ARTICLES RELATING TO TWITTER

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

2014-08-29 13:08

A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider 'debarking' their pets has raised animal lovers' hackles and prompted much ridicule on social media.

Social media users shy away from opinions

2014-08-27 07:29

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline.

That awkward social media moment

2014-08-25 09:53

Social media faux pas are great for a laugh – until it happens to you, writes Sam Brighton.

Twitter racing to block images of Foley killing

2014-08-20 15:05

Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.

Black teen's death creates twitter rampage

2014-08-13 14:34

After the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American triggered violent protests in Missouri, many have taken to Twitter to protest the violence and question the media's portrayal of black teens.

War tweets make Gaza teen a social media star

2014-08-11 13:03

As bombs explode in Gaza, Palestinian teenager Farah Baker grabs her smartphone to tap out tweets that capture the drama of the tumult and fear around her.

Indian photos echoing gang-rape sparks outrage

2014-08-06 13:11

An Indian photographer has sparked outrage with a fashion shoot that depicts a woman being harassed on a bus by a group of men, echoing a fatal gang-rape that shocked the nation.

Movie studio red-faced after 9/11 Ninja Turtles movie tweet

2014-07-30 12:32

Paramount Pictures film studio has apologised for a poster for its upcoming movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with an 11 September release date.

How social media is destroying our society

2014-07-29 07:58

I was an early adopter of social media and once again I find myself an early adopter as I join the ranks of millions of people who are shutting down their social media profiles, writes Chemory Gunko.

Why do we take our politics so personally?

2014-07-21 08:50

Why do some people prefer to stay ignorant about politics, while others explode when you mention some of our leaders' faults? asks Gomotsegang Motswatswe.

Is social media killing you?

2014-07-11 09:41

I fear for the youth getting lost in social media so deeply that we end up living our lives over the phone or iPad, writes Zareef Minty.

Ramaphosa Twitter account fake - presidency

2014-07-07 20:20

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa does not have a Twitter account or any other account on any social media platform, the presidency says.

Social media - are you in?

2014-07-05 05:45

Andrew Marshall takes a look at the social media figures SA as at the end of last year and wonders who can afford not to use it.

Robin Thicke's hashtag backfires... But you know he wanted it

2014-07-01 13:51

A Twitter hashtag created to give Robin Thicke fans a way to ask their idol any question they wanted backfired horribly. Here's why.

India PM to beat Obama on Twitter

2014-06-27 09:04

In the Twitterverse ruled by US President Barack Obama, India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon overtake the White House on Twitter.

Rare white whale 'Migaloo' spotted off Sydney

2014-06-20 09:22

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Sydney in event onlookers called an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Twitter restores 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan

2014-06-19 08:40

Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them following official complaints about "blasphemous" content.

Twitter fixes TweetDeck after it 'goes nuts'

2014-06-12 08:37

A tweet containing a snippet of computer code has propagated itself through Twitter by taking advantage of a security flaw in the company's TweetDeck application.

SWC has Twitter aflutter

2014-06-10 21:30

Brazil's Twitter director Guilherme Ribenboim has said the World Cup will be the most tweeted event ever.

CIA uncovers sense of humour in debut tweet

2014-06-07 22:09

For a spy agency that likes to blend into the background, the CIA's debut on Twitter has revealed a covert sense of humour.

Social media boost sales

2014-06-03 16:40

The rise of social media brings a new dynamic to the sales environment- expert.

Twitter clues lead to hidden cash

2014-05-28 12:00

Tweets are turning golden in San Francisco, thanks to an anonymous Twitter user hiding cash and then firing off clues as to where to find the loot.

Numsa warns of fake Twitter account

2014-05-27 11:44

Numsa has warned of a fake account on social networking site Twitter, which claimed to belong to its general secretary Irvin Jim.

#YesAllWomen campaign hits Twitter

2014-05-26 22:18

A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women.

Twitter to globalise India poll strategy

2014-05-26 09:49

US social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy globally, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians.

 

Twitter to set up shop in social-media-mad Indonesia

2014-08-29 11:42

Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nation.

Stop interfering, tweets Madonsela

2014-08-26 20:03
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has taken to twitter and told politicians to stop interfering with her work.

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

2014-08-21 13:31

The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theatre of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

China fishes for growth with massive aquarium

2014-08-18 08:09

The world's largest aquarium, in China is being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

Twitter unveils video ads, eyes increased revenue

2014-08-13 07:44

Twitter has unveiled a new advertising programme that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.

Living via social media vs living for real

2014-08-11 07:26

We are becoming a generation that believes that Likes and reTweets measure our worth and that people will forget us as soon as they log off, says Venolia Rabodiba.

Twitter's market value set to soar

2014-07-30 19:34

Shares of Twitter is set to soar as surprisingly strong user growth eased investor concerns that the popularity of the micro-messaging site was waning.

Twitter loss widens but user numbers propel shares

2014-07-30 07:20

Twitter has reported that its quarterly loss widened to $145m despite revenue more than doubling, but its shares soared on word of healthy user growth.

Britain's Prince Harry: I hate Twitter

2014-07-23 08:27

Britain's Prince Harry has spoken of his hatred for the micro-blogging website Twitter due to its role in the invasion of his privacy.

British PM reshuffles his cabinet on Twitter

2014-07-16 10:50

British Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet through his two official Twitter accounts.

SA's most controversial fake Twitter accounts

2014-07-09 14:58

A fake Twitter account for the Deputy President has sparked outrage from the Presidency, but it’s not the first and it certainly won’t be the last.

A third of SA mentally ill, won’t get treatment - report

2014-07-06 08:01
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An investigation into the mental health status of South Africans has found that one third of the nation suffers from mental illness and about 75% of them will not get help.

Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account

2014-07-04 13:03

Internet hackers have taken over an Israeli army Twitter account, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.

Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce

2014-07-01 08:30

Twitter has announced that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

Twitter buys SnappyTV video sharing service

2014-06-20 11:14

Twitter has announced plans to buy SnappyTV, a service which allows for the clipping, editing and sharing of video over the messaging platform.

Iran leader's Twitter warns of "war in Muslim world"

2014-06-19 13:40

A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that militants wanted to bring about a war in the Muslim world.

Twitter users speculate over Zuma's health

2014-06-17 20:40

Speculation over President Jacob Zuma's health has been the topic of conversation on Twitter after he spent a week resting from an exhausting election programme.

@HiddenCash donor steps forward

2014-06-10 20:06

The anonymous donor who sparked a frenzied scavenger hunt for cash by hiding large sums in public venues around California has come forward.

Twitter pushing to open China

2014-05-29 10:54

Twitter hopes to eventually find a way to launch a service in China but has no immediate plans in the country, chief executive Dick Costolo has said.

Twitter sees growth in emerging markets

2014-05-27 16:36

Twitter is seeing strong user growth in the Asia-Pacific region, helping the messaging platform compensate for a slowdown in the US and Europe, a report shows.

Govt: Don't be tricked by fake social media accounts

2014-05-27 05:00

People following developments in government via social media should do so through authentic accounts linked to departments' websites, an official says.

Nene Twitter account is fake, warns department

2014-05-26 10:03

The National Treasury has warned of a fake Twitter account claiming to be that of newly appointed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Twitter censors content in Pakistan

2014-05-23 18:05

Microblogging site Twitter has blocked dozens of tweets and accounts in Pakistan after officials asked for access to blasphemous and unethical content to be stopped.

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