Twitter released the gender and ethnicity make-up of employees Wednesday, and by their admission, there is room for improvement.
Today is the anniversary of Twitter’s public launch. To celebrate this anniversary we’ve rounded up eight Twitter superlatives. Here are a few of the tweets (and accounts) that we felt earned a title in this past year. Continue reading
When the 2014 World Cup kicks off June 12, it may be scoring a new goal for Twitter.
Guilherme Ribenboim, Brazil’s general director for Twitter, said Tuesday that the microblogging company expects that the month-long international soccer competition will easily be the most tweeted event in the website’s history, eclipsing the 150 million tweets sent during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Continue reading
The Central Intelligence Agency made its debut on Twitter today.
Although the @CIA handle was created Feb. 24, the intelligence agency waited until today to tweet for the first time. Already the handle has garnered more than 110,000 followers as the tweet goes viral. Continue reading
The photos portray girls in Guinea-Bissau — more than 1,000 miles away from Nigeria — who are completely unrelated to more than 200 girls that Boko Haram kidnapped. Continue reading
Mashable reported Wednesday that during a phone conference about Facebook’s purchase of virtual reality company Oculus VR, Mark Zuckerberg casually dropped the fact that Instagram now has two million users. Continue reading
A week after the Turkish government banned Twitter, authorities there moved to block online video-sharing site YouTube on Thursday. The Ankara, Turkey-based news organization Anadolu Agency reported that the national telecommunication authority had announced an “administrative block” on YouTube, though the website still appeared accessible after the announcement.
Pew Research Center’s 11th State of the News Media report, released Wednesday, looks at these changes and examines consumer, ownership, investment and technology trends of the various news industries over the past year. Continue reading