With hundreds of millions of tweets per day, it’s impossible to follow everything happening on Twitter. Every Friday, the Daily Dot rounds up notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or less.
- Twitter warned the U.K. Government its surveillance proposals could lead to lawsuits from users in other countries.
- The company’s new developer rules killed at least two apps this week.
- If you’re a marketer, Twitter has new geolocation tools for more targeted ads. If you’re a human, ads will be a bit more relevant. Win-win.
- You can now upload images using the mobile website.
- Sprechen sie deutsch? Here’s a video explaining Twitter, just for you.
- If you help translate Twitter into other languages, it’s worth knowing that the Translation Center’s been revamped.
- James McClean is fortunate to still be an international-level soccer player after a foul-mouthed rant, his coach said.
- A row erupted over an Olympic swimmer’s salary.
- An angry fan shared a direct message from Kansas City Chiefs telling him to “get a clue.”
- The man behind an excellent parody of Deadline editor Nikki Finke revealed his true identity.
- Will poor Twitter fact-checking bring about a War of the Worlds situation?
- Twitter seems to be expanding the verified user program, as a rapper became the first Ghanaian artist to get the blue stamp.
- U.K. X Factor judge Gary Barlow called for a contestant Twitter ban during live shows to protect them from negativity.
- The man in charge of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat, deleted his account. In other news, even his wife refers to him as “The Moff.”
The week’s best new accounts: Thanks to her new Twitter account, we’ve learned Naomi Campbell enjoys Kid Creole and the Coconuts. When Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final flight next week, you’ll be able to track it with @EndeavourOverNM.
Photo of the week: Korean boy band star Cho Kyuhyun shared a lovely, serene vacation photo, which scooped more than 11,400 retweets within nine hours. (@GaemGyu)