Twitter and LinkedIn have had a very public falling out.
It’s Saturday. Which means you probably have nothing better to do than go to a beauty show in a home in central China. Or join Dionysus at a cafe in Rome. Or, possibly, be on the lookout for small dogs in Alaska.
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Two British tourists were detained and barred from entering the U.S. after the Department of Homeland Security flagged one of them for joking to “destroy America” and to dig up Marilyn Monroe’s grave on Twitter.
When it comes to significant events that are shared across the country (and sometimes the world), Twitter is getting increasingly good at making sense of the real-time data collected from tweets. Take for example last night’s State of the Union address, which racked up 766,681 tweets during the full 95-minute event.
Does posting thousands of threatening messages to Twitter targeted at single person constitute online stalking? Legally, the answer is now officially no.
Twitter has announced that a recent Japanese television program has triggered a new record for the highest tweets per second.
An Arkansas man has had his death penalty conviction overturned because one juror during his case was tweeting and another juror fell asleep.
Twitter today released a new video visualizing all the tweets that mention the momentous occasion that took place last Friday: 11:11:11 on 11/11/11.
Why did that all-important, life-changing tweet you feverishly posted lose steam after just a few minutes? Odds are, it’s because you’re just not influential enough.
Google has taken its powerful Realtime search product offline after a 2009 agreement to display up-to-the-minute Twitter results expired.
Fox News on Monday said that its Fox News Politics Twitter account had been hacked after the account falsely posted that President Obama had been shot and killed while campaigning in Iowa. President Obama is celebrating July 4 at a barbecue with military families at the White House.
Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign announced today that the president himself would be updating his Facebook and Twitter accounts heading into 2012.
Representative Anthony Weiner’s embarrassing tweet has had a chilling effect on congressional Twitter use, an analysis by Tweetcongress.org shows.
The news about Osama bin Laden’s death spread through the world like wildfire thanks to Twitter, Facebook, news sites and other social media.
Here’s a great example of how a seemingly noble social media donation campaign can go awry: Microsoft tweeted two hours ago on the Bing search engine’s Twitter account that it would donate up to $100,000 to help victims of Japan’s earthquake — but only if Twitter users retweeted its original post to broadcast it to their followers, at $1 per retweet.
Who determines the big topics of conversation on social media such as Twitter? It’s isn’t the loudest bloggers with large followings of virtual fans.
Software architects like to shorthand the spaghetti of interconnected networks that make up the Internet as “the cloud” — an amorphous entity, somewhere distant, that you don’t need to fuss over.
Techmeme, the news aggregator that’s usually my first stop on the Web, just announced that it’s adding a new kind of headline to the mix — tweets posted on Twitter.
Twitter, the popular messaging site, may be growing out of its startup phase with a possible headquarters move to Brisbane, California, according to brokerage sources in the San Francisco Business Times.
In the footsteps of Google, which posts a yearly zeitgeist of the most searched terms, Facebook and Twitter have decided to unpack some of their trends of the year from tweets and status updates.
A much craved-for feature by mobile users, microblogging platform Twitter has finally taken notice and added push notifications for mentions to your username (dubbed @mentions) in its iPhone and iPad apps, as well as through SMS.
In a bid to simplify music discovery for Twitter users, Twitter today announced a partnership with Apple’s beleaguered Ping social network.
Tweet-filtering technology startupDatasift is offering a special platform specifically for companies. Rather than filtering tweets for individuals, it combs through topics relevant to a company and displays the information in a single feed. CEO Nick Halstead demoed the service at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today.
Twitter is readying a free real-time analytics dashboard to help users make sense of their tweets, according to the company’s business development executive Ross Hoffman.
Some Twitter users took advantage of an exploit on Twitter.com that could launch unwanted pop-up windows, and send visitors to third-party websites without their permission, reports the antivirus firm Sophos. The exploit required other users to merely mouse over a link to be activated.