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Twitter to send users emails about RTs and favourites

Twitter announced yesterday it is phasing in a new function sending emails to users when one of their followers adds their tweets as a favourite or retweets to their followers.


You can choose to stop Twitter emailing you about retweets and when someone favourites your tweets by going to settings > notifications

Twitter notifications

A quick straw poll of Journalism.co.uk followers found opinions are divided on Twitter’s decision to email users when someone you follow retweets or favourites one of your tweets.


Newland launches Emirates newspaper

Martin Newland’s newspaper for the United Arab Emirates has gone live online and published its first edition.

Developing The National, which is owned Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC), has involved an international recruitment drive by ex-Telegraph editor Newman with journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times and The Daily Telegraph joining the team.

Around 200 staff will work to produce the website and 80-page paper, which will initially run from Friday to Sunday.

The site currently carries a slideshow of the making of the new paper – a nice touch. It also offers an e-paper edition of the print product and online commenting functions for users.