Twitter is reportedly testing a feature on its Android app that would automatically reformat large blocks of text into long self-reply threads, or tweetstorms. This would ruin Twitter, which has already been ruined multiple times by new features.
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Big fans of the cloud as we are, there's no doubt relying solely on keeping your stuff stored remotely is a risky strategy. Accounts get hacked. Companies fold. And if you don't have backups of your most precious Snapchats and Gmails, then they can disappear in a puff of data center smoke. Here's how to make sure you've got local copies of everything.
Contrary to popular opinion, some tweetstorms are good, but reading them on Twitter can be a pain in the arse. Thread Reader reformats a tweetstorm into a readable essay, while preserving links and images. You can even send the storm to Instapaper and read it later.
If you look at social media a lot, as I do, you might be startled by how many people were... unbothered by Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville two weeks ago. In the days after the clashes in Virginia that led to the killing of Heather Heyer and the beating of DeAndre Harris, a good number of people popped up in my social media feeds, countering that "Antifa" and Black Lives Matter activists were equally as violent as the Nazis and white supremacists who came to a "peaceful" rally armed with semi-automatic weapons.
Well that's it folks: the season finale has been and gone, the endgame is all set up and we're settling in to wait for a long, long time for the conclusion to this epic. To distract you from the horrifying wait ahead, come in and check out the best reactions, memes and commentary from the season finale: The Dragon And The Wolf.
Whether you love them or hate them, there is no getting away from so-called 'influencers'. These shiny, happy millennials are the hottest trend in advertising since the advent of television. This infographic charts the meteoric rise of this glitziest of professions - from Fatty Arbuckle to Michelle Phan.
Did you have a lot to say about this week's episode of Game Of Thrones (which I'm sure you didn't watch last week, right)? Best episode ever, worst episode ever, I'm pretty sure we can at least agree that it was certainly An Episode. Here's some of the best tweets about the bombshell that was Beyond The Wall.
You probably think you know how to keep your internet habits secret. "Clearing browser history is too obvious," you say. "I just do all my sketchy stuff in an incognito window!" OK, hot stuff, then let me ask you this: You ever search anything weird on Instagram? Got any visits to an ex's Twitter profile that you might not want to share with the next friend or loved one who grabs your phone? "I've gotta show you this adorable Japanese puppy's account... Why do your recent searches look like Armie Hammer's?"
This week's episode of Game of Thrones, Eastwatch, was nowhere near as Earth-shattering as last week's long-awaited installment. But that doesn't mean this week didn't a few great moments that left Twitter feeling just a little shook. Here are some of the best reactions the internet at large had to Eastwatch.
In the past three months, Twitter has grown by zero (0) users, according to the company's latest earnings report. That's 66 million fewer new users than Facebook added in the same time period, and 9 million fewer than Twitter itself added during the first quarter of the year. It seems US President Trump's favourite social network is in decline.
With an eye towards the developing world where people are more likely to own cheap phones and have spottier wireless data access, the big names in tech are developing simpler versions of their apps. These apps are lightweight, use little data, and don't burn through battery life. Sound good? It does to us too, and here's how to give them a test drive.
The reaction to Ed Sheeran's appearance on Game Of Thrones has been mixed, to say the least. The online vitriol has been so severe that the English pop-warbler was forced to quit Twitter, possibly never to return.
This is unjust. There was absolutely nothing wrong with Sheeran's cameo. Here are all the reasons why.
iPhone: The only thing better than using social media is not using social media. That's why there's Binky, which is sort of both.