Twitter is growing, but its bank account isn’t

Twitter is finally showing signs of life after months — years, even — of flatlining. The social media behemoth today released its quarterly report for Q1 2017, which didn’t, at first glance, look very encouraging. It still can’t seem to turn a profit. Its quarterly losses total about 7-percent. Revenue was higher than expected at…

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Twitter plans to eventually air live video 24/7

Is Twitter the new TV? The social network hopes to become something resembling that, with plans revealed by CFO and COO Anthony Noto to eventually be airing live video content 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via both its website and app. Noto discussed the plans with BuzzFeed News, ahead of the company’s…

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Reddit is changing, and Redditors aren’t happy about it

Reddit announced earlier this year that it was working on a site redesign, and one of the biggest changes is the elimination of custom community styles via CSS. Moderators who have coded their beautiful subbreddits with CSS for years are protesting vigorously. CEO Steve Huffman spoke with Reddit moderators directly on r/modnews. He insisted the…

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Instagram is down

Instagram is down for some users. The outage affects both the web and mobile versions of Instagram. Currently the largest usage areas — North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East — all seem to be affected by the outage, although we’re not sure yet what the problem is. We’ve reached out for…

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LinkedIn just hit the 500 million user mark

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned professional networking site, today announced it had passed a major milestone, with over 500 million users registered. That’s pretty impressive growth when you consider that it had 400 million members in October, 2015, and 450 million members in August, 2016. Although, when compared against the stratospheric growth of Facebook and Whatsapp, it’s…

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How to make Twitter profitable

Twitter has evolved dramatically since its founding. What the founders fully envisioned we cannot know. Nonetheless, there is one thing we do know: Many business entities have millions of followers and communicate with these followers using Twitter. This is free advertising, no ifs, ands or buts. So, here’s a proposal to radically change the economics…

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