Twitter is a social networking platform that allows users to share short messages called “tweets.” Twitter is one of the most popular social networking platforms, with over 330 million monthly active users. March Lyons is a Twitter user who gained notoriety in February 2019 for posting a series of tweets about the city of Lyon, France. The tweets were widely shared and resulted in the city’s mayor tweeting a response. The Verge is a technology news website that covers a variety of topics, including social media. In February 2019, The Verge published an article about March Lyons and the tweets that she had posted about Lyon.
1. Twitter is shutting down Vine
It was only a matter of time. Twitter is shutting down Vine, the six-second video sharing app it acquired back in 2012.
The news was first reported by CNET, and later confirmed by Twitter in a statement to The Verge. The app will be discontinued in the “coming months,” though Twitter says it will give users advance notice before it happens.
“Nothing is happening to the app right away,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Verge.
Vine was one of Twitter’s first big acquisitions, and was seen as a way for the company to get into the burgeoning short-form video space. The app quickly became popular with users, who used it to create and share six-second videos.
But in recent years, Vine has been overshadowed by other video sharing apps, like Instagram and Snapchat. has also been increasingly focused on live video, and it’s likely that the company saw Vine as a superfluous product.
Twitter will continue to support the Vine camera app, which will remain available as a standalone app. And users will still be able to access their Vines on the web.
But the Vine app as we know it will soon be no more.
2. Twitter is laying off 300 employees
twitter is laying off 300 employees in an attempt to further cut costs and become profitable. This is the first time the social media company has undertaken a mass layoff in its history. The job cuts come as twitter is under pressure to show Wall Street that it can grow its business and generate revenue.
The company has been struggling to attract new users and grow its revenue. In the past year, has shuttered several products, including Vine and Periscope, in an effort to focus on its core business. It has also been streamlining its workforce, eliminating several hundred jobs in sales and marketing.
The latest round of layoffs is expected to be focused on the engineering and design teams. Twitter has been working to make its platform more user-friendly and accessible in an effort to attract new users. The company is also said to be working on a new design for its website.
The job cuts are a sign that Twitter is under pressure to show investors that it can be profitable. The company is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter earnings on February 8th.
3. Twitter is changing its algorithm
Twitter is changing its algorithm.
Twitter is making a change to its algorithm that will impact how users see tweets in their timeline. The company announced the change in a blog post on Thursday, saying that it will now prioritize tweets that “people are more likely to want to see.”
The change is designed to help users see the most relevant tweets, even if they’re not from people they follow.
“We’re changing the way we determine which tweets people see so that we can better surface the tweets people are most likely to care about,” Twitter said in the blog post.
The new algorithm will take into account factors like the number of likes, retweets, and replies a tweet gets. It will also look at who the user is following and what kind of content they tend to engage with.
says the change will be rolling out to all users in the coming weeks.
4. Twitter is introducing a new design
Twitter is introducing a new design, and it looks pretty great! The company says that the new design is “cleaner, lighter, and more consistent with the look and feel of the Twitter app.”
The new design includes a new header, which is now white instead of blue, and a new font for the interface. Twitter has also redesigned the icons for the various actions you can take on the site, such as replying to a tweet or retweeting.
The new design is rolling out to users starting today, and it should be available to everyone in the coming weeks.