Birds fight, Twitter
News & Analysis

Twitter is designed for hostility and controversy – and women cop it the most. Here’s why, and how it might change

- September 1, 2021 4 MIN READ

Twitter has come under increasing public scrutiny for facilitating hostile communication online. While the micro-blogging site promotes itself as providing a “free” and “safe” space to talk, critics have highlighted the company’s inept response to repeated instances of trolling, harassment and abuse. Our research into how people present themselves and manage their interactions with other… Read more »

Twitter, Donald Trump
News & Analysis

How Twitter’s misinformation reporting trial in Australia could end up misleading people

- August 20, 2021 4 MIN READ

Over the past year, we’ve seen how dramatically misinformation can impact the lives of people, communities and entire countries. In a bid to better understand how misinformation spreads online, Twitter has started an experimental trial in Australia, the United States and South Korea, allowing users to flag content they deem misleading. Users in these countries… Read more »

Cryptocurrency

Dogecoin’s Australian co-founder let rip on cryptocurrency as an ‘inherently right-wing… get rich quick’ scam for billionaires

- July 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Dogecoin’s Australian co-inventor, Jackson Palmer, has made a rare foray into public debate about the worth of cryptocurrencies, condemning them a cult-like get rich quick scheme for billionaires taking advantage of “the financially desperate and naive”. In a 10-tweet thread, Palmer, whose Twitter account is normally silent, lambasted cryptocurrencies as  “almost purpose built to make… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- March 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the first day of Autumn. Here’s your local and global tech news.  Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus. The end of HQs Coinbase filed for its IPO last week. You can read more about the plan,… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

Happy Thursday. Here’s today’s global tech news And don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-3pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus   Twitter results Twitter released its fourth quarter and 2020 fiscal year results overnight. Q4 revenue was US$1.29 billion, up 28% year-on-year (YoY). Q4 advertising revenue was US$1.15… Read more »

Global tech

Twitter suspended The Chaser’s satire account after it pretended to be Trump saying ‘Don’t vote for me’

- November 4, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian comedy and satire group The Chaser have had their verified account suspended by Twitter overnight after @chaser changed its name to Donald J Trump, including a photo of the US President and wrote “Don’t vote for me, I’m a massive idiot”. Twitter’s response was surprisingly quick given it occurred while most of the US… Read more »

Opinion

Twitter is banning QAnon users, but they’re bound to make a comeback

- July 27, 2020 4 MIN READ

Twitter has announced it’s taking sweeping action to limit the reach of content associated with QAnon. Believers of this fringe far-right conspiracy theory claim there is a “deep state” plot against US President Donald Trump led by Satan-worshipping elites from within government, business and media. Twitter has banned more than 7,000 accounts tweeting about QAnon,… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- June 1, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to winter and Monday. It’s a massive day!   1. The Startup Daily Show launches Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet for a second, but we were pretty excited to launch the Start Daily Show on Ausbiz TV. We’re talking startups, tech and innovation for 60 minutes daily show on the business streaming… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- May 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Welcome to world series raise Tuesday. Here’s what’s happening 1. Twitter tackles coronavirals In a major setback for sellers of $15,000 light machines, Twitter says it will start tagging tweets with questionable claims about coronavirus with a warning label that tells readers “some or all of the content shared in this tweet conflict with guidance from… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- May 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

Morning and happy Thursday. There’s plenty of big news from the tech world, so let’s go.   1.  Ousted WeWork founder sues investor WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is suing the company biggest backer, SoftBank, for failing to buy US$3 billion worth of WeWork stock from the former CEO and other shareholders, claiming the Japanese investor… Read more »

News & Analysis

5 things you should know about tech today

- March 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

Hello hump day Here’s what we’ve spotted.   1. Apple settles US class action for US$500m Apple will pay up to US$500 million to settle a California class action over the software that slowed down older iPhone models. Under the deal, Apple will offer US$25 to affected iPhone owners, although that figure remains fluid depending… Read more »