2017’s most popular tweets revealed

Posted on December 11, 2017

As the end of the year quickly approaches, some take the time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months. The Independent is no different, and the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram preparing to give users a feature they crave

Posted on November 30, 2017

Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is currently in the process of testing out several new features it could potentially add to the app, and this includes one of the most asked for features from users.

Instagrammers have been (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Four terrible Twitter blunders from MPs in the last week

Posted on November 29, 2017

We don’t know whether the upcoming pantomime season has gone to the heads of certain folks in Westminster, but the last few days have seen a spate of politicians make absolute wazzocks of themselves on social media.

In the U.S., Donald Trump’s tweets continue to frighten us, but MPs over here just tend to be a bit (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter tests out new features

Posted on November 28, 2017

Microblogging site Twitter is continuing to change aspects of the platform by trialling a couple of new features.

The first feature being tested by (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Three Twitter titbits from the weekend’s football action

Posted on November 21, 2017

Twitter has revolutionised everything from retail to politics, but perhaps nothing sets it whirring like the world of sport, and the UK’s most popular game certainly seems to generate a tidal wave of tweets every time it’s played.

In 2012, footy fans set a new record for tweets per second (13,684) during the Barcelona v Chelsea Champions League game. Two years later, the 2014 World Cup became (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Twitter overhaul to see removal of certain account verifications

Posted on November 20, 2017

As part of its latest move, microblogging site Twitter has suggested that it is in the process of reviewing its authentication system, and as a result could (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Is social media changing our brains?

Posted on November 17, 2017

There’s no doubt that sites like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionised the way we communicate, but is social media actually making us think differently, and changing the dynamics of our minds?

Two recent articles have suggested that the big two social media sites are creating challenges for our brains, forcing them to alter the way they operate.

This week, Roger McNamee, who once invested in Facebook, claimed that (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Why did Twitter have a 140-character limit anyway?

Posted on November 9, 2017

Yesterday saw social media site Twitter double the number of characters allowed per tweet, thus doing away with the 140-character limit with which the platform has become synonymous.

The move follows a successful trial of a 280-character limit and represents one of the most significant changes to the makeup of the site in its 11-year history, potentially changing (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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