Use IFTTT To Supercharge Your Twitter Alerts

IFTTT, one of our favorite apps for doing just about anything, just got updated with a bunch of new Twitter triggers—if you want to stay on top of tweets that mention your name, you now have a much wider choice of ways to do it. These same alerts can also be set up for tweets from a particular @name or using a… » 10/22/14 12:10pm Wednesday 12:10pm

Twitter Is Suing For the Right to Show How Many Fed Requests It Gets

In the past, companies like Facebook and Microsoft have released so-called transparency reports about the government surveillance requests they've received—but per government restrictions, the numbers have been relatively vague. Today, Twitter just filed a lawsuit to lift the restrictions on what they're allowed to… » 10/07/14 3:26pm 10/07/14 3:26pm

The #1 News Station in Memphis Accidentally Tweeted a Pornhub Link

If you're wondering about the rain and storms in Memphis, you might have gotten a big surprise in your Twitter feed today. WREG News Channel 3 briefly directed its Twitter followers to a link that not only had zero radar information about the #memstorm—it was a PornHub user's profile. » 10/07/14 11:27am 10/07/14 11:27am

NYPD Is Begging for Twitter Followers By Passing Out Fliers Underground

Following in the grand tradition of that woman who always asks you for money and that guy with the pamphlets about how the Apocalypse cometh, the NYPD is begging for new followers for its L-train-specific Twitter account the only way it knows how: By shoving fliers in the faces of passersby on their way to work. » 9/18/14 12:14pm 9/18/14 12:14pm

What Are Your Favorite Twitter Bots to Follow?

Earlier in August, it was reported that 8.5 percent of Twitter users, or 23 million accounts, were not actually people but bots, autonomous accounts that post without any human interaction. Twitter refuted this claim saying it was much closer to 5 percent, but that's still a big chunk of users. So now I'm wondering,… » 9/14/14 6:00pm 9/14/14 6:00pm

How To Make Your Social Media Accounts (Almost) Unhackable

It can be easy to dismiss social media security as a chore to save for another day. Getting hacked is serious business though, and you could find your online identity stolen, your precious photos erased and your devices inaccessible. Fear not! We've put together some simple but effective ways of keeping the hackers… » 9/02/14 8:20am 9/02/14 8:20am