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Why Instagram pulled Twitter photos

Instagram created Web-based user profiles last month, helping pave the way to take images off Twitter.The Twitter-Facebook fight escalates with latest Instagram moveImages from the popular photo app no longer appear on TwitterFacebook bought Instagram in April for a reported $ 1 billionKeeping users on your website equals money in the digital age Images from Instagram, the photo-sharing app that lets user spruce up their work with a slate of arty and retro filters, no longer show up on Twitter, a popular place to share them.The change, foreshadowed when photos began appearing buggy on Twitter last week, was confirmed Sunday […]

CHICAGO Pope Benedict XVI will soon venture into the world of Twitter, with plans to tweet in eight languages starting next week, the Associated Press reports Monday. The head of the Roman Catholic Church will use the handle Pontifex and intends to answer questions about the faith during a weekly general audience. Within hours of the announcement, he had already pulled together almost 150,000 followers on the English version alone, the wire service noted.

Can Twitter help save soccer club?

World Cup winner Juan Mata is one of the stars produced by Oviedo’s youth system. He now plays for England’s European champions Chelsea. Chelsea’s Ashley Cole is a recent convert to Twitter but has already caused controversy, taunting fans from former club Arsenal over how many trophies he’s won since swapping North London for West. Neither Rooney nor Ferdinand can rival the popularity of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo though. The Portugal star currently has 11.8 million followers, and rising. Rooney Tunes Rio’s musings Newcomer Cole King Kenny Tweets Ronaldo rules HIDE CAPTION << < 1 2 3 4 5 > […]

Twitter said that it mistakenly reset the passwords of “a large number” of its more than 140 million active users while conducting routine security screening to identify accounts that may have been compromised. “In instances when we believe an account may have been compromised, we reset the password and send an email letting the account owner know this has happened,” Twitter said in its blog on Thursday. “In this case, we unintentionally reset passwords of a larger number of accounts, beyond those that we believed to have been compromised.” Carolyn Penner, a spokeswoman for the social-networking site, declined to say […]

Twitter chat: How women work

Businesswomen flock to Twitter chats

By Inez Torre for CNNTwitter chats have gained momentous popularity over the last few yearsParticipants join via a bespoke hashtag at a predesignated time on a particular topicChat’s allow networking, support and access to experts otherwise impossibleCNN will co-host a chat on Sept 28 8p/11e on the subject of women at workCNN will be co-hosting the #YFEchat with Young Female Entrepreneurs on Friday 28 September 8pm PDT/11pm EDT/4am BST. We’re asking you: “Are women are starting to outperform men at work because of their willingness to adapt?” Join in, tell us what you think! A growing number of women in […]

CHARLOTTE, NC — Social media isn’t just about posting vacation pictures and updating friends on your latest meal. Twitter and Facebook have become key components in political campaigns, and many experts argue they are also becoming new election predictors and shaping how voters perceive candidates. In the last two years, social networkers ignited the Arab Spring, organized protests and created a unified voice to rally against everything from higher Netflix (NFLX) prices to Wall Street to the “99%”. And both political parties are harnessing the power and looking to use social networking to their advantage as November approaches. Both campaigns […]

Twitter Inc will begin allowing advertisers to directly target users based on the interests they reveal in their tweets, the social media company said Thursday. In an effort to draw advertisers to its paid ads program, the company also slashed the minimum price of “promoted tweets” to just a penny. No longer content to be a “dumb” bulletin board, with 400 million micro-messages posted daily, Twitter has moved to a strategy of actively sifting through what each user is reading and tweeting in order to discern every individual’s interests. Google has long reaped huge profits by displaying ads based on […]

We screwed up our IPO because we wanted to screw Wall Street. That’s the explanation recently delivered by Facebook (FB) chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to at least one prominent institutional investor about how the social media network so badly misjudged investor demand and flubbed its much-hyped initial public offering in May. Shares of Facebook have declined more than 50% from its IPO high, and company officials have recently launched a charm offensive with large institutional investors to try and entice them back into the stock amid growing market discontent about the company’s future prospects, and the ability of management, […]

Twitter revoked access to a friend-finder feature on Tumblr.Twitter revokes access to Tumblr sign-in featureThe social platform has been cracking down on its online friendsBlogger: “This reeks of grade-school drama”Tumblr: “We are truly disappointed by Twitter’s decision” Perhaps the blog VentureBeat put it best: “Twitter appears to have a problem sharing friends.”Twitter on Wednesday pulled access to a friend-finding feature that let Tumblr users search for contacts on Twitter who also use that blogging platform, Tumblr said in a statement. Tumblr users still can find friends using Facebook and Google.It’s just the latest news in the saga concerning what critics […]

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