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Twitter Experiments With Letting Some Users Favorite Not Just Tweets, But Accounts

Twitter Experiments With Letting Some Users Favorite Not Just Tweets, But Accounts

In addition to tweets, Twitter is allowing some users to favorite actual Twitter profiles.

A screengrab shared by Yahoo employee Drew Olanoff shows what the function looks like.

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Authors’ Twitter Handles Now Linked To Their Articles In Reply Tweets On Mobile

UPDATE: It appears that the author’s retweet of the story may be related to the inclusion of his handle in the reply. We are looking into it and will provide an update when possible!

A helpful Twitter Cards update, noted by eagle-eyed social strategist Nick Cicero, links authors’ Twitter handles with their online articles so that when someone tweets a link to the article, replies to that tweet will include both the poster’s handle and the handle of the article’s author.

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You Can Now Report Tweets For Abuse Or Spam Directly From Twitter.com

Thanks in part to last month’s scandal over feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez, who was subjected to a barrage of Twitter abuse and whose supporters rallied to her cause by creating a petition for Twitter to institute a “report abuse” button, you can now report individual tweets for abuse or spam directly from Twitter.com.

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New Twitter Feature: Tweet Conversations Are Now Threaded Together

The real-time, global, public conversations that take place on Twitter are now much easier to discover and follow.

Twitter has rolled out an update that threads tweets together that are part of the same conversation.

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How Line Breaks Will Break Twitter

Twitter’s latest fun feature, the line break, has yet to catch on with mainstream Tweeple – but it will.

And when it does, it may break Twitter.

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Twitter Introduces ‘Welcome Back’ Friends Feature To Encourage Inactive Users To Stay

Over at the AVC.com blog noted VC Fred Wilson has written about an interesting feature that he’s seen on his Twitter timeline this morning that encourages him to engage with a friend who has recently returned to Twitter after a period of inactivity.

This is an interesting development from Twitter who, like all the major social networks, continuously struggles with the problem of retention of users, and this prompt could play a significant role in keeping people interested. After all, who doesn’t like getting a “welcome back” message from a friend?

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