Nuzzel for Android keeps up with the most popular stories from your social circles

nuzzelNuzzel is a service that takes a unique spin on curating content for you by crowd sourcing what your friends and social circles think is popular.

The app hooks into your Facebook and Twitter accounts, then sees which stories and content are being tweeted and shared the most over a 24-hour span. Whichever stories are the most popular get dished up on your main feed in the app, from which you can share/tweet/link the stories again, thus completing the bloated cycle of viral news stories on social media. Seriously, though, if you have tons of Facebook friends and follow huge amounts of Twitter accounts, this is a great way to simplify things.
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Enhanced location support coming to Twitter thanks to Foursquare

twitter_new_banner_620pxTwitter has announced that they’ll be bringing location support to tweets in the near future thanks to a collaboration with Foursquare. Users will be able to add specific locations, restaurants, and other areas directly into their tweets like they appear in Foursquare’s location hopping app.

Currently, you can only add locations like cities and states into your tweets, so being able to let your followers know exactly where you’re eating for a lunch is a step up. It could also be considered pretty creepy, depending on who you ask.
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Listen to full songs from Rhapsody through Twitter

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Almost two years ago Twitter tried to jump into the online music streaming market with their own Twitter Music offering, a platform that never took off and was eventually shut down. Twitter appears to be ready to give it another go with the addition of Rhapsody to their Twitter Audio Card feature. Rhapsody users can now share what they are listening to via Twitter and more importantly, followers can listen to the full song provided by the Rhapsody service as part of the partnership.
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Twitter for Android gives profiles a new look

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In the coming days, users of Twitter for Android will notice something different about the look of profiles. The app has gotten rid of the various menus and swipes required to view all there is to see on a profile. Everything — tweets, photos, favorites biographies, recommended follows, and profile editing — is on the same screen. When scrolling down on a profile, the user’s header minimizes into a banner with the name and amount of tweets displayed.

The feature was announced just yesterday and all users should notice the changes quite soon.


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Twitter for Android gets ‘While you were away’ feature

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While we like to keep a close eye on our timelines, it is nearly impossible to monitor Twitter at all times. That is why Twitter introduced the ‘While you were away’ feature to recap missed content that a user would find valuable. Twitter collects top tweets published between timeline checks. A banner at the top of the display reads “While you were away…” followed by the content. Initially, iOS devices were exclusive to the feature; however, Twitter is rolling it out for Android today.

The ‘While you were away’ feature does not appear to be included in a download-required update.

Source: Twitter

Tweets to be Searchable via Google

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Google is the search engine powerhouse of the internet. No one says, “Let’s Bing it!” or “Let’s try Yahoo!” The go-to response whenever a question is raised is to ask Google. Twitter is the quick and convenient was to send out a short statement to all of the people that follow you. The joining forces of the two seems like a match made in heaven, and it is.

Twitter is hoping to get more non-users to view tweets and raise advertising revenue, and what better way to do that than working more closely to Google to get tweets in the search results. Previously, Google had to search through Twitter’s website to give a searcher information; now Twitter will be giving tweets to Google as soon as they are published, making the experience better for everyone.

Supposedly Twitter will be receiving data-licensing revenue from the deal, to the tune of about $41 million. The deal was described as a “unique opportunity” by Anthony Noto, Twitter’s CFO.

Source: Bloomberg

Twitter rolling out Tweet Activity analytics to Android app

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Earlier this evening, I learned that Tweet Activity is starting to make its way to mobile users around the world. The feature that has normally been found only on the web (and briefly on iOS) can be found hidden below a tweet’s timestamp. I tweeted about Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked 2015 event and then saw the VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY section shortly after. Tapping that will expand into the statistics found on the web. It shows how many people expanded the tweet, viewed the included media, replied, retweeted, favorited, and more. Above all of this are the totals for impressions and engagements.

Hit the break for screenshots.


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Twitter Adds Group Direct Messages and Mobile Video

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The express-something-as-succinctly-as-possible market continues to evolve, with Twitter feeling plenty of pressure from Instagram, which recently passed Twitter in total users, and Snapchat, which, for some reason, a slew of adults actually use, as though channeling their inner fourteen-year-old, lamenting that they were forced to pass dirty notes in high school as opposed to sending dirty pictures.

Alas, in an effort to continue diversifying its portfolio, Twitter has added two new functionalities: group Direct Messages and mobile video camera.


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