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Twitter May Add Photo Filters To Its Mobile App
2012-11-04 07:30:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being called a move to combat popular photo-sharing website Instagram, Twitter is reportedly planning to release a mobile app update that will allow members of the microblogging website to modify pictures using a series of filters. As Nick Bilton of the New York Times first reported on Friday, unidentified Twitter employees said the new features would allow people to tweak images and upload them directly to the...

Twitter Testing "Like" And "Star" In Place Of Favorites
2012-10-23 15:53:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As Twitter strikes out on its own, abandoning companies and apps it once partnered with, it´s likely the microblogger feels this is an appropriate time to try out a few new things, such as renaming those little stars users can assign to another´s Tweets. Twitter has always referred to these little stars as favorites, and users with a high-follower count collect these stars as a sign of approval, a way to look back on...

Twitter's Own Video Hosting Service
2012-10-11 04:37:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Twitter wants to be left alone. They don´t want to keep sharing their APIs, they don´t want third parties to write better apps, and they don´t want users to go anywhere other than Twitter.com to check their timelines. Twitter just wants to be left alone, build whatever brand they can and take the paycheck home at the end of the day. Twitter has, for several months now, been slowly coiling against their partners,...

2012-09-30 23:01:37

Reputation Management Site 5StarControl shines a light on a recent article which seeks to inform small business owners about online mistakes which could ruin their reputation. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 Reputation Management Site 5StarControl has disclosed secrets about a new article that teaches small business owners how to avoid common mistakes which can damage their online reputation. 5StarControl proclaimed that small businesses may be entranced by a new article on...

63M Users Skirt Chinese Facebook, Twitter Ban
2012-09-28 21:46:05

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When parents forbid their kids from an activity, those kids are bound to find a way to take part anyway. That's apparently what happened when China banned social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter from the population. Citizens of China found a workaround in using proxy servers and the number of people in China visiting those sites is growing significantly, according to data from GlobalWebIndex. A post on...

Twitter CEO Promises New Twitter Features
2012-09-24 04:41:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Interactive features such as live polls and the ability to select and publish specific messages alongside breaking news events are some of the new features coming soon to Twitter, the social network's chief executive announced on Friday. Speaking at the Online News Association conference in San Francisco, California, late last week, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the microblogging website would be releasing a free tool that...

IFTTT Death By Twitter
2012-09-21 09:06:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Twitter continues to choke out its partners as it makes moves to tighten the reins on its API and slowly herd everyone towards their mobile apps and Web site. Twitter began making this push earlier this year, first removing the ability to publish updates to LinkedIn from Twitter, though users can post to Twitter through LinkedIn. Later, Twitter began to constrict and tighten against Instagram, removing the ability for users...


Latest Microblogging Reference Libraries

Kevin Rose
2013-09-19 13:20:50

Robert Kevin Rose, born February 21, 1977, is a former American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The Screen Savers. As of 2012, he is a venture partner at Google Ventures. Rose was born in Redding, California and lived in Oregon before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood. Rose attended Vo-Tech High School in Las Vegas in 1992. He then attended the...

David Karp
2013-09-19 09:22:17

David Karp, born July 6, 1986, is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. According to Forbes, Karp's net worth exceeds $200 million (US), and Tumblr has been valued at $800 million. On May 20, 2013, it was announced that Yahoo! and Tumblr had reached an agreement for the search engine to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion (US). Karp would remain as CEO of the company. Karp began his career as an intern under Fred...

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