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'We are all mad': Anand Mahindra refers to Mark Twain’s quote to beat Monday Blues
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'We are all mad': Anand Mahindra refers to Mark Twain’s quote to beat Monday Blues

The quote from Mark Twain said, 'Life becomes fully understandable only the moment we realise that we are all mad'

More new users signing up, hate speech and fake profiles going down on Twitter: Elon Musk shares stats
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More new users signing up, hate speech and fake profiles going down on Twitter: Elon Musk shares stats

According to data gathered by Musk, after his takeover, Twitter has been performing better on all indicators that had been subject to criticism from detractors

Elon Musk credits ‘The Simpsons’ for predicting his Twitter takeover back in 2015
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Elon Musk credits ‘The Simpsons’ for predicting his Twitter takeover back in 2015

Musk shared a photo from the 12th episode of the 26th season, 'The Musk Who Fell to Earth', that seemed to allude to his purchase of Twitter

Watch: Cat helps electrician in adorable video, internet calls it 'electricatian'
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Watch: Cat helps electrician in adorable video, internet calls it 'electricatian'

The video attracted a wide range of reactions, and many users found this clip to be super cute. A user commented that it appeared that the cat was up to some serious electrical work

Prakash Raj criticizes Akshay Kumar for his tweet calling out Richa Chadha, stands by the actress
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Prakash Raj criticizes Akshay Kumar for his tweet calling out Richa Chadha, stands by the actress

Taking to Twitter, Prakash Raj reacted to Akshay's tweet and wrote, "Didn't expect this from you @akshaykumar..having said that @RichaChadha is more relevant to our country than you sir. #justasking."

Elon Musk announces gold, gray and blue badges for Twitter accounts
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Elon Musk announces gold, gray and blue badges for Twitter accounts

According to Musk, accounts for companies will have the gold check, government accounts will have the grey check and all individual accounts will have the blue check and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates

Taking a cue from Elon Musk, UP Police takes to Twitter; attempts to solve problems online
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Taking a cue from Elon Musk, UP Police takes to Twitter; attempts to solve problems online

Without waiting for anyone else to chip in, the Uttar Pradesh police answered its own rhetorical question implying that if the UP police solved problems of citizens over Twitter then it does constitute as work and also ends up resolving the problem amicably

Gold tick for companies, blue for individuals: Musk & Twitter finally crack how to tackle impersonations
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Gold tick for companies, blue for individuals: Musk & Twitter finally crack how to tackle impersonations

Elon Musk has announced Twitter will resume with paid verification next Friday. According to the new plan, Twitter will assign a gold tick for companies, grey for government agencies and blue for individuals, while manually authenticating each applicant.

Explained: Twitter wants to diversify its revenue beyond advertising, but it's no small task
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Explained: Twitter wants to diversify its revenue beyond advertising, but it's no small task

The issue is that Twitter depends on advertising for 90 per cent of its revenue. Advertisers, on the other hand, do not necessarily need Twitter and can turn to other social networks

Explained: Who is George Hotz, the iPhone hacker, hired by Elon Musk to fix Twitter search?
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Explained: Who is George Hotz, the iPhone hacker, hired by Elon Musk to fix Twitter search?

Elon Musk has hired George Hotz for 12 weeks to fix Twitter’s search feature. The choice is quite surprising as the 33-year-old, who gained recognition for being the first to hack into an iPhone, has shared frosty ties with the billionaire over Tesla and its auto-pilot feature

Elon Musk confirms that Twitter will be reinstating most banned accounts in the coming weeks
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Elon Musk confirms that Twitter will be reinstating most banned accounts in the coming weeks

Of the 3 million followers of Elon Musk voted in the poll, about 72 per cent voted 'yes' to reinstate most banned accounts on Twitter. Starting next week, we will see a lot of accounts being reinstated that were affected by Twitter bans.

Black Lives Matter, MeToo and more… How Twitter is a crucial lifeline for activists
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Black Lives Matter, MeToo and more… How Twitter is a crucial lifeline for activists

Twitter has proven itself a formidable ally for political activists and opposition groups, one whose reach and impact would be difficult to replace. The platform is especially important in countries that have clamped down on independent journalism or foreign correspondents

Elon Musk announces 'amnesty' for banned Twitter accounts after poll
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Elon Musk announces 'amnesty' for banned Twitter accounts after poll

The announcement comes as Musk faces pushback that his criteria for content moderation is subject to his personal whim, with reinstatements decided for certain accounts and not others

Akshay Kumar 'hurt' to see Richa Chadha's tweet, says, 'Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces'
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Akshay Kumar 'hurt' to see Richa Chadha's tweet, says, 'Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces'

The actor shared the screenshot of Richa's tweet and posted a message on social media. The actress has apologized for her views already.

Watch: German colleagues learn cricket from Indian natives at Bengaluru consulate
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Watch: German colleagues learn cricket from Indian natives at Bengaluru consulate

As soon as the German man hit the ball, his Indian colleagues went on to cheer for him

After insulting Indian Army, Richa Chadha tenders apology
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After insulting Indian Army, Richa Chadha tenders apology

Issuing an apology, Richa Chadha said that her intention was not to offend or hurt anyone. She even talked about her family connection with the Army

More than a third of Twitter’s top 100 clients have not advertised on the platform in the past two weeks
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More than a third of Twitter’s top 100 clients have not advertised on the platform in the past two weeks

Many of Twitter’s top advertisers, including 14 of the top 50 brands, have stopped their ad spends since Musk’s acquisition. Last year, nearly 90 per cent of the company’s $5 billion revenue came from advertising, which makes this situation alarming for Musk and his team.

Is Elon Musk going to make public Twitter’s inside story on ‘censorship’ of Hunter Biden laptop saga?
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Is Elon Musk going to make public Twitter’s inside story on ‘censorship’ of Hunter Biden laptop saga?

The New York Post in October 2020 reported leaked emails proving Joe Biden's meeting with a board member of Burisma Holdings, a year before he pressurised the Ukrainian government to fire an investigator who was probing a corruption case against Burisma. Twitter, however censored the story as fake

How Elon Musk's management style is a lesson in what not to do
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How Elon Musk's management style is a lesson in what not to do

Elon Musk appears in a hurry to make Twitter into a money-spinner. But it takes time to understand the requirements for successful organisational change. Changing management never quite goes to plan. But it's difficult to tell whether Musk has a plan at all

Hate speech on Twitter is at its lowest level, down even from pre-spike levels says Elon Musk
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Hate speech on Twitter is at its lowest level, down even from pre-spike levels says Elon Musk

The use of racial slurs and racially charged language went up by 500 per cent after Musk took control of Twitter. Musk and his team have been able to combat this and reduce hate speech on the platform to an all-time low.