Grow Your Business Sales with Social Media in 2018

Social media has changed the traditional ways of marketing of the business. In 2018, again you have a chance to boost your business sales and make the energetic and refreshing rank of your business in the market. Yes! You can get outstanding ranking and can generate extraordinary revenue through the social media. Social media marketing […]

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24Bit Episode 10: A discussion on the recent Twitter Purge.

24Bit Episode 10: One of the hashtags that was trending last week on Twitter locally was #TwitterCleanUpKE. If you missed it, too bad. But this conversation started as a result of Twitter deciding to crack down on fake and automated accounts. Twitter decided to remove suspicious accounts from users’ followers and this gave a ‘’meaningful […]

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Are You Selling Candles or Light? Insights from Social Media Week Nairobi

Once upon a time, there was a town with two candle makers. One of the candle makers was called John and the other Mark. If you asked John what his business was, he’d say he makes the best candles in town. If you asked Mark what his business was, he’d promptly reply, “my business is […]

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Twitter’s new ‘Threads’ Feature is now available for everyone

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it was launching a new feature that will allow users to easily post tweetstorms. The company had last month announced that it was testing the feature, which it’s now calling ‘’threads’’ across its iOS and Android Apps. Twitter has been rolling out the feature slowly to everyone, and now users […]

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Twitter now lets you create much longer display names – 50 characters

Twitter has really been preoccupied with making everything lengthy lately. Just the other day it finally rolled out the 280 character limit to everyone and now it also wants your Twitter display name to be longer too. The company has announced that starting today your Twitter display name can be up to 50 characters in […]

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How to Grow Your Small Business by Using Social Media Effectively

Everyone is acquainted with the significance of social media in every aspect of life. It is to be considered in this modern era that survival of everything is just through the social media and positive growth of business and popularity of brand is also dependent on social media. Social media plays a supporting role in […]

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Twitter want to expand tweets from 140 to 280 characters

Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280. The company has announced that it has started testing the 280-character tweets in an effort to give users more room to express themselves. You will all agree that character limit has always been a major cause of frustrations for Twitter users, especially those tweeting in […]

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Twitter is getting rid of its default ‘’ egg ’’ profile picture

Twitter is done with its default ‘’ egg ’’ profile picture. The company is getting rid of the egg picture it has used since 2010 for users who-who don’t upload their own picture. The egg, Twitter says was a playful was to reference how eggs hatch into birds that send all the Tweets you see […]

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Ex-Manchester City Star Samir Nasri’s Twitter account hacked

  It’s not the first time we have told you about Twitter accounts of celebrities being hacked. Earlier in May, one of the most followed accounts on Twitter Katy Perry with more 94 million followers became a victim. The account posted some few vulgar and racist tweets something that might have intrigued most of her […]

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Twitter’s new button lets people DM you straight from your website

Twitter has launched a new embeddable message button that will allow people to easily send you a direct message from your website. This new button joins Twitter’s other embeddable buttons for website owners including tweet grids, buttons for following and mentioning accounts and timelines. This means, there will be no need for people visiting your […]

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Twitter just expanded its GIF support size limit to 15MB

GIF lovers, some good news here for you.  Twitter has expanded the size limit for GIF support to 15MB, three times larger that the old 5MB size limit. Now you won’t have to tweet those GIFs that end too soon. Twitter quietly updated  this on its FAQ with the change, a welcome move for companies who […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account hit by hackers

No one is immune to to getting their social media accounts hacked. Last month we told how the most followed account on Twitter Katy Perry  with 89 million followers was hacked.  The account posted some few vulgar and racist tweets something that might have intrigues most of her followers. The tweets were being posted by […]

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Twitter will now allows users to share 140-second videos

You will agree with me that video is becoming increasingly central to the real-time conversations happening online. There are so many places on your phone to watch these videos – YouTube, Facebook and many other platforms. Well, Twitter has now joined this group. The company is rolling out some changes that will now allow users […]

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Thanks Twitter I can now retweet myself :)

Some good news here for Twitter users. Ever tweeted a funny or interesting tweet and got no retweets? Well, forget about that, you can now retweet or quote yourself. This is big news from Twitter, right? Now you can go back to your old favorite tweets and retweet them 🙂 One question for Twitter, when […]

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The most followed account on Twitter with 89M followers has been hacked.

