ANC MPs told to join Twitterverse

2015-08-30 15:06

Helen Zille, Julius Malema, you’d better watch out. The ANC is fast catching up on you on Twitter.

Twitter users delight in #StrongerThanTheRand

2015-08-24 15:10

The collapse of the rand has seen a number of social network users taking to Twitter to express their frustration and humour at the value of the local currency.

Twitter drops 140 character limit for DMs

2015-08-13 10:18

Social media network Twitter has dropped the limits it uses for direct messages, the company has announced.

Twitter signs multiyear deal with NFL

2015-08-10 17:30

The National Football League has signed a multiyear partnership with Twitter to deliver video and other content to NFL fans on a daily basis.

On my radar: Pen pals go virtual

2015-08-05 11:51

In today’s digital age, the concept of ­invisible friends takes an interesting turn, thanks to social media. More and more people are creating ­cyberfriendships, ­particularly on photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, ­with people they have ­never met in person

Investors dump Twitter shares amid growth doubts

2015-07-30 10:06

Twitter shares have fallen after the latest update from the one-to-many messaging platform revived doubts about its growth prospects.

Turkey's military offensive sets off hasthtag war

2015-07-28 05:18

Turks and Kurds post opposing views under a hashtag launched to protest against ongoing operations of Turkish forces.

Vavi 'strengthened' by Twitter attack

2015-07-21 12:27

Former Congress of SA Trade Unions secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi is unperturbed by a Twitter backlash after he posted a birthday message for former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe which ended with the note that Motlanthe was not a thief.

Cuba parliament meets, live-tweets session for 1st time

2015-07-15 18:30

Cuba's National Assembly has met in Havana and live-tweeted the proceedings for the first time.

#GrowingUpBlack takes Twitter down memory lane

2015-07-15 12:52

Twitter timelines are filled with pictures and memes of the funny struggles black kids (though not limited to) from around the world had growing up, using the hashtag #GrowingUpBlack.


Presidency warns of fake Zuma Facebook account

2015-08-29 15:37

The Presidency has warned people of a fake Facebook account purporting to be that of President Jacob Zuma.

Struggling Twitter launches new ad platform

2015-08-21 15:19

Twitter wants to boost the reach of businesses that advertise on the micro-blogging social network.

SA government leaves Twitter alone

2015-08-13 09:25

Governments around the world are increasing their efforts to compel Twitter to provide user information, except for SA.

Twitter – a merciless vampire of time and productivity

2015-08-07 13:36

Just two minutes, three at most. Okay, five. Ten. Isn’t it part of my job as a columnist to be on Twitter? says twitter addict Tom Eaton.

Twitter shares tumble on growth worries

2015-08-04 08:28

Twitter shares fell to an all-time low, weighed down by doubts that the popular messaging platform isn't growing fast enough to thrive.

Fake AKA Twitter account causes more trouble

2015-07-28 17:00

There's a fake Twitter account that is causing quite a frenzy on the social media platform.

Twitter blocked in Turkey after suicide bombing

2015-07-22 14:55

Several internet service providers in Turkey blocked access to Twitter in line with a local court ruling.

Pope Francis passes 22 million Twitter followers

2015-07-15 22:30

Pope Francis surpassed 22 million Twitter followers on his multiple accounts, joining the ranks of tech-savvy entertainers and world leaders who command tens of millions of eyeballs on social media.

Fake report on $31bn Twitter takeover jitters shares

2015-07-15 16:24

A fake news report purportedly from Bloomberg about a possible $31bn takeover of Twitter has spurred a 5% surge in the social network's shares.

POTUS unscripted: Obama shows a softer side on Twitter

2015-07-07 14:28

President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings, at all hours of the day.

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