Can Someone See If You Read Their Twitter Message?

Can Someone See If You Read Their Direct Message On Twitter? Gone are the days when you can claim unpleasant letters were lost in the mail! Now, people are always saving receipts, especially on social media. So, can someone tell if you noticed them sliding into your Twitter DMs? The short answer is yes, people can see if … More Can Someone See If You Read Their Twitter Message?

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having conquered chat, AOL is giving up the … More AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

A brief history of accessibility on Twitter in ten tweets to mark Twitter’s 11th and a half birthday

In the 10 years since the first tweet was sent, people with disabilities have loved Twitter, sometimes loathed it and then often loved it again. Here’s the story so far in 10 tweets. 1/10 Twitter put social media in mainstream + gave people with #disabilities easy way for voice to be heard Social media is … More A brief history of accessibility on Twitter in ten tweets to mark Twitter’s 11th and a half birthday

Facebook launched new features to help women in India

The company has launched two new features in India to reduce misuse of profile photos, announced on Thursday. Though the issue is not limited to that region of the world, the problem is prevalent in the country, according to Facebook. The features include “profile picture guard” and “profile picture design.” The guard takes away some of the … More Facebook launched new features to help women in India

Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees

New algorithms can recreate the images in your mind with uncanny accuracy. Scientists dream of recreating mental images through brain scans, but current techniques produce results that are… fuzzy, to put it mildly. A trio of Chinese researchers might just solve that. They’ve developed neural network algorithms that do a much better job of reproducing … More Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees

Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter is announcing a few new anti-harassment features today: You’ll now be able to mute specific words — including other usernames — from your timeline, not just your notifications. You can mute words indefinitely, or for a day, week or month. You’ll be able to mute “eggs.” That is, accounts that still use the default … More Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos