Users who enjoy a social media platform that keeps things in a chronological order – reverse to be specific – find solace in Twitter as the service has maintained that type of listing even as others have moved on to schemes to “surface” content in other ways. That may be changing as soon as next week according to rumors. Sources indicate Twitter may be planning to rollout a new algorithm to replace the reverse chronological timeline. Read more
In a hearing before the U.K. Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee, Google representative Anthony House described efforts the search giant is taking to battle radicalization efforts by groups like ISIS. One of the programs House described uses Google’s search engine to return anti-radicalization links when someone conducts a search on certain terms, a technique that some will recognize as similar to a Google bomb. Read more
Twitter has announced a series of changes to the website’s homepage that means users can effectively catch up on news they may have missed. Read more
There are so many Android apps out there that it can be difficult to tell which one is a necessity for your new smartphone or tablet. We here at Talk Android have taken the liberty of scraping through the Play Store in search of some of the best applications you should download on your smartphone first. Take a look after the break!
Twitter has extended its test of Promoted Moments to the UK following its test in the United States.
The last few days have been tumultuous for Twitter after news broke that several executives were leaving the social platform’s management team. At least one of them appears to be headed to a competitor as multiple sources are reporting that Kevin Weil, the former vice president of product at Twitter, is on his way to Instagram as the Head of Product. Read more
The last eight months at Twitter have been nothing short of dull. Dick Costolo, the company’s longtime CEO, left in July 2015 with an unplanned successor. Founder Jack Dorsey assumed the role on an interim basis with the intent to set Twitter on a course to revamp its board, get everything on the right track, and name a new leader for 2016 and beyond. That new leader was never named because Dorsey permanently became the CEO once again in October, just one week before Twitter announced it would be letting go of more than 300 employees. But the reshuffling isn’t over yet. Dorsey himself announced a whole bunch of moves as The New York Times went public with Twitter’s decision to overhaul high-level positions throughout the company.
Twitter introduced Periscope as a way for people to reach tons of users by broadcasting live video. The app allows Twitter followers to talk directly to the person streaming, and it’s gathered up millions of users since its launch. But like any good product, Twitter is looking at ways to make its live streaming experiment even bigger. Read more
Twitter is preparing a new service that gives companies access to tweets posted about their own products, the idea being that these messages can be used to advertise the brands further.
Google has officially started up a Twitter account for their Android Wear platform, and they’re leading things off with a promotional video for the wearable tech. The video shows off fitness tracking, the fashionable side of some of the available Android Wear watches, and the fun part of interacting with the watches through touch controls and gestures. Read more