The U.S. federal government has spent almost $1 million in the creation of an online database that has been designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution” on Twitter.
Remember when everyone thought Snapchat was just a novelty app? Something trivial, used by kids? How we all rolled our eyes when Snapchat had the audacity to turn down a $3 billion buyout from Facebook?
And do you also remember, earlier this month, when we told you that Snapchat is now more popular than Twitter amongst 18-34 year-olds? Well, a new study has revealed that 70 percent of U.S. college students now post to Snapchat daily, compared to just 11 percent who do the same on Facebook.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Monday* and as usual fans quickly moved the conversation to Twitter, discussing the appearances of their favourite stars and shows, alongside key moments throughout the night.
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) aired on Sunday and as the event aired in real time fans took to Twitter to chat about their favourite stars and VMA moments.
Earlier this month Twitter revamped its advertising interface to make it a lot easier for marketers to setup and launch their campaigns. In particular the new system is a big improvement for newcomers to Twitter ads, with clear campaign objectives and step-by-step instructions outlining what’s possible on the platform.
Rumours about shopping functionality coming to Twitter have been circulating for quite some time now. In July a “buy now” button was seen in the wild by some users of Twitter’s mobile app, and earlier this month a payment and shipping option appeared on the Twitter Android app for a select few.
Now, things are really heating up, as reports suggest that Twitter is having serious talks with payments startup Stripe about implementing e-commerce features on the platform, which could launch later this year.
Glassdoor has announced its report of the top 25 companies for culture and values, based on workplace insights shared by the people who know companies best — the employees.
Cited as “the best place I have ever worked” by one anonymous member of staff, Twitter has been voted number one in the poll, with rival Facebook fifth.
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