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Twitter CEO wants to boost messaging

Speaking in a call to investors, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has revealed that he’d like to see the platform improve its messaging capabilities. According to Business Insider, Costolo described the following potential enhancement: “Specifically, being able to take a public conversation and being able to migrate it to a private channel. So, taking a public tweet, and being able to …

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James O'MalleyTwitter CEO wants to boost messaging
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Are there two stranger Tweeters than Richard Dawkins and Gerry Adams?

Twitter is the greatest thing to happen to celebrities since… well… ever. No longer do those in the public gaze have to rely on an unreliable media to shape their public image, and have journalists mediate the interaction between the well known and the great unwashed. Twitter provides a direction connection between celebrity and fans – and allows the celebrity …

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James O'MalleyAre there two stranger Tweeters than Richard Dawkins and Gerry Adams?
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Cyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response

Since I took up cycling a couple of years ago, I’ve become something of a militant cyclist. Having to take to London’s roads is not a pleasant experience for much of the time, because the city is so poorly equipped to deal with people on two wheels. It’s insane that Transport for London hasn’t done more about it too – …

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James O'MalleyCyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response
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Facebook is testing a ‘buy’ button

Amazon recently rolled out a “buy now” feature for its followers on Twitter, and now it seems that Facebook is looking at a similar feature for its website. Facebook said this week that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages. “With this feature, people on desktop or …

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Israel take the battle in Gaza to social media: How diplomacy now takes place on Twitter

Over the last few days there has been renewed violence in Israel and Gaza as both sides have exchanged fire, in a situation far too complex to understand – let alone explain. Whilst TechDigest obviously doesn’t take sides in the conflict (our official position is probably best summed up as “less fighting, more iPhone 6 rumours, please”), what is interesting …

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James O'MalleyIsrael take the battle in Gaza to social media: How diplomacy now takes place on Twitter

Twitter testing WhatsApp sharing

Twitter appears to be testing a new button in its Android app, that will enable sharing directly to your WhatsApp friends. The new function was spotted by TheNextWeb, and appears to be currently appearing on a small number of Android…

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