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Twitter is more than just a micro-blogging social network. In the 14 years of its existence, it has been effectively used as a tool for marketing and promotion, citizen journalism and even propaganda. But if you’re only using its app on your phone, you are not doing Twitter right. Here are a few tools that will help you leverage its powers…

TweetDeck.Twitter.com


This browser-based tool gives you a dashboard view of your Twitter feed, notifications, messages and trending terms. You can also add columns for lists, collections, likes, mentions, followers, and even schedule your tweets.


TweetDeck provides you with search tips; it lets you manage multiple accounts from a single interface and also gives you access to keyboard shortcuts to make navigation easier.

Analytics.Twitter.com


If your tweets are not getting the traction they deserve, check Analytics to help you measure your reach and impact on Twitter.


On Analytics, you can see which of your tweets got the most reactions and replies, the number of users who have followed or unfollowed you, month by month, as well as details on their interests, location and demographic.


It gives you reports of your engagement on the platform in actionable percentages along with tips that could potentially improve your visibility.

Daily140.com


This tool keeps you up-to-date with tweets from influencers, politicians and newsmakers. After logging in, you can enter up to three Twitter handles. And each morning, you will automatically receive an email summary digest with the Twitter accounts that each of those users followed, and the tweets that they liked in the previous 24 hours.


At any point in time, you can change the names of the Twitterati that you want to follow for the next 24 hours, making this a great resource to keep abreast of current affairs and stories that are breaking. A paid account lets you track up to 10 accounts.

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Twitonomy.com


This tool gives you a detailed report of tweets, retweets, replies, mentions, hashtags, etc. You can browse, search, filter and get insights on the people you follow and those who follow you.


Twitonomy allows you to backup tweets, retweets, mentions and reports to Excel and PDF; you can monitor your interactions with others; get and export analytics on any keywords, hashtags, URL or users; monitor tweets from your favourite users and lists; get actionable insights on your followers; find out those you follow but don’t follow you back; track your follower growth over time, and much more.

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Nuzzel.com


Nuzzel is a service that delivers news to you from your Twitter account. After you sign in with your ID, Nuzzle trawls through your feed, and picks up story links that have been posted by the people you follow arranged by name. It also has tabs for News From Friends of Friends, News You May Have Missed and Recently Read Stories.


So, instead of going through your entire Twitter feed for current affairs and happenings, simply head to Nuzzle for its easy-to-browse news digest.

TwiPho.netTwiPho is a Twitter photo search engine. It can find twitpic.com, img.ly and yfrog.com images embedded in tweets. After you log in with your ID, type any keyword, and TwiPho will then list the images from tweets that are listed with that term.

You can click on any image to retweet, reply, or favourite. Since tweets with multimedia get the most traction, this is a great service that lets you get in on what’s happening.

Besides, TwiPho can also help you find photos that have been posted with regards to current affairs, breaking news stories, etc.

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OmniSci.com/demos/TweetMap

TweetMap is a demo app created by OmniSci to showcase its GPU-powered database and visualisation platform that can query and render billions of records in milliseconds.

Here, OmniSci looks at Twitterverse in real-time to give you a comprehensive view of Twitter activity from around the world, colour coded by language, along with the exact number of those posts.

Using this tool, you can see global Twitter use, top hashtags and tweets, and also use a keyword search to see where in the world those terms are trending.

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You can zoom in and out of the map and also click on a dot to expand the tweet. OmniSci’s TweetMap also gives you the source of the tweets, whether Android, iOS, or Windows devices, as well as if they carry links from Instagram, Foursquare, etc.


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Elon Musk Says He’ll Pay $11 Billion in Taxes in 2021 But Twitter Wants ‘Proof’

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Elon Musk took to Twitter to clarify once and for all that he will be paying a whopping $11 billion as taxes this year.

If the number of times Elon Musk could count when someone has asked him to pay the full taxes, he would be a very rich..wait, never mind. The Tesla boss is rich beyond any private individual has been in history, reports said.

Musk has increasingly been facing criticism from many politicians and many others who insist he has not been paying taxes as compared to the profits his companies have been making. On Sunday, the SpaceX CEO took to Twitter to share that he will be paying a whopping $11 billion as taxes.

For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2021

But some of the questions did not stop. One person tweeted how they needed to see Musk’s tax returns while yet another asked how much percentage was that of his total income.

A few were, however scathing of the government who thought they will add that amount to their pockets rather than using it for some proper development.

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Wow that’s enough to give each person in the world almost $2 million but instead the government will just stick it in their pockets— greg (@greg16676935420) December 20, 2021

Why not $200 billion? Asking for a Senator— litquidity (@litcapital) December 20, 2021

Earlier this week, Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren has tweeted to say that Musk should pay taxes and stop “freeloading off everyone else” after Time magazine named him its “person of the year”.

In response, Musk shot four tweets in which he said that the senator reminded him of a friend’s angry mom who yelled at everybody. He tweeted, ““And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year.” “Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already.”

He added further, “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.”

Musk responded by saying that he “will pay more taxes than any American in history this year”. This Twitter exchange left netizens divided as even though many supported Warren and agreed that Musk should pay more taxes, others felt that he was already doing enough.

