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.

Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

02 Feb 2022

India
Government holds heated meet with Twitter, Facebook, Google: Report

In the latest altercation between the government and tech giants, officials had heated discussions with Facebook, Google, and Twitter over their failure to proactively remove "fake news" from their platforms, reports citing Reuters sources claimed.

Open books, close your legs: South African minister tells schoolgirls

14 Jan 2022

World
Open books, close your legs: South African minister tells schoolgirls

A South African minister has courted controversy after advising abstinence to schoolgirls in Mokopane, Limpopo.

Narendra Modi's Twitter account 'briefly compromised,' shares cryptocurrency scam link

12 Dec 2021

Politics
Narendra Modi's Twitter account 'briefly compromised,' shares cryptocurrency scam link

PM Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account was "briefly compromised" in the early hours of Sunday.

Indian CEOs now manage these leading Silicon Valley technology companies

30 Nov 2021

Business
Indian CEOs now manage these leading Silicon Valley technology companies

Parag Agrawal's transition from the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Twitter to the microblogging platform's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a landmark moment for the company.

Everything you should know about Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal

30 Nov 2021

Business
Everything you should know about Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday announced he would be stepping down from his role and the company's Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will fill in.

Parag Agrawal to replace Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

29 Nov 2021

Business
Parag Agrawal to replace Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the microblogging site Twitter Inc.

Twitter makes it easier to search tweets from specific accounts

07 Nov 2021

Technology
Twitter makes it easier to search tweets from specific accounts

Some Twitter users on iOS are now able to search for specific keywords in the tweets made by a particular user.

SC issues notice to ex-Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari

22 Oct 2021

India
SC issues notice to ex-Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Manish Maheshwari, the former head of Twitter's India operations, in connection with a petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police.

Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

21 Oct 2021

Technology
Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

Former President Donald Trump was booted off of Big Tech social media platforms and his blog met an untimely demise too. Like a proverbial phoenix rising from its ashes, Trump has announced an entirely new media company and plans to launch his own social media and OTT content platforms.

Fabindia faces wrath of netizens over its Jashn-e-Riwaaz ad campaign

18 Oct 2021

India
Fabindia faces wrath of netizens over its Jashn-e-Riwaaz ad campaign

Popular ethnic wear chain Fabindia had recently launched a festive ad campaign to promote its Jashn-e-Riwaaz collection.

Twitter testing Reddit-inspired downvote option globally, more users get feature

14 Oct 2021

Technology
Twitter testing Reddit-inspired downvote option globally, more users get feature

After introducing a Reddit-inspired downvoting test for tweet replies in July, Twitter is rolling out the feature to more people globally as part of its attempts to get nuanced feedback on conversations.

Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

13 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

In early September, Twitter was spotted testing a feature that would allow you to conveniently remove a follower without blocking them. The feature was designed to make Twitterati feel safer on the platform.

Twitter tests anti-abuse heads-up prompts for potentially intense conversations

08 Oct 2021

Technology
Twitter tests anti-abuse heads-up prompts for potentially intense conversations

In its latest attempt to combat pervasive harassment on its platform, Twitter is testing an anti-abuse feature that gives its users a heads-up before they enter potentially heated conversations.

My ambition is to do justice to every opportunity: Shahid

27 Sep 2021

Entertainment
My ambition is to do justice to every opportunity: Shahid

Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor says he is fortunate to realize his dream of becoming an actor and hopes to develop his craft to the best of his ability.

Twitter testing new feature to remove unwanted followers, prevent abuse

09 Sep 2021

Technology
Twitter testing new feature to remove unwanted followers, prevent abuse

Microblogging platform Twitter's latest test feature for the web could come in handy if you are being abused online or just want to remove your followers without blocking them.

LinkedIn discontinues Stories feature in favor of 'short-form video format'

02 Sep 2021

Technology
LinkedIn discontinues Stories feature in favor of 'short-form video format'

Microsoft-owned networking platform LinkedIn recently announced that it is shutting down its Stories feature that allowed users to post content that disappears after 24 hours, just like Instagram and Snapchat stories.

Twitter starts rolling out Ticketed Spaces for some iOS users

31 Aug 2021

Technology
Twitter starts rolling out Ticketed Spaces for some iOS users

Twitter has been planning to monetize its Clubhouse-rival called Twitter Spaces ever since the new feature debuted. Now, the microblogging platform has announced that some iOS users would be able to charge an entry fee from attendees wanting to listen to their Spaces.

PM Modi lauds feats of Indian players at Paralympics

30 Aug 2021

Sports
PM Modi lauds feats of Indian players at Paralympics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian medal-winners at the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday and also spoke to them over the phone to laud their efforts.

Twitter Spaces will now reside where Fleets used to

26 Aug 2021

Technology
Twitter Spaces will now reside where Fleets used to

In July, Twitter announced that it is retiring Fleets - disappearing tweets that resembled Instagram Stories. Now, the microblogging platform has announced that it will give that screen real estate (at the top of the user's timeline) to its Clubhouse competitor called Twitter Spaces.

'Pinch' S02 episode-6 review: Kiara responds to being called 'ghamandi'

25 Aug 2021

Entertainment
'Pinch' S02 episode-6 review: Kiara responds to being called 'ghamandi'

The sixth episode of Arbaaz Khan's innovative talk show, Pinch, welcomed Kiara Advani as the guest.

