Author Archives: Jason

Twitter was designed as the social media site for very short messages. For years, the limit was 140 characters. Then, in November of 2017, Twitter doubled this, allowing for 280 characters. Actually, this feature was released incrementally over the fall. Although there were press releases and an official announcement, many people were not aware of […]

Twitter has introduced a couple of important updates in the last few months. Although various news and tech sites have reported these changes, many users are still not aware of them. First of all, the allowable number of characters in a tweet has doubled from 140 to 280 characters. On December 12, 2017, Twitter announced […]

Social media sites have long been criticized for not doing enough to stop online bullying, harassment, “fake news,” hate speech and other such problems. In some cases, these platforms are used by extremists to encourage violence or terrorism. At other times, individuals, whether celebrities or ordinary citizens are targeted by bullies and trolls. Twitter, in […]

Twitter, which has already been around for 11 years, is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of all types and sizes. While not as large as Facebook, it provides features and benefits you can’t get anywhere else. Many people, however, don’t utilize or even know about all of the ways you can market yourself or […]

As America faces two consecutive devastating hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, social media is full of posts. The same is true for terrorist incidents such as the recent attacks in Manchester, England. Social media can provide valuable information and help to raise awareness of victims’ needs. Twitter, in particular, is helpful for providing real time information. […]

If you’ve been online for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the problem of trolls. On Twitter, trolls can operate in a number of ways. One of the most annoying is when you get notifications from people you don’t know. In some cases, these may be spammers. There’s also the growing problem of […]

Twitter has made some interesting changes and innovations over the years, including video apps, an advertising platform and more advanced customer service options. Over the last few years, Twitter has also gone to great lengths to make their service more accessible to mobile users. Of course, more and more internet users now access the web […]

Twitter has struggled with growth over the last few years. Although it’s remained one of the most influential social media companies, it was widely reported new members weren’t signing up and that usage was declining. The latest numbers, however, reveal that Twitter has turned a corner and is once again on the upswing. Currently, the […]

Twitter has had its ups and downs over the last few years. Its growth has leveled off (but they still maintain over 300 million active users). Lots of celebrities and even the current U.S. president have achieved notoriety with their tweets. Throughout its history, however, Twitter has been considered one of the most open and […]

Twitter has been in the news quite a bit lately. It seems that everyone from President Trump to famous athletes make notable and controversial tweets every day. People’s very careers are sometimes derailed after making ill-conceived comments on Twitter and other social media sites. Because social media has taken on such importance in our society, […]