ARTICLES RELATING TO TWITTER

Twitter rolls out Snapchat-like camera feature, experimental app

2019-03-14 15:29

Twitter is rolling out a Snapchat-like camera feature that lets users post videos or photos in a swipe, as the social-media company experiments with changes and new products to persuade more people to join the service.

Twitter’s sales forecast falls short on tepid user growth

2019-02-07 16:05

Twitter gave a lackluster first-quarter sales forecast and reported tepid user growth, suggesting that changes to improve the social-media platform haven’t yet attracted a much wider audience.

Musk deletes tweet sharing incorrect report of Tesla sales win

2019-01-04 19:50

Elon Musk deleted a tweet in which he shared an incorrect report that Tesla had outsold all other luxury automakers in the US.

The use of social media by politicians and political parties

2018-12-27 09:14

I’m not suggesting the EFF is a good example of how political parties should use social media, but I do think the ANC and DA are slipping up by not organising a counter force to the EFF twitter army, writes Max du Preez.

Johann Rupert is getting zero love from Twitter users over 'insulting' comments

2018-12-05 12:08

Twitter users have lashed out in their numbers at business tycoon Johann Rupert, following a controversial interview on Power FM.

Study says local Twitter users boost influence

2018-11-11 21:00

Twitter users are influential in their social circles and share their recommendations and assessments regularly, more so than the average internet user

Investigation reveals political interference on SA Twitter

2018-10-30 05:43

An investigation by data analytics blog Superlinear has provided fascinating revelations about political influences on Twitter.

To tweet or not to tweet? Tito Mboweni asks Twitter users

2018-10-27 15:32

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been pondering on whether he should hand over his Twitter account to officials at National Treasury or whether he should continue to tweet in his personal capacity.

'Can the sun protect us from itself?' – Cape Town Twitter reacts to heatwave

2018-10-24 12:40

Summer hasn't even officially arrived and Capetonians have already had enough.

DOCUMENTARY: How others get rich off your personal data

2018-09-28 20:33

Data is being collected about you constantly. All this personal data is being used to send you advertisements and banners, one would say. But that is just the start.

 

WATCH: Twitter boss: we failed big-time on online abuse

2019-02-14 15:05

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says his company's efforts to stop online abuse have been a 'huge fail'.

'I am grateful' - the real Barry Roux speaks out after News24 unmasks parody Twitter account

2019-01-18 19:20

The real advocate Barry Roux has reacted with gratitude to the unmasking of the @AdvBarryRoux Twitter account.

Musk says no-one took 'paedo' tweet seriously in bid to toss suit

2018-12-27 20:08

Elon Musk has asked a judge to throw out a defamation lawsuit by a British caver whom the Tesla founder called a paedophile on Twitter.

#ThatHappened: Twitter SA's hottest political and economic topics of 2018

2018-12-07 06:45

Here are some of the political and financial topics that gave our favourite sports teams and most loved-soapies a run for their money in the Twitter-sphere.

'I did not like BLF tweet dissing Gordhan' - Mboweni insists

2018-11-20 13:35

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has denied liking a tweet by Black First Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp that is highly critical of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

It's not always what it seems: False flags, parody accounts and social media

2018-11-07 14:43

A "false flag" campaign tries to give the appearance that a particular person or group of people is responsible for conduct perpetrated by others.

Twitter apologises for 'mistake' in ignoring apparent bomb threat in tweet

2018-10-29 12:06

Twitter has apologised for the way it responded to Rochelle Ritchie, a former congressional press secretary, when she first alerted it to an apparent threat made against her by mail bombing suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc.

Twitter exceeds sales projections amid spam account cleanup

2018-10-25 16:18

Twitter has topped estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter amid higher spending from advertisers, marking a much-needed boost for the social-networking site.

Twitter posts millions of tweets linked to Russia, Iran

2018-10-18 12:14

The social-media company has previously disclosed the activities, going back to 2016, but says it was opening up the data to the public to encourage independent analysis by researchers, academics and journalists.

Twitter to ban 'dehumanising' comments with user help

2018-09-26 12:30

Twitter reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanise people and set the stage for real-world violence.

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