Ajith Kumar's 'Valimai,' Vijay's 'Master' ruled Twitter hashtags this year

23 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Ajith Kumar's 'Valimai,' Vijay's 'Master' ruled Twitter hashtags this year

Twitter announced the top hashtags in various categories today, on the occasion of #HashtagDay.

Twitter testing new process for reporting COVID-19 misinformation

19 Aug 2021

Technology
Twitter testing new process for reporting COVID-19 misinformation

Microblogging platform Twitter has announced that its users in the US, Australia, and South Korea will be able to report COVID-19 and election-related misinformation through the conventional process of reporting other kinds of unwanted content.

Twitter halts verification process once again to improve review process

15 Aug 2021

Technology
Twitter halts verification process once again to improve review process

Earlier this year, Twitter had announced that it had restarted accepting applications for its verification process through which Twitter accounts are given the revered blue tick.

Twitter revising user interface contrast settings following users' headache complaints

15 Aug 2021

Technology
Twitter revising user interface contrast settings following users' headache complaints

Last week, microblogging platform Twitter redesigned its user interface with the use of high contrast across visual elements like buttons and links while a new font called Chirp was added as well.

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it

14 Aug 2021

Politics
Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it

Twitter has restored Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's account, one week after temporarily locking it.

'Attack on democracy': Rahul Gandhi slams Twitter for locking account

13 Aug 2021

Politics
'Attack on democracy': Rahul Gandhi slams Twitter for locking account

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today slammed Twitter for locking his account on the social media platform.

Adivi Sesh commences last schedule of 'Major'

12 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Adivi Sesh commences last schedule of 'Major'

South star Adivi Sesh on Thursday said the final schedule of his multilingual feature Major, based on the life of 2008 Mumbai terror attack martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, has begun in Telangana's capital, Hyderabad.

Twitter has introduced new fonts, and users aren't happy

12 Aug 2021

Technology
Twitter has introduced new fonts, and users aren't happy

Noticed anything different on Twitter recently? Well, it's intentional. The microblogging platform's Design department announced that alongside a host of tweaks to the web client and mobile app, Twitter has now switched to using its first proprietary font called Chirp.

Twitter now in compliance with IT Rules: Centre tells HC

10 Aug 2021

Business
Twitter now in compliance with IT Rules: Centre tells HC

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter Inc. now complies with the IT Rules, 2021 as it has appointed a permanent Chief Compliance Officer-cum-Resident Grievance Officer and a Nodal Contact Officer.

PM Modi, sporting fraternity hail men's hockey team's Olympic success

05 Aug 2021

Sports
PM Modi, sporting fraternity hail men's hockey team's Olympic success

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in hailing and celebrating the Indian men's hockey team's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, saying the day will be etched in the memory of every Indian.

Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral

29 Jul 2021

India
Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral

A video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing a road in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district has gone viral on social media platforms, and the spectacle drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Twitter rolls out new upvote-downvote system test for tweet replies

24 Jul 2021

Technology
Twitter rolls out new upvote-downvote system test for tweet replies

While Twitter may not have given in to users' longstanding requests for an "Edit Tweet" option, the microblogging platform has finally started testing a dislike button with a new Reddit-inspired upvote/downvote system on tweet replies.

Centre slams Twitter in Parliament over non-compliance of IT rules

22 Jul 2021

India
Centre slams Twitter in Parliament over non-compliance of IT rules

The Indian government said that Twitter's earlier statement expressing concerns over freedom of expression in India was a tactic to divert attention from its non-compliance with the country's laws at that time.

Veteran thespian Urmil Kumar Thapliyal dies at 78

21 Jul 2021

India
Veteran thespian Urmil Kumar Thapliyal dies at 78

Renowned theater personality and litterateur Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passed away in Lucknow following a prolonged illness. He was 78.

Twitter is killing its disappearing tweets feature called Fleets

15 Jul 2021

Technology
Twitter is killing its disappearing tweets feature called Fleets

In a tweet from its official handle, microblogging platform Twitter announced the retirement of Fleets. The feature displayed a row of fullscreen tweets at the top of a user's timeline that would disappear 24 hours after their creation.

'Didn't litter Ladakh': Aamir Khan clarifies after social media call-out

14 Jul 2021

Entertainment
'Didn't litter Ladakh': Aamir Khan clarifies after social media call-out

Aamir Khan and team Laal Singh Chaddha have now issued a statement refusing to accept all allegations of littering shooting locations in Ladakh.

Delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri, Delhi HC tells Saket Gokhale

13 Jul 2021

India
Delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri, Delhi HC tells Saket Gokhale

The Delhi High Court today directed self-described activist Saket Gokhale to immediately delete alleged defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.

'Tandoor' trailer: Refreshes memory about a horrific 1995 murder case

12 Jul 2021

Entertainment
'Tandoor' trailer: Refreshes memory about a horrific 1995 murder case

Makers dropped the trailer for the upcoming investigative thriller Tandoor today.

'Valimai': Keep your hearts steady as biker Ajith is here

11 Jul 2021

Entertainment
'Valimai': Keep your hearts steady as biker Ajith is here

Despite being announced in January 2019, we didn't get as much as a first-look poster or motion clip for Valimai from producer Boney Kapoor or lead star Thala Ajith until now.

#ITRules: Twitter ends tussle with Centre; appoints Resident Grievance Officer

11 Jul 2021

India
#ITRules: Twitter ends tussle with Centre; appoints Resident Grievance Officer

After much delay, Twitter named Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer in compliance with the central government's new IT Rules.

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