ARTICLES RELATING TO TWITTER

Zuma memes blossom on Twitter after #SONA2016

2016-02-11 08:00

Judging by the comments and memes on social networking site Twitter, South Africans who tuned in to hear President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address were clearly not only focused on the serious issues being laid down by the president.

Twitter moves to seek out terror supporters

2016-02-06 10:55

Twitter says it is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is proactively looking at other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal.

Twitter to see executive shakeup - reports

2016-01-25 07:46

Twitter is losing at least three top executives in a major shakeup at the social network, reports have said.

UPDATE: Twitter back online after outage

2016-01-19 11:30

Social network Twitter has gone down in what is a second glitch for the service in just a few months, but it is back online.

Twitter death threats can lead to criminal investigations - police

2016-01-06 17:13

Death threats made on Twitter can lead to criminal investigations, police say. This after one Twitter user threatened to kill estate agent Penny Sparrow's daughter.

2016 - The year we mispronounce back

2016-01-04 16:53

Black South Africans are vowing to turn the tables on their white compatriots in 2016 by mispronouncing their names.

Le Pen under fire for tweeting grisly ISIS images

2015-12-16 20:53

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has faced sharp criticism after tweeting a graphic image of an ISIS beheading in response to a TV journalist who likened her National Front party to the jihadist group.

#ZumaMustFall gaining momentum

2015-12-11 07:09

South Africans reacting to President Jacob Zuma's shock announcement to remove Nhlanhla Nene have voiced their outrage on the #ZumaMustFall hashtag and a Facebook page organising a march.

India spin doctors face flak over 'doctored' Modi

2015-12-04 16:28

India's government has faced mockery on social media for tweeting an apparently doctored photo of its image-conscious prime minister.

Still no answers on mysterious green UFO lights in Cape Town

2015-11-30 16:58

There were still no answers for the mysterious green lights that apparently appeared in the skies above Cape Town at the weekend with some people adamant they had seen an unidentified flying object (UFO) and others blaming a marketing campaign.

 

Twitter lets hot tweets rise to top of timelines

2016-02-10 16:54

Twitter has revamped its timeline by allowing the 'best' tweets to rise to the top, despite warnings of a revolt from members loyal to the real-time flow of the messaging platform.

Twitter CEO confirms major shakeup

2016-01-25 13:42

The social network is overhauling its top management as it struggles to boost its profitability and growth prospects.

Pope hits out at Internet trolls

2016-01-22 22:09

Pope Francis has spoken out over the increasingly aggressive nature of much political discourse and the use of social media as a forum for personal abuse.

Twitter adds live Periscope broadcasts to timelines

2016-01-13 08:58

Twitter has started weaving live Periscope video broadcasts into timelines streamed to its application tailored for Apple mobile devices.

Twitter 'considering' 10 000 character limit for tweets

2016-01-06 09:09

The social network may be preparing to raise its character limit for tweets to the thousands from the current 140 to make the service more engaging.

Twitter acts to curb 'abusive', 'hateful' content

2015-12-30 07:59

The social network wants to take new steps to stem "abusive behaviour and hateful conduct" on the global messaging platform.

Twitter expands ads to reach users who don't log in

2015-12-11 08:43

Twitter said it was expanding its advertising to allow marketers to reach people who use the messaging platform without logging in.

Aus women fight back against sexist 'trolling'

2015-12-04 22:08

Women in Australia are fighting back against online male abusers by joining together and naming and shaming so-called “trolls” in a Twitter campaign.

Mike Wade: Good news – 2016 dot-com bubble to burst

2015-12-01 22:16

An analyst gives the tech market until the end of 2016, by which another dot-com collapse would have occurred, and refers to over-valuations of companies like Uber,.

Black Friday grabs SA social media's attention

2015-11-30 11:33

Social media mentions of Black Friday grew more than 300% this year in South Africa compared to 2014, according to an online customer engagement agency.

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