Twitter Finally Launches An Official WordPress Plugin

twitter rainbow There are hundreds upon hundreds of Twitter-related plugins for WordPress. Seriously, go look. And yet, in its 9 years since launch, Twitter has never released an official plugin to make WordPress and Twitter play friendly. Until today. I figure anyone reading TechCrunch knows what the words “WordPress” and “Twitter” mean, so I won’t be awful and explain what… Read More

Twitter’s “While You Were Away” Feature Launches On Android

A Rant About The Smartest Thing Yahoo’s Done In Years

Marissa Mayer Press Conference I call it a “PlAdform Strategy”. By dangling a free development platform for building better apps, top ad sellers can lure in developers who then buy their app install ads. Facebook did it with Parse and Audience Network to create its “Build-Grow-Monetize” loop. Twitter did it with Crashlytics and MoPub to launch its Fabric development platform. Now after years of… Read More

Twitch Announces TwitchCon, Its First Ever Convention For Game Streaming Fans

twitcherzon Conventions, conventions, conventions. Everybody gets a convention. Facebook has F8. Twitter has Flight. Salesforce has Dreamforce. We have TC Disrupt. And now, Twitch has TwitchCon. If you’re dubious that there’s enough to Twitch to host a full convention focused around it, that’s okay — plenty of people were dubious that there was enough to the idea of… Read More

Medium Founder Ev Williams Wants Better Metrics For Online Companies

ev williams Ev Williams thinks Internet companies should be judged on more than just their monthly active user numbers. In an interview this morning at the CODE/Media conference, the founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium said there are other metrics those companies and their investors should be paying attention to.
“I think a lot of the Internet and tech coverage of the Internet focuses on a… Read More

Twitter Finally Lets You Share Team Accounts Without Sharing Passwords

twitters If you’ve ever tried to share a Twitter account with your team, you probably already know: it sucks.
In the 10 years since Twitter’s launch, it’s never gotten around to building its own fix — until now. Read More

These Celebrities Are Pissed Off About Brian Williams’ Suspension from NBC

Hacked Newsweek Twitter Account Tweets Threats At Obama Family

Screenshot 2015-02-10 11.09.39 It appears that Newsweek’s Twitter account was hacked today by a group calling itself Cyber Caliphate. Around 20 minutes ago, the Newsweek Twitter account began tweeting out images of alleged leaked documents from the DCITA, or the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy. Other tweets contained threats against Michelle Obama and her family on Valentine’s Day. Cyber Caliphate… Read More