Twitter: News

Twitter is an American microblogging-style social networking platform where users can post messages called "tweets" and interact with the community by liking, retweeting, and sharing tweets. Users who haven't signed up can only read tweets and not interact with them. Interestingly, prior to April 2020, Twitter could also be accessed via SMS. Now, it is a mobile-centric application that can be accessed on a website as well. It is called a microblogging platform because the length of tweets was originally restricted to 140 characters. In 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters. Time-limited audio and video tweets can also be posted. Further, Twitter has earned notoriety as a microblogging service because most tweets are written by a small minority of users. As of 2019, Twitter boasted 330 million monthly active users. Following the viral success of the audio-based social networking app Clubhouse, Twitter launched a rival service known as Twitter Spaces where users could create audio-based discussion rooms called "spaces". In this format, the host and few speakers can host discussions and address several listeners. Monetization options for creators are also available on Spaces and the Twitter app.

06 Jun 2023

Linda Yaccarino

Twitter's new leader Linda Yaccarino shares first message as CEO

Today marks a new chapter in Twitter's story. Linda Yaccarino has taken charge as CEO of the platform and posted a tweet about her first day at work. She asked her followers to "stay tuned."

02 Jun 2023

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift 'Midnights' crosses 5B Spotify streams; creates record

Taylor Swift is a generation-defining pop star who enjoys a huge fan following. Swifties (her fans) go gaga with every minute update of her life and the same happened when she released her 10th studio album, Midnights.

02 Jun 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter loses another trust and safety head: Here's why

Ella Irwin became Twitter's head of trust and safety after the previous chief, Yoel Roth quit the company. Now, six months after Roth left, Irwin has resigned from the company.

02 Jun 2023

Sonakshi Sinha

Happy birthday, Sonakshi Sinha: Times when she slammed trolls

Whether it is about sharing her opinion on a subject or her body weight, Sonakshi Sinha has always been the target of trolls. However, each time, Jr. Shotgun has hit back at them with her witty replies.

31 May 2023

Cannes Film Festival

'Bollywood actors have become social media influencers': Vivek Agnihotri 

Director Vivek Agnihotri is known for his fiery opinions on Twitter and he has always been unapologetic about his viewpoints. In a recent tweet, the filmmaker tweeted about how the prestigious Cannes Film Festival had become "more about fashion and less about films."

31 May 2023

Telugu Films

Mahesh Babu unveils 'SSMB28' poster; dedicates to father, Krishna

Mahesh Babu is a bonafide superstar of Telugu films. The actor enjoys a huge fan following and they are always looking forward to his upcoming releases. The actor is set to star in a film tentatively titled SSMB28. It is being helmed by Trivikram.

31 May 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter is now worth 33% of what Elon Musk paid

When Elon Musk spent $44 billion to acquire Twitter last October, many estimated that to be way too much money. Twitter's journey so far has justified that belief.

29 May 2023

Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim defends a woman eating with her niqab on

Zaira Wasim was one of the most promising child actors who donned some great roles on celluloid. However, the actor chose to quit the film industry citing religious reasons. Ever since then, she has been active on Twitter.

26 May 2023

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut criticizes women for wearing 'night dresses' to temples

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has slammed women who wear "night dresses" while paying a visit to the temples. Her reaction came in after a Twitter user posted a picture of a girl wearing shorts at Baijnath Temple in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district.

25 May 2023


Who had best acting debut in Indian films? Netizens debate

There is always a certain amount of excitement and anticipation before an actor makes their debut—If the film lands well, it can be an excellent breakthrough for the artist and open the pathway for similar roles.

25 May 2023

Elon Musk

DeSantis's presidential campaign: What went wrong during Musk's Twitter Spaces

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's 2024 presidential campaign started on a sour note. All thanks to Twitter Spaces.

24 May 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Netflix India announces new crime-drama series titled 'Kohrra'

The OTT giant Netflix India announced a new series titled Kohrra which promises to tell a gripping tale of crime, family dynamics, and the dark nitty-gritty of a relationship. The first look of the series was shared on Twitter and it looks quite daunting.

22 May 2023

Elon Musk

Thousands of deleted tweets reappear on Twitter: Here's what happened

Unpredictability has been a common characteristic of Elon Musk's Twitter. From random outages to arbitrarily deleting tweets of certain users, there have been several examples of the platform's buggy nature.

