Stop promoting things on Twitter and Facebook

2014-04-16 07:53

There are no shortcuts. Facebook and Twitter are not great platforms to promote your business, says Alex Genadink.

China's 'Twitter' set for Wall St debut

2014-04-15 12:08

China's version of Twitter, is set to go public in the United States after three weeks of sell-offs took their toll on technology stocks.

Twitter accused of tax evasion

2014-04-14 18:30

Twitter has been urged by Istanbul to open an office and start paying Turkish tax in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site.

Turkey PM accuses Twitter of tax evasion

2014-04-12 20:30

Turkey’s PM has accused Twitter of tax evasion after the micro-blogging site was used to spread a number of damaging leaks implicating his inner circle in corruption scandals.

Last lies you get to tell - Oscar's ex tweets

2014-04-08 21:42

Most online chats on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial have focused on a Twitter post by his former girlfriend, Samantha Taylor.

Tech giants growing ambitions ‘spook’ Americans

2014-04-07 14:01

The data gathering abilities of Google and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that internet companies know too much.

Erdogan blasts court ruling lifting Twitter ban

2014-04-04 10:59

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that he had to comply with the Turkish high court ruling this week to unblock Twitter, but he doesn't respect it.

Twitter still blocked in Turkey despite court order

2014-04-03 12:05

Turkey's government faces growing pressure to quickly implement a top court order to unblock Twitter, which it had banned after damaging leaks had spread on the social media site.

The #Aftersex selfie trend has gone viral. Ew.

2014-04-02 13:30

Yeah. So people are doing that now. What’s next? Posting pics of themselves while doing the deed? Oh wait…

Twitter expands 'social TV' efforts

2014-04-01 11:40

Twitter says it is expanding its "social TV" efforts with new global partnerships, as it struck deals to acquire companies in Britain and France.

After Twitter ban, Turkey blocks YouTube

2014-03-27 20:15

Turkey has blocked YouTube, a week after it banned the social media website Twitter, provoking a backlash of condemnation by Western nations and freedom of speech activists.>

UN calls on Turkey to stop blocking Twitter

2014-03-25 20:25

The UN has called on Turkey to stop blocking Twitter, saying Ankara could be breaching its international rights obligations by banning the social networking site.

Fake Oscar Facebook page soliciting money

2014-03-25 13:36

A fake Facebook page called "Oscar Pistorius Official" has been soliciting money from people.

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

2014-03-21 09:03

Turkey has restricted access to Twitter hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked.

'China's Twitter' files for IPO in US

2014-03-15 11:58

Weibo, the Chinese microblogging service often compared with Twitter, has filed for a US stock offering seeking to raise $500m.

'Guilty' more associated with Oscar trial - survey

2014-03-12 22:23

People are likely to use the word “guilty” more than “innocent” in reference to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, according to figures by media monitoring group Data Driven Insight.

Loyiso Gola trashes Vodacom in Twitter tirade

2014-03-12 10:23

Comedian and TV host Loyiso Gola has lashed out in a Twitter tirade and trashed the South African cellular operator Vodacom for what he sees as terrible service.

Black Twitter growing into online force

2014-03-10 08:34

Black Twitter is growing into force to be reckoned with as an increasing numbers of people use the social network for social activism.

Twitter vibes show love to Pope Francis

2014-03-07 13:05

Pope Francis is among admirers on Twitter where positive comments about him outweigh negative ones by a ratio of five to one.

1D hunk Louis Tomlinson hits back at parents for 'sexualised' lyrics complaint

2014-03-04 14:24

Louis Tomlinson has posted a cheeky response on Twitter to a complaint made by parents regarding One Direction's "sexualised" lyrics.

China's smog drives masks out of stock

2014-02-26 12:40

China's biggest online facemask sellers are running out of stock as consumers rush to protect themselves against smog that has shrouded large swaths of China.

Turkey president loses Twitter followers

2014-02-20 08:05

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has lost tens of thousands of Twitter followers after signing into law a controversial bill to tighten controls on web use.

Sochi problems Twitter account goes viral

2014-02-10 07:29

A Twitter account highlighting the myriad teething problems that have plagued the Winter Olympics has attracted 324 000 followers - 120 000 more than the official Sochi account.

Kindle tests Brazil's retail jungle

2014-02-07 22:00

Amazon has started selling its Kindle online in Brazil, expanding from ebooks into retail for the first time in Latin America's biggest market.

George Clooney will never join Twitter!

