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  • The 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival will stream live on Twitter

    Twitter has announced a deal with the Seven Network, and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to live stream the 2017 Emirates Melbourne Cup. The main race won’t be geoblocked, so our friends overseas will also be able to tune in. to an Australian and global audience. As well as...
  • Twitter Australia launch DM bot for Transport NSW service delays alerts

    Twitter Australia has a new feature today, specifically designed to help commuters know about transport delays ahead of time. Inevitably there are delays in the system, it may be from maintenance, congestion, emergencies or even strike action, but you need to know if your train is going to be...
  • Twitter’s inability to determine context and porn, hurting brand

    When you engage with Twitter, you’ll follow #tags and there’s something very broken right now. Hashtags or searches in general on Twitter aren’t smart enough to distinguish intent or context of the user. As a power user, I live with TweetDeck on a second monitor for much of the...
  • Twitter announces #Stickers that work like visual hashtags

    Twitter has just announced a new feature, Stickers. Stickers allow you to get creative by augmenting a photo with their in-built photo-editing tool that allows you to choose from hundreds of accessories, emojis, and props. When you upload a photo with a Sticker to Twitter, the information about your sticker is preserved,...
  • How to increase the chances of getting your tweet on #qanda

    Last month at Twitter’s Hello World developer event, they showcased local examples of business leveraging their greatest strength, live event interaction. One of those businesses was the ABC’s Q&A program who were early to adopt Twitter as a compliment to their popular show on Monday nights. Behind the scenes, integrating...
  • Twitter confirms Tweet objects can surpass 140 characters

    Since Twitter’s inception back in 2006, there’s been this magic 140 character limit which correlated to the length of a SMS message in the US, one way users could interact with the service. Now that we’re sharing Tweets that include text and photos, GIFs, videos, polls, links and live...
  • Gallery: Photos from #HelloWorld Sydney at Twitter Australia

    Tonight was Sydney’s turn for Twitter’s developer event, #HelloWorld. The event invited local developers to hear from Twitter staff about new features in their platform, as well as some great examples of local successes, like Clive Dickins of Seven West Media who spoke about the broadcaster leveraging social to improve business...
  • Twitter’s $250,000 prize for developers #HelloWorld #Promote

    This afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with Katie Penn, head of platform growth at Twitter and Jenny Goodridge, head of business development, Twitter Australia for an exclusive interview ahead of their #HelloWorld developer event tonight. #HelloWorld is an event held around the world to help Twitter...
  • Twitter Moments launches in Australia

    Twitter Moments is a curated collection of content around a single event, a breaking news story, a political or sporting event. These moments in time are exposed to Twitter users differently as to draw attention to them in a very different way than your regular timeline. This morning Twitter...