20 May 2023


Instagram's text-based Twitter rival launching soon: Everything we know

Instagram is planning to launch a new text-based app for conversations, similar to what microblogging sites like Twitter promote.

19 May 2023


Twitter is at loggerheads with Microsoft: Here's why

Elon Musk threatened to sue Microsoft last month. If you thought the Twitter CEO's words were a hollow threat, you are in for a surprise.

18 May 2023

Latest Tech News

Twitter Blue users can now upload 2-hour long videos

If you have subscribed to Twitter Blue, you can now upload videos that are up to two hours long.

17 May 2023

Elon Musk

'Ready to lose money than curb my opinions': Elon Musk

Billionaire and Twitter owner Elon Musk is no stranger to controversies. The same proved to be true during an interview with CNBC's David Faber on Tuesday when he likened Jewish philanthropist George Soros to a supervillain from Marvel Comics.

14 May 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino shares initial thoughts on the role

Linda Yaccarino has given her first reaction after being announced as the new CEO of Twitter.

13 May 2023

Congress Party

Karnataka election results 2023: Meme factory takes Twitter by storm

On Saturday, the Congress emerged as the single largest party in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections, comfortably crossing the required magic number of 113 seats to form a simple majority government.

13 May 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter to become X: What's Linda Yaccarino, Elon Musk's goal

Elon Musk has confirmed that NBCUniversal's former chief of advertising, Linda Yaccarino, will succeed him as the next CEO of Twitter in the coming weeks.

12 May 2023

Elon Musk

Who is Linda Yaccarino, Twitter's new CEO

Twitter is going to get a new CEO in about six weeks from today. Earlier in the day, Elon Musk, the current 'Chief Twit,' said he has found a new chief executive for Twitter.

12 May 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk hires new CEO for Twitter 

Elon Musk has hired a new CEO for Twitter aka X, the billionaire has confirmed via a tweet. Without naming the person, Musk said that "she will be starting in about six weeks."

11 May 2023

Bollywood Films

Twitter picks up actors with varied range: Who's your pick

There are various factors that determine our favorite actors.

11 May 2023

Latest Tech News

What are Twitter's encrypted DMs and how do they work

Twitter has released the first version of encrypted direct messages (DMs) on its platform.

11 May 2023


Who was Jacklyn Zeman? 'General Hospital' star dies at 70

Actor Jacklyn Zeman, best known for the American TV series General Hospital, passed away on Wednesday. She died a couple of months after turning 70 years old on March 6.

10 May 2023


Centre to review charges against WhatsApp over mic privacy

Things don't seem to be going well for WhatsApp.

10 May 2023

Elon Musk

Upcoming Twitter features: Voice and video calls, encrypted messaging 

Twitter is set to get some new features soon, including voice and video calls and encrypted direct messages (DMs).

08 May 2023

Elon Musk

Student who tracked Musk's jet joins Bluesky after Twitter ban

Many Twitter alternatives have been in the spotlight after Elon Musk's takeover of the microblogging platform. But none has caught the fancy of current and former Twitterati like Bluesky.

06 May 2023

Latest Tech News

Twitter fixes bug that caused Circle tweets to appear publicly

Twitter has acknowledged a security blunder, which caused 'Circle' tweets to go public. The platform sent emails to users informing the same.

04 May 2023


How is Gmail's blue tick different from Twitter and Instagram's

Once a sign of prestige on Twitter, the blue checkmark has been a contentious topic for some time now. It is seen as a symbol of legitimacy on several digital platforms.

30 Apr 2023

Abhishek Bachchan

Why Abhishek Bachchan's feminist remark is winning hearts on Twitter

Abhishek Bachchan often keeps winning hearts on Twitter due to his heartwarming and humble responses.

29 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter locks news agency ANI's handle: Here's why

Twitter on Saturday reportedly locked the account of one of India's largest news agencies, Asian News International (ANI), stating it was less than 13 years of age, violating the platform's rules.

28 Apr 2023


Seungkwan's emotional note for Moonbin leaves netizens teary-eyed

Late K-pop star Moonbin's close bond with Seungkwan isn't hidden from the world. The two music sensations shared a thick connection.

