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James O'Keefe, Professional Person Impersonator, Firmly Denies Impersonating Persons

James O’Keefe, whose criminal record includes entry of a federal lawmaker’s office under false pretense along with three goons dressed as telephone repairmen, would like you to know that he did not, under any circumstance, operate fake accounts on Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Tinder, Joe Biden, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, James Okeefe, Thomas Massie, South of Market San Francisco, James O'Keefe, Andy Ngô, Okeefe, James O Keefe Professional Person Impersonator


Horseshoe Theory, Now on the Blockchain

Republicans whining about how social media moderators are violating their inalienable right to lucrative follower counts have found an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Pinterest, Supreme Court, Social Media, David Cameron, Snapchat, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, Donald Trump, Twitch, Operating Systems


A ‘more honest’ stock market

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Clubhouse’s slowing user growth. Well, this week news broke that they had been in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion acquisition, so it looks like they’re still pretty desirable. This week, I’m talking about a story I published a couple days ago that highlights pretty much everything that’s wild about the alternative asset world right now. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox fr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Bluetooth, Supreme Court, Alabama, Tech, Tesla, E-commerce, Smartphone, Software, Bluetooth Speaker, Software Development




Weird Tweet From U.S. Strategic Command Actually Sent by Small Child

U.S. Strategic Command, the people tasked with overseeing the nation’s nuclear weapons, sent out a weird tweet on Monday of complete gibberish, writing “;l;;gmlxzssaw.” What could it mean? Twitter users joked about the possibility of nuclear war, but no one knew for sure.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Television, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Breitbart, RT, State Media, South of Market San Francisco, Mass Media, United States Strategic Command, Mikael Thalen, Weird Tweet From US, Daily Dot


Why You Should Never Tweet Through a Crisis

Public figures, companies, and everyday people often have a habit of prolonging the controversy they happen to court. It isn’t enough to extinguish a fire with an apology or deleting an account, so instead we tend to dive head-first into the vortex and attempt to climb out by wielding more combative tweets or comments.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Technology, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Lifehacks, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Dave Clark, South of Market San Francisco, Businesspeople, Allison Roman


Twitter Might Let You Undo Your Tweets—but Only If You Pay Up

We’re probably never going to get the Edit Tweet button we’ve all been waiting for, but it looks like that Undo Tweet feature will be rolling out soon enough for members of the rumored upcoming Twitter subscription service. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Tweet, Software, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, UNDO, South of Market San Francisco, Facebook Like Button, Jane Manchun Wong, Technology Internet


Senate Considering Hauling in Facebook, Twitter CEOs so They Can All Ramble for Hours About Whatever BS Gripe They Have This Time

If you thought last year’s clusterf*ck of a Senate hearing on social media was a good use of everyone’s time, congrats! The Senate is considering calling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and the rest of the gang back together for another hearing, this time before the Judiciary Committee.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Hbo, Isis, Science, Senate, Social Media, Joe Biden, Paypal, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Computing


Twitter Banned Me for Saying the 'M' Word: Memphis

Due to a bizarre bug, the bird site is temporarily banning folks for tweeting the word “Memphis.” On Sunday, a number of Twitter users suddenly found their accounts locked for 12 hours apparently just for saying the word—myself included.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Memphis, Elvis, Operating Systems, Memphis Depay, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, South of Market San Francisco


Solve This Riddle

What is a cross between Twitter and YouTube and is also a newspaper and TV show and radio broadcast?Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Software, Real Time Web, Mobile Applications, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Gab, Parler, Alt Tech, Conservatism In The United States, Entertainment Culture


Gab Hacked Again After Glorifying Jesus Too Hard

In a move that will undoubtedly be met with cheers from the faithless masses, far-right social network and beacon of Christianity Gab announced on Monday that the site was temporarily offline pending an investigation into an apparent security breach.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Social Media, Hacktivism, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, Jesus Christ, Gab, Parler, Emma Best, Distributed Denial Of Secrets, Ddosecrets, Alt Tech, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


Are You Happy Now, You Jackals?

