Category Archives: Twitter

Russian Blackhole Malware Attack Is Hitting Twitter

Blackhole malware attack is spreading on Twitter. It claims that you are pictured in an online image and give you a link to that image using Twitter’s public messages and when you click that link it redirects you to Russian websites that attempt to infect Windows PCs (better use Linux) using some notorious Blackhole exploit kit. Since late 2010 Blackhole exploit kit  is grown to be one of the most notorious exploit kits. Now it is spreading thousands of malicious links targeting twitter users.

Get Twitter Service Updates Through Its Different Accounts

@twitter: Always wondering what’s happening.

@twitterapi: The Real Twitter API. I tweet about API changes, service issues and happily answer questions about Twitter and our API. Don’t get an answer? It’s on my website.

@twittermobile: To get Mobile Updates

@spam: Suspect Twitter spam? Let us know (http://bit.ly/Tweport)! Follow @spam & @safety for helpful info, and check out our favorite tips: http://bit.ly/spamfav

@feedback: Collecting ideas and feature requests! We can’t reply to everyone but we do actively read your @mentions!

@support: Updates from Twitter User Support. We’re unable to assist with account suspension/verification.

@safety: Twitter’s Trust and Safety Updates! Twitter HQ · http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/76036 

@fledgling:A Twitter wine project that promotes literacy around the world. San Francisco · http://www.fledglingwine.com

@hope140: Now @TwitterGood Highlighting forces of good in the Twitter community.

@twitterbusiness: Twitter for your business, community group, government organization or school

@twitterads: We tweet for brands. San Francisco, CA · http://advertising.twitter.com

@twittercomms: Talking to everyone, all at once! · http://blog.twitter.com/

@twitterSF: San Francisco born and bred. Looking to make a positive impact on our hometown.

@mobilesupport: Updates from Twitter Mobile Support. · http://support.twitter.com/groups/34-mobile

@twi: The official Twitter India account

@twitter_kr: 트위터 관련 다양한 소식을 전해드리는 공식 트위터 대한민국 계정입니다! 대한민국 · http://blog.kr.twitter.com/

@twitter_es: ¡Bienvenidos a la cuenta oficial de Twitter en español! ¿Eres nuevo? Empieza aquí https://twitter.com/#!/welcome San Francisco, CA · http://blog.es.twitter.com

@twitter_fr: Bienvenue au compte officiel de Twitter en France ! Pour plus d’infos rendez-vous sur http://blog.fr.twitter.com ! San Francisco CA · https://twitter.com/welcome

@twitter_de: Der offizielle deutsche Twitter Account!———http://blog.de.twitter.com Bei Support-Fragen findet ihr Antworten unter https://support.twitter.com/forms

@twitter_pt: Bem-Vindos à conta oficial do Twitter em português!http://blog.pt.twitter.com/

@twitter-ru: Приветствуем вас на официальной учётной записи Твиттера на русском языке! Сан-Франциско, Калифорния

@twitter-tr: Twitter Türkçe resmi hesabı http://blog.tr.twitter.com

@twitter_twj: 日本語版Twitter公式アカウントです。東京 · http://blog.jp.twitter.com

@twittermedia: Tracking cool, meaningful uses of Tweets in media, tv, sports, entertainment and journalism. Send us tips! San Francisco ·  http://media.twitter.com

@jointheflock: Twitter Recruiting: All the deets about who we’re hiring, what we’re doing and why you should come and work here! Check out www.twitter.com/jobs for more. San Francisco, CA · http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccZkELgEsU

@gov: Updates from the Twitter Government & Politics team, tracking creative & effective uses of Twitter for civic engagement. RTs & examples≠political endorsements.

Twitter Introduced Search Autocomplete And Search Within People You Follow

Twitter has introduced new search features.

  • Search Autocomplete And
  • Search Within People You Follow

In addition to recent updates to searching feature these two new features would be making twitter search more complete by putting you closer to what you are looking for.

Search Autocomplete displays a dropdown set of like keywords while you enter them in the search box. It is more useful if you are searching any topic with hash-tag.

Following list gives a brief introduction to new features. List was released by Twitter with its new search update:

  • Spelling corrections: If you misspell a term, we’ll automatically show results for your intended query.
  • Related suggestions: If you search for a topic for which people use multiple terms, we will provide relevant suggestions for terms where the majority of that conversation is happening on Twitter.
  • Results with real names and usernames: When you search for a name like ‘Jeremy Lin,’ you’ll see results mentioning that person’s real name and their Twitter account username.
  • Results from people you follow: In addition to seeing ‘All’ or ‘Top’ Tweets for your search, you can also now see Tweets about a given topic from only the people you follow when you select the ‘People you follow’ view. Viewing Tweets about a topic from just the people you follow is a great way to find useful information and join the conversation.

Here are some tweets showing how people reacted on this new feature:

Features of related search suggestions, search autocomplete and spelling corrections are also available in Twitter for iPhone and Android.