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After #Instagram’s Spammer Purge, #Twitter Must be Bigger Now. Right?

After #Instagram’s Spammer Purge, #Twitter Must be Bigger Now. Right?

Photo-sharing social app Instagram has removed millions and millions of profiles that were believed to be spam accounts, in a move that has angered many users.

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Twitter Must Ban Racist, Anti-Semitic Words, Says MP

Twitter Must Ban Racist, Anti-Semitic Words, Says MP

A leading British politician has criticised Twitter for their handling of abuse and called on it to ban racist words which she says can “never be used in a positive way”.

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Facebook’s Stock Has Destroyed #Twitter’s in 2014

Facebook’s Stock Has Destroyed #Twitter’s in 2014

Earlier this year I took a look at how Twitter’s stock had performed compared to Facebook’s in 2014.

The short answer: pretty poorly. While they started the year tracking each other pretty closely, by July Facebook was outperforming Twitter by an eye-opening 80 percent.

Fast-forward five months later, and that situation has got even worse.

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Twitter Launches Two New Targeting Options for Mobile Advertisers

Twitter Launches Two New Targeting Options for Mobile Advertisers

More than 80 percent of Twitter’s 284 million active users engage on the platform from their mobile device, and Twitter wants to let advertisers fully exploit that metric.

This week the platform rolled out two new mobile targeting options for marketers: mobile carrier targeting and the ability to target users with new mobile devices.

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Twitter CEO’s Family Trust Has Now Sold All of Their #Twitter Stock

Twitter CEO’s Family Trust Has Now Sold All Of Their Twitter Stock

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo’s family trust began unloading their Twitter stock last month, selling 283,460 shares in two separate transactions on November 3rd and November 17th.

On December 5th they sold another 141,730 shares, reducing their investment in Twitter to just 25 percent of their original stake.

Now, they’ve sold it all.

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Autoplay Videos Might be Coming to #Twitter

Autoplay Videos Might be Coming to Twitter

Twitter is considering making videos shared on the platform play automatically in an effort to keep pace with Google and Facebook, reports Adweek.

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The Biggest TV Shows of 2014 (According to #Twitter)

The Biggest TV Shows of 2014 (According to #Twitter)

Twitter’s relationship with television (and vice versa) is well documented, with fans increasingly taking to the social network to discuss what’s happening on their favourite shows (and with their favourite stars) in real time.

Nielsen has released their list of the top 10 most social TV series, specials and sporting events of the past 12 months. Last year Breaking Bad took the top series crown, but who ruled the roost in 2014?

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Twitter Rallies on Surprise Stock Upgrade

Twitter Rallies on Surprise Stock Upgrade

Twitter (TWTR) rallied more than two percent on the opening today after a surprise upgrade on the stock.

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New Social Media Charter Launched to Help Banks Avoid #Twitter Blunders

New Social Media Charter Launched to Help Banks Avoid #Twitter Blunders

New guidelines which will assist bankers with how to use Twitter and other social networking sites have launched this week in association with the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Care That Instagram Has More Users

Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Care That Instagram Has More Users

This week Instagram passed Twitter for total number of active users, registering 300 million to Twitter’s 284 million.

As I wrote in my post, it’s a big deal inasmuch as the active user number is easily the most reported metric for all social platforms. Lots of people seem to really care about it. But here’s one person who doesn’t: Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

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