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

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 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.

Kuwait court jails tweeter for emir 'insult'

2014-05-22 19:25

Kuwait's appeals court has ordered an opposition activist to jail to start serving a two-year sentence handed down last year for tweets deemed offensive.

Twitter eyes SoundCloud - report

2014-05-20 16:44

Twitter is mulling plans to buy the German-based music-sharing service SoundCloud to fuel growth at the social network, a news site has reported.

Social media key for terror groups - study

2014-05-14 21:36

Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks.

Twitter puts out welcome mat for SA small businesses

2014-05-14 09:43

Twitter has launched an advertising platform targeted at South African small businesses so they can take advantage of the globally popular social network.

Twitter adds mute button for unwanted posts

2014-05-13 08:40

Twitter has begun letting users "mute" posts from people they are not interested in hearing from at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

Twitter shares sink to new low

2014-05-06 18:30

Twitter shares have tumbled to fresh lows, under pressure after the expiration of the so-called lockup period, which banned sales by company insiders.

Twitter, Amazon team up for in-app purchasing

2014-05-05 22:18

Amazon has rolled out a new feature allowing Twitter users to select items for purchase on the online retail site without leaving the messaging platform.


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.

Yet another derogatory term for women

2014-05-29 08:30

Bonga Dlulane sighs over the latest derogatory term made popular on Twitter, “ezi’ weyi”, which when directly translated into English, means "these things".

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.

Mandela on YouTube

2014-05-22 19:25

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Google have asked YouTube creators to help celebrate the icon's legacy in video.

Twitter pulls out of SoundCloud talks

2014-05-21 09:45

Twitter has pulled out of discussions to buy the German-based music-sharing service SoundCloud, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Twitter tool to gauge world's emotions

2014-05-20 11:35

Australian researchers have unveiled a Twitter tool to map moods around the world in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services.

Twitter platform targeted at SA firms

2014-05-14 11:30

South African businesses can now use Twitter as an ad platform to boost their brand awareness. Watch the VIDEO.

Twitter thinks that video of Solange attacking Jay Z is funny

2014-05-14 09:30

The internet went nuts when the footage of Solange Knowles attacking her sister Beyonce’s husband in an elevator broke. But is it really all that funny?

Twitter sinks to new low as 'lockup' expires

2014-05-07 09:33

Twitter shares have plunged to new lows, under pressure after the expiration of the so-called lockup period, which banned sales by company insiders after its public offering.

ANC warns of fake Duarte Facebook account

2014-05-06 07:44

A Facebook account purporting to be that of ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte is false and should be ignored, the ANC has said.

Twitter shares sink to historic low

2014-04-30 19:30

Twitter shares have plummeted to their lowest level since the company's November Wall Street debut after the company added fewer new users than expected.

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