Largely considered to be the largest social network behind Facebook, Twitter’s micro-blogging platform has become a favorite of everyone from top celebrities and sports figures to businessmen and teenagers hoping to become the next viral star. Twitter’s growth has slowed somewhat in recent years, leading the company to make sweeping changes to the network and associated features.

Twitter is testing embedded tweet alerts
Twitter's latest experiment shows verified users when their tweets get embedded. 
Why Twitter’s mute button is a troll’s worst nightmare
Muting is a more effective option than unfollowing.  
Twitter just officially rolled out its new mute button
Your live feed just got a little bit quieter. 
A Toronto cop plans to use Twitter to solve 500 cold murder cases
You have the right to remain silent, but police have the right to RT until they find the killers. 
You can now set your tweets to self-destruct
Some things aren't built to last.
Twitter is unlikely to get a ‘Whisper’ mode
Simmer down now. Dick Costolo was likely just talking about DMs.
TweetCred Chrome extension tells you which tweets to trust
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
Snapchat pushes into the messaging market with new chat feature
Now you can give blurry NSFW photos their proper context.
Why we retweet
Retweets have morphed into much more than just “here’s what I like”—which is a good thing for users and for Twitter.
Twitter wants to let you know which tweets are the most popular
Twitter is testing another new notification, this time for your most fav’d or retweeted posts.
Researchers say Twitter has a gender bias against women
Well, this is disappointing.  
Want the new Twitter profile? Here’s how to turn it on
So fresh, so clean, so much like Facebook. 
Japan’s secret weapon prepping for the 2020 Olympics: Twitter
 Gold medal in Twitter creeping already goes to Japan. 
Twitter’s #DataGrants project gives trove of data to 6 research projects
Twitter holds one of the most impressive sources of real-time data the world has ever seen, and these lucky researches get access. 
The definitive guide to muting TV spoilers
Unbowed, unbent, unspoiled.
Taking selfies while driving is dumb, but it may not be illegal
Keep your eyes on the road, not your front-facing camera.