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Twitter adds ‘explore’ to make finding tweets easier

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Thursday added an “explore” tab aimed at making it easier to find interesting content, the latest move to boost engagement at the one-to-many messaging service. The feature, which was being added first to Twitter on Apple mobile devices and was promised …

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Trump takes control… of @POTUS Twitter handle

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump took over Friday as the 45th US president and in doing so inherited the White House Twitter account from outgoing leader Barack Obama. In the first “social media transition” at the White House, Trump became the owner of the Twitter handle @POTUS, …

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Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Google is acquiring Twitter’s mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Terms of the deal were not announced. Twitter last year was in talks to …

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Twitter chief for China quits, hails its performance

Beijing, China | AFP |  Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers even though the service is blocked by Beijing. Kathy Chen, appointed in April as general manager for the China region comprising …

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Rule by tweet: Trump cultivates new ‘bully pulpit’

Washington, United States | AFP | US presidents are normally wary that their words alone can move armies and markets, but for President-elect Donald Trump, incendiary early morning tweet-bombs are a style of governance. Since his shock win on November 8, the septuagenarian mogul has used Twitter to wade neck-deep …

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Twitter rolls out tool to curb online abuse, bullying

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out a new weapon in the fight against harassment by “trolls” whose often anonymous vitriol can make the messaging service an unwelcoming place. The move comes as online social networks struggle to balance free speech with intimidation and aggression …

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President-elect Trump back to tweeting with abandon

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump during the presidential campaign tweeted with fierce abandon and at all hours. Would he feel restrained by last week’s presidential election victory to give his thumbs a rest? It seems not. The newly minted Republican president-elect let loose his latest Twitter barrage …

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