TWITTER

Twitter prohibits posting of private photos, videos, IDs without consent

Twitter has announced that it will not allow sharing of personal media such as photos and videos on its platform without the consent of the person in what they termed…

Twitter CTO, Parag Agrawal takes over as CEO from Jack Dorsey who’s resigned

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder, and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc has stepped down handing it over to the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Parag Agrawal. Jack in a statement to…

Nigeria

Nigeria government uses Twitter to announce suspension of Twitter operations

The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken to Twitter to announce its decision to suspend the operations of an American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in the country. In…

Ghana

Why Twitter chose Ghana to host its Africa’s headquarters

Twitter has announced that it is now actively building a team in Ghana to serve as headquarters to the Africa continent. In a statement, CEO, Jack Dorsey said that Twitter…

Twitter is testing new 140-second audio tweets on iOS

Twitter Inc. is testing a new feature that will allow users to tweet 140-second audio tweets. The new feature has been rolled out to some limited number of users on Apple’s iOS users and will soon be availed for all the iOS users in the coming weeks. The voice tweets captures up to 140 seconds of audio, after which another new voice tweet will be automatically created in a thread if user will be having more to talk. Twitter now joins WhatsApp, Telegram and Instagram Inbox who’ve allowed users to communicate via voice notes.

Twitter shuts its legacy site, forces the new interface down our throats

First of all, I don’t like the new Twitter.com layout, and there is nothing I can do about it other than to accept and force it down my throat.  I…

Twitter will verify public health experts to fight COVID-19 misinformation

As the world continues to face unprecedented lockdowns caused by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, Twitter is working with global health authorities to identify and verify accounts of public health experts…

BLOGGING

The Growth of Kenyan Blogging And Social Media Communities

Looking back to 2011 as we were thinking about the idea of building a community of bloggers, I see why we need to be proud of the progress we have…

Twitter

Twitter to introduce new measures to curb abuse on the platform

This week Twitter announced three changes related to taming rampant abuse that has been on the rise on the platform. These changes are namely: Stopping the creation of new abusive…

How to chalk out Twitter marketing strategy for your business?

Twitter is one of the popular social media platforms and microblogging tool which supports messages also called as tweets that are limited to maximum of 140 characters. Twitter was reportedly…

Tweet Live Video

You can now create and Tweet Live Video from the Twitter app, powered by Periscope

Live Video is the most exciting way to consume media. This is probably the most immersive way of experiencing what is taking place in different parts of the globe. It…

Vine

PornHub offers to buy Vine from Twitter

Twitter don’t seem to find a way to monetize the social platform. They tried to sell the company last month but all the big firms eventually bailed out. The likes…

Vine

Twitter is shutting down Vine

Last week on Thursday, 27th October, 2016, Twitter shocked many when it announced it will be shutting down Vine. Vine has been the go to place for creators of short-looping…

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Twitter is on sale, apparently

Twitter, the extremely popular and less profitable social network is apparently up for grabs, according to a few tech sites including Android Authority and Reuters. Twitter, as you know, is…

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APP REVIEWS

Twitter has redefined what will now count towards the preset 140 character limit on posts

Of late Twitter has been busy reshaping their user experience. It could be that the pressure from the other social sites like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook is hitting on them….

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Twitter has just turned their Direct Message (DM) system into a chat app similar to that of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

Twitter has unveiled a couple of changes to its Direct Message (DM) functionality. They announced the new features in a short video posted to their own Twitter account on Thursday….

Twitter should tread carefully on any changes targeting the Twitter 140 Characters

A few months ago rumours spread that Twitter was overhauling the 140 characters limit to allow users to tweet up to 10,000 characters. If it were implemented, the rumours detailed…

Twitter character limit to expand from 140 to 10,000

I am on Twitter, but not a fan. Other than sharing the articles we publish here over there, there is really nothing else I find interesting in there. At times days…

Twitter is testing other emoji reactions to tweets – Twitter emoji

One month ago, Facebook was testing other reaction options like love, wow and hate. However, the widely rumored reactions never saw the light of day – was it a prank?…

She stepped on the gas pedal forcing the Subaru Impreza 15S slide briskly on the estate’s thin tarmac. The car made weird screeches from the deftly drifts waking everybody in…

Twitter makes another change on Direct Messaging to keep the conversation going

If you’ve checked your Direct Messages today, you may have noticed that something’s missing: the limitation of 140 characters. You can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct…

Does using Twitter have any effect on your heart health?

Many people and experts from National Institutes of Health (NIH) believe that Twitter affects the health of your heart. A three-year $668,000 federal grant was received by the University of…

#HBD: You can add your birthday dates to your Twitter Bio

I am not a birthday celebrations fun because I don’t remember the last time I celebrated my birthday but hopefully Twitter will light up my birthday this year. Twitter has…

Twitter Conversations will be much easier to follow, but there is something else I want from Twitter

Conversations surrounding a Tweet, particularly if they’ve sparked lots of replies and disparate conversations, can be hard to follow. In August 2013, Twitter updated their Web, iOS and Android platforms…

‘Its Obama Really’- President Barack Obama finally joins twitter six years later

When twitter first rolled out, following and being followed was a big deal for many. It was partly many people’s day time job. What would make it even more exciting…

Here is how to go about twitter’s Retweet with comment feature

Twitter has lately launched a handful of features for users to enjoy a more lively and flexible platform whilst socializing. After the live streaming feature dubbed ‘periscope’, the platform has…

I have noticed with concern that those who never take risks in Tech Sector in Kenya, are the biggest critics of those that do. — Sam Gichuru (@SamGichuru) October 21,…

BLOGGING MEDIA HOUSES

To regulate or not to regulate Bloggers -Why are Kenyan Journalists scared?

This week, bloggers were invited to a panel on the NTV TV show, Press Pass to discuss blogging in Kenya. The theme of the show was whether blogging is becoming…

Social Currency: You could soon be lucky to buy products and services using tweets

Today’s business setting is nothing to compare with five years ago. Social media platforms have changed the face of business and the process it follows breaking time and geographical barriers…

Digital Government Is Unable to Retrieve Their Hacked Twitter Accounts

Mr.Normal User: Hey Mr. Security Expert, my twitter account has been hacked, what do I do? Mr. Security Expert: Change your password, disable all the third party apps you are…

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