Social Media APIs That You Can Use

Ever thought of using social media APIs? You should. They offer a lot of neat possibilities. Popular social networks alike Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Twitter are service APIs’ most devoted users. At the end of the day, developers have no better means than social APIs to expand the reach of their application, which is why these tools make absolute sense. This article will give a closer look to the social media APIs used by each aforementioned network, but before we get down to details, let us explain what social media APIs actually mean. How can social media APIs help you? To start with, they help display content on any app. This is how separate content units such as tweets, Facebook posts, or Flickr photos become visible to … Read More

Turn Your Favorite Tweets into Wall Art

Some people are great at Twitter.  Not many, as most posts are random political fart dumps, love notes to inanimate objects, or the ever present and stereotypical picture of brunch.  But every once in awhile, you get someone like Patton Oswalt who kills it with nearly every single tweet.  For tweets you love from anyone else […] Read More

JK Rowling’s Twitter scrap with Piers Morgan prompted a bookstore to take drastic action

Harry Potter author JK Rowling and former CNN anchor Piers Morgan got into a fight on Twitter recently. Lots of their followers were quick to get involved, though one British bookshop’s response certainly stood out. The post JK Rowling’s Twitter scrap with Piers Morgan prompted a bookstore to take drastic action appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

Welcome to London: Airbnb is using Twitter live 360 video to showcase travel spots

Airbnb is one of the first brands to jump on Twitter’s recently launched live 360 video feature. The online accommodation marketplace is tapping its hosts and local insiders to showcase a selection of homes and experiences. The post Welcome to London: Airbnb is using Twitter live 360 video to showcase travel spots appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter may start letting users edit tweets

Twitter has spoken. After CEO Jack Dorsey asked the site’s users for suggestions for new features, one function won the popular vote: the ability to edit tweets. However, Dorsey claims that implementing the update is easier said than done. The post CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter may start letting users edit tweets appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

Twitter may soon roll out an alert feature to keep news junkies up to speed

Twitter appears to be stepping up tests of a breaking-news feature that pushes alerts about major unfolding events to users’ handsets. The company confirmed it’s exploring ways of notifying users of real-time content on the platform. The post Twitter may soon roll out an alert feature to keep news junkies up to speed appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

Twitter will show one of the world’s biggest horse races in sports live-streaming push

The Melbourne Cup is one of the world’s biggest horse races and Twitter’s gearing up to live-stream the event. Continuing its push into sports streaming, Twitter will show the build up, race itself, and post-race analysis live from Australia on November 1. The post Twitter will show one of the world’s biggest horse races in sports live-streaming push appeared first on Digital Trends. Read More

The Brilliance Behind Creating Useless Things

After missing her train and showing up fashionably late, Youtube sensation and self proclaimed robotics comedian Simone Giertz recently spoke to students at Brown University about the importance of building useless things. Held by Brown’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Simone’s lecture spoke in a humorous way to the initiative’s goal of addressing social problems through developing robots that coexist harmoniously with humans. An inventor from Stockholm, Sweden, Simone bridges the gaps between robotics, comedy and various internet communities.Photo Source: Brown’s Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative via TwitterUnlike the creations by the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, most of Simone’s work is not intended to be useful. In response to inquiries as to why she spends so much time designing useless things, she says “‘Why?’ is potentially the … Read More