Last summer Twitter shut down the API access to Politwoops, an archived network of deleted tweets from politicians, to outcries of dismay from open-government advocates. The shutdown, which occurred first in the US, but soon applied to all 30+ participating countries, was accompanied with the following statement from Twitter officials: “Imagine how nerve-racking – terrifying, even – tweeting would be if it was immutable and irrevocable? No one user is more deserving of that ability than another. Indeed, deleting a tweet is an expression of the user’s voice”.
The tweet revival tool, developed by the Sunlight Foundation, had until the suspension in May been a [...]
Over the past week, Apple has completely dominated the world of technology news. While the new features iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are certainly exciting, there were many other interesting items and tidbits that came to light outside of WWDC.Google Chrome Overtakes Microsoft Internet Explorer in the United States. While Chrome has been the browser of choice on a global basis since 2012, it has now surpassed Internet Explorer in the U.S. According to the Adobe Digital Index, Chrome now controls 31.8 per cent of the U.S. as compared with 30.9 per cent for Internet Explorer. Amazon to Launch Smartphone This Month. Multiple sources are reporting that Amazon will unveil its first [...]