Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

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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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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Photos: Last Week’s Parties, Panels and More from SXSW to NYC

March 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Former Vice President Joe Biden (third from left) and Jill Biden (second from right) pose for a photo with the Game of Thrones crew (l. to r., showrunner D.B. Weiss, actresses Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, showrunner David Benioff) at SXSW. Mindy Best/Getty Images for SXSW (L. to r.) GE CMO Linda Boff, Twitter head...

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Hacker Uses McDonald’s Corporate Twitter Account to Call Trump ‘Disgusting’

March 16, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

This morning, the McDonald's corporate Twitter account (@McDonaldsCorp) was hacked to publish a tweet calling Donald Trump "a disgusting excuse for a president." The brand has since confirmed to Adweek and via Twitter that the post--which was also briefly pinned to the top of the brand's feed--was made by a hacker who secured access to...

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Twitter Is Ready for March Madness

March 15, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The 2016-17 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament tips off in earnest Thursday, and Twitter has a courtside seat. The social network teamed up with the NCAA and Turner Sports on special hashtag-triggered emoji that will be added to tweets with the following hashtags: #MarchMadness #SelectionSunday #BracketBusted #Sweet16 #Elite8 #FinalFour #NationalChampionship #OneShiningMoment #MarchMadness#SelectionSunday#BracketBusted#Sweet16#Elite8#FinalFour#NationalChampionship#OneShiningMoment pic.twitter.com/swTRf0FW4q...

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