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Daily Crunch: Twitter will bring back verification

Twitter prepares to hand out more blue checkmarks, YouTube suspends OANN and Discord is raising a big funding round. This is your Daily Crunch for November 24, 2020. The big story: Twitter will bring back verification Twitter paused its blue checkmark verification system in 2017 as it faced controversy over who gets verified — specifically ...

Thanks to a bug, Twitter Fleets didn’t actually expire after 24 hours

11.22.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

On Nov. 17, Twitter ripped off the Stories feature that Snapchat popularized and Instagram popularized even further. Twitter's version is called Fleets and unfortunately, it didn't take long for people to find a way to subvert the 24-hour expiration ... ...

A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappear

Twitter is the latest social media site to allow users to experiment with posting disappearing content. Fleets, as Twitter calls them, allows its mobile users post short stories, like photos or videos with overlaying text, that are set to vanish after 24 hours. But a bug meant that fleets weren’t deleting properly and could still ...

What happens to Trump’s official Twitter account after Biden becomes POTUS?

11.21.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's been almost four years since since our first "digital" president handed over the presidential Twitter keys to Donald Trump. Barack Obama's transition from the Oval Office in 2017 was the first time many official Twitter accounts (and other socia... ...

Twitter Fleets have created a whole new opportunity for reply guys

11.20.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Just days after Twitter premiered Fleets, its version of Stories, the company had to scale back on the roll-out to fix some bugs. But even in that short amount of time, one group in particular took advantage of the new feature: reply guys. While this... ...

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey’s contrasting aesthetics have become a Twitter meme

11.19.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Congress grilled Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey at a hearing on Tuesday, questioning the respective CEOs of Facebook and Twitter on their moderation practices amidst the U.S. election. Held in order to investigate (pretty much debunked) allegations ... ...

Senators warn Facebook, Twitter at post-election hearing: ‘Change is going to come’

11.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Another day, another Congressional hearing on big tech...right?  Not so fast. Tuesday’s hearing, which once again saw Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey remotely take the hot seat, was a little bit different. ... ...

Twitter introduced Fleets and there’s a real love/hate reaction online

11.17.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Fleets, effectively Twitter's version of Instagram and Snapchat Stories, rolled out on Tuesday. The reaction was, well, mixed...but certainly strong.  In case you don't know how Stories work, a Fleet is basically a tweet that disappears in 24 ho... ...