Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

 Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market — 260 million versus 68 million — and this week it quietly launched a new app in an effort to boost those numbers further. The social network is testing a Android app for Twitter Lite, a native app version of a mobile web site Twitter launched earlier this year that… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/23/twitter-is-testing-a-twitter-lite-android-app-first-in-the-philippines/?ncid=rss
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How tbh hit #1 by turning anonymity positive

 The innovation of tbh, teen-speak for To Be Honest, was getting rid of the typing. Whether asking or answering questions, open text fields invite abuse when combined with anonymity. Even an innocuous question like “What do you think of me?” can lead to mean-spirited comments if responders don’t have their names, and therefore any accountability, attached.
So tbh writes the… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/22/tbh-app/?ncid=rss
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Thoughts on Facebook’s 9 plans to curb election interference

 Election meddling is Facebook’s next adversary, and it’s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that may have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency. But at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working with the government, and starting to self-regulate. Here’s the 9-point plan… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/21/election-interference/?ncid=rss
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