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Is Twitter trying to be more like Instagram and Pinterest?

Is Twitter trying to be more like Instagram and Pinterest?

Twitter, famous for their 140-character text updates, has decided that attaching and embedding images and video into tweets isn't enough for Twitter users. In an announcement, it was revealed that now, Images and Video will appear in the Twitter stream as previews, and that the multimedia can now be shared without any text at all.

Just like Instagram, Facebook and Google+, interestingly.

8 Most Informative Twitter Accounts

8 Most Informative Twitter Accounts

Today's social media has presented a forum for people to put their ideas and musings out on the Internet, and there's no better site than Twitter for putting all your thoughts out there. While celebrity and athlete tweets are some of the most read, there are certainly more informative tweeters out there. Here's a list of Twitter accounts that will enrich your mind:

Deeper Twitter Integration within iOS7 Means More Business Opportunities

Deeper Twitter Integration within iOS7 Means More Business Opportunities

Back in 2010, when Apple unveiled the new operating system for iPhones, iPods and iPads, iOS5, one of the most talked-about features was the integration the new iOS had with the social network Twitter. iOS users would connect one or more Twitter accounts within their phone's settings and wouldn't have to keep logging into Twitter going forward.

Twitter Focuses on Local Trends

Twitter Focuses on Local Trends

Twitter has released an update for their mobile app today that lets users "see what's happening near you or around the world." The update introduces a location aspect to Trends that can localize tweets and and give users a way to find tweets and tweeters near them.

Additional changes include:

5 Ways Twitter’s Ads API Will Help Improve Social Business

5 Ways Twitter’s Ads API Will Help Improve Social Business

If you keep up with news and trends in the social space, you may have heard that Twitter recently launched its long awaited Ads API. If you’re behind for whatever reason, here’s a quick recap:

Android gets an improved Twitter app, iOS gets updates too

Android gets an improved Twitter app, iOS gets updates too

Twitter announced today that they have refreshed their app for Android, which gives a much more native Android look and feel. It features:

Twitter and the new Social SEO. Is your business ready?

Twitter and the new Social SEO. Is your business ready?

Twitter has announced an update to its mobile app that brings us some very interesting real-time enhancements to Twitter Search, along with several other improvements. This marks the beginning of Twitter's implementation of weighted Tweets. According to the update:

Twitter improves Search and Discovery

Twitter improves Search and Discovery

Twitter announced today a major improvement to their Search and Discovery features, and these improvements are immediately accessible through the mobile website as well as iOS and Android systems. According to the update, version 5.3 includes:

Instantly access great content with improvements to search and Discover.

How to use Vine and Twitter to shout brief videos

How to use Vine and Twitter to shout brief videos.

Vine is a video-sharing platform that, like Twitter, is all about abbrevation. Rather than posting videos that can go on for some time, like on YouTube, Vine videos can only last 6 seconds and are designed to loop much like animated GIF images.

Embedded Tweets get better

Embedded Tweets get better

Twitter has announced through their blog several updates to the embedded tweet capability. Last year, Twitter began allowing users to embed a tweet onto a website, often used in blog posts and news stories to better share specific tweets with readers.

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