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Twitter Plans ‘Super Follows’ Paid Content Service In Revenue Push

San Francisco: Twitter said Thursday it plans to offer a subscription service in which users would pay for special content from high-profile accounts, part of an economic model to diversify its revenue.The globally popular social media platform announced the potential new Super Follows service at its annual investor meeting, as it searches for new revenue streams beyond targeted advertising."Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators and publishers to be directly supported by their audience and will incentivize them to continue creating content that their audience loves," a Twitter spokesperson told AFP.Top Twitter executives discussed Super Follows while outlining goals and plans for the near future during the streamed presentation."We are examining...
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Facebook, Twitter More Likely To Create Echo Chambers: Study

But a direct comparison of news consumption on Facebook and Reddit shows higher segregation on Facebook.New Delhi: Facebook and Twitter users were more likely to interact with information disseminated by users with similar viewpoints, found a recent study.Matteo Cinelli, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Alessandro Galeazzi, Walter Quattrociocchi, and Michele Starnini conducted the study titled, "The echo chamber effect on social media." The research work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).The researchers analyzed more than 100 million posts collected between 2010 and 2018 from Facebook, Gab, Reddit, and Twitter about controversial topics such as abortion, gun control, and vaccination. They found that compared with R...
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कोरोना वायरसः महाराष्ट्र के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री राजेश टोपे हुए कोरोना संक्रमित, ट्विटर पर दी जानकारी

महाराष्ट्र के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री राजेश टोपे कोरोना वायरस से संक्रमित पाए गए हैं. इसकी जानकारी उन्होंने अपने ट्विटर अकाउंट से सोशल मीडिया पर दी है. उनका कहना है कि उनकी तबीयत पूरी तरह से ठीक है और वह जल्द ही कोरोना से ठीक हो जाएंगे. Source link
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“Meme-Based Digital Currency Dodgecoin Gets My Support If…”: Elon Musk

If major Dogecoin holders sell most of their coins, it will get my full support, said Elon Musk.Billionaire Elon Musk said on Sunday that he supports major holders of the meme-based digital currency dogecoin selling most of their coins, adding that he felt too much concentration in dogecoin was the "real issue"."If major Dogecoin holders sell most of their coins, it will get my full support. Too much concentration is the only real issue imo", Musk said in a tweet.If major Dogecoin holders sell most of their coins, it will get my full support. Too much concentration is the only real issue imo.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 14, 2021A well-known supporter of cryptocurrencies, Musk has weighed in regularly on the recent frenzy in retail investment, driving up prices of dogecoin and shares...
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Facebook, Twitter CEOs In Talks To Testify At House Hearing As Early As March: Report

Facebook, Google, and Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.The chief executives of Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc are in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, Politico reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the plans.The exact focus of the hearing is not yet clear, the report said.Facebook has discussed making its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, available to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report added, citing two people. Twitter and its chief, Jack Dorsey, have discussed the same, Politico said, citing one person.According to the report, the appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief exe...
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Twitter Chief Jack Dorsey Teams With Jay-Z To Back Bitcoin

Jack Dorsey said he and Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to fund an independent endowment called "Btrust."San Francisco, United States: Twitter chief Jack Dorsey on Friday put out the word that he and rap mogul Jay-Z are creating a fund devoted to making bitcoin digital money "the internet's currency."Dorsey, who is also founder and chief of financial services and mobile payments firm Square, said in a tweet that he and Jay-Z are giving 500 bitcoin to fund an independent endowment called "Btrust."That amount of the cryptocurrency was worth about $24 million on Friday."It will be set up as a blind irrevocable trust, taking zero direction from us," Dorsey said, adding that the fund would initially focus on bitcoin development teams in Africa and India.He said three board members were being so...
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Donald Trump Won’t Be Allowed On Twitter Ever Again: Official

Twitter will not allow former president Donald Trump back on the platform, a senior official said.Washington, United States: Twitter will not allow former president Donald Trump back on the platform even if he runs for office again, the company's chief financial officer said Wednesday."The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform, whether you're a commentator, a CFO or a current or former public official," Ned Segal said in an interview with television network CNBC.Trump's "de-platforming" by Twitter came after a violent uprising by his supporters leading to a deadly siege at the US Capitol on January 6. Facebook and other social networks also banned Trump after the incident."Our policies are designed to ensure that people are not in...
India

Twitter Will Be A Nicer Place If Move To Koo Picks Up Pace: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Twitter would be a nicer place if the shift of its users to Indian micro-blogging site ''Koo'' gathers pace, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday, in a backhanded compliment to the 10-month-old app.The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's remarks came after several Twitter users and government departments announced joining the platform."Twitter will be a much nicer place if the move to Koo picks up pace," Mr Abdullah wrote on Twitter.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) Source link
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सरकार के नोटिस पर ट्विटर का एक्शन: किसान आंदोलन के बीच 500 अकाउंट्स परमानेंट सस्पेंड, आपत्तिजनक कंटेंट वाले हैशटैग की विजिबिलिटी घटाई

Hindi NewsNationalFarmers Protest (Kisan Andolan); Twitter Suspends Over 500 Accounts In India After Government WarningAds से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें दैनिक भास्कर ऐपनई दिल्ली10 मिनट पहलेकॉपी लिंकसरकार ने दो दिन पहले ट्विटर से 1,178 पाकिस्तानी-खालिस्तानी अकाउंट्स हटाने को कहा था।- फाइल फोटो।किसान आंदोलन के बीच सोशल मीडिया को लेकर सरकार की सख्ती के चलते ट्विटर ने 500 अकाउंट हमेशा के लिए सस्पेंड कर दिए हैं। सरकार ने ट्विटर को कई विवादित अकांउट और हैशटैग हटाने का नोटिस दिया था, इसके जवाब में ट्विटर ने एक्शन लिया है। सोशल मीडिया कंपनी ने बुधवार को यह जानकारी दी। उसने बताया कि जिन अकाउंट्स को सस्पेंड किया गया है, वे कंपनी की पॉलिसी का वॉयलेशन कर रहे थे।ट्विटर ने बताया कि पिछले हफ्तों में हुई हिंसा की घटनाओं को देखते हुए आपत्तिजनक कंटेंट वाले हैशटेग की विजिबिलिटी भी कम कर...
India

Twitter Lists Action Taken After India’s Notice, Underlines Free Speech

The government had asked Twitter to remove 1,178 listed handles.New Delhi: Twitter, ordered by the government to block 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation on the farmer protests and provocative content, said today it had withheld a portion of the accounts and within India only. The US social media giant also said it had not taken any action on accounts of media, journalists, activists and politicians as it violated "the right to freedom of expression under Indian law".The blog noted that the values that underpin the Open Internet and free expression "are increasingly under threat around the world".  Twitter said following the reports of violence in Delhi during the Republic Day protest, it wanted to share a granular update on its “proactive efforts to enforce our rules...