No More Bulk Tweeting and Duplicate Accounts on Twitter

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Twitter is announcing major limits on how users and apps can automate tweets, in order to curb spam and political propaganda bots. Developers are now banned from using any system that simultaneously posts “identical or substantially similar” tweets from multiple accounts at once, or makes actions like liking, retweeting, and following across multiple accounts at once. Twitter will remove these options from its own TweetDeck app, and third-party developers have until March 23rd to comply. Twitter says these actions are “an important step in ensuring we stay ahead of malicious…

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Facebook Gaining Popularity among Old People as the Young Leave

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A report shows that Facebook is for old people as teens and young adults are ditching the social network while the over 55s are joining. In 2018, 2.2 million 12- to 17-year-olds and 4.5 million 18- to 24-year-olds will regularly use Facebook in the UK, 700,000 fewer than in 2017, as younger users defect to services such as Snapchat, according to eMarketer. A surge in older users means over-55s will become the second-biggest demographic of Facebook users this year. The report says that while Facebook has so far been successful…

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Only one in four trust social media, says survey

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Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to prevent illegal and unethical behaviour, including cyber-bullying and extremism. But faith in traditional journalism rose sharply in the last year. Edelman said it was time social media companies sat up and listened. “The public want action on key issues related to online protection, and to see their concerns addressed…

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Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project to fight Fake News

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Fake news” and other misinformation, online propaganda, and satirical content people believe is true have filled the web via search engines and social media, and have caused a rift in how people perceive today’s news organizations and the quality of their coverage. A nonpartisan effort called The Trust Project is working to address this situation by helping online users distinguish between reliable journalism and promotional content or misinformation. Today, a key part of that effort – called “Trust Indicators” – are going live on Facebook, offering easy-to-access, transparent information about a news…

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Doctors warn against internet, gaming disorders in UAE

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Medical professionals in the UAE are warning that addiction to smartphones and technology among young people can be as powerful as addiction to gambling and drugs, with its own host of health and psychological problems. In many developed nations – the UAE included – it isn’t uncommon to see young children on a tablet or smartphone, with their parents besides them seemingly oblivious to any potential health risks. “Mental health risks of increasing addiction to technology are clear and present,” said Dr Binu George, Consultant Paediatrician (paediatric neurodevelopment and neurodisability)…

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Twitter to broadcast live video 24 hours a day

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Twitter is making a play to dominate even more of your time by streaming live video around the clock. The social networking platform is hoping to land deals for streaming pay TV channels on its site and apps. Users have to subscribe to existing TV service for this to work, but it would be much more powerful. “We will definitely have 24 hours  a day content on the platform,” Twitter’s Anthony Noto said during an extensive interview about the company’s live video strategy last week. “Our goal is to be…

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Twitter unveils a new API platform, roadmap and vision for its developer community

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Twitter traditionally has had a rocky relationship with its developer group. The social media platform is making an attempt to reset developer relations but once more with the unveiling of its imaginative and prescient for the Twitter API platform and, for the primary time, publishing its public road map of what it has deliberate. The apparent goal here is to be more transparent about what the social platform has in store for developers, which includes a unification of its API platform along with the launching of new APIs and endpoints for developers.…

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The Popular Social Media is no longer social, chat Bots are taking over

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The rise of social bots has thrown up a wide range of new issues in the social media world. Chat bots have become a common part of online interaction for major consumer companies and celebrities. The popular networking scene is slowly turning out to be unsocial as robots are taking over the communications with users disguising themselves as humans. As technology develops, robots as well improve their interactions with humans trying to emulate and possibly alter their behavior. Currently, celebrities are using Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to lend a personal…

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Twitter rolling out updated profile design on iOS

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Twitter has gradually started rolling out a new profile interface for its iOS app. While it’s unclear how many users currently have the new interface, it first started appearing earlier this week. The new profile interface, as you can see in the screenshot above, streamlines the interface of the tabs along the top. Additionally, the redesign breaks the what was previously just a “Tweets” tab into two different feeds: “Tweets” and “Tweets & Replies” feed. The “Tweets” tab shows only original tweets sent out by a user.Users won’t see a…

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New Update Makes Twitter Look Like Tweetdeck on Windows 10

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Twitter’s Windows 10 app has now received a useful feature with its latest update as the company has now added Tabs to make it more like TweetDeck PC Tech reports. Apart from the Tabs, with the latest update, pinned tweets can now be viewed and created inside the app, the number of replies for each tweet will now be visible, and Direct Messages can now display rich content instead of just plain text links. TweetDeck, which was launched in 2008 and acquired by Twitter three years later and , has…

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