Twitter says Vine users’ emails and phone numbers were exposed for a day, but weren’t misused

Twitter is alerting Vine users of a bug that exposed their email addresses and, in some cases, ;phone numbers to third parties. It’s also advising affected users ;to be cautious about any emails from unknown senders as a result. The company says the bug was only active for 24 hours before being patched, and doesn’t believe that the data was misused in any way, at this time.… … [Read more...]

Twitter is down for some users

Twitter seems to be having some technical difficulties this morning, with the network going down for some folks. Down Detector’s live outage map shows Twitter suffering outages in Japan, the UK, and now parts of the East Coast in the United States. Around 2am ET, Twitter’s Support account tweeted that some users may have had issues sending tweets, but that the issue had been… … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing Report: Does Your Engagement Measure Up?

{} If I had to sum up marketing’s relationship with social media in a single nerdy meme, it’d be this: Yes, much as Obi-Wan Kenobi was dismayed to find that Anakin had turned to the dark side, many marketers feel betrayed by social media. Each platform offered the potential to build an audience and deliver content straight to their feeds. They were supposed to be a powerful tool for organic reach. … [Read more...]

The #NuggsForCarter kid has set the record for most retweets ever

A teenager with a love of Wendy’s chicken nuggets has displaced Ellen Degeneres as the author of the most-retweeted post on Twitter. Just over a month ago, Carter Wilkerson asked Wendy’s via Twitter how many retweets he’d need to get a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets. The company’s response? “18 million.” Sure, that was almost 15 million more… … [Read more...]

Teenager snags most retweets ever, still needs 15 million for free Wendy’s

A chicken-loving teenager has just snagged the crown for Most Retweeted Tweet ever, all over a wager with fast food giant Wendy’s. 16-year-old Carter Wilkerson of Reno, Nevada really likes Wendy’s nuggets — I mean really likes them. Carter tweeted Wendy’s, asking how many retweets he’d need for a year of free nuggets. They responded: @carterjwm 18 Million — Wendy's (@Wendys) April 6, 2017 Carter … [Read more...]

How to Use GIFs on Twitter: A Step by Step Guide

{} Animated GIFs have most certainly become a massively popular form of communication and for good reasons. Here are just a few of them: GIFs tell stories better than standard still images GIFs will grab your user’s attention instantly, thus attracting more attention to your content GIFs will help you to engage their reactions and emotions more effectively Unlike long videos, GIFs get the … [Read more...]

Twitter announces new live shows from the WNBA, BuzzFeed, Viacom and more

Looks like Twitter’s streaming video news deal with Bloomberg was just the first of more than a dozen content partnerships that it’s announcing today. The company unveiled the full slate at the NewFronts, where online publishers pitch their content to advertisers. (This was the first time Twitter’s held its own NewFronts presentation.) Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. … [Read more...]

Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs

Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a “laissez-faire approach” to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Twitter now supports emoji search, which we all absolutely needed

Emojipedia revealed on Twitter that users can now search for tweets and usernames with specific emoji. They chose to announce it by making fun of people using the fax machine emoji. 🆕 ✨ Twitter now supports emojis in 🔍 search. Here are people using the 📠 fax machine emoji for some reason pic.twitter.com/MWO6BrN4sk — Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) April 28, 2017 Naturally I had to search for every … [Read more...]

UK government irate at Twitter’s surveillance API crackdown

The UK government has criticized Twitter for restricting police and intelligence agency access to data which it says could be used to identify terrorist plots, according to the Telegraph newspaper. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

Today’s Stories  Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read … [Read more...]

What marketers should know about Twitter’s Q1 2017 earnings

{}Twitter’s audience is growing at a faster clip, but its ad revenue is shrinking at a faster clip, and now its total revenue is shrinking, too. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Twitter Video: How to Create Engaging Video Content

Do you want to use more video in your Twitter marketing? Wondering how each type of Twitter video works? With the launch of its native live video service, Twitter is prioritizing video higher in the news feed, making it the perfect way to reach your audience more often. In this article, you’ll discover how to This post Twitter Video: How to Create Engaging Video Content first appeared on . - … [Read more...]

Maximize your business’s Twitter impact

{}Are you using Twitter to its full potential? Contributor Will Scott shares six tips to help you build and manage a successful Twitter page for your business. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What’s Next for Twitter? Social Domination or Eminent Failure?

{} Despite recent improvements to user experience and platform flexibility, the struggle to retain and attract new users—and grow revenue—is still real for Twitter. And, unfortunately, these may be the least of the platform’s worries these days. From widespread trolling and harassment to simply having a confusing interface, Twitter is drawing criticism for nearly every aspect of its operation. In … [Read more...]

Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

Twitter has taken the wraps off a new data-optimized version of its service that it hopes will be a hit among emerging. It’s called Twitter Lite and, unlike similar ‘Lite’ apps from Facebook and others, it is browser-based — living at mobile.twitter.com. It is essentially a data-optimized version of the regular Twitter service that, the company said, loads fast and… … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Refine Your Twitter Ad Targeting

Want to reach better-qualified leads with your Twitter ads? Looking for ways to improve your ad targeting? Twitter provides all of the tools you need to put highly tailored ads in front of the people most likely to click on them. In this article, you’ll discover nine ways to target your audience more effectively with This post 9 Ways to Refine Your Twitter Ad Targeting first appeared on . - … [Read more...]

Twitter introduces pre-roll ads to Periscope videos

Twitter is announcing a new ad unit — pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. In a blog post, Periscope Group Project Manager Mike Folgner says the ads will appear in a way that’s “organic to how people already consume that content on the platform.” Basically, publishers will have the option to run a short video ad that plays before you watch their Periscope… Read … [Read more...]

Twitter remembers it owns TweetDeck

It’s been six years since Twitter acquired TweetDeck, but the company might finally bring new features to the client. In a survey sent to some power users today, Twitter asked which features they would most like to see added to an “advanced” version of TweetDeck. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Live Video Platform

Do you want to add a sense of urgency to your marketing? Interested in using live video on your social channels? Live video creates a unique, real-time experience that encourages your audience to comment and interact, turning individual customers into a community. In this article, you’ll discover the platform benefits and how to use live This post How to Choose the Best Live Video Platform … [Read more...]

How to Use Twitter to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Want more people to share your blog posts on Twitter? Looking for proven promotion tactics that deliver blog traffic? Twitter is a great place to share your blog posts but you’ll have to go beyond tweeting the basics to generate substantial traffic and visibility. In this article, you’ll discover seven ways to effectively promote your This post How to Use Twitter to Drive More Traffic … [Read more...]

ANA calls for independent audits of ads in the ‘walled gardens’

{}The advertising association asks that Amazon, LinkedIn, Twitter and others join Facebook and Google’s YouTube in this new transparency. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Article by Marketing Land - Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

McDonald’s serves up one more, calling Trump a ‘disgusting excuse of a President’ on Twitter

It was a direct reply, but when the world’s second largest restaurant chain slides into the Trump’s mentions to call him “a disgusting excuse of a President,” people are going to take notice. And screenshot the hell out of it. Billions and billions served, indeed. McDonald’s has since deleted a tweet reading, “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a… Read … [Read more...]

Prominent Twitter accounts compromised after third-party app Twitter Counter hacked

A number of prominent Twitter accounts were hacked to tweet Nazi messages after Twitter Counter, a popular tool for analyzing Twitter followers, was hacked. Official Twitter accounts belonging to Amnesty International, Forbes and other prominent organizations, not to mention many regular users, were accessed to post swastikas and other Nazi-related messages in a move thought to be… Read … [Read more...]