2014-02-07 07:00

George Clooney is adamant he won't sign up to Twitter because he's worried he'll post inappropriate comments on the site after he's had too much to drink.


SA safe to express political anger on social media

2014-04-15 13:32

Social media in South Africa offers a way for the public to increase engagement with politicians, and the legal framework adds protection, a social media expert says.

US Airways red-faced after graphic image tweet

2014-04-15 09:21

US Airways has rushed out an apology after a graphic sexual image was tweeted from its official Twitter account in response to a disgruntled customer.

Twitter executives head to Turkey for meeting

2014-04-13 19:24

Twitter executives will meet officials from Turkey's government, a company spokesperson has said, after the country vowed to pursue the site for alleged tax evasion.

Twitter freshens up its user profile pages

2014-04-08 21:52

Twitter has unveiled a redesign of its user profile pages, the latest in a series of steps promised by the company to bring new users to the seven-year-old service.

Is this the weirdest thing Dappy has ever done?

2014-04-08 17:30

Dappy has had a hashtag symbol tattooed on his face because he wants it to trend forever on Twitter.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

2014-04-04 13:10

Twitter-owned Vine has said it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Twitter's Vine adds private messaging

2014-04-04 10:23

Twitter-owned Vine is adding an option for private messages sent using the service's looping short videos.

Turkey's top court rules Twitter ban violates rights

2014-04-02 20:58

Turkey's top constitutional court has ruled that the government's ban on the online messaging service Twitter violated rights, local media reported.

The #Aftersex selfie trend has gone viral. Ew.

2014-04-01 18:13

Yeah. So people are doing that now. What’s next? Posting pics of themselves while doing the deed? Oh wait…

Ecuador president Twitter account hacked

2014-03-28 20:18

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says his Twitter account was hacked, blaming right-wing foreign groups for posting false tweets on it.

Twitter ramps up photo sharing

2014-03-27 10:27

Twitter has added Facebook-style photo "tagging" and bumped up the number of images that iPhone users can share in a single post.

Twitter ban sparks 'arms race' with tech savvy Turks

2014-03-25 17:49

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rails against Twitter as part of a plot to blacken him and portray his Turkey as corrupt; but Turks in growing numbers are exploring ever more innovative ways to beat his ban.

Germany criticises Turkey over Twitter ban

2014-03-21 14:41

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government criticised Turkey for blocking access to Twitter, saying it did not fit with Germany's view of freedom of expression.

Jesse Jackson targets tech's lack of diversity

2014-03-20 09:30

Jesse Jackson has focused on Hewlett-Packard in a campaign to highlight Silicon Valley's poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring and funding.

Pope first anniversary tweet from retreat

2014-03-13 21:04

Pope Francis has marked the first anniversary of his election as head of the Roman Catholic Church with a tweet from his retreat.

Loyiso Gola trashes Vodacom in Twitter tirade

2014-03-12 11:01

Comedian and TV host Loyiso Gola has lashed out at Vodacom in a Twitter tirade.

Joburg rules Twitter in Africa

2014-03-12 08:20

The top tweeting cities in Africa have been revealed in a new study that seeks to analyse the behaviour of Twitter users.

British PM laughs off Twitter parodies

2014-03-08 11:32

British Prime Minister David Cameron has laughed off the widespread mockery of a photo he posted on Twitter of him looking serious while on the phone to US President Barack Obama.

Samsung: Oscars selfie a surprise for everyone

2014-03-06 07:40

Samsung says the Oscars selfie that went viral was a "surprise for everyone", after reports it was part of a pre-planned marketing stunt by the company.

Tweeting Goldman Sachs nemesis unmasked

2014-02-26 13:09

The mastermind behind an online persona that mocked Wall Street with an often razor tone and an insider's touch has been finally exposed.

New Oscar Twitter account to reveal 'truth'

2014-02-24 13:43

Oscar Pistorious’s public relations team has created a new Twitter account in which they claim they will reveal the truth surrounding the trial, according to reports.

Twitter says govt info requests on the rise

2014-02-08 11:02

Government requests for Twitter user information is on the rise, the messaging service says as it released figures while pressing for more transparency.

Bad news for Putin as Sochi satire floods internet

2014-02-07 20:07

Vladimir Putin's dreams of glory at the Sochi Winter Olympics are drowning in a sea of online satire poking fun at everything from the toilets to threats of a bomb attack.

Twitter shares slide

2014-02-06 16:59

Twitter shares are in a nosedive after the company's first earnings report shook up investors expecting strong growth.

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