What Twitter has to say on this
If you are using the Twitter app on your iOS or Android-based device then there are some good reasons to cheer. Twitter has updated its mobile app and has introduced a number of features and improvements. A new Discover tab, improved search functionality, and support for push notifications for interactions are some of the key highlights of the latest Twitter mobile update.
With the introduction of push notifications support for interactions, the Twitter app will notify you whenever you get a retweet or whenever somebody starts following you. With the help of new Discover tab, you can get to know the activities of the people you follow on Twitter. You will be updated about the tweets favorited or retweeted by them on a regular basis.
You will also enjoy searching on Twitter, thanks to the updated search functionality. The app will now offer suggestions for different spellings and queries. So, enjoy tweeting with your iOS or Android-based device.
There are many success stories on the web and Twitter, the amazing micro-blogging service, is one of them. It is now considered as the lifeblood for over 140 million users around the globe. But even this huge and successful social networking platform is having a tough time due to spamming activities. Many Tweeter users have complained of spam and unsolicited tweets.
To tackle these spamming activities, Twitter has finally taken a big step. It has filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court against the top five spam catalysts, including TweetAttacks, TweetAdder, TweetBuddy, James Lucero, and Garland Harris. The micro-blogging service has claimed that these companies and people are responsible for developing malicious tools to facilitate spamming activities on Twitter.
According to a Twitter blog post, “By shutting down tool providers, we will prevent other spammers from having these services at their disposal. With this suit, we’re going straight to the source.”
Twitter is also strengthening up its internal settings to control malicious activities on the platform.
Pinterest has claimed the third spot in the most popular social networks list by beating Google+ in the United States. It is now behind Facebook and Twitter. Pinterest is largely a social photo sharing website that attracts a lot of female visitors. Pinterest members share a lot of interesting stuff related to fashion, food, health, fitness, home décor, and more.
Pinterest has reached the third position by leaving behind many social networking big shots like Tumblr, LinkedIn, etc. The platform experienced a 50 per cent rise in its web traffic in the month of February 2012 alone.
According to the Experian 2012 Digital Marketer report, “The popularity of Pinterest is a result of the next phase of the behavior we’ve seen online over the last few years. Users are increasingly more comfortable with recommendations from friends or other users when they come through social personalization. As communities become less about friends and more about common interests, retail brands in particular need to take note if they want to make more meaningful connections with their customers.”
Pinterest is also a great platform for marketers and companies who are interested in promoting and advertising their products.
Go through this interesting INFOGRAPHIC if you want to know why you should be on Pinterest.
Here is some good news for all BlackBerry users. RIM has finally released the Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 version with brunch of interesting features. The app is now available at the BlackBerry App World. There are a number of noticeable improvements in the latest version, especially BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) integration. This will enable you to link your Twitter account with BBM and share your latest tweets as a BBM personal message.
What’s more? With Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 version, you can upload your favorite photographs to pic.twitter.com straight from your phone’s camera, or while typing tweets. Also, it will enable you to share interesting websites with others from your browser itself.
The app also features a fresh layout with automatic link-shortening functionality. So, install the latest Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 version on your device and enhance your social networking experience.