You whined and you complained and you moaned. And no, you’re not getting your “Edit Tweet” button, but Twitter is testing something nearly as good. Will it make you happy?Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Software, Jack Dorsey, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, UNDO, South of Market San Francisco, Facebook Like Button, Jane Manchun Wong, Technology Internet


Parler Drops One Lawsuit Against Amazon, and Files Another

Alleged domestic terrorist haven/free speech network Parler has bowed out of its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. For a blessed moment it seemed we might get a break from conservative bitching and moaning about unfairness. No such luck.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Science, Buzzfeed, Linkedin, Software, Computing, Amazon Web Services, Real Time Web, Elaine Chao, Tea Party Patriots, Mobile Applications, Mark Meckler, Rebekah Mercer, Stacey Abrams, Parler


Twitter Passes Stimulus Package for the Very Online

Twitter is finally rolling out a way to get paid for tweeting that doesn’t involve putting a Venmo link in your bio, promoting a Patreon, or using the app to hunt for a rich spouse.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Pandora, News Feed, Computing, Operating Systems, Venmo, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Elliott Management, South of Market San Francisco, Samantha Cole


Twitter’s ‘Super Follow’ creator subscription takes shots at Substack and Patreon

It’s been an all-around more ambitious year for Twitter. Following activist shareholder action last year that aimed to oust CEO Jack Dorsey, the company has been making long overdue product moves, buying up companies and aiming to push the envelope on how it can tap its network and drive new revenue streams. Things seem to be paying off for the company, as their share price sits at an all-time-high double that of its 2020 high. Today, the company shared early details on its first ever paid produ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Ceo, Software, Computing, Day, Facebook Groups, Jack Dorsey, Operating Systems, Patreon, Clubhouse, Analyst, Real Time Web, Text Messaging


Instead of Bookmarking Tweets, Use This Bot

It’s hard keeping track of individual tweets. According to TechJury, the social media platform sees an average of 528,780 new tweets every minute, so all it takes is one or two refreshes for that useful tweet to be lost in the digital abyss. Sure, you can bookmark or favorite a tweet to look up later, but how often do…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Social Media, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, South of Market San Francisco


Twitter to Start Labeling Personal Accounts of Heads of State

Starting next week, you should start seeing new labels on more government-run Twitter accounts as well as the personal accounts of heads of state. It’s part of Twitter’s latest expansion of its policy on government-affiliated accounts, with the idea being that this additional context should help users “have a more…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Software, Computing, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, South of Market San Francisco


QAnon Now Getting Banned On Platforms We've Never Even Heard Of

QAnon, the sprawling far-right internet conspiracy theory that asserts the entire Trump presidency was secretly dedicated to waging a shadow war against an omnipresent cabal of Satan-worshipping, pedophilic Democrats, celebrities, and bankers, hasn’t exactly been the belle of the ball lately.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Software, Real Time Web, Trump, Alt Right, Mobile Applications, Parler, QAnon, Tiktok, Alt Tech, Pseudohistory, Far Right Politics In The United States


Twitter Wants to Bring Tipping to the Platform

Pretty soon, you might be able to tip your favorite tweeters. Why you’d want to is anyone’s best guess.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Software, Jack Dorsey, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Business Finance, South of Market San Francisco


Twitter Blocks Hundreds of Accounts Tied to Protests by Farmers in India

Twitter has blocked the accounts of at least 500 people and groups involved in the current protests by farmers in India at the request of the Indian government, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. Some of the accounts have even been permanently deleted.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, India, Software, Farmers, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Bloomberg News, Business Finance, South of Market San Francisco, Universal Windows Platform Apps


How to Ward Off Spoilers on Twitter

Hearing that there’s been some kind of eye-opening twist on WandaVision might make you anxious about logging into any kind of social media. We’ve already talked about a number of techniques you can use to avoid spoilers on social media, but here’s a new one to add to the mix: Hide Twitter Trends.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Spoiler, See, South of Market San Francisco


