TWITTER JUST MADE IT WAY EASIER TO WATCH PERISCOPE VIDEOS ON THE IPHONE AND IPAD

TWITTER JUST MADE IT WAY EASIER TO WATCH PERISCOPE VIDEOS ON THE IPHONE AND IPAD

A Fast Company article: CONSUMING LIVE STREAMS RIGHT INSIDE TWITTER COULD MAKE PERISCOPE A WHOLE LOT MORE VIRAL. Early last year, Twitter bought live video-streaming app Periscope, before it had even been announced. Then it pretty much let it do its thing—including launching last March—without taking any aggressive steps to meld the newcomer with Twitter […]

How lifting limits might change Twitter’s character

How lifting limits might change Twitter’s character

Courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle: In Twitter’s pursuit of more users, nothing, it seems, is sacred. Last week, the social media giant’s most familiar feature — its 140-character tweet limit — was put on the chopping block as CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to confirm on Twitter that his company will allow longer messages. Dorsey […]

Twitter announces new celeb-geared apps just in time for Golden Globes

Twitter announces new celeb-geared apps just in time for Golden Globes

Courtesy of Mashable: Twitter is ready for its Golden Globes close-up. The social media network has launched three celebrity-geared app features — Twitter Camera, Twitter Mirror Challenger and Twitter Q&A — and is promoting them for Sunday’s awards show, Mashable can exclusively reveal. Though they’ve been quietly available for months, Twitter hasn’t announced them publicly until […]

Twitter’s Longer Tweets Pave the Way for More Publisher Deals

Twitter’s Longer Tweets Pave the Way for More Publisher Deals

A Re/Code article: Now that we know Twitter is building a feature to let users share longer tweets, maybe as long as 10,000 characters, that could have big consequences for publishers. The average Twitter user — many of whom freaked out about the news — will probably never sniff a 10,000 character tweet. But publishers […]

Twitter Invests In Muzik, a High-End Headphone Startup

Twitter Invests In Muzik, a High-End Headphone Startup

A CNBC article: Here is something you didn’t expect to hear about coming out of CES this year: Twitter has invested in Muzik, a “connected headphone” company. This isn’t an Apple-Beats sized-deal—Muzik says it has raised $18 million over a couple of years, and Twitter is one of several investors—but it’s still an interesting one. […]

Here’s Why Twitter Wants to Expand to 10,000 Characters

Here’s Why Twitter Wants to Expand to 10,000 Characters

A Fortune Magazine article: Rightly or wrongly, it has to find some way of competing with Facebook. For some time now, Twitter has been talking—off the record, of course—about altering the standard 140-character restriction so that users can post longer messages. According to the latest reports from Re/code and the Wall Street Journal, it is […]

Twitter Considering 10,000-Character Limit for Tweets

Twitter Considering 10,000-Character Limit for Tweets

A Re/Code Article: Longer tweets are coming soon to Twitter. Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet things longer than the traditional 140-character limit, and the company is targeting a launch date toward the end of Q1, according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Twitter is currently considering […]

Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like

Here’s What 10,000 Characters Looks Like

A TechCrunch article: So, Recode reported today that Twitter was tinkering around with the idea of expanding its 140 character limit to a number a bit higher….10,000 characters. But what, you ask (and I’m glad you did), does 10,000 characters look like? Well, hey. Let’s find out. Soooo, did you see the Warriors game last […]