Hundreds of people across Britain are reporting Twitter as being down and the very handy website Down Detector has recorded that that is indeed true. Down Detector states that the social media site went down at around 4:20pm UK time. The app has also been down for some people on both iOS and Android. However Down Detector states that the majority of users are struggling with the desktop app (40%) while 22% are reporting outage on the iPad app. There is a solution though, if you desperately need to get on Twitter ASAP - TweetDeck. How to use TweetDeck The app and desktop version of TweetDeck is still working fine. TweetDeck is what many people who own multiple social media accounts use to cross post and also monitor trends and search terms but it is available to anyone. To download the app just search 'tweetdeck' in the app store or the Google Play store. Online just Google 'tweetdeck', or head to tweetdeck.twitter.com and enter your login details. Problem solved. To check what other … [Read more...] about Is Twitter down? And what can you do about it?
Twitter has stopped working. Users can't see any new posts on the site. Instead, timelines are filled with old posts, suggesting the feeds aren't updating. The problems started in the past few minutes, according to the site Down Detector. 11 useful Twitter features you might not know about + show all 11 useful Twitter features you might not know about 1/11 Twitter’s dark blue Night Mode is a lot easier on your eyes than its regular, vibrant theme. On the site, you can enable it by clicking your profile photo (on the right-hand side of the bar at the top of the screen) and selecting Night Mode. On Android and iOS, you need to tap your profile picture at the top of the screen and select Night Mode. 2/11 A “small group” of users are no longer restricted by Twitter’s 140-character tweet limit. Even if you’re not a chosen one, you can double your limit to 280 characters on desktop by downloading the Tampermonkey plugin, going to … [Read more...] about Twitter down: Site stops working as users can’t see new posts
TWITTER users have come to the defence of a woman after she was trolled for posting an emotional message about ‘exploring the world’ before a three month trip to Magaluf. The woman wrote on Instagram: “I decided that I’ve had enough of it around here and there is a big wide world out there that needs to be explored. “So I bravely booked to go out and do a season for summer 2018. Life is too short not to take chances, you’ve got to grab it with both hands." She added: “Travelling out to a foreign country on my own where I don’t know anyone won’t be easy, but I make friends no matter where I go anyway. "So here’s to the future and new beginnings, I can’t wait to start my own little adventure that I have started all by myself with no help off anyone.” One cruel response said: “Why's this burd (sic) acting like she's going volunteering in Ugandan villages when she's actually going f****** Magaluf for three … [Read more...] about Twitter defends woman from trolls after she posted emotional message about ‘exploring the world’… when she was going to Magaluf
TWITTER has seen a drop in the number of accounts banned for promoting terrorism, but still removed nearly 275,000 users in just six months last year. In a blogpost published yesterday, the social media company said that between July and December last year, 274,460 accounts were permanently suspended for the promotion of terrorist activity. This figure is 8.4 per cent down on the previous six months and follows a downward trend of Twitter bans for accounts spreading hate. The tech giants also revealed that 1.2 million terrorist accounts in total were blocked from its site between August 2015 and December 2017. It claims the drop in the number of suspensions is because potential terrorists are turning away from Twitter to share their hateful ideology elsewhere. The statement said: "We continue to see the positive, significant impact of years of hard work making our site an undesirable place for those seeking to promote terrorism, resulting in this type of activity increasingly shifting … [Read more...] about Number of Twitter accounts suspended for promoting terrorism drops… but still 275 THOUSAND removed in six months
The UK envoy to the UN Karen Pierce compared Moscow to Sherlock Holmes’s archenemy as she commented on the Russian appeal to join to the OPCW probe into the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. London accuses Moscow of committing the crime. This is how she apparently reacted to the a week-old comment from her Russian colleague Vasily Nebenzia, who compared the UK with Inspector Lestrade, known for his wrong and hasty conclusions. The mainstream media also got roasted by the Russian UN Ambassador. During the UN Security Council meeting, journalists were accused of adopting the same principles as Nazi chief propagandist Joseph Goebbels, citing his method that “Lies told a thousand times become truth.” He dubbed the media the worst weapon for manipulating the human mind. READ MORE: 'Censorship Isn't Cute:' Sky News Slammed for 'Binning' Skripal Interview At the meeting, the diplomats … [Read more...] about Miss Me? Twitter on Fire as UK Compares Russia With Moriarty Amid Skripal Case