Articles about Twitter

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.

Pamela Anderson uninstalls 'brain controlling' social media from her life

28 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Pamela Anderson uninstalls 'brain controlling' social media from her life

Pamela Anderson has taken a decision that might be good for her well-being but really bad for her fans across all age groups.

Suriya-starrer 'Soorarai Pottru' enters the Oscar race

27 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Suriya-starrer 'Soorarai Pottru' enters the Oscar race

Actor Suriya-starrer Tamil movie Soorarai Pottru has joined the Oscar race for this year in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and other categories.

Parineeti-starrer Saina Nehwal biopic might get a digital release

27 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Parineeti-starrer Saina Nehwal biopic might get a digital release

Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra-starrer Saina, which is a biopic on badminton player Saina Nehwal, is reportedly set to have a digital release.

Fans might get a new TV series on Harry Potter

26 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Fans might get a new TV series on Harry Potter

Potterheads can regain their glory old days, now that a TV series on JK Rowling's career-defining and path-breaking tale of magic is going to be made.

MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

26 Jan 2021

Technology
MrBeast will send your photos to the moon for $10

YouTuber and serial philanthropist Jimmy "MrBeast" Donaldson has devised a clever scheme allowing absolutely anyone to send a photo or short video to the moon for just $10.

Grindr fined $11.7 million for selling user data without consent

26 Jan 2021

Technology
Grindr fined $11.7 million for selling user data without consent

Grindr is being fined $11.7 million by the Norwegian authorities for a privacy violation. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority pulled up the location-based dating app targeted predominantly at homosexual individuals for sharing user information to advertisers without their consent.

'The Boys' Season 3 to show oodles of sex, drugs

24 Jan 2021

Entertainment
'The Boys' Season 3 to show oodles of sex, drugs

It's really a risky step to take when one of the most popular and happening superhero franchises instills sex as the main concept.

'No Time to Die' faces delay, won't be released soon

22 Jan 2021

Entertainment
'No Time to Die' faces delay, won't be released soon

It seems like ages have passed since we saw the first-look images of Daniel Craig-starrer James Bond flick, No Time To Die.

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

22 Jan 2021

Technology
Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

Elon Musk has put out a $100 million bounty for the best carbon capture technology. The billionaire entrepreneur took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the prize meant to encourage solutions to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

22 Jan 2021

Politics
IT Parliamentary panel discusses WhatsApp privacy policy, Trump ban

The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.

Nobita and Shizuka finally exchange vows in new Doraemon film!

22 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Nobita and Shizuka finally exchange vows in new Doraemon film!

Doraemon, the Japanese manga and anime series, is a humongous hit in India.

Karnataka: Explosion at quarry kills eight, two detained

22 Jan 2021

India
Karnataka: Explosion at quarry kills eight, two detained

In a terrible piece of news, at least eight people died due to a dynamite blast at a railway crusher site in Hunasodu village in the Shivamogga district of Karnataka. Two people were detained.

WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

21 Jan 2021

Business
WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

On Tuesday, the Indian government's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) sent a strongly worded letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, asking him to withdraw the recent update to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for Indian users.

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 jab, mouths famous 'Terminator' dialogue

21 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 jab, mouths famous 'Terminator' dialogue

Arnold Schwarzenegger has proved his mettle on the silver screen and as California Governor.

Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

21 Jan 2021

Technology
Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G), a game by Studio nCore Pvt. Ltd. and promoted by Akshay Kumar is set to hit Android devices on January 26. It will compete with popular battle royale game PUBG for a share of the Indian mobile gaming market.

Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out

21 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out

Tesla cars are considered engineering marvels, with the technology wooing any automobile lover.

Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk

20 Jan 2021

Business
Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk

In an unusual development, Tesla has posted a job listing for a role that involves handling "social media escalations directed at the CEO." Elon Musk has a reputation for replying to most customer questions on Twitter, ever since the company dissolved its PR team.

Before Sushant's birth anniversary, fans remember him on Twitter

20 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Before Sushant's birth anniversary, fans remember him on Twitter

There's no doubt that Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was loved by many and even after his untimely demise in June last year, his fans managed to keep him alive.

Alec Baldwin quits Twitter. Trolling about wife's heritage possible trigger?

19 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Alec Baldwin quits Twitter. Trolling about wife's heritage possible trigger?

Alec Baldwin, who up until recently entertained us all by aping Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has quit Twitter.

Only 18 percent of surveyed Indians might continue using WhatsApp

19 Jan 2021

Technology
Only 18 percent of surveyed Indians might continue using WhatsApp

In a recent survey conducted by social media platform LocalCircles, it was found that only 18 out of every 100 Indian users surveyed were willing to accept WhatsApp's updated policies and continue using the platform.

