Artificial intelligence programme that detects sarcasm in social media

Computer science researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a sarcasm detector that will help a lot of brands to understand and respond to the feedback provided by their customers.

May 12, 2021, 15:43 PM IST

Swara Bhasker trends on Twitter after she supports Palestine and calls Israel an ‘Apartheid State’

Swara Bhasker became a top trend on Twitter after the actress calls Israel an 'apartheid state'.

May 12, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

''Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?'' Elon Musk asks Twitter users

In March, Musk said US customers could purchase Tesla vehicles with bitcoin, marking a significant step forward for the cryptocurrency`s use in commerce. The electric-car maker had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin earlier this year, propelling its prices to record highs.

May 11, 2021, 19:07 PM IST

Twitter rolls out new ''Tip Jar'' feature: Here’s how it will reward good tweets

Users will know the feature is available to them when they receive a prompt from the company. Once a user activates Tip Jar on their account, they will be able to connect it to popular payment platforms such as Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, and Bandcamp.

May 07, 2021, 22:58 PM IST

Donald Trump launches his own communications platform to counter ban from social media platforms

After being banned from all social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook, former US President Donald Trump launched his own communication platform named 'From the Desk of Donald J Trump'.

May 05, 2021, 12:28 PM IST

Twitter acquires news startup Scroll in push for subscriptions

Scroll allows users to subscribe and read news articles from publishers including Insider, BuzzFeed and USA Today without ads. The company says publishers who work with Scroll earn more money than they would by selling advertising. The deal will help Twitter build a subscription feature, such as letting users access premium features from news outlets or a writer`s Revue newsletter, Twitter added.

May 04, 2021, 20:45 PM IST

Ahead of Trump Facebook ruling, here’s how social media sites handle world leaders

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc currently have rules that give world leaders, elected officials, and political candidates greater latitude than ordinary users. Facebook defines politicians as candidates running for office, current officeholders, and many cabinet appointees, along with political parties and their leaders. 

May 04, 2021, 19:28 PM IST

Now Twitter Spaces available to users with at least 600 followers

A limited group will be able to host Ticketed Spaces in the coming months. Hosts earn the majority of the revenue from ticket sales and Twitter will keep a small amount as well. To make it easy to track what's happening and when you`ll also be able to schedule and set reminders for upcoming Spaces in the coming weeks.

May 04, 2021, 17:42 PM IST

Now speak and type on Koo in regional languages in India

Called ‘Talk to Type,' the feature will help Koo users speak out their thoughts and the words will show up on the screen at the click of a button.

May 04, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

DNA: Why poor Vs rich in infection treatment?

In this segment of DNA, we will analyze the divide between rich and poor in COVID treatment.

Apr 29, 2021, 00:10 AM IST

THIS Twitter feature informs everything about Covid-19 vaccine on user timelines

To know about the COVID-19 vaccines, one needs to tap on the link in the card and then you will be redirected to a Twitter events page which will further inform you about the company’s collated information on the vaccine from reliable sources.  

Apr 27, 2021, 19:31 PM IST

Twitter unveils new feature to let creators monetise content

 A similar feature is expected to be made available for Twitter`s audio-only `Spaces` platform that will compete with the `Clubhouse` audio chat app. When the feature will be tapped on, the Tip Jar icon will allow users to monetise their content on Twitter Spaces and Twitter by collecting tips from users.

Apr 26, 2021, 22:09 PM IST

Got an email from Twitter? You don’t have to confirm your Twitter account

On its support page, Twitter has confirmed that the emails were genuinely sent by the company but this is not some phishing attack or scam. However, it confirmed that the company accidentally sent that email to users. So don’t panic and do whatever the company has asked you to, i.e., just ignore the email that was sent by Twitter.

Apr 25, 2021, 21:45 PM IST

Twitter, Facebook and others remove nearly 100 posts after govt order

Twitter removed or restricted access to more than 50 posts in the past one month at the behest of the government, including tweets that criticized its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Other posts removed showed pictures and videos of a recent Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh. 

Apr 25, 2021, 20:30 PM IST

Twitter removes 50 tweets critical of India's COVID management post govt’s order

The data available on Lumen database shows that the micro-blogging platform has deleted more than 50 tweets that belonged to people like Revanth Reddy, an MP from Telangana; Moloy Ghatak, a West Bengal state minister; two filmmakers; an actor, and others.

Apr 25, 2021, 15:57 PM IST

Centre asks Twitter to remove around 100 posts for ‘spreading fake COVID-19 info’

The central ministry sources told ANI that social media platforms had been asked to remove around 100 posts or URLs due to misuse and spread of fake or misleading information regarding the pandemic.

Apr 25, 2021, 15:23 PM IST

Twitter may let you to tip great tweets with just a tap

Until now, Twitter is yet to announce its tipping feature officially, so there’s a possibility that the firm might not roll out the feature for all users.

Apr 24, 2021, 14:42 PM IST

Scam alert! Don’t click these links on WhatsApp, Delhi Police warns

Scammers are sending malicious links that claim to be offering free access to video streaming services. 

Apr 24, 2021, 09:51 AM IST

Twitter users, this website will help you find oxygen, hospital beds, and more near you

Many people have successfully found access to hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, plasma and Remdesivir injections for their loved ones with the help of Twitter.

Apr 22, 2021, 21:31 PM IST

Twitter launches 4K image support for iOS, Android

Twitter users can opt for high resolution images under the "Data Usage" setting in the Twitter preferences to view and uploaded images in 4K.

Apr 22, 2021, 17:13 PM IST