Gimme The Right Beat For My Tweet

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Hey Twitter, what took you so long to come up with the proper Quality Filter for the harmful, negative, or harassing Tweets? Maybe, we have waited for the others to become sick and tired of all negativity. Or maybe, Twitter has a priority in fighting against the nudity and porn related content.

Now, the malicious content is the next thing on its list of future improvements. For this one we have to say, our hats off to you our dear Twitter. You are a little late, but we do not mind. At least, not too much. For what is worth, we would like to see, how it is going to work in the real social life.

You cannot possibly expect to eliminate all of those annoying cyber trolls, can you? However, you can minimize the damage by taking away their only weapon. Their poisonous comments. Right? It is worth mentioning that at this initial stage Twitter wants and plans to protect only the verified users.

How nice it would be to see what is next on this Twitter’s improvement list? When you eliminate the explicit content and negative messages from any social network, then you get a breathable and cozy cyber space. What are you waiting for? Try the new Quality Filter, as soon as you can, and get back to us.

How To Kill A Mockingbird, Who Tweets?

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Can you guess which top 10 countries are on the Twitter-withdraw-blacklist? You know how it goes, don’t you? You submit a request to Twitter asking for a certain content to be removed, and then you sit and wait for a response. It is not so hard to guess, who is the number one, is it? Turkey, who else.

Turkey submits more than 500 requests, the official ones, on a yearly level, and Twitter answers in about 50% with a green light. The second position is reserved for Russia, of course. However, when it comes to the Russian, then the blue bird answers positively in less than 10% of all cases. Here is a surprise.

Germany has just won the bronze medal. This is a little bit surprising. Now, the remaining magnificent seven: France, the USA, Brasil, the UK, Japan, Netherland, and India. So, what is the moral of this story? Do not you even dare to come up with some reckless parallels between the democracy and Twitter.

For what is worth, it is definitely not a good sign, when you want to remove something on Twitter. It is worth mentioning that both Russian and Turkish politicians like to use Twitter, especially during the election years. You like when Twitter users vote for you, but you hate it when they criticize. Interesting.

Facebook Me Your CV

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It is not a secret or a surprising news that nowadays employers demand or look for the social network links in the candidates’ CVs. Well? There are two groups of perfectly logical reasons for this decision. On the one side, there is so much we can find out about a future employee from the social networks.

Probably we are revealing too much on our social network accounts that we have wanted or initially planned. On the other side, an employee you want to hire, who knows to find his or her way around the social networks, can definitely contribute the company a lot. In numerous ways you can possibly imagine.

Finally, Facebook is pretty much determined to offer a compromising solution. Why the CEOs and Facebook has to be the worst enemies? Facebook plans to introduce some refreshing innovation, which will make it to be more business friendly. Facebook activities do not have to be necessarily associated with firing people.

This new LinkedIn like form of Facebook can allow employees to function and work in the social networks working environment. They can actually contribute to their business goals and improve the profit itself. Let us see, if it is possible to work and go on with your Facebook life with no negative changes of your working status.

Block & Report

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Twitter has taken care of things very seriously. What does it mean? With more than 500 million tweets on a daily basis, it is more than reasonable to expect that some of them will be disturbing or unacceptable in their nature. This is a true logistic nightmare to get rid of them promptly and accurately.

This is why Twitter has decided to include some additional options, which will improve the work of the intern neighborhood online watches. From now on, you will be able to block the inappropriate content or accounts more easily. We should also mention the improved report function. Is this enough?

Well, when you have hundreds of millions of users, you cannot never be sure and safe enough. Yet, by empowering users to do something about it, you are improving your chances as a service provider. On the other hand, we sure hope this will not turn into some kind of Twitter account wars. Right?

Let us see, how it will work in the future. Although, we do not like a formulation, which includes something like improving your customer’s experience, in this case we have no other choice than to comply. So, what are you waiting for? Find your most annoying little cyber bird and block it. Or, even better, report it.

Twitter Spy

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At least, they are honest about it. The busy little birds in Twitter have informed us about their decision to check out every now and then what is going on our devices. For what is worth, they will collect data about the apps we use on our smartphones, but not about what is inside them. Do you believe them?

All of these, for the advertising purposes. Is this disappointing or simply inevitable? Does it change a thing to be aware about it? Allegedly, we are given a fair choice to disable this option. Do you buy it? Honestly? Maybe, we should check what other IT guys are doing in this field. Can it change something?

Not machines, but the ads will rule our world. And, unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it, for real. Yet, there is a comfort from the least expected source, such as the NSA. With nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about. As simple as that. Forget about privacy that is the simplest thing you can do.

Or, forget about your apps. There is no win-win situation in this case. There are only ads-ads situations. There is only the ads’ way, or the highway. We sure hope we will not end up living in caves. On the second thought, maybe the caves live is not such a bad idea. You want to live a healthy life. Here is your chance.

Twitter Digits

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How to solve the annoying and time consuming problem with the numerous passwords for every user is definitely the next big thing. How to solve this one, get some additional profit and win the hearts of users? Well, Google has been seriously considering the two-step verification with a smartphone and SMS.

Twitter has a solution of its own, it is eager to share with us. The new service Digits is an open platform, which is not reserved exclusively for the Twitter users. How does it work? Well, for what is worth, you will need to register and once you get an SMS code, you will log by using your mobile phone number only.

It sounds lovely and simple. Yet, we are a little bit worried. If not secured properly, we have actually opened an additional door for the hackers to jump in. Now, our smartphone is a potential target. Instead of protecting what we have of privacy related data, we need to offer more in exchange.

If this one can solve all the troubles with the passwords and improve our so-called user’s experience, then go on with it our hats off to this. Somehow, it is too good to be true. Or, maybe we have lost our faith in simple and effective solutions. So, where can we download this app? Let us give it a try, shall we?

Tweet Me Silently

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How many friends you have on Twitter, who simply have to tweet about every single thing that happens in their lives? We do not even have to try to guess, too many already. So, what can you do about it? According to one of the most recent rumors, Twitter is already experimenting with a new option, which will allow you to “turn off” updates when it comes to the most annoying tweet-maniacs.

How it is supposed to work? Well, you do not have to worry, this feature will not end up your “virtual friendship”. In fact, it will improve your relationship by not showing you all countless and absolutely meaningless updates of what are your friends up to from minute to minute. In this way you will allow your Twitter account to run in a “silent” regime without your friends knowing about it.

There is only one drawback when it comes to this highly anticipated feature. It is still in the experimental phase. And, you know how it goes with Twitter, don’t you? They like to experiment, but they also like to keep some of the “inventions” only for themselves. On the other side, we hope that improving our user’s experience will be too much an imperative to ignore in this matter.

Is this a way to cheat on our friends or just an elegant choice to preserve our nerves? Well, it is entirely up to you. Maybe, you should block the most annoying friends, who are literally dying for some attention, or stop using Twitter in the first place. It is and will always be your choice, at the end. Even the Twitter itself cannot help you with this one.