27 Apr 2023


India among top nations seeking content removal last year: Twitter

India was among the top nations requesting content removal from microblogging site Twitter last year, the platform said on Tuesday.

27 Apr 2023


Liquor bottles, dirty mattress: Bengaluru tenant leaves behind unbelievable mess

A tenant's hasty departure from a rental property in Bengaluru caused quite a stir on social media.

25 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter's new anti-shadowbanning labels go live: What is their significance

Earlier this month, Twitter announced its plan to introduce new labels to increase transparency on the platform. They show whether the company reduced the visibility of certain tweets.

25 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk earning over Rs. 80 lakh/month from his subscribers

Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and Twitter's most followed person with 136.5 million followers, is reportedly earning over Rs. 80 lakh every month from users who have subscribed to him.

25 Apr 2023

Bigg Boss

'Bigg Boss 16' finalist Priyanka Chahar Choudhary in legal trouble

Actor and Bigg Boss 16 finalist Priyanka Chahar Choudhary is facing allegations of copying model and designer Ishita Reha Gupta's designs. Gupta has accused the Udaariyaan actor of copying her designs and styles.

24 Apr 2023

Anil Kapoor

Viral post: Anupam Kher teases Anil Kapoor over oxygen therapy

Anil Kapoor is aging like a fine wine, and it seems like the actor has found the "secret to reverse aging," or so his friend, actor Anupam Kher claims.

23 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter reportedly restoring blue ticks of accounts with 1M followers

Another day, another drama on Elon Musk's Twitter.

21 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Hashtag inventor Chris Messina quits Twitter: Here's why

Elon Musk kept his word. The era of legacy blue checkmarks has come to an end on Twitter.

21 Apr 2023


Suriya to Kangana Ranaut, stars who still have Twitter's #BlueTick

Twitterattis woke up to a surprise with most celebrities across the world losing their blue ticks on Twitter. From sports personalities to politicians, actors, filmmakers, and more, celebrities who were previously verified on Twitter, do not have a blue tick anymore, thanks to Elon Musk's new paid policy for the tick.

21 Apr 2023


Twitter Blue: Benefits, how to subscribe, and cost

Twitter has started removing the legacy blue tick for all accounts. Several celebrities have lost their blue badge in recent days.

21 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Chaos and confusion: Aftermath of Twitter's legacy blue tick removal

It is an end of an era on Twitter as the platform removed legacy blue checkmarks. As promised by Elon Musk long ago, blue checks are only for those who pay for them via the Twitter Blue program.

From Kejriwal to Adityanath: Top politicians lose Twitter 'blue tick'

Numerous high-profile people in India, including renowned politicians and chief ministers, have lost the "blue tick" mark on Twitter after the social networking platform implemented a subscription fee.

20 Apr 2023


Twitter-rival Koo lays off 30% of employees: Here's why

Tech companies around the world are now chasing efficiency. Twitter-rival Koo is in the same boat.

20 Apr 2023


Twitter explodes with hilarious memes as India braces for heatwave

With the onset of summer, India is bracing for yet another heatwave.

20 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Elon Musk wants to sue Microsoft: Here's why

Elon Musk has never been a fan of how OpenAI banded together with Microsoft and became a profit-making company. But he has taken his dislike for the Redmond-based tech giant up a notch this time.

18 Apr 2023


Who's David Choe, actor slammed for 'bragging' about 'rapey behavior'

Ali Wong-Steven Yeun's comedy-drama series Beef premiered on April 6 on Netflix and immediately became fans' favorite miniseries.

14 Apr 2023

Jack Dorsey

How does Twitter-rival Bluesky plan to implement content moderation

Bluesky, Twitter's decentralized rival, is currently available on an invite-only basis on the Apple App Store. The app is the brainchild of Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.

14 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Twitter targets more revenue with creator subscriptions and 10,000-character tweets

The dust of Elon Musk's interview with BBC has settled, and Twitter is back in business with the announcement of two new features.

12 Apr 2023

Elon Musk

Here's what Elon Musk thinks about AI, blue tick, censorship 

Elon Musk is a perennial headline grabber. The outspoken leader of Twitter, Tesla, SpaceX and other companies, is rarely away from controversy.

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