Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Twitter Adds 9 Million New Users in 3 Months, Surpassing Q1 Estimates

April 26, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

After several quarters of disappointing earnings, Twitter seems to be getting its wings back, adding 9 million more users in the first three months of the year for a new total of 328 million. In its first-quarter earnings announced today, the company reported revenue of $548 million--down 8 percent over the same period last year,...

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Twitter’s New COO Talks User Growth, the NFL and the Company’s NewFronts Debut

April 24, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Adweek: How have your past roles in advertising, finance and the military shaped your approach to Twitter? Anthony Noto: I think Twitter is the culmination of a series of experiences that have built the foundation of what's required to be an executive at Twitter. I was in the military as a communications officer, where I...

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How Agencies Are Channeling Their Pre-election Passions Into Trump-Era Political Activism

April 24, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Months before Pepsi's perfect storm of cultural controversy, 2016 laid waste to the myth that advertising is an inherently apolitical business. President Donald Trump inspires strong opinions like he attracts Twitter followers--and in the months leading up to last year's election, the American ad industry appeared to achieve a rare moment of consensus in opposition...

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Here’s How to Add Multiple Accounts in the Twitter App

April 14, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Do you have multiple Twitter accounts--perhaps one for personal use and another for business? Did you know you can access multiple accounts within the Twitter application and quickly switch between them? Our guide will show you how to add multiple accounts to the Twitter app. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Twitter app on...

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Twitter Is Celebrating National Park Week With a Hashtag-Triggered Emoji

April 13, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The U.S. National Park Service may not be faring so well under the administration of President Donald Trump, but Twitter is showing park rangers some love. Twitter users who tweet with the hashtags #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque during National Park Week--April 16 through 24--will unlock a special park ranger emoji. Your official National Park Week hashtags...

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Twitter Is Suing the U.S. Government After Homeland Security Demanded an Anti-Trump User’s Information

April 6, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, asking a federal court to protect its right to prevent the government from unmasking users who have spoken critically of President Donald Trump. In a lawsuit filed today, Twitter said Homeland Security in March demanded that Twitter release information about a user associated...

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Twitter Shows That It Will Still Take Its Swings at Livestreaming Sports

April 5, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter may have lost out on retaining its National Football League livestreaming package, but that hasn't stopped it from throwing jabs and hooks at other sports. Banner Promotions and Twitter announced Wednesday that the social network will livestream Saturday night's World Boxing Organization Lightweight World Championship bout free-of-charge to logged-in and logged-out Twitter users in...

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How the Red Solo Cup Became the Drinking Vessel of Choice for Partygoers

April 4, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A few days after Christmas last year, Toby Keith took to Twitter to pay a bit of tribute. It was all of 41 characters, but the sentiment was genuine: "Raise one for this good man today," Keith wrote. "RIP #RedSoloCup." The platinum-selling country music star was marking the death of Robert Hulseman, a man he...

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Twitter Users Must Now Manually Accept PMs From Accounts They Don’t Follow

March 31, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Twitter quietly implemented a privacy tweak this week within its private messaging feature. The social network confirmed to Kurt Wagner of Recode that users who receive PMs from accounts they don't already follow must manually accept those messages before reading them. This change was rolled out to all users this week, Twitter told Wagner.

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Ryan Gosling Says Social Media Is Still in Its ‘Bambi on Ice’ Phase

March 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Ryan Gosling doesn't think people fully understand the emotional, connective power of social media. Speaking today at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, the Hollywood darling and sometimes star of internet memes talked on stage with Adobe chief marketing officer Ann Lewnes, explaining how his own uses of platforms like Twitter and Vine have led...

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