Twitter may not be having the best of years so far, but it still runs circles around its rivals in so many ways. One of the reasons Twitter is worth sticking with (or making a start with) are the wealth of plug-ins, add-ons and third-party apps built on top of the platform. Here are our favorite tools for boosting…
There are all sorts of variations on Raspberry Pi-powered home automation systems, but ARM Tutorials shows off a pretty simple project that uses Twitter as the backbone.
Hard to believe that it’s almost Monday. How time flies. If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, Office Space style, please RT this tweet from four years ago.
Last night Donald Trump shed some light on one of the great mysteries of our time: How does the most infamous man on Twitter actually tweet? The answer? He spends most of the day shouting his tweets at assistants for them to send. But after 7pm it’s all him, baby.
In the tech industry, paid leave is becoming a sought-after benefit for employees, and for employers like Spotify, Twitter, Etsy, Netflix, it’s become an explicit priority. But, as Rebecca Greenfield writes at Bloomberg, these policies are made feasible partly because the tech workforce is still mostly male.
On May 1, Twitter will start offering both male and female employees 20 weeks paid parental leave. As with Etsy, Netflix and Facebook, the company seems to have realized that people who feel like their home life is in balance tend to do better at work.
Next fall you might be watching Thursday Night Football on Twitter, according to Bloomberg. Apparently the social network has won the rights to stream Thursday night NFL games online. We’re having a very hard time picturing what this looks like.
Have you guys been paying attention to the State Department’s Spring Break tips? Because you really, really should be. They are just awful.
The internet is, generally speaking, a garbage dump suffused with vitriol and poison. “But surely,” some might ask, “the one, tiny corner of Twitter devoted to Cool Pope Francis would be a respite for our bitter, blackened hearts?” To which the answer is: of course not, no.
The two leading GOP presidential candidates, burnt sienna businessman Donald Trump and Friendless Senator Ted Cruz, are in a microblog insult tussle about the women they married.
Much to the chagrin of anyone who hates algorithms, it appears that Twitter’s new timeline—the one that displays tweets based on importance rather than chronology—is now the default setting for all users.
If you were at a bar with your phone in New York City during 2014, your whiskey-laced illegible tweets may have been used for important scientific research.
Marco Rubio is the candidate normally accused of sounding robotic—but is Trump himself even more formulaic? Read the AI Trumpbot’s tweets, and try and persuade yourself you’re not listening to the great hairdo in person.
Apple launched a tech support Twitter account this morning. It already has over 55,000 followers. Shockingly, no one’s trolling it. People are asking actual tech support questions.
Is Donald Trump a fascist? Experts, historians, and pundits have debated the question for months. One thing has been certain for a while now: He tweets like one. That’s why, last year, Gawker’s Ashley Feinberg created a Twitter bot that would post quotes from the writings and speeches of the Italian fascist dictator…
Do you see it? Batman v Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder posted the above photo on his Twitter account Monday and, in the back left corner, revealed our first look at the new Flash costume.
In a move aimed at persuading more young internet-type people to use Twitter, Jack Dorsey and friends are integrating Gif search into its social network, following many messaging apps’ footsteps. The integrated search is a combined partnership between venerable Gif havens Giphy and Riffsy.