Musk’s Tesla is worth about $1 trillion. Over the last few weeks, he has sold nearly $14 billion worth of Tesla shares.

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The Tesla boss has been pushing for his colonize Mars agenda for years now, and has made it very clear in some occasions that he would rather spend the money on putting humanity on the red planet, than pay his taxes. “My plan,” the SpaceX founder tweeted about his fortune, “is to use the money to get humanity to Mars and preserve the light of consciousness.”

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Twitter Admits Policy ‘Errors’ After Far-Right Abuse Its New Rules of Posting Pictures

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Twitter’s new picture permission policy was aimed at combating online abuse, but US activists and researchers said Friday that far-right backers have employed it to protect themselves from scrutiny and to harass opponents.

Even the social network admitted the rollout of the rules, which say anyone can ask Twitter to take down images of themselves posted without their consent, was marred by malicious reports and its teams’ own errors.

It was just the kind of trouble anti-racism advocates worried was coming after the policy was announced this week.

Their concerns were quickly validated, with anti-extremism researcher Kristofer Goldsmith tweeting a screenshot of a far-right call-to-action circulating on Telegram: “Due to the new privacy policy at Twitter, things now unexpectedly work more in our favor.”

“Anyone with a Twitter account should be reporting doxxing posts from the following accounts,” the message said, with a list of dozens of Twitter handles.

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Gwen Snyder, an organizer and researcher in Philadelphia, said her account was blocked this week after a report to Twitter about a series of 2019 photos she said showed a local political candidate at a march organized by extreme-right group Proud Boys.

Rather than go through an appeal with Twitter she opted to delete the images and alert others to what was happening.

“Twitter moving to eliminate (my) work from their platform is incredibly dangerous and is going to enable and embolden fascists,” she told AFP.

In announcing the privacy policy on Tuesday, Twitter noted that “sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm.”

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But the rules don’t apply to “public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweets are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.”

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By Friday, Twitter noted the roll out had been rough: “We became aware of a significant amount of coordinated and malicious reports, and unfortunately, our enforcement teams made several errors.”

“We’ve corrected those errors and are undergoing an internal review to make certain that this policy is used as intended,” the firm added.

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Jack Dorsey Post Twitter Is Chasing His Crypto, Fintech Dream

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At a packed Miami conference in June, Jack Dorsey, mused in front of thousands of attendees about where his real passion lay: “If I weren’t at Square or Twitter, I’d be working on Bitcoin.”

On Monday, Dorsey made good on one part of that, announcing he would leave Twitter for the second time, handing the CEO position to a 10-year veteran at the firm. The 45-year-old entrepreneur, who is often described as an enigma with varied interests from meditation to yoga to fashion design, plans to pursue his passion which include focusing on running Square and doing more philanthropic work, according to a source familiar with his plan.

Well before the surprise news, Dorsey had laid the groundwork for his next chapter, seeding both companies with cryptocurrency-related projects.

Underlying Dorsey’s broader vision is the principle of “decentralisation,” or the idea that technology and finance should not be concentrated among a handful of gatekeepers, as it is now, but should, instead, be steered by the hands of the many, either people or entities.

The concept has played out at Square, which has built a division devoted to working on projects and awarding grants with the aim of growing Bitcoin’s popularity globally. Bitcoin price in India stood at Rs. 44.52 lakh as of 12:50pm IST on December 1.

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Dorsey has been a longtime proponent of Bitcoin, and the appeal is that the cryptocurrency will allow for private and secure transactions with the value of Bitcoin unrelated to any government.

The idea has also underpinned new projects at Twitter, where Dorsey tapped a top lieutenant – and now the company’s new CEO Parag Agrawal – to oversee a team that is attempting to construct a decentralised social media protocol, which will allow different social platforms to connect with one another, similar to the way email providers operate.

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The project called Bluesky will aim to allow users control over the types of content they see online, removing the “burden” on companies like Twitter to enforce a global policy to fight abuse or misleading information, Dorsey said in 2019 when he announced Bluesky.

Bitcoin has also figured prominently at both of his companies. Square became one of the first public companies to own Bitcoin assets on its balance sheet, having invested $220 million (roughly Rs. 1,650 crore) in the cryptocurrency.

In August, Square created a new business unit called TBD to focus on Bitcoin. The company is also planning to build a hardware wallet for Bitcoin, a Bitcoin mining system, as well as a decentralised Bitcoin exchange.

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Twitter allows users to tip their favourite content creators with Bitcoin and has been testing integrations with non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a type of digital asset that allows people to collect unique digital art.

Analysts see the transition as a positive signal for Square, the fintech platform he co-founded in 2009. Square’s core Cash App, after a bull run in its share in 2020, has experienced slower growth in the most recent quarter. It is also trying to digest the $29 billion (roughly Rs. 2,17,240 crore) acquisition of Buy Now Pay Later provider Afterpay, its largest acquisition ever.

But these ambitions will not pay off until years from now, analysts cautioned.

“The blockchain platform they’re trying to develop is great but also fraught with technical challenges and difficult to scale for consumers. I think he’ll focus more on Square and crypto will be part of that,” said Christopher Brendler, an analyst at DA Davidson.

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