Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

How Old Is America 4th July

Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you're probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is... not the right answer.

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Sprint’s CEO is tired of T-Mobile’s ‘Uncarrier bullshit’

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John Legere is famous for being the sweariest man in the mobile industry, but it looks as if Sprint's Marcelo Claure now wants a run at that title. In response to a snarky tweet by the T-Mobile CEO, Claure responded by saying that he was tired of Legere's "Uncarrier bullshit." He went on a four-tweet takedown of the company's policies, saying that it "trick[s] people," and that it's "all a fake show," before adding the hashtag #Tmobilelikehell. We're fairly sure that everyone who saw the exchange made the same ooo noise that pre-schoolers do when they know there's about to be a fight in the sandbox.

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Twitter’s Wimbledon emoji will let you ace your tweets

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Twitter knows it plays a big role in delivering sports news, but it also hosts millions of conversations around the biggest events. To help get users in the spirit, the company has launched emoji for World Cup 2014 and the NBA in the past, but with Wimbledon just around the corner, it's now turned its attention to tennis. Helped by Serena Williams, Twitter has unveiled four new Wimbledon-related "hashflags," giving users the opportunity to adorn their tweets with a racket emoji or images relating to #TheQueue, #TheHill (also known as Henman Hill) and #TheWorld.

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Meerkat reminds users that it has a points system

Did you know Meerkat has a points system? Yup, it's been around since launch, and there's even a Leaderboard that shows streamers with the highest scores, similar to the ones you see in games. Since it was pretty easy to miss unless you went live at least once -- or if you quickly jumped ship to Twitter-owned rival Periscope -- Meerkat has decided to make its score system available to all its users. Now, it's not just streamers who can earn points: viewers can, as well, by participating (commenting, Liking, retweeting, et cetera) in live broadcasts. The announcement's wording also makes it sound like the team is retroactively awarding points for previous interactions. Will this entice old users to ditch Periscope and come back to Meerkat? Probably not. But it's a fun little feature for people who decided to stick around.

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Tweetbot for Mac brings support for Twitter’s new quoting format and longer direct messages

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Tweetbot for Mac with support for Yosemite’s design and a plethora of other improvements hit earlier in the month as a free upgrade for existing users. Monday, its developer, Tapbots, issued the first maintenance refresh bringing out support for a pair of Twitter’s recently introduced handy new features.

Tweetbot 2.0.1 for Mac now lets you quote tweets using Twitter’s new embedded quoting feature. In addition, they’ve laid the groundwork for longer direct messages, a feature Twitter announced almost two weeks ago but hasn’t implemented yet.... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter automatically plays videos on iOS and the web

Twitter's autoplaying video Vine

Facebook isn't the only big social network automatically playing most videos these days -- Twitter is hopping on that bandwagon, too. Visit your feed on iOS or the web and any GIFs, Vines and native Twitter video will start playing as soon as you look at them. On iOS, clips will go full-screen if you switch to landscape mode. The move is meant to both save you a clip and, of course, keep you using Twitter's services as much as possible.

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Twitter to remove 140 character limit in Direct Messages

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Twitter on Thursday announced that it will be removing the 140-character limit in Direct Messages. Starting in July, DMs will have a new limit of 10,000 characters, bringing it in line with other instant messaging services.

The move makes sense, given that the nature of a DM is typically more private and intimate than that of a Tweet, thus requiring more typing space. Twitter says the character limit for public-facing Tweets will remain at 140.... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter expands beta testing program to iOS

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Twitter has expanded its beta testing program to iOS, according to TechCrunch. The social network confirmed to the publication that it recently launched a new “Twitter for iOS Experiments Program,” which will allow some users to test experimental features ahead of public release.

The new program works very similar to its Android sibling, which launched in 2013. Select users will receive a pop-up notification at the top of their Twitter feed in the iPhone app that asks if they would like to participate in “Experiments” to help test out bug fixes and new features.... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter’s shareable blacklists are a nightmare for the web’s worst trolls

Twitter Block List Sharing

Twitter has plenty of issues, but chief among them is how easy it is for dirtbags with too much free time to berate other users. Twitter has tools to block and mute these users, but that's not quite enough to get the job done, which is why the social media platform is introducing shared block lists today.

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Tweetbot 2 for Mac arrives with OS X Yosemite design and other new features

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Better late than never! Developer Tapbots today at last unleashed a major update to its popular Twitter client for OS X. Tweetbot 2 for Mac is now available as a free update for existing Tweetbot users. For new users, the application is now available at a discounted price of $12.99, down from its regular asking price of $19.99.

Aside from a fresh coat of paint and a dark translucent appearance on Yosemite systems, Tweetbot 2 for Mac has an improved timeline search feature, verified badges, a three-pane layout for your lists, an iOS-style interface in the tweet detail view, the ability to see a user’s recent photos and more.... Read the rest of this post here


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