Social media accounts get hacked all the time. Kenyan Tweeps and other Twitter users across the globe have always reported cases of their accounts being hacked.  Last night, one of the most followed accounts on Twitter Katy Perry with 89 million followers became a victim. The account posted some few vulgar and racist tweets something […]

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Twitter to kill photos and videos from 140-character limit

Twitter is finally beginning to distance itself from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets should only contain 140 characters. The company feels users need to do more through a tweet and that is why it has today that it will no longer be counting media attachments (like photos, GIFs, videos, and polls) and […]

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Webfluential Launches new tool to help influencers calculate how much their tweets are worth

Twitter usage in Kenya has been doubling year in year out. In fact recent statistics have always placed Kenyans as the 2nd most active people  on Twitter in Africa. So many brands have also embraced Twitter, always using influencers on the micro-blogging site to promote their brands. This has seen the rise of so many […]

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#RIPTwitter: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey denies algorithm fears

#RIPTwitter, remember that hashtag? The hashtag that was trending worldwide last week after a report by BuzzFeed revealed that Twitter was planning to change how tweets are displayed. But it seems Twitter will not be testing out the new algorithm after all, at least that is according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Jack confirmed that […]

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BREAKING: Twitter is currently down

If you have tried accessing twitter via your desktop or mobile phone you might have came face to face with an error message. Well, the social media platform is down, sparking fears of a possible hack. Anyone who has tried logging into the microblogging site is getting a warning saying “something is technically wrong”. The […]

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Be warned Tweeps, New ​Twitter rules cracks down on threats and abuse

Twitter users who use the social media platform for violent threats and abusive behavior be warned. The company has revised its rules to clarify what it considers to be abusive behavior and hateful conduct. Under these new rules Twitter will suspend or shutter any user account that engages in “hateful conduct” or whose “primary purpose […]

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Twitter launches ‘Moments’ to follow Trending Stories

By Nixon Kanali, TechTrendsKE It is just a day since Twitter announced its co-founder Jack Dorsey would now be the new Company’s CEO, and things did not just stop there. The Social Media site has rolled our a new feature dubbed ”Moments” to its worldwide audience to help them discover and follow trending topics in an […]

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No more 140-Character limit for Twitter Direct Messages

If you have used your twitter DM recently you must have noticed something interesting, apparently, the social media site no longer has the 140-character limit for private messages. This announcement was made last week in a blog post where Twitter said they will now be a limit of 10,000 characters per Direct Message. ‘’Each of the […]

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Twitter adds autoplay to videos

In an attempt to increase its video views, twitter has announced that it has added an auto play feature to videos uploaded to its platform. Starting this week, videos embedded in Twitter’s timeline will automatically start playing when twitter users view on the Web, this will also apply on Twitter’s iOS app. ‘’Now native videos, […]

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Periscope now available on Android

Android users will now be able to download twitter’s live-video app, Periscope app on Google play store, two months after debuting on the iPhone, Twitter has announced. This move opens up an opportunity for them to stream video to their followers on Twitter. Twitter acquired Periscope in January 2015 and the company claims that there were […]

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Google and Twitter team up to bring real-time tweets to google search

Google has teamed up with twitter to bring real-time tweets to Google Search.  The two companies had a similar deal previously, but it ended in 2011 after Google came up its own social network Google plus. Starting today however, Google says it is bringing tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. So now when you’re searching on […]

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Join the #MayPac boxing match conversation on Twitter

This weekend, @FloydMayweather and @MannyPacquiao will square off for the Welterweight Championship in one of the most talked-about fights in boxing history.  If u cannot be able to waatch the fight then you have no need to worry. Twitter will be your home for all of the real-time live conversation before, during and after this […]

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Twitter now allows direct messages from anyone without need for following

Previously, direct messaging could only be possible between two Twitter users who followed each other. But now, twitter is givivng users an option of changing their settings and opt to allow direct messages from any person, including people or organisation8 who don’t follow them. Twitter says it is changing how direct messaging works so that […]

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Twitter is testing the ability to pin apps to brand profiles

Twitter is testing yet another interesting new feature; some brands are now able to pin their apps directly to their Twitter profiles in its iPhone app. The change was spotted by a tipster on profiles of some verified business accounts including Periscope, Vine and Uber. It now prominently shows the company’s app, its rating on the […]

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Nine years down the line, a look at nine interesting things about twitter

On Friday 20th March, Twitter marked 9 years. The company’s CCO Gabriel Stricker posted a look back at some famous first tweets, including the first-ever tweet from CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, back when Twitter was known as “Twttr”, no vowels were used. Since the first ever tweet in 2006, the micro-blogging site has grown […]

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Twitter teams up with Google to make tweet updates more searchable online

