Twitter on Thursday disclosed it daily active user figures for the first time. At least nominally, the figures are 48% lower than Snapchat’s But Twitter warned that its daily user numbers aren’t comparable with those of other companies. The social networking company will stop releasing its number of monthly active users, a figure which has been declining. Twitter may get a lot more attention in the media than Snapchat, but it has a lot fewer daily users, at least at first glance. On Thursday, Donald Trump’s favourite social network disclosed for the first time its average number of daily users – 126 million in the fourth quarter. That was up from about 124 million in the third quarter and from about 116 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, it said. Twitter released the figures as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report. The company’s results topped expectations, but its stock fell 10% on the news. Read this:Twitter is sliding despite … [Read more...] about Twitter has 126 million daily users. That’s 48% fewer than Snapchat, but it says the numbers aren’t comparable.
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Aug 16, 3:29 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 08/16/18 AT 3:23 PM Social media giant Twitter is facing backlash from users of some third-party apps. Popular third-party alternative Tweetbot pushed an update to its mobile app revealing that it would no longer have several key features after Twitter’s previously announced API changes. On Thursday, Twitter’s Rob Johnson tried to explain why the social network effectively killed off alternative apps, which led to more frustration from their users.Johnson’s explanation came in the form of an email he sent to his team at Twitter, which he then tweeted out for the public to see. Twitter ended support for what it calls “legacy APIs,” or older tools that have allowed developers to use Twitter software for their own needs. In doing so, apps like Tweetbot lost their abilities to efficiently refresh timelines, send … [Read more...] about Twitter Tries To Justify Killing Legacy APIs, Users Express Frustration
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNicholas Confessore and Gabriel J.X. Dance July 11, 2018 Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’ followers on Thursday, signaling a major new effort to restore trust on the popular but embattled platform. The reform takes aim at a pervasive form of social media fraud. Many users have inflated their followers on Twitter or other services with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to bolster their political activism, business endeavors or entertainment careers. Twitter’s decision will have an immediate impact: Beginning on Thursday, many users, including those who have bought fake followers and any others who are followed by suspicious accounts, will see their follower numbers fall. While Twitter declined to provide an exact … [Read more...] about Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers
LeBron James will officially become a free agent on July 1. Rumours about his next move are abounding, with many suggesting he’s plotting a move to the Los Angeles Lakers. With reports, rumours, whispers, and buzz about James trying to team up with other superstars, no one is quite sure what’s next for the NBA’s best player. NBA free agency kicks off on July 1, and all eyes will be focused on LeBron James. According to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, James will officially become a free agent by turning down his contract option for next season. In a testament to the closeness of James’ inner-circle, there is essentially no certainty of what he’ll do in free agency. Rumours and reports have suggested James’ top choices will be the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, with some teams on the periphery, like the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets. Many options for him are complicated, however, and it seems as if there’s no perfect … [Read more...] about LeBron James is officially a free agent, and rumours of his next move are abounding
MoviePass has launched merchandising. Mugs, shirts, and caps are on sale. It even landed a deal with Marvel to sell “Black Panther” shirts. But, sadly, no “Gotti” gear yet. Diehard MoviePass fans, now you can show your support of the monthly movie-theatre subscription app by sporting its merch. This week the company launched a merchandising web page through Represent, the crowd-funding merchandise platform. Now you can wear a MoviePass t-shirt, hoodie, hat, or sip your morning coffee out of a mug that’s got the logo right on it. “We are officially merchandising now,” MoviePass told Business Insider on Thursday via a statement. “We will continue to expand store offerings and products and also provide timely merchandise tied to movies and titles which may be marketed in particular to some subscribers based on their tastes.” Its current movie-tied merch is for “Black Panther.” Through the blessing of Marvel, the … [Read more...] about MoviePass has launched an official online merch store, but there’s not ‘Gotti’ gear — yet