first on App of the Day on Pocket-lint. While the bread and butter of our 6pm slot is most often applications for mobile phones, it does include any kind of application whatsoever. So, we've had the odd web app, some computer desktop...

  • Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry get BBM connected
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    Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry get BBM connected

    By 12 April 2012

    Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v3.0 and Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v3.0 are now BBM connected apps.  The news, confirmed by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, means that users of both apps will now be able to share their latest status...

  • Pinterest is now third most-popular social networking site
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    Pinterest is now third most-popular social networking site

    By 6 April 2012

    Obama’s a fan and he’s clearly not the only one. A new report claims Pinterest is now the third most-used social networking site after Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest, which enables users to share pictures and items of interest with other users, was...

  • New version of TweetDeck released - adds inline media previews
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    New version of TweetDeck released - adds inline media previews

    By 22 March 2012

    An update of TweetDeck is now available to download that adds several new features, including the ability to preview media - image or video - from within a column, underneath the related tweet. TweetDeck version 1.3 also improves list management, adding...

  • Twitter buys Posterous
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    Twitter buys Posterous

    By 13 March 2012

    Twitter has bought the short-form blogging site Posterous on Monday for an undisclosed sum. "Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter. This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile...

  • Twitter to be baked into OS X Mountain Lion
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    Twitter to be baked into OS X Mountain Lion

    By 16 February 2012

    Apple's latest operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, will let you tweet anything you want from anywhere you want. The Cupertino-based company has revealed that it will be "baking in" Twitter at an OS level allowing you to tweet easily right from within...

  • Vimeo not YouTube gets instant share option in Mountain Lion
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    Vimeo not YouTube gets instant share option in Mountain Lion

    By 16 February 2012

    Apple has introduced a new share feature in OS X Mountain Lion that will allow users to share files and information much more quickly, thanks to something called Share Sheets. The new feature, demoed in the latest operating system developer preview that...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Tweetbot review (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Tweetbot review (iPad)

    By 10 February 2012

    How much of a Twitter fan are you, no really, because if the answer is enough to want to pay £1.99 for an iPad app then you probably want to sit up and pay attention. If however you are still reeling in shock over the mere thought of paying £1.99, then...

  • Brandwatch buzzing for Super Bowl XLVI Twitter hype
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    Brandwatch buzzing for Super Bowl XLVI Twitter hype

    By 3 February 2012

    Want to know how well brands are performing with their Super Bowl advertising campaigns? Probably not; that sounds a bit dull after all. But how's about seeing how well brands are performing by seeing little cartoon worms (complete with gridiron helmets)...

  • Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss
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    Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss

    By 27 January 2012

    Twitter's wings have received a bit of a clipping with the first signs of mass regional censorship being hinted at by the micro-blogging platform. In a blog post entitled "Tweets still must flow" the company has announced that it now has the ability to...

  • Twitter says Google+ search integration is unfair
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    Twitter says Google+ search integration is unfair

    By 11 January 2012

    Twitter has officially spoken against Google's move to integrate Google+ personalised search results into its search engine. The launch of 'search plus your world' gives prominent placement to Google's social network over others, something which Twitter...

  • Tweet your team talk to Man City captain Vincent Kompany before Manchester derby
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    Tweet your team talk to Man City captain Vincent Kompany before Manchester derby

    By 4 January 2012

    Manchester City and Belgium captain Vincent Kompany has just joined the growing list of professional footballers on Twitter, and to celebrate he is encouraging fans to contact him with words of encouragement via the social networking site before the forthcoming...

  • Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter following tumultuous 2011
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    Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter following tumultuous 2011

    By 3 January 2012

    Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful and controversial figures in media, has joined Twitter; and he's gained over 80,000 followers in the short  time he's been a member. The media baron's decision to join the social network follows a tumultuous 2011...

  • Best iPad social apps
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    Best iPad social apps

    By 1 January 2012

    Social networking apps get better on the big screen. While the mobile experience is great for that untethered, out and about, live streaming and discovery social existence and perfect for creating content, there's an equally great pleasure in switching...

  • Best iPhone social apps
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    Best iPhone social apps

    By 31 December 2011

    Social networking has benefited hugely from the smartphone and its 3G goodness. Now you can post photos, send messages, communicate and tweet with friends all while on the go. The portability of social networks has also made them a lot more alive and...

  • Best Android social apps
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    Best Android social apps

    By 30 December 2011

    The best apps on any mobile phones are most usually the social apps. While gaming is fun, it's on smartphones that the social networks can really come alive. Freed from the desktop, you can add photos, videos, locations and begin to share your live experience...

  • Year in review 2011: July
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    Year in review 2011: July

    By 29 December 2011

    It was the height of Summer and shorts-clad frisbee fans were frolicking throughout the country's parks. Us tech lovers however were confined to our rooms, busy reading through all the juicy announcements that were filling the airwaves in July.  Despite...

  • Year in review 2011: May
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    Year in review 2011: May

    By 28 December 2011

    It's the end of the year, but before we get too excited about what's to come next, lets take a breather, let those mince pies break down and glance back at 2011. In the big wide world at large, the US finally tracked down Osama Bin Laden, Manchester United...

  • Lady Gaga Twitter hack tricks fans into free iPad 2 scam
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    Lady Gaga Twitter hack tricks fans into free iPad 2 scam

    By 20 December 2011

    Lady Gaga, one of the most prominent social networking celebrities, has seen her Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked in an apparent phishing scam. More than 17 million people follow the singer on Twitter and her Facebook page has more than 45 million...

  • Twitter goes redesign crazy with new desktop, mobile, app and TweetDeck versions
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    Twitter goes redesign crazy with new desktop, mobile, app and TweetDeck versions

    By 9 December 2011

    It's all change for Twitter. And we mean all. The micro blogging giant has unveiled sweeping changes across the board - meaning new versions of (almost) all of its platforms. First up, the desktop client has had a major shift from right to left. Not politically,...

  • Win big with The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular!
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    Win big with The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular!

    By 5 December 2011

    We're kicking off the Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular, giving you the chance to win big right here on Pocket-lint. We've got some great prizes lined up, that could see you walking away with a serious piece of hardware over the coming weeks. We'll be giving...