Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: Twitter

A CM so small he can fit inside your pocket & more proof of Karnataka BJP’s ‘viveka’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Musk to relaunch ‘rock solid’ Twitter blue check subscription on 29 Nov

This time, changing someone's verified name will cause the loss of the blue check 'until name is confirmed by Twitter'. The $8-blue check service was suspended as fake accounts boomed.

Who are BJP & opposition’s favourite journalists? Study of retweets reveals preferences

In terms of media houses, BJP leaders engage more with Zee, Republic & Jagran groups, while opposition prefers NDTV & India Today, finds study by University of Michigan researchers.

Twitter will enable organisations to identify those associated with them, says Elon Musk

The move comes as part of a bid to tackle the rise of fake accounts. Musk also apologised for 'the app being super slow.'

Silicon Valley’s honeymoon with wealth is ending. Employees are packing bags

Meta, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, and Patreon have fired employees in droves. And funding is drying up for tech startups in India too.

Twitter halts $8 blue check subscription service after increase in imposters

By Nivedita Balu (Reuters) -Twitter Inc paused its recently announced $8 blue check subscription service on Friday as fake accounts mushroomed, and new owner Elon Musk brought back the "official"

Two weeks in, Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk warns of bankruptcy

Musk, who ruthlessly cleaned house after taking over Twitter for $44 billion, said the company was losing more than $4 million a day, mostly because advertisers started fleeing.

Twitter to introduce ‘Official’ label for select verified accounts, announces executive

Not all Twitter accounts that were previously verified with a blue check mark will get the 'Official' label, early stage products executive Esther Crawford said on Tuesday.

Markandey Katju back on social media, with hot takes and tales of encounter with ‘young ladies’

From explaining why Urdu poetry is 'thoroughly secular' to hoping for reuniting India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the former Supreme Court judge is dishing out posts one after another.

Taliban is reaching your living rooms, and YouTubers are helping

After maximizing it's reach on Twitter, the Taliban now has YouTubers to push its narrative. Even Indian creators have started to land at Kabul airport.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.