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What’s a Twitter Timeline? It’s a Place Where we Can Put Anything we Want, Says Twitter

What's a Twitter Timeline? It's a Place Where we Can Put Anything we Want, Says Twitter

Earlier this week we reported on news that Twitter has started showing favourites to some users from the accounts that they follow. That is, when their friends favourite a tweet, some of them show up in their timeline.

We’ve also noted how Twitter has been showing tweets from accounts that their friends follow to some users. Both of these updates are being tested on the usual small subset of profiles in Twitter’s everyday experiments, and they work in much the same way that retweets from people you follow appear in your feed.

People hate change, but it really feels like everybody hates these changes from Twitter. But here’s the thing: Twitter doesn’t care.

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23 Million of Twitter’s ‘Active Users’ are Bots

23 Million of Twitter's 'Active Users' are Bots

Earlier this month we looked at data from Twitter which revealed that 14 percent of Twitter’s monthly active users (MAUs), which totalled 271 million as of its most recent earnings, used third party apps to access the service.

Which meant that almost 40 million Twitter users were never served ads.

Twitter has clarified this metric in a new filing, breaking down that 14 percent into three important groups, one of which reveals a startling number who aren’t human.

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14% Use Third Party Apps for Twitter (Which Means 40 Million Never See Ads)

14% Use Third Party Apps for Twitter (Which Means 40 Million Never See Ads)

Twitter released its second quarter earnings report last week to much fanfare, and rightly so, as the figures beat Wall Street expectations across the board.

The most closely-watched metric in Twitter’s report was, as usual, its monthly active users (MAUs) tally, which has now reached 271 million. However, buried deep in the presentation that accompanied the release was a worrying statistic: 14 percent of Twitter accounts log on or connect to the service via third party apps, which means that close to 40 million of its active users are never served ads.

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Twitter’s Next Milestone: 300 Million Active Users Before 2015 [CHART]

Twitter's Next Milestone: 300 Million Active Users Before 2015 [CHART]

Twitter smashed almost every Wall Street estimation with its Q2 2014 earnings report released last night, and the stock subsequently went through the roof in the after-market, rallying more than 35 percent at one stage.

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Twitter Q2 Earnings: 271 Million Monthly Active Users, $312 Million Revenue, $0.02 EPS

Twitter Q2 Earnings: 271 Million Monthly Active Users, $312 Million Revenue, $0.02 EPS

Twitter’s second quarter earnings for 2014 are out and they’ve beaten expectations across the board.

The big number: Twitter now has 271 million monthly active users (MAU), a net gain of 16 million on the last quarter and up 24 percent year-on-year.

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Twitter Acquires Mobile Retargeting Leader TapCommerce

Twitter Acquires Mobile Retargeting Leader TapCommerce

Twitter has acquired TapCommerce, a leader in mobile retargeting and re-engagement advertising.

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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn - What Happens To Your Online Presence When You Die? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you realise, that everyone you know, someday, will die?

And I hate to be the one to break it to you, but at some point – hopefully in the distant, distant future – you’re going to leave this mortal coil, too.*

So here’s the big question: what happens to our social media profiles when we cease to exist?

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Twitter COO Ali Rowghani Resigns

Twitter COO Ali Rowghani Resigns

Ali Rowghani has resigned from his position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Twitter.

Rowghani, who joined Twitter from Pixar, will remain an employee but will switch to an advisory role.

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Twitter, Vine Coming To Xbox Soon

Twitter, Vine Coming To Xbox Soon

Microsoft has a vision: an Xbox in every living room, with the device becoming the central entertainment unit for the family.

Entertainment, of course, is a very expansive term, and now that description – and Microsoft’s vision – includes social media, as yesterday the Redmond giant announced that more than 45 new apps are coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360, including Twitter and Vine.

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Chris Fry, Twitter’s $10 Million Man, Steps Down

Chris Fry, Twitter's $10 Million Man, Steps Down

Chris Fry has stepped down from his role as senior vice president of engineering at Twitter, switching immediately to a purely advisory role with the company.

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