Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Twitter Sues Twitter Spam Tool Providers

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Here’s an interesting approach to dealing with spam; if it works, this type of strategy will probably make Twitter users very happy.

Twitter in its current form is abused by spammers, usually with the help of automated tools that support multiple profiles, auto following and posting, custom messages and a lot of other goodies that put Twitter use on autorun. Reasons for spamming Twitter differ, from pushing out mass advertisements over SEO purposes to distributing malware and other malicious content.


Twitter Tweets About Redesign, Forgets to Mention Ads

Friday, December 9th, 2011

It was only a matter of time before they got around to this …

Twitter today announced redesigns for all platforms the social messaging site is offered for. This includes the web version for desktop PCs as well as clients for Android and iOS systems. Twitter users interested in the changes can head over to the Fly page on Twitter for a first impression of the things to come. It is interesting to note that mobile clients for Android and iPhone are already offered, while the iPad version and desktop versions are said to roll out in the coming months.


Privacy Extension for Firefox – Priv3

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Here’s an interesting Firefox add-on for social media users …

All Internet users were recently made aware of the fact that social networking sites like Facebook, Google+ or Twitter had the power to track a user’s movement over the web. This is done with the help of scripts such as Facebook Like or Twitter buttons that webmasters add to their websites and pages. While it is not really clear if the social networking sites use the information to track users – and Facebook vehemently said they do not – it is clear that they have the capabilities to do so.


Microsoft Analytics for Twitter

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

It’s interesting that Microsoft is getting involved in analytics for Twitter …

Twitter has not only become a tool for Internet users to write and exchange messages, but also for marketers and researchers who want to analyze the dynamics or trends on the Internet platform. They can do that by searching on Twitter directly, by writing their own programs that utilize the Twitter API or use third party tools that do all the work for them.


Twitter Announced Launch of Photo-Service

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Given Twitter’s policy of limiting text messages to 140 characters, I wonder if they’ll also limit resolution and file size for photo sharing?

Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, announced to the world yesterday that Twitter was going to be rolling out its very own photo-sharing service over the next few weeks. He made this announcement yesterday, at the D9 conference and it was met with “tweets” throughout the technical world. Costolo says that Twitter photos won’t be competing with Facebook albums because it’s organized around conversations and is relevant in the moment. Videos, however, will still be hosted by third parties.


Firefox 4 Supports Content Security Policy

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This looks like a pretty effective way to avoid XSS attacks …

Content Security Policy is a standard developed by Mozilla designed to protect against cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. Cross site scripting attacks use vulnerabilities in websites to inject JavaScript code into pages or urls of that site. The injected JavaScript code is then executed when visitors open a specifically prepared link or page on the website. Attacks can have serious consequences, it may for instance be possible to steal cookies from users to impersonate them on the site.


Delete Location Information History on Twitter

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Here’s an interesting trick for privacy-conscious Twitter users …

We have talked about the dangers of publicly available location information before (see Creepy! Track Michael Arrington, Or Anyone Else, Via Geolocation for pointers). A simply example would be a Tweet from your holiday location, which could invite burglars or social engineering attacks. But there is more to it than the direct danger, people can use the location information to create a movement profile, a stalker’s heaven.


Creepy – Track Michael Arrington or Anyone Else via Geolocation

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

They certainly picked an appropriate name for this program …

Creepy is a free program for Windows and Linux that can be used to track Twitter and Flickr users. Track how? Via the geolocation feature that both services make use of. All you need to do is to enter the Flickr or Twitter username in the application and wait until the first longitude and latitude information are retrieved. Add the time of posting plus integration of Google Maps, Virtual Maps and Open Street Maps and you have created a movement profile of that user. The tweet and tweet url, or the image title and Flickr link are posted in a box at the bottom of the application for each individual hit.


Who Really Uses Facebook and Twitter?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

This is an interesting breakdown of social media users, by age, gender, education, habits and etc …

Some amazing charts have been released today by Digital Surgeons showing the demographic breakdown of who actually uses the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.  It reveals some extremely interesting data.  This includes the fact that of Facebook’s 500 Million users, a massive 41% log in every single day and that 12%, that’s 60 Million people update their status every day.


Twitter Valuation Not Quite So Crazy for Google or Facebook

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The people who pay high prices for web site buyouts are definitely gambling; it kind of reminds me of the lead-up to the dot com bust.

So, is $10bn for Twitter crazy money, or does it actually make sense by Silicon Valley’s inflated standards….

Get your Dutch tulips out of storage folks. At first glance it looks mighty like a new tech bubble is upon us, as we manically press for Twitter ‘n’ Facebook updates on our hyper sensitive touch screen devices. Twitter is for sale for a valuation of, oh, $8bn or $10bn on forecast sales of just $110m this year. Now this is at the top end even by Silicon Valley’s exalted standards – last seen when YouTube went for a 100 times sales – a similar multiple – when it was bought by Google.