Twitter Reportedly Looking to Turn TweetDeck Into TweetDeck+

Under increased pressure from investors to break out of its sluggish growth, Twitter is reportedly getting serious about offering a subscription product in order to create a new revenue stream. Advertising will remain the social network’s bread and butter for the foreseeable future, but according to Bloomberg, we…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Social Media, Bloomberg, Software, Bloomberg LP, Operating Systems, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Tweetdeck, Paywall, Business Finance, South of Market San Francisco, Social Networking Services


Parler Cancels Its Own CEO

Parler, the social media network for right-wingers who had already successfully alienated their family and friends on other sites, has canned its CEO John Matze.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Dan Bongino, Rebekah Mercer, Parler, John Matze, Alt Tech, Universal Windows Platform Apps, John Matze Read


How to Fix Twitter’s Recent Dark Mode Changes

Many Twitter found their display settings suddenly changed without warning today. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, South of Market San Francisco, Computer Architecture, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation


Twitter Launches 'Birdwatch,' a Community to Help Moderate Misinformation

Twitter announced on Monday that it had officially launched Birdwatch, a program designed to combat misinformation on the platform by deploying a small group of users to flag potentially misleading content.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, San Francisco, Software, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Misinformation, Deception, South of Market, QAnon, Birdwatch


Scraped Parler data is a metadata gold mine

Embattled social media platform Parler is offline after Apple, Google and Amazon pulled the plug on the site after the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead. But while the site is gone (for now), millions of posts published to the site since the riot are not. A lone hacker scraped millions of posts, videos and photos published to the site after the riot but before the site went offline on Monday, preserving a huge trove of potential evidence for law enforcement in...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Facebook, Washington, Tech, Law Enforcement, Software, Internet Archive, Computing, Web Services, Social Network, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Microblogging, Trump, Mike Pence


Scraped Parler data is a metadata goldmine

Embattled social media platform Parler is offline after Apple, Google and Amazon pulled the plug on the site after the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead. But while the site is gone (for now), millions of posts published to the site since the riot are not. A lone hacker scraped millions of posts, videos and photos published to the site after the riot but before the site went offline on Monday, preserving a huge trove of potential evidence for law enforcement in...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Facebook, Washington, Tech, Law Enforcement, Software, Internet Archive, President, Computing, Web Services, Vice President, Social Network, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Microblogging


San Francisco police are prepping for a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters

San Francisco police are preparing for a pro-Trump protest at Twitter’s headquarters, a building which has been essentially abandoned since the start of the pandemic last year, with most Twitter employees working remotely. The potential protest comes days after Twitter banned the President from using its service — his favorite form of communication to millions of followers — following what the company called his continued incitements to violence in the wake of the January 6th assault on the C...
Tags: TC, Twitter, San Francisco, Tech, Software, President, Computing, Reddit, Donald Trump, Officer, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Microblogging, Text Messaging, Trump, Capitol


Parler jumps to No. 1 on App Store after Facebook and Twitter ban Trump

Users are surging on small, conservative, social media platforms after President Donald Trump’s ban from the world’s largest social networks, even as those platforms are seeing access throttled by the app marketplaces of tech’s biggest players. The social network, Parler, a network that mimics Twitter, is now the number one app in Apple’s app store and Gab, another conservative-backed service, claimed that it was seeing an explosion in the number of signups to its web-based platform as well. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Social Networks, Buzzfeed, US, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, Software, United States


Twitter acquires screen-sharing social app Squad

Today, Twitter announced that it is acquiring Squad and that the team from the screen-sharing social app will be joining Twitter’s ranks. Squad’s co-founders, CEO Esther Crawford and CTO Ethan Sutin, and the rest of the team will be coming aboard inside Twitter’s design, engineering, and product departments, Twitter tells us. Crawford specifically notes that she will be leading a product in the conversations space. What isn’t coming aboard is the actual Squad app, which allowed users to share...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Twitter, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Editor, Venture Capital, Vine, Squad, Operating Systems, Cto, Real Time Web