How Standalone Apps Can Grow Twitter’s Stagnant User Base

 Twitter has a growth problem. Well, Twitter actually has a number of problems, but user growth seems to be its most critical area. This is a look at how the company could develop ...

On Chatbots

 Chatbots, historically maligned as “weak AI,” are finally transforming from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. According to recent predictions, chatbots (#ConvComm!) ...

Earnings Review: Groupon Spikes, Pandora Mixed and Twitter’s Flat User Growth

 It’s over! (Nearly.) This week was the last set of big earnings reports, barring a few happening early March — Square and Box, to be exact. It was a wild week, to ...

Twitter’s Monthly User Count Actually Shrunk If You Exclude SMS

 It was bad enough that Twitter’s total user count is stuck at 320 million with zero growth this quarter. But if you don’t count “SMS Fast Followers”, or ...

A Rant About Why Twitter’s Past Failures Make It Nearly Unfixable

 Twitter had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad earnings day, and unfortunately, the only thing that might save it is a time machine. The company announced that it saw zero ...

Twitter’s User Growth Goes Nowhere As It Meets Revenue Expectations Of $710M

 Twitter today reported its fourth-quarter earnings — one of the most important quarters of the company’s history — and basically fell flat on its face. Twitter’s ...

Twitter Plans Changes To @Replies And Other Confusing Rules

 Twitter can be an incredibly confusing service for new and existing users, and Twitter says it’s now planning to address some rules that might make it unwieldy. In the company’s ...

Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline

 If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it’s going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline. Twitter ...

Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline

 Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline. But while its CEO ...

U.S. Version Of Politwoops Comes Back Online To Track Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

 Politwoops, a service that tracks politicians’ deleted tweets in an effort to hold elected officials accountable for the statements they make on social media, is now back ...

Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

 Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement ...

Twitter May Introduce An Algorithmic Timeline And People Are Losing Their Minds

 Remember Twitter? Or, at least, that would seem to be the sentiment from parts of Twitter that are now shocked that the company is considering switching to an algorithmic timeline, ...