Sajid Khan asked me to feel his penis, alleges Sherlyn

19 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Sajid Khan asked me to feel his penis, alleges Sherlyn

Actor-model Sherlyn Chopra has accused disgraced filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment, claiming he had once "asked her to feel" his penis.

Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

18 Jan 2021

Technology
Hike messaging service shuts down, leaves app stores

Indian messaging app Hike StickerChat has been shut down. The platform officially closed down today following a Twitter announcement by founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal on January 6.

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

18 Jan 2021

Technology
Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to space with air-launched rocket

Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit launched 10 satellites into orbit on Sunday in a successful test of its key air-launched rocket.

Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Dhaakad' gets a release date

18 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Dhaakad' gets a release date

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has shared the first look poster of her upcoming action movie Dhaakad.

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

16 Jan 2021

Entertainment
BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

Brian Littrell, one part of the most popular pop boy band of the '90s, Backstreet Boys, has earned himself a controversy.

#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

16 Jan 2021

Entertainment
#BoycottTandav trends: Amazon series accused of mocking Hindu Gods

Just one day after its release, Amazon Prime Video's political-thriller web series Tandav has landed into a controversy for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community.

WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

16 Jan 2021

Technology
WhatsApp capitulates: Won't implement controversial privacy policy for 3 months

With WhatsApp's clarifications being received with skepticism, the chat app has pushed the deadline for accepting its new Terms of Service (ToS) forward by three months.

'Bigg Boss' talent manager Pista Dhakad, 23, dies in accident

16 Jan 2021

Entertainment
'Bigg Boss' talent manager Pista Dhakad, 23, dies in accident

Talent manager Pista Dhakad, who handled various Bigg Boss celebrities, has passed away following a road accident on Friday.

Didn't get Harvard offer, fell for phishing: Journalist Nidhi Razdan

15 Jan 2021

India
Didn't get Harvard offer, fell for phishing: Journalist Nidhi Razdan

Well-known journalist Nidhi Razdan claimed on Friday that she fell victim to a sophisticated cyber-attack that made her believe that she has been offered a job by Harvard University.

Will Chris Evans return as Captain America?

15 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Will Chris Evans return as Captain America?

Anything is possible in the superhero world once the studio and the stars are on the same page.

10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

15 Jan 2021

India
10 women en route Goa for vacation killed in accident

In a tragic piece of news, 10 women, who were going to Goa for a vacation, and their driver, were killed in a road accident on Friday in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Six people were injured and are recuperating at KIMS Hospital in Hubballi.

Katy Perry, Pokémon come together to celebrate latter's 25th anniversary

15 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Katy Perry, Pokémon come together to celebrate latter's 25th anniversary

On one hand, you have Pokémon, the giant of an intellectual property of Japan, spanning across anime, games, merchandise et al.

Tom Hanks, JLo, Gaga to light up Joe Biden's inauguration

14 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Tom Hanks, JLo, Gaga to light up Joe Biden's inauguration

"Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

No pictures please: Virat-Anushka ask paparazzi to respect baby's privacy

14 Jan 2021

Entertainment
No pictures please: Virat-Anushka ask paparazzi to respect baby's privacy

Celebrity couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on Monday.

Trump's Twitter ban right but sets dangerous precedent: Jack Dorsey

14 Jan 2021

World
Trump's Twitter ban right but sets dangerous precedent: Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, the boss of the micro-blogging website Twitter, has defended his company's decision to block the outgoing United States President Donald Trump from its platform but said that this ban sets a "dangerous precedent."

Twitter disses Netflix US for removing all Johnny Depp content

13 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Twitter disses Netflix US for removing all Johnny Depp content

Johnny Depp, embroiled in a bitter legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, has indeed lost some ground and reputation.

Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

13 Jan 2021

India
Delhi schools reopening from Monday for Classes 10, 12

Shut since early last year due to coronavirus pandemic, Delhi schools will reopen from coming Monday, January 18, for Classes 10 and 12 in view of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exams that will be held from May.

'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' sequel announced, eyeing a 2022 release

13 Jan 2021

Entertainment
'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' sequel announced, eyeing a 2022 release

The success of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has established Miles Morales, the new Spidey on the block, in a solid way, despite the raging fan fever surrounding Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man portrayals.

WhatsApp highlights key points in a tweet busting recent rumors

12 Jan 2021

Business
WhatsApp highlights key points in a tweet busting recent rumors

In light of the recent hullabaloo surrounding WhatsApp's disregard for confidentiality of user data, users have flocked to alternative messaging services such as Signal, which reported a sharp increase in new user sign-ups.