Wednesday, January 20

Twitter

Apps & Games, Donald Trump, Facebook, News, snapchat, Social Media, Twitter

Snapchat permanently bans US President Donald Trump

Snapchat has joined Twitter to permanently ban Donald Trump from its platform following the violent siege of the US Capitol. "Last week we announced an indefinite suspension of President Trump's Snapchat account and we have been evaluating what long-term action is best for our Snapchat community," the company said in a statement. "In the interest of public safety, and based on your attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech and incite violence, which are clear violations of our guidelines, we have made the decision to permanently terminate your account." Following the attack, the digital giants have taken steps to prevent violent rhetoric from spreading on the Internet through their platforms. Twitter has permanently banned Tru...
Apps & Games, News, Pokemon Red, Twitter

A Twitter user makes Pokémon Red playable in a profile photo

I love Pokémon, but this may be too much. Constantin Liétard, Gameloft Montreal programmer has created a script that allows Twitter users to play Pokémon Red on his Twitter profile picture.Now you can play Pokemon Red on my avatar! 🥳 Comment on one of those buttons in this tweet:Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, Start, Select pic.twitter.com/9RV383BGjW - Constantin Liétard (@screenshakes) January 8, 2021All you have to do is Tweet the button entries as responses to the original post to control the protagonist Red in the game. Every 15 seconds, the script will extract the most popular commands from the thread and use them in the game.Liétard's red avatar appears to be in a cave, but it's hard to tell which one from Pokémon, red, b...
2020, Animal Crossing, Apps & Games, Canada, gaming, News, nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Twitter

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was the Most Tweeted Game in Canada in 2020

Twitter has released its annual 'Gaming Insights' report for 2020, which offers various data on global tweeting habits related to video games. According to Twitter, the great success of Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons it was the most tweeted game in Canada last year. This is not too surprising, given that it was a relaxed and joyous experience that came at the perfect time for many in the midst of the pandemic. Said that New Horizons it is only a game; Interestingly, the rest of Twitter's top 10 consisted of franchises in general.Animal Crossing: New Horizons Call of Duty Fortnite Final Fantasy Grand Theft Auto Minecraft Super Mario Fire emblem The legend of Zelda Genshin ImpactIn the meantime, here are other trends th...
Business, Facebook, General, Google, microsoft, Twitter

Microsoft, Google and Facebook stop their political contributions after the attack on the Capitol

Microsoft, Google and Facebook have said they will halt some political contributions after the deadly siege of the US Capitol. A Microsoft spokesperson has said the tech giant is pausing its political spending until after considering the implications of the attack. "The PAC (political action committee) regularly pauses its donations in the first quarter of a new Congress, but this year it will take additional steps to consider these recent events and consult with employees," the spokesperson said. The Verge. Additionally, Facebook has said that it is halting its contributions to the PAC for at least the first quarter of the year. It's worth noting that the freeze only affects PAC contributions and not all of the social media ...
Apps & Games, Facebook, News, president trump, snapchat, Trump, Twitter, youtube

US President Donald Trump banned from Facebook ‘indefinitely’

Facebook is extending its ban on the account of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, "indefinitely and at least for the next two weeks." Following the violent siege of the United States Capitol on January 6, the social media giant banned Trump from its platforms for 24 hours, but has now decided to extend the measure until "the peaceful transition of power is completed." "We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great," said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. in a sentence. Zuckerberg claims that for the past few years, the company has allowed Trump to use its platform in accordance with its rules, and at times removed some of the content when it viola...
Apps & Games, News, Twitter

Twitter Android beta now allows users to upload and view 4K images

Twitter's latest beta update will allow users to finally upload and view 4K images on Android. The feature, which only made it to Twitter 8.76 beta, allows users to press the three-dot menu they'll see after opening an image to load the 4K option. With the feature, you can also upload 4K content on Android. You will need to head to Settings & Privacy> Data Usage> High-Quality Image Upload, where you can select whether you only want to upload high-resolution images via mobile data or Wi-Fi or whatever. Once you have enabled the feature, you will only need to post a 4K (8.3MP) resolution image and it will be displayed in 4K on the social media platform. The iOS version of the app received this update last year. This feature was firs...
Apps & Games, breaker, News, Twitter

