New Delhi, April 23 : Telecommunications service provider Reliance Communications Tuesday said it has partnered with Twitter to launch a bundled prepaid plan known as 'Reliance Twitter Access Pack' for the company's GSM subscribers.
"Our partnership with Twitter in India further strengthens our offering on the social media platform and is in line with our efforts to offer innovative products with affordability for our customers," said Nilanjan Mukherjee, chief revenue officer - wireless, Reliance Communications.
Radio and television personality, Ryan Seacrest has confirmed the existence of the new music app on the micro blogging site, Twitter.
Seacrest, who uses @RyanSeacrest on Twitter, wrote on the site that he used the music app. Seacrest is best known as the host of reality music show, American Idol.
It is believed that social micro blogging site, Twitter is likely to generate as much as $1 billion in ad revenue during the coming one year mostly due to an increase in advertising in mobile devices as an increasing number of users access the site form their mobile handsets.
The popular microblogging site Twitter - co-founded by Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone; and launched in 2006 - turned seven years old on Thursday; and it now boasts 200 million active users who generate more than 400 million tweets every day.
Announcing the 7th birthday for Twitter on Thursday, Twitter said that thousands of tweets - the 140-character messages - are sent from computers, smartphones and tables every minute; with the microblogging site packing news, sports scores, pictures, gossip, complaints of infuriated customers, and hashtags.
During the course of a conversation for CBS’ 60 Minutes show, for a segment which was telecast on Sunday, popular microblogging site Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey said that he hopes to run for mayor of New York City.
Going by a CNN report, Dorsey – who also talked about his favorite place to go to think, as well as his greatest weakness – is apparently mulling plans to leave San Francisco home and shift to New York City.
Sydney, Mar 1 : A new less-known social network, Pheed, has become the most downloaded free app in the App Store.
In fact, Pheed is the number one most downloaded free app under the social networking category, outranking both Facebook and Twitter.
It is a social network that works much the same way as Facebook or Instagram, News. com. au reports.
A user needs to sign up, either with an email address or a Facebook or Twitter login.
Washington, Feb 27 : Scientists have discovered the secret to becoming popular on micro-blogging site Twitter. C. J. Hutto and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta examined the content and retweeting fate of tweets sent by 500 non-celebrities over a 15-month period.
They looked for 2800 terms that convey positive and negative emotions, including slang and swear words, a set of emoticons and common acronyms, like LOL.
The keys to success, they found, were to tweet positive messages, write clearly and retweet interesting titbits of news. People who tweeted mostly about themselves didn''t fare so well.
Popular microblogging site Twitter said in a Friday blog post that some "unusual access patterns" had been detected on the Twitter network this week, hinting that the personal data of nearly 250,000 users had probably been accessed by hackers.
Earlier this week, Twitter had said in a previous blog post that hackers' attempts to gain access personal information of users had been detected by the site; and that it had discovered "one live attack and [was] able to shut it down in process moments later."
Sydney, Jan 26 : Popular social networking website Twitter has shut the English-language account of Somalia''s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab insurgents, days after they posted photographs of a French commando they killed and threatened to execute Kenyan hostages.
A message from Twitter on the English-language @HSMPress account on Friday read that it had "been suspended", without elaborating, the Courier Mail reports. However, Somali and Arabic language accounts of the al-Shabab continue to operate, and the extremists used their Arabic account to denounce the suspension as censorship.
Sydney, Jan 25 : Internet security experts have said top three buzzwords in Twitter - Barack Obama, the Australian Open and gun control - are currently being used by cyber criminals to lure victims on social media.
The experts have also asked users to keep an eye out for posts mentioning the Super Bowl, Playstation 4 and The Ashes, topics predicted to be popular with canny cyber crimes throughout 2013, reports News. com. au.
Popular microblogging site Twitter announced the launch of its new `Vine' service on Thursday; giving its users the ability to record six-second-long video clips, and seamlessly embed the video clips within their tweets.
The launch of the `Vine' service not only marks the availability of a new streaming video service for smartphones, but also underscores the 2006-founded Twitter's advance in the direction of its future evolution, with the start of a new thread in its development.
Washington, Jan 10 : How effective is the microblogging website Twitter in spreading news, since every media organisation of any consequence has an account these days?
That's the question Sudha Ram, from the University of Arizona, set out to answer in a recent study of a dozen major news organisations that use the social media website for sharing their content.
The answer, according to Ram's research, varies widely by news agency and there may not be one universally applicable strategy for maximising Twitter effectiveness.
London, Jan 4 : Micro blogging site Twitter is now worth around 11 billion dollars, and is likely to make its market debut next year, analysts have predicated.
Twitter was valued at 8 billion dollars at its last funding round in 2011, but saw the growth in its valuation slow after the dismal flotations of Facebook and games company Zynga dented confidence in technology businesses.
The social network was thought to have gone cold on the idea of IPO after the disastrous market debuts of some of its Silicon Valley peers.
Sydney, Dec 27 : Micro blogging platform Twitter has shut down a number of accounts that had been tweeting naked images of children as young as seven or eight.
The depth of the problem was revealed on Christmas Eve when hacktivist group Anonymous started a name and shame campaign called "Operation Pedo Hunt."
According to News. com. au, over 50 accounts containing child exploitation were subsequently reported to Twitter.
Anonymous published three documents containing the names of the accounts identified.
In a Thursday post on its engineering blog, microblogging service Twitter announced that its mobile app for iOS and Android has now been updated; as a result of which search and discovery functions will witness a notable enhancement.
Close on the heels of Facebook's announcement of a new mobile share button, popular microblogging service Twitter has announced the addition of a new email feature - dubbed "Share this tweet via email" - to its website interface.
The new "Share this tweet via email" feature will facilitate Twitter users in sharing their favorite tweets through email; thereby making it possible for them to pass on their most-liked Twitter content to friends who still use the email for electronic communication.
Popular microblogging service Twitter `unintentionally' reset the passwords of its users on November 8; with users logging on to the site getting the message that their passwords had been changed around because of concerns over a possible breach of their accounts by the hackers.
In a move which marks a changed response by Twitter to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) copyright notices, the popular microblogging site said that it will now "withdraw" copyright-infringing tweets, rather than remove them and show them as "disappeared forever."
According to a Friday report from The New York Times (NYT), popular microblogging service Twitter is apparently planning to add its own photo filter to its mobile apps; thereby replicating photo-sharing network Instagram which has been acquired by Facebook.
As per the NYT report, citing the information shared by unidentified Twitter employees, Twitter has plans underway to bring on new built-in photo filters to its mobile apps, thus giving the users the ability to sidestep Instagram completely.
According to a recent Financial Times report, popular micro-blogging site Twitter has blocked a neo-Nazi account - which belongs to an organization called "Besseres Hannover" - to its users in Germany.
As per the report, the move, which marks the first time that Twitter has executed its local censorship policy, came at the request of the German government; and stemmed from an alleged hate speech by the "Besseres Hannover" - which, in English, means "Better Hannover" - organization.
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