Tweets

bots

The Same Twitter Bots That Helped Trump Tried to Sink Macron, Researcher Says

Emilio Ferrara analyzed pro-Trump bots during the 2016 election and found a link to anti-Macron bots in 2017.
Jordan Pearson
7.6.17
twitter diplomacy

We Talked to the Coder Behind the Best Trump Twitter Bot Yet

@RealPressSecBot puts out Trump's ridiculous tweets like they're official statements from the White House.
Lisa Cumming
6.5.17
Cat and Mouse

AI Can Now Identify Racist Code Words on Social Media

Checkmate.
Jordan Pearson
3.20.17
Twitter

Twitter Accidentally Made Half a Million People Follow Trump

You might want to check if you’re following @POTUS on Twitter.
Sarah Emerson
1.21.17
Twitter

Donald Trump Was Obsessed With Steve Jobs

For some reason, Donald Trump loves tweeting about Steve Jobs. Is he Apple’s biggest fanboy?
Sarah Emerson
12.2.16
video

Where Did Twitter's Extra Characters Come From?

Twitter is asserting its independence by moving links, media, and usernames from the content of a tweet into the metadata.
Vijith Assar
6.6.16
short circuit

The Unintended Consequences of Twitter’s New Changes

Twitter is implementing a number of changes to make the service more usable for people who aren’t intimately familiar with its arcane vocabulary, but not all of these changes have been greeted happily.
Nicholas Deleon
5.24.16
short circuit

You’ll Soon Be Able to Search for GIFs Directly On Twitter

Deal with it.
Nicholas Deleon
2.17.16
short circuit

The Twitter Timeline Apocalypse Is Here and It’s Not So Bad

Twitter power users may be totally happy with the service as it exists, but that doesn’t mean Jack Dorsey and Co. are done tinkering.
Nicholas Deleon
2.10.16
Toronto

Judge In Twitter Harassment Case May Have Been Fooled by a Parody Account

The case has been under scrutiny from all corners of the web.
Jordan Pearson
1.24.16
News

Politwoops Is Back. Is Twitter Finally Listening to Users?

After losing API access this summer, the deleted-tweet aggregator is returning.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.31.15
Twitter

The US Geological Survey Is Using Twitter to Monitor Earthquakes

The impulse to constantly share your thoughts with others is helping the USGS keep up with seismic activity.
Rachel Pick
10.7.15