Twitter Acquires Social Breaker Podcasting App

Twitter has purchased the social podcasting app 'Breaker' to help build its audio-enabled chat rooms called Spaces. The social media giant previously announced that it was testing Spaces, which is currently in limited testing among invited users. Both companies have recognized and confirmed the acquisition, with the engineering of Twitter direct Michael Montano tweeting that Breaker will help "improve the health of the public conversation about our service." Additionally, Breaker has published a blog post detailing why the company thinks its team will be a good fit on Twitter. "Here at Breaker, we are passionate about audio communication and inspired by the way Twitter facilitates public conversations for people all over the world,...
Apps & Games, clubhouse, humanization, News, Spaces, Twitter

Twitter tests new humanization feature, ‘Spaces’ live chat rooms

Twitter is testing some features that, on the surface, seem to disagree. For one thing, there's a new 'humanize' feature designed to remind users that the people they reply to are people too. On the other side is Spaces, a new room-based voice chat system that is very similar to the controversial Clubhouse, a social startup. If you haven't heard of it, Clubhouse allows participants to host online chat rooms where people can discuss different topics. However, it was also criticized for few or non-existent moderation practices, which came to light after Clubhouse became a platform to attack journalists I like it The New York Times' tech reporter Taylor Lorenz. Twitter's new humanization feature hopes to reduce toxic encounters on the platform, to be clear, the regular Twitter platfo...
Apps & Games, News, Social Media, Twitter

Twitter relaunches its verification process on January 20

After revealing plans to review its process last month with user feedback, Twitter says it is relaunching its verification process on January 20, 2021. The social network says it gathered 22,000 responses to the survey in preparation for relaunching the program. Based on feedback, Twitter users will no longer need a bio or header image to have a 'full' profile, and the minimum follower requirements are based on region rather than country. "This new policy will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification, and why some accounts may lose verification to ensure the program is more equitable," Twitter said in a statement. press release about the announcement. Addition...
Apps & Games, News, Twitter

Twitter returns the retweet process to normal next experiment

Twitter says the retweet functionality will return to normal after an experiment that was introduced around the time of the US presidential election. First unveiled in October, the social media giant thought the change would encourage users to be more aware of what they were sharing. However, Twitter says this was not the case. That note that “The use of tweets with quotes increased, but 45 percent of them included single-word statements and 70 percent were less than 25 characters. The increase in dating tweets was also offset by an overall 20 percent decline in sharing through retweets and dating tweets. " The change was confusing for many users who didn't realize that they could still do a regular retweet by leaving the quote t...
Apps & Games, COVID-19, News, Twitter

Twitter Cracks Down On Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccines

Twitter says it will begin cracking down on misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines starting next week. The social media giant will require people to delete tweets that include false claims that vaccines are used to intentionally cause harm or control populations. This includes statements about vaccines related to conspiracy theories. It is also cracking down on tweets containing false claims that have been widely discredited, such as the impact of receiving vaccines. Additionally, Twitter may also require the removal of tweets that include false claims that COVID-19 is not real or serious and that vaccines are unnecessary. "Beginning in early 2021, we may tag or place a warning on Tweets that advance unsubstantiated rumors, disput...
Apps & Games, Instagram, News, snapchat, Twitter

Twitter to allow users to share tweets on Snapchat and Instagram

Twitter is rolling out a way for iOS users to share tweets on Snapchat, and the feature will roll out for Android users in the coming days. The social media giant will begin testing a similar integration for Instagram Stories for a small number of iOS users in the coming days. Until now, when Twitter users wanted to share a tweet, they usually only took a screenshot to post to another platform without an actual link to the tweet. "Sometimes a tweet is so important or so fun that it needs to be shared outside of Twitter, and we've seen a trend of people taking the time to take screenshots and clip tweets to post elsewhere," says the network. Social. giant notes. "But that conversation shouldn't just live in one place, it should be...