After announcing picture-heavy web profiles for all users, Twitter is looking to bring quicker engagement. Twitter announced that users who access Twitter.com will  receive pop-up notifications when others on the platform engage with them (retweets, mentions or direct messages) This notification will appear in the lower-right hand corner of the timeline.

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Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 11.32.21 AMMany might have realized a change it his/her Twitter profile page which looks an awful lot like Facebook, and chances are, you have a strong opinion about it, I know I do!

Among many major changes which are the user’s main picture and bio which are now scaled to the left, and the more space dedicated to the header photo. This revamped timeline makes tweets look larger and focus more on photos. Also, tweets with more engagement appear larger in user timelines, and you can filter based on photos/videos, replies and so on.

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“I strongly believe that TV Shows shouldn’t have a twitter account they can create a hash-tag & communicate with the audience through the Channel’s account” – Heba AlSamt

Today, the impact of social media on media has been to such an extent that even television channels are making their presence. Television channels are using the power of social media to increase the popularity of the shows which is awesome knowing that nowadays people are found multitasking on digital devices while in front of a television and sharing with their friends and live tweeting.

So Why a “hashtag” and not an “account”?

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Have you seen the #ff on your timeline today? #ff stands for “Follow Friday” and is a signal of your support and recommendation of fellow Twitter users to your friends. It encourages users to refer their followers to interesting ‘Tweeters’ the first user is interested in or admires or thinks is particularly knowledgeable on a topic. This started in 2009 when one man was considering the issue of who to follow – how to find good people on twitter.

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