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Twitter accused of hypocrisy over Trump tweets

Twitter is a social networking site that was created in 2006. Users send “tweets” to let people know what they are doing. It was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. Prior to building the service, they were working on a podcast directory called Odeo.

Odeo was a directory and search destination website for RSS-syndicated audio and video. It employed tools that enabled users to create, record, and share podcasts with a simple Adobe Flash-based interface.

When iTunes 4.9 was released, it ultimately made Odeo irrelevant. The people behind the company went on to create a service called Twttr. Twttr would eventually be called Twitter. iTunes 4.9, believe it or not, ultimately led to the creation of one of the most popular social networks in the world.

The major turning point for service’s popularity was the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive conference. Over the next few years, Twitter began to see rapid growth. For mobile devices, it originally relied upon third-party apps. In 2010, Twitter acquired application developer Atebits. Atebits had built the Twitter app known as Tweetie for the Mac and iPhone. It was renamed as Twitter and released for free.

Over the years, the apps have seen various revisions. There are currently versions available for iOS while desktop users must either use the web interface or a third party app like Tweetbot or Twitterrific.

Twitter Stories July 29

Twitter today announced some updates to its Spaces live audio platform. The company is updating its iOS app with a new layout for viewing and managing who is in a live Spaces, as well as new options for sharing and discovering the audio conversations.

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Twitter Stories July 28

Twitter Shopping is a pilot project launching in the US, here’s how it’s going to work

Twitter is launching another feature to boost its platform with Twitter Shopping. Starting today, this pilot of the Shop Module is available for people in the US that use the platform in English on iOS devices.

Twitter Stories July 26

Twitter to implement new tab dedicated to ‘Super Follow’ tweets

Twitter announced earlier this year a new “Super Follow” platform that will allow creators to offer exclusive content on Twitter only to those who pay a monthly subscription. Once this becomes available, users will be able to view only Super Follow tweets through a new dedicated tab.

Twitter Stories July 23

Both Twitter and Snap have reported strong growth, and the latter has said that it was seeing higher rates of App Tracking Transparency opt-in than has been generally reported.

Snap had previously warned that it expected ad revenue to be hit by the feature, which reduces the opportunity to sell higher-priced personalized ads, but two factors meant that the impact was lower than expected …

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Twitter Stories July 22

Twitter hack: Another arrest, this man also accused of TikTok and Snapchat takeovers

Apple’s official account was one of more than 100 taken over in the Twitter hack just over a year ago. One of those involved was quickly arrested and subsequently imprisoned, and another of those accused has now been arrested …

Twitter Stories July 21

Twitter Spaces implementing ‘Voice Transformer’ feature with multiple voice effects for users

As Twitter Spaces becomes more popular, the company has been working on new ways to make it even more appealing to users. Now Twitter is implementing a new “Voice Transformer” feature that, as the name suggests, will provide multiple effects to change voices in real time during a live Spaces.

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