Some people once referred to Twitter as the new telegraph. But relative to Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, its star has considerably dimmed with digital publishers.
From the NYT tweet: “How one tweet from a 35-year-old with 40 followers started a nationwide conspiracy theory about anti-Trump protests.”
Lede: “Twitter is cracking down on accounts belonging to members of the alt-right movement in the wake of Donald Trump‘s victory in the presidential election, USA Today reported Wednesday.”
Sometime in the next few months or so, Twitter says it will pull the plug on Vine, a micro-video service dedicated to looping videos lasting about six seconds each.
The lede: “Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have joined a network of over 30 news and technology companies to tackle fake news and improve the quality of information on social media, the group said on Tuesday.”
Compared to Islamic State, white nationalists and neo-Nazis operating mainly in the U.S. do so with “relative impunity” and have far more followers, a new report has found.
Rukmini Callamachi covers Islamic State and al Qaeda for the New York Times. This Wired Q-and-A looks at how she uses social media to further her journalism.
Toronto Life has a full feature on the great Twitter spat in Toronto involving Stephanie Guthrie, Heather Reilly and Gregory Alan Elliott (“War of the hashtaggers“). It all boiled down to one question: what constitutes criminal harassment in the age of social media?” said the subhead above the byline of Alexandra Kimball. I didn’t find […]
From the Washington Post via TheStar.com (“Twitter’s 140-character limit is here to stay“): There was good news for the Twitter faithful Friday: the network’s signature 140-character limit isn’t going anywhere.
What lesson are we to take from the verdict in the trial of Gregory Alan Elliott, acquitted of two charges of criminal harassment for his interactions with two Toronto women on Twitter?