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Latest Blaq update brings rendering support for extended tweets

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Twitter streamlines application process for verified accounts

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Twitter is making it a bit easier for users to apply for "Verified" status — signified by a blue badge icon usually reserved for public figures.

Twitter acknowledges major leak of usernames and passwords

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Twitter has acknowledged that "numerous" usernames and passwords seems to have been leaked. The company says that while it is confident that its own servers haven't been breached, it would appear that the leaks came from attacks on other websites and services.

Twitter acknowledges major leak of usernames and passwords

Twitter will roll out exceptions to 140-character post limit in the coming months

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Twitter has announced that it will add a number of exceptions to the social network's strict 140-character post limit in the coming months.

Twitter could soon stop counting links and photos against your character limit

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Twitter will reportedly stop counting links and photos as part of the 140-character limit for tweets, giving people a little more room to express themselves. Both links and photos currently take up a significant number of characters per post.

Twitter could soon stop counting links and photos against your character limit

Twitter now allows you to report harassment with multiple tweets at a time

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Twitter is adding another improvement for people who want to report harassing messages on their social network. The company is rolling out a feature that will allow users to send multiple tweets in one report, rather than just sending them one at a time.

Twitter makes images more accessible for visually impaired people

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Twitter makes images more accessible for visually impaired people

Twitter has announced a change for its Android and iOS apps that will make photos more accessible to people who are visually impaired. People who add photos to their tweets will soon be able to add alternative text that describes the images they add for those who can't see them, and descriptions themselves can be 420 characters long.

Twitter CEO says its 140-character limit for posts is 'staying'

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Twitter will be sticking with its infamous 140-character limit on public posts. The company's CEO, Jack Dorsey, when asked in an interview if the limit was staying or if it will change, answered, "It's staying. It's a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity."

Twitter for BlackBerry 10 updated to fix image display issues

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Twitter for BlackBerry 10 updated to fix image display issues

Still using Twitter for BlackBerry? If so, you might have noticed the app having some issues with displaying images in your timeline and the loading of images when a link is followed but no matter. A new update has finally been released to BlackBerry World that aims to solve those issues.

How to turn off Twitter's 'best Tweets first' algorithm

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Once upon a time, Twitter worked in the following way: Someone posted a tweet. Then someone else would tweet. Then you would see these tweets in your timeline, in the order they were sent. And because chronological order isn't good enough for social services any more (too predictable and rigid and not as easily monetized, or something like that), Twitter is by default now showing you the "best tweets first."

Turn off Twitter's 'best Tweets first' algorithm

Whatever the hell that means.

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