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  • 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...
  • Australia getting a new PM and Twitter is exploding

    Twitter Australia has announced Twitter is going nuts since Malcolm Turnbull officially challenged for the Prime Minister’s position. This afternoon at 4:08PM during Turnbull’s announcement speech, there was a staggering 1,200 Tweets per minute, totalling more than 56,000 Tweets in just 3hrs. On a side note, there’s a smart...
  • 10,000 Twitter followers.. seriously.. thankyou.

    After joining Twitter in 2008, techAU has just passed a major milestone, 10,000 followers. I want to take some time to thank each and every one of you that have found value in the content we publish, followed, retweeted and favourited. Thankyou most to those who’ve helped spread the...
  • Red Bull Racing add #RBWall to the garage for the Melbourne F1 GP

    Social Media has impacted a lot of industries, but this weekend’s Melbourne Formula 1 is showing sport is changing dramatically. Social Media like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are being used to fundamentally change the relationship between teams, drivers and fans. This weekend, Red Bull Racing are introducing a Red...
  • TweetDeck adds Team management

      Managing social accounts, especially for popular accounts can be a challenging task. To help manage a large account, you’ll want multiple people to respond to users, this is particularly useful if the account is used for customer support. TweetDeck Teams is a simple way to share access to...
  • Twitter Alerts come to Australia, subscribe and save lives

    Twitter Alerts is launching in Australia today. The system has been available in the US, Japan and Korea since September, followed by the UK and Ireland in November, so it’s great to see Australia now added to the list. Australia is about to head into bushfire season over another...