Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

2016-08-26 17:20

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favour of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi backfired.

Cincinnati Zoo cans Twitter account amid Harambe histrionics

2016-08-23 17:15

The Twitter account of an Ohio zoo targeted by online critics and trolls over the shooting of a gorilla, has been taken down.

Twitter unveils two new filter settings

2016-08-21 13:41

Twitter has announced two new settings that will allow users to control what they see in their feeds and what notifications they receive.

Twitter denies rumours that it’s shutting down

2016-08-12 11:23

Social media network Twitter has vehemently denied rumours that it will be shutting down in 2017.

Leslie Jones makes a brave return to Twitter

2016-07-22 17:00

Leslie Jones is back on Twitter, days after quitting the site after receiving vile racist abuse.

Pokemon Go overtakes Tinder and will soon surpass Twitter

2016-07-12 11:55

Popular gaming app Pokemon Go is less than a week old but it’s already challenging the biggest smartphone apps in the world.

ISIS Twitter traffic drops amid US efforts

2016-07-09 22:45

The Obama administration says the Islamic State group's Twitter traffic has fallen 45% in the past two years.

Algerians celebrate return of social media after blackout

2016-06-25 08:42

Algerian internet users have flocked back to social media after several days of blackout as the government sought to prevent a repeat of leaks of high school test papers.

LinkedIn mega-deal puts Twitter's future into focus

2016-06-15 11:17

After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter's future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks.

Clinton trolls Trump on Twitter: 'Delete your account'

2016-06-10 08:00

Hillary Clinton's snarky tweet to her White House rival Donald Trump was among the funniest of the campaign.


Margharet van Wyk’s privacy was invaded – law expert

2016-08-26 15:18

The privacy of North West hockey mother Margharet van Wyk has been violated after a picture of her genitals was posted on social media, says a law expert.

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets a second life online

2016-08-22 12:50

With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

Twitter axes 235 000 more accounts in terror crackdown

2016-08-18 20:58

Twitter says it has cut off 235 000 more accounts for violating its policies regarding promotion of terrorism at the global one-to-many messaging service.

Tweeting grandma goes viral after Olympic victory

2016-08-08 16:42

The grandmother of British swimmer Adam Peaty has become a champion tweeter as she gushes with pride about the new world record holder's achievements

How Twitter plans to reduce social media abuse casualties

2016-07-22 06:18

Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones publicly abandoned Twitter, the latest celebrity to do so after becoming the target of sexist or racist abuse on the service.

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

2016-07-10 21:13

Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment.

Katy Perry is the most-followed person on Twitter

2016-07-04 17:00

Pop star Katy Perry has become the most-followed person on Twitter, according to the social media website.

Twitter expands video tweets to 140 seconds

2016-06-22 08:52

The social network is increasing the time limit for video tweets to 140 seconds, a move aimed at drawing in more users with visual content.

Democrats searching for unity around Clinton

2016-06-10 18:02

Nearing the end of a lengthy primary fight, Democrats are coalescing around Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and looking to reunite the party through a carefully orchestrated plan.

Fast-growing Snapchat overtakes Twitter

2016-06-03 15:07

Snapchat reportedly now has 150 million people using the service each day, which makes it more popular than its older rival Twitter.

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