Twitter Allows All Users To Direct Message Anyone Using A Settings Tweak, Furore Over Privacy

Twitter Allows All Users To Direct Message Anyone

Twitter’s allowance of letting users drop a direct message to even those who do not follow them came as a surprise.  Here is what you need to do for allowing other users DM you- Log in to your Twitter account. Click on Security and Privacy. Choose the Direct Messages option and click on Receive Direct Messages from anyone option. What’s more is that on the Android and iOS versions there will now be a Direct Message button on the Twitter homepage. This will reveal all those profiles where you can send in a DM. For users of Twitter on Android app, here are the steps to follow- Click overflow icon on Twitter app. Check on Settings before selecting @username account. Go to Other tab and click on Receive Direct Messages from anyone. For those using Twitter on the iOS app- Choose gear icon from Me tab. Click on Settings> @username account> Privacy. [+more]

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Turkey Rolls Back Order Blocking Twitter, Facebook And YouTube After Objectionable Content Removal

Amid a global furor that exploded after Turkey blocked YouTube and Twitter access in the country yesterday after the order of an Istanbul court, the ban stands lifted now. The country has lifted the ban after these channels and websites removed ‘objectionable content’. The step was taken after social media channels, which includes Facebook and about 166 other websites, published pictures of a prosecutor held at gunpoint as a hostage to a terrorist far-left group. The prosecutor had been slain and later the extremist group responsible for this was killed by Special Forces. This is not the first time that the country has resorted to blocking or banning social media and internet channels. Even last year, this had been the case until a legal academician from Turkey, named Yaman Akdeniz appealed and got the ban recalled. Today, he believes that the blockade has been a careful and “disproportionate exercise” in [+more]

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Instagram overtakes Twitter in terms of user base and popularity too!

Instagram overtakes Twitter in terms of user base and popularity too!

Instagram has overtaken Twitter in terms of user base and perhaps popularity too. Instagram has announced that it has 300 million active users. This has placed it ahead of Twitter. By the end of March, Instagram had 200 million active users. The user base has grown by almost 50 percent in 2014 and over 100 million users have accessed Instagram during the last nine months. Kevin Systrom, the co founder of Instagram has said that a partnership between two friends that began four years ago has now transformed into a strong global community that shares over 70 million photos and videos each day. In the latest innovations announced by Instagram, the users will now be able to see verified badges for brands, athletes and celebrities. They can then connect with authentic accounts just as they do in Facebook and Twitter. These verified badges will be launched in the coming next [+more]

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EA Access a reality at 4.99$/month; more discounts in the offering!

EA Access at $4.99 a month

Following up on the EA story, it is imperative to mention that EA Access is bound to shake the gaming world with its low-price offers which is offering the services of four games in one go. Players will be able to access four games including FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggie 2 and Battlefield 4 at a price of $4.99 a month of $29.99 a year. This feature is available exclusively for Xbox One users. What’s more, it has been informed via EA Access Twitter account that EA Access pass holders can access Madden NFL 15 six hours before its official launch. Well, the six-hour window is not a great offering but nonetheless advantage for many. EA Access has been launched into beta version offering a limited number of players the added advantage of playing these four games at a best price. Also Read: EA Access Will Be For Gaming What [+more]

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Shut Up Already: Twitter Rolling Out New ‘Mute’ Feature

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Feeling annoyed from a disturbing tweet of your colleague? Need not any more. Twitter is reportedly coming up with a mute feature, applicable on its iOS and Android apps. The mute feature will serve multiple purposes. All the tweets and re tweets of the person whom you wish to ignore will be hidden from your timeline. Secondly, the person whose tweets you have hidden will not feel let down as they will never know that it is you, who has done it. This is indeed social innovation and Twitter has taken a lead among social media players with the likely introduction of this feature. Twitter has recently come up with numerous changes in its platform and this one is sure to get appreciation from one and all. However, this is not the first time; Twitter has tried something of this kind. Twitter clients and apps like Tweetdeck and tweetbot allow [+more]

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Twitter New Look Update Soon With Pictures To Tag: Larger Profile Photo, Better Tweets Organisation

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Social media giant Twitter has announced on its blog that they will be redesigning the website to organize tweets better. The new design will offers users with a larger profile photo and the option to customize their header. This means, one will now be able to show off their best Tweets. With the new design, Tweets will be better organized and users will know which of their tweets attracted the most activity. The tweets will now look larger and one will also be able to pin favorite tweets to the top of the page. Interestingly, users will also be able to tag their friends in pictures, something that has not been available so far. This update has been devised for iOS and Android users of Twitter. Also read:  S.E.L.F.I.E. Mirror to Capture Your Photo and Posts it on Twitter

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S.E.L.F.I.E. Mirror to Capture Your Photo and Posts it on Twitter

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Selfies seem to be  have caught the rage. A new project, S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror, still in budding stages has cropped up and could allow you to take picture perfect shots and also upload the same on Twitter. Rummaging through the web gives you amazing peek into looking at the selfies posted by zillions.  Yes, the concept of snapping a Selfie is a darling as it could seal our best moments but there are issues plaguing it. For the least, issues with the right angle, tilt and frame, all club up to often doom a planned selfie click. With the intervention of Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine, the expansion for S.E.L.F.I.E., you will find a mirror that is two way for clicking selfies. iStrategyLabs is the name behind the innovation. It features MAC Mini, the mirror and lights. You will only have to flaunt the right expression and then sit back [+more]

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Turkey Enhances Measures To Block Twitter Access After Users Break Ban

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  The government of Turkey has enhanced measures to block Twitter access after several users have come up with ways to break the ban. The internet service providers (ISPs) in the country were initially simply redirecting traffic to a government webpage by enabling the DNS servers to redirect away from Twitter’s homepage. But now the ISPs have started blocking the addresses used by the site, making it more difficult for the users to get around the restrictions, according to analysts of internet monitoring firm Renesys. This has been confirmed by a Turkish government webpage, citing court orders. The Twitter ban comes after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network. Erdogan claimed that the social networking site has been used to spread wiretapped recordings that resulted in destroying the reputation of his government. This has taken the battle between the Erdogan regime and the [+more]

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Fiery Battle In App Land For Mozilla- Twitter Accompanies Firefox In The War

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    Firefox and Twitter-sounds like a deadly combination, isn’t it? Well, we have sources that reveal Twitter would be available for the fiery operating system as soon as devices backed by this OS ships. The tweet app on this OS would not be starkly different from conventional mobile applications. The tabs such as Me, Connect and Home would still be in place. However, Web Activities would just be a cherry on the cake for this app. Snap-sharing would become breeze with this for sure. Mozilla has already partners in Facebook Cut the Rope, EA Games and Twitter is yet another feather in its cap. We hope that this collaboration proves fruitful for Mozilla since it has a long race ahead in the market where Android and iOS rule.  

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250K Accounts Compromised, Says Twitter; Clarifies that Hack was Unrelated to Yesterday’s Outage

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 In what appears as more bad news for the microblogging social network, Twitter has been sending out mails to 250,000 of its users claiming that it has been experiencing “unusual access patterns” which could indicate possible hacking of their accounts. However, the site has claimed that this incident is independent of the outage it experienced yesterday. Twitter has requested its users to change their passwords following this incident and ensure that they use a strong enough password to protect their accounts. A common thread observed in the users whose accounts were possibly hacked indicate that this could have affected the early adopters of Twitter, who have been using the site since 2007. If this is found true and you are among those who joined the brigade much later, you’re probably safe. We’re not quite sure if they’re related, but coincidentally, Amazon too experienced an outage yesterday. Twitter of course has [+more]

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