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Are your tweets reaching your followers? Your influence on Twitter may be rather limited in the new year. Twitter recently released their new terms of service and will begin shadow banning users. The terms will be effective as of January 1, 2020 and apply to those who live outside the European Union or European Economic Area.  The terms of service state, We may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services or any features within the Services to you or to users generally. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time. We may also remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services, limit distribution or visibility of any... Read more...
In this day and age, online account security is constantly under attack by nefarious parties that are looking to settle scores, makes a few bucks, or simply trying to make a name for themselves. 2K Games found this out the hard way last night after a number of its social media accounts were hacked in a massive security breach for the game publisher. Not only was the company's Facebook account compromised, but its Twitter profile was also taken over by foul-mouthed pranksters. One social media account being compromised is bad enough, but this was a coordinated attack across multiple mediums, which is much more troubling security problem for 2K Games. Messages posted to Facebook and Twitter consisted... Read more...
Last night, AMD officially launched its second-generation EPYC 7002 processors for the enterprise market (you can read our deep dive here). Based on the new Zen 2 architecture that underpins the newly released Ryzen 3000 desktop processor family, EPYC 7002 chips bring a significant performance and density improvements over their EPYC 7001 predecessors. Two companies that have been paying close attention to AMD’s strength in the data center market with the first-generation EPYC and early samples of the new Rome-based EPYC chips are Google and Twitter. Both companies have been impressed enough with what AMD brings to the table they have signed up to use the EPYC 7002 processors... Read more...
If you're trying to access the incredibly popular microblogging website Twitter, you've probably noticed that it's inaccessible at the moment. When visiting the site at the moment, you'll be greeted with the following message: Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon. Twitter is the place that internet users normally flock to share news of a popular site going down, but that doesn't exactly apply in this case. So, the next best thing is to hit up DownDetector, which showed a huge spike in reports from users right about 3pm EST. There are currently over 32,000 reports of Twitter being down as logged by DownDetector.... Read more...
Few things are more embarrassing to big brands than mistakes on social media. Android device makers certainly have been embarrassed on multiple occasions by social media folks who forget that when you Tweet from an iPhone, the little "via Twitter for iPhone" tag goes with your post. Huawei found this out the hard way around midnight on December 31 when a post to its official Twitter account was made to wish the world a happy 2019. via Marques Brownlee The post itself was fine; the embarrassment came in the fact that the tweet was posted via an iPhone. While a mistake of this sort is nothing new, what is new is that Huawei has gone very public with its chastening of all people who were involved... Read more...
Social media provides a lot of value to the world, but a new study suggests that we should start taking it in smaller doses - ideally no more than 30 minutes per day. The experimental study was conducted by Melissa G. Hunt and others at the University of Pennsylvania, and indications so far show that modest use of social media can directly improve our mental well-being. With the help of 143 participants, two groups were created. The first group was limited to 10 minutes of Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat each day. The other group consisted of people who didn't have to change their habits at all. Before the study was kicked off, every participant filled out a "well-being survey" to gauge... Read more...
If you use an app for a while like Facebook or Twitter and you decide that you want to give a different app a try, trying to transfer your data and contacts can often times be a chore. The Data Transfer Project (DTP) wants to make that migration of data much easier by allowing users to move their content, contacts, and other data across apps. You might think of this as a pie-in-the-sky dream, but the Data Transfer Project has some of the biggest companies in the tech world as members. Those companies include Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Microsoft. Not only is the goal of the DTP to make it easier for you to download your data from an app, but it also wants to make it easy to upload that data... Read more...
We have been bookmarking websites with our internet browsers for almost as long as the public internet has been in existence. Twitter, on the other hand, hasn’t made it easy to save favorite tweets, images, and other content until now. Luckily, Twitter has officially rolled out Bookmarks. Bookmarks will allow users to quickly and easily save Tweets for fast access later. Saving stuff for you to peruse later isn’t all Twitter is doing, however, it is also making it easier to share content with a new "share" icon on every Tweet. Twitter wrote, "With our new 'share' icon on every Tweet, you’ll be able to bookmark a Tweet, share via Direct Message, or share off of Twitter any number... Read more...
If you're well-seasoned internet user, surely you have seen scams over the years that revolved around a Nigerian prince who needs your help to move money out of the country. We all know that it is a scam, yet for a long time, people have fallen for it. That Nigerian Prince scam is now back and has a new twist while spreading via Twitter. The scam sees nefarious users making Twitter handles that are very close to legitimate and well-known Twitter users. The scammer then responds to one of the real poster's tweets to give the appearance that they started the thread. The scammer then puts up a tweet offering to provide a Bitcoin "reward" to anyone who sends a smaller amount of cryptocurrency... Read more...
A few weeks ago, Elon Musk announced his plans to launch a Tesla Roadster into space on the maiden flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. Musk stated in a tweet, "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent." It seemed like an absurd thing for Musk to announce, and many took it to be a joke. After all, why would he want to send an electric car into orbit around Mars? But, given that Musk doesn't expect that Falcon Heavy's first launch to be a resounding success, it's within reason that Musk wouldn't mind parting with what was Tesla's first ever production... Read more...
Much to the delight of some and dismay of others, US President Donald Trump maintains an active presence on Twitter—nary a days goes by that he does not post several tweets, which can range from praising his administration and policies, to blasting the media with accusations of fake news. But for a brief period yesterday evening, the President found himself without access to his favorite social media platform after his account had been deactivated by Twitter. His account vanished from the Twitterverse at around 6:45 PM Thursday. Visitors to his page saw a message stating, "Sorry, that pages doesn't exist!" It was back online before 7:00 PM the same night, and about an hour later Twitter posted... Read more...
The challenge that everyone using Twitter has dealt with at some point is hitting that max character limit. The limit right now is 140 characters, and that can be easy to hit for those that aren't fond of brevity. This means that many end up shortening words to fit in what they need to say or using multiple tweets. That is about to change with Twitter announcing that it is increasing the character limit increase to 280.Twitter's Aliza Rosen says that in many languages like English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French it's very easy to hit the character limit when trying to express meanings and emotions. At the same time, in languages like Japanese, Korean, and Chinese, people rarely hit the character... Read more...
LG has teased only a handful of details about its upcoming V30 handset after unveiling the flagship phone at IFA in Berlin earlier this week. One of the unknowns is the price, or so that was the case initially. According to the fine print of a Twitter contest that LG is promoting, the unlocked version of the V30 has an approximate retail value (AVR) of $749.99 in the United States. As part of the contest, LG is giving away three V30 phones for free. Those who are eligible need only retweet the following Twitter post to enter: We're giving away 3 LG V30s to celebrate the launch of the 3rd V series smartphone! RT for a chance to win. Terms: https://t.co/hmkBsMigrk pic.twitter.com/Mt7ewnAAlr— LG... Read more...
Nintendo is hyping up the impending release of its Super NES Classic Edition console, though this is the kind of thing that sells itself these days. Nostalgic gamers and scalpers looking to make a quick buck have already depleted Walmart of its initial inventory of pre-order units, and you can bet that other retailers will sell out of the console in the blink of an eye as well. Nevertheless, if you to give yourself a fighting shot, follow Target on Twitter (@AskTarget) to be one of the first to know when the retailer have stock available for pre-order. Target confirmed in a Twitter post that it too will accepting pre-orders for the Super NES Classic Edition console. The retailer did not say when,... Read more...
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