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Twitter Gets 2 million Users in the Fourth Quarter

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Twitter has grown by two million monthly active users in the fourth quarter, finishing the year with 319 million worldwide, media reports said. According to a report in Recode on Thursday, the spectacle of the US presidential election was Twitter’s best material in years, and made the service a crucial source for direct news.

For Twitter, it was the slowest quarter all year for user growth. Its US user growth, where it has 67 million monthly active users, was actually zero. This is in contrast to the Facebook where the user growth is accelerating despite its larger size.

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According to Twitter’s COO Anthony Noto, Trump sparks “conversation and discussion” on Twitter, but chalked up Twitter’s small user growth during the quarter to “product changes and marketing”, not the election.

Donald Trump’s rise and other newsy events are making Twitter more addictive and engaging for its users.

“The whole world is watching Twitter. While we may not be currently meeting everyone’s growth expectations, there is one thing that continues to grow and outpace our peers: Twitter’s influence and impact,” Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter, was quoted as saying.

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According to a report, Twitter’s revenue growth came in at just one per cent, a far cry from the 48 per cent year-over-year growth Twitter reported during the same period in 2016.

We all know that Twitter for all set for sale and many companies like Verizon also showed interest in buying it. But due to some issues the deal went unsuccessful.

Source: IANS

Visitors May have to Reveal their Social Media Passwords to Enter US

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If you are planning a visit to the United States of America, you could be asked to hand over Facebook and other social media passwords. The collection of social account passwords is a part of enhanced security process, media reports said.

According to a report in NBC News on Wednesday that quoted Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, this step was one of several being considered to vet refugees and visa applicants from seven Muslim-majority countries.

“We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say? If they don’t want to cooperate then don’t come in,” Kelly was quoted as saying.

Kelly reportedly made these remarks on the same day when judges in US heard arguments over President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning the entry of refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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Kelly believes that under the existing vetting process, “officials don’t have a lot to work with, except relying on the applicant’s documentation and asking them questions about their background”.

“When someone says, ‘I’m from this town and this was my occupation’, (officials) essentially have to take the word of the individual. I frankly don’t think that’s enough, certainly President Trump doesn’t think that’s enough. So we’ve got to maybe add some additional layers,” Kelly added.

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Apart from social media passwords, Kelly said he was mulling obtaining people’s financial records.”We can follow the money, so to speak. How are you living, who’s sending you money? It applies under certain circumstances, to individuals who may be involved in or on the payroll of terrorist organisations,” he said.

American President Donald Trump has been very strict on the security checks but this move of collecting passwords may not be a good idea. Even though his earlier amendments were not supported but this would surely opposed by many sections of people.

Source: IANS

Twitter to Add GIF Support For Android Users Soon

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Social Networking Platform Twitter is trying its best to show its mark in the tech industry. According to the reports, Twitter is working to introduce GIF keyboard support for Android users.The new feature is being under testing in the beta version of the application.

So it will soon allow for direct searches for GIFs through Google’s Gboard. In order to complement the Android 7.1 Nougat, the Twitter will be rolling out this support in the next update.

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Only users with Android 7.1 version can directly insert the GIF, and Twitter didn’t have the support. In the beta version released recently, Twitter updated this new option. The current Twitter version of 6.33.0-beta.556 is available as APK, which is compatible with Android 4.1 and higher.

Users who had installed this beta version of Twitter can use this new feature which enables them to search GIFS using Gboard. GIF insertions are made with easy search and selecting with a single tap from the results. This support will be available for both direct messages (DMs) as well as tweets.

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Twitter had been updating its application by focusing on the needs of mobile users. Jack dorsey’s social network had recently introduced the New Explore tab option. with the new explore tab users can know about the trends, moments, search and the best of live video all at one place.

So if you can’t wait until the general roll out, just Install the beta apk and tweet your Favourite GIFS to your friends and followers.

Twitter’s New Explore Tab: Moments, Trends and Search at One Place

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Twitter has gone through many changes over the year; recently it had introduced the new feature to identify your BFF tweet. Right now it comes up with the latest feature called Explore tab. With this new feature, the user can discover the new content lot easier.

New Explore tab shows trends, moments, search and the best of live video all at one place. It’s clear that Twitter is cutting back its efforts with the moments. Moments to show up in the Explore tab after live video and trends.

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Moments shows you the most popular stories, whereas trends show you what topics are being discussed right now and search help you to find whatever you want.

Twitter mentioned on the official blog regarding the idea behind a single explorer tab, “Over the past year, we’ve been exploring different ways to make it simpler for people to find and use trends, Moments, and search. During our research process, people told us that the new Explore tab helped them easily find news, what’s trending, and what’s popular right now”.

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This new Explore tab is already available for Twitter for iOS with v6.70 update, and it will soon arrive for Android in the coming week. The combination of Search, Moments and Trends will make it easier to the user. The Twitter mentions that it will listen to your feedback about your thoughts and ideas to make the Explore tab even better.

Inspired by Youth of Tamil Nadu,AP Youth Calls For Protest Seeking Special Status

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AP Special Status Protest is now moving to the next level with a new turn. The youth of Andhra Pradesh has called for a protest at RK Beach, Vizag, on 26 January demanding Special Status for the state. Popular Telugu actor and Jana Sena Party leader Pawan Kalyan announced his support Andhra Pradesh youth for their AP Special Status Protest. Jayaprakash Narayan, Ys Jagan and other Tollywood Celebrities had tweeted supporting the protest.

Taking cues from the Tamils for ‘Jallikattu’ and their victory, AP youth called for AP demands Special Status protest. And the hashtags #APDemandsSpecialStatus‘ and ‘#APSelfRespectMoment‘ are viral in the social media as the youth took the initiation. The rage grabbed all the attention and requesting people to co-operate irrelevant to political parties.

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Discussing the facts, Andhra Pradesh is demanding nothing new except the assurances given by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Massive protests took place all over the state in earlier September, when Union Finance Minister announced a ‘special economic package.’ Which, special status was the demand even then. The assurances also include declaring polavaram as a national project.

There are printed brochures going viral on social media with a fist and seeking police support for the silent protest. Netizens are already up with their special display picture demanding “We want special status for Andhra Pradesh.” Youngsters are active in social media with a common opinion about the special category.

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More interestingly, the organizers have asked the participants not to include political party flag. They ask the Protestants to come with black shirts and carrying a black flag. They also cautioned about no fan wars or party wars and not to damage government properties.

Now, Pawan took up his Twitter account to proclaim his support for the event. Pawan has tweeted on ‘Jallikattu’ victory by the Tamilians who stood strong on the issue. Even few other cine actors and celebrities extended their support and ensured their presence as a part of the same. Apart from that, social media is taking a major lead in promoting the protest with arms #APDemandsSpecialStatus‘ and ‘#APSelfRespectMoment to get AP what it deserves.

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