Twitter has teamed up with Google to make tweet updates more searchable online. This means tweets will now start being visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted starting in the first half of this year. The deal giving the Web company access to Twitter’s firehose, the stream of data generated by the […]

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How to share videos on twitter

Just the other day Twitter unveiled a new group and video messaging feature. The group Direct Message feature lets user start a private conversation with your followers, even if they don’t follow each other. The video feature on the other hand lets user capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter app So how […]

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Twitter Announces new Group Messaging and Video Messaging Features

Twitter is hoping that a few new additions can help bolster its place in the social media market today. According to the Twitter company blog, group messaging aims to help users bring together networks or communities with whom they might want to communicate: “Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public […]

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Twitter introduces ‘while you were away’ feature to update users on what they missed

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi You can miss on a lot of things when you log out on twitter for even just a few hours. Twitter wants you not to miss that and that is why it is updating its feeds to give users a recap of tweets missed while not connected . “A lot can […]

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Windows 10 Will Be A Free Upgrade From Windows 7 Upwards

During Microsoft’s Windows 10 media event last night, the company revealed that Windows users will be able to upgrade for free to the latest Windows 10 operating system, if their systems are running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows Phone 8.1. As unveiled last year Microsoft Windows 10 is expected to launch later this year, […]

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Twitter suffers temporary outage, back now

By Nixon Kanali Something is technically wrong,thanks for noticing-we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.” that is the message you might have seen when you tried logging into your twitter account this morning. The micro-blogging site faced a temporary outage the most affected people were  Android users. Users who tried to […]

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New twitter tool to prevent harassment

Have you ever been a victim of online harassment on twitter?  Now you will be able to report such cases thanks to a new tool launched by the twitter on Tuesday to be rolled out in coming weeks. The short messaging service said in a blog post that it is improving the reporting process to […]

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Twitter Allows You Share Public Tweets Via Direct Messages

By Nixon Kanali, Twitter users will now be able to share Tweets privately using Direct Messages, Twitter has announced. This announcement was announced by the micro-blogging service product manager Sachin Agarwal  who said that this is just one of the new ways people can use Twitter to share what’s interesting with their followers. With today’s update you’ll […]

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Twitter and IBM announce data partnership #IBMInsight

Los Angeles – IBM and Twitter will work together to integrate Twitter’s data into IBM’s analytics services for businesses, both companies said on Wednesday. Twitter data will be part of IBM’s cloud-based Watson Analytics application, which brings big data analysis to business users. The supercomputer will be able to comb through a data stream of […]

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Twitter aquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

Image sharing service Twitpic says that it has reached an agreement with Twitter, to give the microblogging service the Twitpic domain and photo archive. Twitpic had previously announced that it will be shutting down on October 25, blaming legal threats from Twitter. This agreement with Twitter will keep Twitpic photos and links alive for the […]

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Twitter unveils ”Digits” to replace passwords with phone numbers

Twitter declared war on passwords and  unveiled a new system that will allow users to log in to mobile apps with a phone number. Known us Digits, all users will  have to do is enter their phone number, and Digits will send a confirmation code to verify the number. Twitter says there’s no need to […]

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French Bank and twitter team up to allow customers transfer money via tweets

Groupe BPCE, one of France’s largest banks is teaming up with social media site Twitter to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. According to a report published by CNBC The move by Groupe BPCE, France’s second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter’s own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks […]

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Twitter makes profiles on the iPhone more beautiful

Social site Twitter has made what it calls one of the  biggest update to profiles to date for iPhone users. The update features a fresh new design, the updated profiles focus on your bio, Tweets and photos, making it easy for you to get a glimpse into the people you care about on Twitter, the […]

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Online Shopping; Twitter tests ‘Buy’ Button for Posts

By Nixon Kanali, Nairobi  Twitter wants to make shopping from mobile devices convenient and easy, and hopefully even fun. It is going to do this. The social media site is rolling out  “Buy Button” a new service that will allow users to buy and sell products directly within individual tweets. ”Today we are beginning to test […]

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Twitter to add tweets from non-followers to your timeline

  Your twitter timeline could just be getting more crowded with tweets from people you do not even follow according to an update to a Help Center Page called What’s a Twitter timeline? This move by twitter is a significant change from the usual scenario in which users see only tweets from accounts they follow as well […]

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Twitter introduces video advertising

Follow Nixon Kanali, Twitter is apparently testing a feature that will let brand advertisers include a playable video directly into a tweet. Earlier this year, twitter began testing a new Twitter Video Card that streamlines video playback and brings a one-tap viewing experience in its users’ timelines. The tests according to the social media site […]

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