Twitter allows direct messages from any followers
This week Twitter announced it would now allow direct messages from any of your followers, even if you’re not following them back. The move will make it easier for users to communicate both publicly and privately, eliminating the need to ask someone to follow you back in order to message them, a process synonymous with brands when asking for contact details. But the boys of One Direction needn’t worry, the update isn’t a default for everyone, it has to be opted in to via settings.
Facebook allows teenagers to post publicly
Facebook launches Windows 8 app
Facebook launched this week its Windows 8 app in the Microsoft store, the same day as the Windows 8.1 laucnh, a free update for Windows 8 users. Similar to the desktop version of Facebook, access to messages, pages and groups are on the left-hand side, and a full chat column is on the right-hand side. You can also check notifications or take a quick glance at messages on the top right above chat.
Facebook updates IOS to allow post and photo editing
Facebook IOS’s users are finally able to edit posts or comments while that option was already available on Android for weeks. In an update rolling out now to all users, you can also post photo comments, as well as share new action posts on a friend’s Timeline. Next to your name on the navigation bar, a lock icon has been added, giving you quick access to privacy shortcuts.
Twitter loses money
A regulatory filing on Tuesday revealed that Twitter Inc. will list its shares on the NYSE instead of the traditionally tech-friendly Nasdaq Stock Exchange. The documents also disclosed Twitter’s financial results for the three months ending in September, the social network reportedly lost $65 million, tripling from the same time last year. Twitter still hasn’t posted a profit since it started as a side project within another startup more than eight years ago. The company has now lost a total of $483 million in its brief history.