Social media was supposed to be the ultimate free speech platform, a place where the world would come together to swap information and share opinions. It would be the battleground of ideas. Someone would say something that looked sensible, face a challenge from someone with a different experience, and new facts, and the world would […]
You know things are bad when the comedians have it in for you. In November, Sacha Baron Cohen went viral. The comedian has pulled some pretty good pranks in the past, but this video didn’t show him fooling a politician as a rapper or playing a journalist from Kazakhstan. The vid showed him as himself […]
At media companies, 2018 might be remembered as the year that someone finally got data sharing right. To be sure, there were some missteps. Facebook’s series of data scandals cost the social network around a quarter of its value. But Twitter, Google, Reddit, Snapchat, and even Facebook each tweaked their privacy policies to better balance […]
Reports this week suggest that the number of tweets per day created by Twitter’s users has fallen by more than half since a peak in August 2014, according to a sampling of data from Twitter’s API. It’s hardly surprising, as both the media and tech sector have been charting and predicting its downward trajectory for […]
Lessons learned from building apps beyond 140 characters.
Politwoops is back in business.
The developer-friendly login service now works on tvOS.
Developers love Fastlane … and Twitter loves developers, again.
CEO Jack Dorsey promises “transparency.”
“Interesting exchanges” to get bumped up on tweet pages.
You can check out anytime you like … but you can never leave.
Users can’t turn it off—or even see what it’s doing.
C’mon Twitter, you’re better than this.
Thanks for articulating what everyone already knew.
It’s time to take back our inboxes from the e-marketers.
It’s parallel with Facebook’s WhatsApp buy.
David Cameron will ask Obama for the keys on Friday.
Silicon Valley is committed to the idea of free speech … in theory.