Are You Ready for This Jelly (app)?

Are You Ready for This Jelly (app)?

You’re strolling along, on vacation in a foreign place, and you see a building that you probably should recognize, but can’t quite remember the name. You don’t see street signs anywhere, to search Google for a landmark in the area, and you don’t speak enough of the local language to ask any passers-by. Are you just out of luck? Not anymore, hopes Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Him & a team of investors (including Jack Dorsey of Twitter,…

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Twitter Allowing Users to “Opt-In” for Un-followed DMs

Twitter Allowing Users to “Opt-In” for Un-followed DMs

I saw a post about this on Mashable today, but there seemed to be confusion as to what exactly this change was, so I thought I would check it out for myself and post an update here. In the past, Twitter users could only send a Direct Message (DM) to people who followed them back. Obviously, for brands utilizing Twitter for customer service purposes, this wasn’t an ideal situation– if a customer wanted to privately send some…

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Twitter Teams with Gov’t Agencies for Critical Alerts

Twitter Teams with Gov’t Agencies for Critical Alerts

Last week, Twitter announced the roll-out of their Alerts program, which will connect users to important notifications about emergencies, natural disasters, etc. FEMA, The Red Cross, and even the Dept. of Homeland Security have all teamed up with the social networking giant to bring push or text notifications to subscribers during urgent situations. International non-profits, including RED, the World Health Organization, and The Salvation Army, have also signed up for Twitter Alerts. More than a…

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