ESPN: New partnership will allow college athletes to earn money from content posted on Twitter

ESPN: New partnership will allow college athletes to earn money from content posted on Twitter. “A company that has partnered with dozens of college athletic departments on name, image and likeness programming announced a deal with Twitter on Thursday that will allow athletes to monetize video posts on the social media platform. In less than a month, several state laws will go into effect that will make it possible for college athletes to be paid for endorsements, sponsorship deals and personal appearances.”

Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles

Slashdot: Revue newsletter subscription buttons are coming to Twitter profiles. “Twitter profiles will soon showcase a dedicated section for Revue-powered newsletters, making it easy for creators to market their newsletters to followers while similarly making it easy for followers to subscribe to newsletters. The upcoming feature was revealed today by Revue, which was acquired by Twitter back in January.”

MakeUseOf: How to Get Verified on Twitter and Finally Get That Blue Check Mark

MakeUseOf: How to Get Verified on Twitter and Finally Get That Blue Check Mark. “Twitter, like most social media platforms, offers a verification system. Its purpose is to clearly identify legitimate high-profile accounts, proving that other users can trust who that account claims to represent. In May 2021, Twitter re-opened the verification process to everyone. Here’s how to apply for Twitter verification, and what you should know about the process.”

Arab News: India warns of clampdown on social media firms over failure to follow new rules

Arab News: India warns of clampdown on social media firms over failure to follow new rules. “Companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have reportedly failed to abide by rules highlighted in the Gazette of India on Feb. 25 under intermediary guidelines and digital media ethics code regulations….the rules state that leading social media firms must appoint a resident grievance officer, a chief compliance officer, and a nodal contact person, and are required to document how grievances were filed and settled.”

MakeUseOf: How to Block Everyone Who Liked a Bad Tweet in One Hit

MakeUseOf: How to Block Everyone Who Liked a Bad Tweet in One Hit. “You are able to report offensive posts and accounts on Twitter. But this doesn’t mean that you’re free from interacting with the people who endorsed its content. Thankfully, there is a third-party tool that you can use to block everyone who liked the tweet. Megablock is a tool that allows you to mute a tweet, as well as block its author and everyone who liked it in one hit.”

International Journalists’ Network: Journalists can combat scientific misinformation with Science Pulse tool

International Journalists’ Network: Journalists can combat scientific misinformation with Science Pulse tool. “A project of ICFJ Knight Fellow Sérgio Spagnuolo, Science Pulse aggregates English, Spanish and Portuguese social media posts from scientists, scientific organizations and other experts in its database. Rather than wade through Twitter and Facebook feeds, journalists can now use Science Pulse’s tools to stay on top of the latest research and other scientific news shared on social media.” ENGLISH READERS! When you go to the application page, look for the dropdown menu reading “Escolha o idioma dos tweets”. Choose Inglés and enjoy.

Washington Post: Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account

Washington Post: Nigeria suspends Twitter after the social media platform freezes president’s account. “Nigeria has indefinitely suspended Twitter two days after the social media giant temporarily froze the account of the nation’s president, sparking a torrent of Internet outrage in Africa’s most populous country. The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, made the surprise announcement Friday in the capital Abuja, citing vague safety concerns.”

TechCrunch: Twitter to revamp user profiles with About tab, support for pronouns, ‘confirmed’ status and more

TechCrunch: Twitter to revamp user profiles with About tab, support for pronouns, ‘confirmed’ status and more. “Alongside news that Twitter is relaunching its account verification system to the public, the company previewed a slate of changes that will soon come to Twitter profiles. In addition to your name, photo, banner, bio and other features available today, the new Twitter profile will include an ‘About’ tab that appears to the left of the tabs for Tweets, Tweets & Replies, Media and Likes. This expansion will allow Twitter users to share more about themselves, including their pronouns, location, interests and more.”

Recode by Vox: A disturbing, viral Twitter thread reveals how AI-powered insurance can go wrong

Recode by Vox: A disturbing, viral Twitter thread reveals how AI-powered insurance can go wrong. “Lemonade, the fast-growing, machine learning-powered insurance app, put out a real lemon of a Twitter thread on Monday with a proud declaration that its AI analyzes videos of customers when determining if their claims are fraudulent. The company has been trying to explain itself and its business model — and fend off serious accusations of bias, discrimination, and general creepiness — ever since.”