ARTICLES RELATING TO TWITTER

Twitter reinstates David Bullard's account

2014-11-19 12:03

Controversial columnist David Bullard is back on Twitter, after his account was suspended - apparently because his profile picture was deemed pornographic.

S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' rating

2014-11-14 16:07

Standard & Poor's has given Twitter's recent $1.8bn debt issue a "speculative" rating, weighing the company's push for acquisitions against likely slow growth.

Egypt jails eight gay men for three years

2014-11-01 20:06

An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding.

Twitter's aim to engage users yet to pay off

2014-10-28 16:33

Twitter's efforts to improve user engagement and growth rates are taking longer than expected to gain traction, prompting a wave of rating and price target cuts.

Twitter hit by loss, despite user, revenue growth

2014-10-28 09:08

Twitter has reported a quarterly loss as revenue more than doubled and the number of monthly users climbed.

Let's keep Reeva's voice alive - cousin

2014-10-16 09:46

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin thanked people for their support on Twitter ahead of her second day testifying in aggregation of Oscar Pistorius's sentencing procedures.

Twitter takes on US over data disclosure

2014-10-08 10:01

Twitter has sued the US government, claiming its free speech rights are being violated by restrictions on its ability to disclose numbers of secret orders to hand over user data.

'Buy' buttons coming to Facebook and Twitter

2014-10-05 15:34

They're not just for sharing any more: Facebook and Twitter are now looking to play a bigger role in shopping.

Uproar over Twitter tampering talk

2014-09-05 08:42

Twitter users have erupted with worry after word spread that the globally popular messaging service might try to tame its raw stream of real-time posts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Middle Class tweets won't remove Zuma

2014-11-17 19:25

The middle class think that their radio calls, tweets and online petitions will give them what they want; for Jacob Zuma to resign, says Esethu Hasane.

Musical tweets coming to Twitter

2014-11-05 08:36

Twitter is making it easier for users to hear songs. Mobile devices can now play a song or an embedded audio sequence inside a tweet with a single tap.

UK charity launches suicidal tweet scanner

2014-10-29 11:12

A British suicide prevention charity has launched a Twitter-scanning app designed to tip people off when their friends post potentially worrying messages.

Hofmeyr faces Twitter backlash after apartheid post

2014-10-28 12:42
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A tweet posted by singer Steve Hofmeyr on Twitter that black people were the architects of apartheid has caused a stir on social media.

Twitter the source of all evil, says cleric

2014-10-22 12:13

Twitter is nothing more than "a source of lies" and evil, Saudi Arabia's top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate on the microblogging site.

Now you can tweet money transfers too

2014-10-14 18:43

One of France's largest banks has launched a service to allow its customers to transfer money to other people via tweets on social network Twitter.

Snap! Hajj selfies gain popularity

2014-10-05 18:19

Raising his arm, Yousef Ali hugs his elderly father in front of one of Islam's holiest sites as they grin for a selfie - a craze that has hit this year's hajj.

Twitter launches 'tweet understanding' programme

2014-10-03 09:10

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10m project to better understand social networks.

Mixed reaction to Parly's #knowyourspeaker campaign

2014-09-17 18:13

Parliament has started a "know your speaker" campaign on Twitter, following the opposition parties' defeat in a vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

South African Twitter trend heats up social media with raunchy tweets!

2014-09-17 10:56

A hashtag, #saporntitles, has Twitter users tapping into the creative juices for hilarious porn movie titles. (This article contains strong language of a sexual nature.)

Ice Bucket cools on Twitter

2014-09-02 12:34

The Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS has generated great excitement on social media, but interest has rapidly evaporated.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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