The investment gives NBCUniversal a chance to learn from a website that is popular among younger audiences who are increasingly forgoing traditional television, causing ratings and advertising revenues to fall.
The movement, fomented by a photo-editing tool that Facebook launched Friday, is a response to major news events that we've seen before: Profile picture change campaigns have become as common as cat videos on certain social networks. There were green filters for Iranian protesters in 2009, yellow ribbons for Hong Kong in 2014, black dots to oppose sexual violence in India, Arabic "Ns" to support Iraqi Christians.
The account -- which already had nearly 150,000 followers in the first half hour and a million followers shortly after -- instantly became one of the world's top hacking targets, but will also allow U.S. President Barack Obama to tweet directly for the first time.
Nine years after the site launched, and two years after investors began demanding user growth, Twitter seems to have realized what lots of hardcore users learned the hard way long ago: that the great hallmark of Twitter, the unfiltered real-time feed, is psychologically untenable.
Following a formal request from Casa Presidencial, the popular short-message social network Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that it had removed a fake account that had been posing as the official profile of President Luis Guillermo Solís.
President Barack Obama announced major changes in the United States’ 53-year embargo on communist Cuba Wednesday, but don’t pack your bags just yet. Tourism was not among the travel exemptions listed by the White House.
SAN FRANCISCO, California – Robin Williams's death had people worldwide scouring the Internet for insights into the famed comic's life, making him the hottest search trend of the year on Google, the web giant said Tuesday. In Costa Rica, the top-trending Google search was superstar goalkeeper Keylor Navas.