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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo admits incompetence in tracking down trolls

What was supposed to be an internal announcement for its employees ultimately arrived to The Verge, which made public the memo where Dick Costolo – CEO of Twitter – admitted their incompetence in tracking down trolls throughout the social network.

We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years. It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.

I’m frankly ashamed of how poorly we’ve dealt with this issue during my tenure as CEO. It’s absurd. There’s no excuse for it. I take full responsibility for not being more aggressive on this front. It’s nobody else’s fault but mine, and it’s embarrassing.

We’re going to start kicking these people off right and left and making sure that when they issue their ridiculous attacks, nobody hears them.

Everybody on the leadership team knows this is vital.

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Event Parrot, the Twitter’s experiment that keeps followers up to date with breaking news

More than any other social network, Twitter is one of the most popular to rely on for bloggers, newspapers, websites for sharing news in a blink of an eye, in 140 characters form. This looks like to not be enough for Twitter, that launches an experiment named Event Parrot. The profile, named @eventparrot fundamentally works like the “Magic Recs” other Twitter experiment, that recommends through DMs who you should follow based on your interests.

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How to create a highlight reel of your best tweets with no effort using Vizify

VizifyYour Twitter timeline is so populated of tweets made in the past years that creates just a massive, plain archive. What if you can create a short and beautiful video of the best your profile has to offer? You can make that in the old way taking ages finding the best content or using Vizify which has recently partnered with Twitter for creating immediate clips about trending topics on your profile, best followers and so.

To start just head over https://www.vizify.com/twitter-video, authorize the app to access your data. Then wait a few second for a first video to be created. After that you can simply change background music, clips and even add or remove something that you don’t actually want to show off publicly. Read More…

Twitter kills TweetDeck applications; the retiring will start in May

TweetDeck wasn’t property of Twitter at first. It started as a paid service ending up to be acquired by Twitter, which made it free for everyone. The column-based experience was a great hit, but starting from May, TweetDeck will disappear from the mobile devices scene.

The only way we will be able to use it is from the web version. The trend showed that TweetDeck is most likely used on computers, while when users are on mobile they stick with the most popular official Twitter app, which introduced Instagram-like features for postings pictures in seconds. Focusing on a single platform will help to invest effort to provide an unique experience.  Read More…

Tweetbot for Mac, the new Twitter client from Tapbots

There are a lot of Twitter clients available for the Mac, and two of them are official. Though a really great of these ones is Tweetbot, which on my side deserves a special review. Unlike many other clients, going beyond the features, it has a unique style. try to have a look yourself:

Tweetbot (on the left) and Twitter official (on the right).

See? I think that Tweetbot is really well-designed and curated in every particular. Plus it features tweets drafts if you don’t want to publish it yet. Going down into the details Tweetbot can work easily with columns and windows. This means that if you want to see the timeline and don’t want to miss that awesome link, just right-click on the timeline icon and you’re there. If you already used TweetDeck, you know what I’m talking about. To close a column, just drag anywhere you like from the bottom and then close it, something that Twitter can’t do.

Another useful feature is the mute. You can easily block users, hashtags and keywords and then have all synced trough iCloud.

Speaking about integration, Tweetbot is completely compatible with the Retina Display and the Notification Center, to stay always up to date with the latest from Twitter. Not to mention that you can add as many accounts as you want and switch between them with a few clicks.

Along with its incredible and relaxing interface, Tweetbot is well-packed speaking of sounds. All of them are simple and never annoying, alongside with the extremely curated UI.

One last thing may be the price, but look no further, because this client really deserves them, you won’t get back!

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