Hold that RT: Much misinformation tweeted after 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
It takes only a fraction of a second to hit the retweet button on Twitter. But if thousands of people all retweet at once, a piece of information 140 characters long can go viral almost instantly in today's ...
Twitter study shows Africa is football mad
Posts about football topped Africans' tweets last year, trumping even world events like the death of Nelson Mandela, results from a study released on Wednesday showed.
Ellen's Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment
Ellen DeGeneres' celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa.
Keeping pace with the data explosion
With a torrent of new content unleashed on the Internet every hour, how do you find the news articles, status updates and videos you want to view? How do websites like Yahoo and Facebook feed you enough interesting ...
Twitter says images blocked in Venezuela
Twitter said Friday that Venezuela was apparently blocking pictures from being shared in tweets as people took to streets to protest inflation and shortages amid sometimes violent unrest.
Twitter account cataloguing Sochi problems goes viral
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.
Sochi: Our tweeted emotions decrypted in real time
EPFL researchers will track emotions of the viewing public during the Olympic Games in Sochi. Via social media, they will show in real time what people are feeling during the competitions.
Kerry gets his Twitter account back (Update)
A year into the job US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday enthusiastically relaunched his Twitter account, and appeared ready to flood the social networking site with messages.
Anti-protest law changes Twitter users' behavior, but not network structure, physicists show
Social media helps users embrace differences and provide support to one another, study finds
According to recent statistics, more than 175 million tweets are sent daily, and 11 accounts are created every second on Twitter. One celebrity who boasts the highest amount of global subscribers is singer Lady Gaga who enjoys ...
'Golden Tweet' is Twitter's most echoed note in 2013
Twitter revealed Thursday that a message acknowledging the death of "Glee" television show star Cory Monteith was the most reposted tweet on the globally popular messaging platform this year.
Peer-review science is taking off on Twitter, but who is tweeting what and why?
The most tweeted peer-reviewed articles published between 2010 and 2012, and the trends associated with their social media success, have been identified by Stefanie Haustein at the University of Montreal's School of Library ...
Small company helps Twitter make money (Update)
Twitter just issued its IPO but a lingering question is how the popular worldwide microblog company will turn a profit. One U.S. company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money.
Twitter customized timelines offer new perspective
Twitter said Tuesday it would offer its users the ability to create custom "timelines" for fresh perspectives on the Twittersphere.