Twitter: Accounts & Profiles

  • Twitter officially opens direct messages to chatbots

    … that it has been toeing since last year. Last November, Twitter began testing options for some brands to automate their direct message conversations. It introduced welcome messages that would automatically greet people starting a DM thread with a brand’s Twitter account and added menus of pre-formatted reply buttons that people could tap to communicate…

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  • Twitter extends abuse blocking to main timeline, puts offenders on timeout

    Twitter continues to step up its attempts to stamp out abuse on its platform. After adding an option for people to block tweets containing certain keywords, phrases, hashtags or emojis from appearing in their notifications tab, Twitter is extending the option to block those tweets from appearing in people’s main timelines as well and adding the choice to set how long each in ...

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  • How IBM’s Watson scores the tone of Trump’s tweets

    Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2016 That is Donald Trump’s most-retweeted tweet since he was elected president. He sounds happy, right? Not so much, according to IBM’s Watson.

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  • Twitter adds keyword, hashtag, emoji blocking to curb abusive tweets

    … For years Twitter has had a harassment problem. While that doesn’t seem to have affected marketers’ opinions of Twitter, it could turn off regular users who don’t want to spend time on social network where people are free to fire slurs and other hateful words at them. So Twitter is giving people new options to police the tweets they see…

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  • Want to become Twitter verified? There’s an application process for that

    … Looking to become Twitter verified? In case you weren’t aware, the process before was a bit of a mess and quite a hit and miss experience. Twitter has likely known about this all along. That’s why they announced today that there’s now an application process for verified accounts. This process, as the company explains, will “allow people…

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