When fake news goes viral, blame the media, says study
It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
How a wedding engagement changes Twitter feeds
A researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology has used Twitter as a lens to look into the lives of nearly 1,000 people who used the site to announce their wedding engagement. By comparing tweets before ...
Algorithm tests your Twitter skills and predicts virality of tweets
As countless political orators have demonstrated, it's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Using automated text analysis, Cornell University researchers have identified an array of features that can ...
Ubuntu to reach milestone with launch of phone via BQ
Twitter expands ads to outside websites, apps
Twitter unveiled plans Tuesday to sell ads that run outside its own platform in what could be the start of a broader advertising network.
Twitter working with probe on online threats
Twitter said Monday it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State.
Twitter boosts effort to stop spoofing, data leaks
Twitter said Thursday it was ramping up efforts to crack down on impersonation on the messaging platform as well as the leaking of personal, private data.
Reddit cracks down on posting nude pics
(AP)—Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be posted.
Spain shoeshine man gifts prized Twitter accounts
Authorities in Brazil have got hold of a valuable Twitter account to publicise next year's Rio Olympics, after a humble Spanish shoeshine man surrendered the rights to it for free.
Our digital lives mean memories and life online can continue even after death
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
Four email problems that even titans of tech haven't resolved
The email address as we know it was born when Ray Tomlinson introduced the "@" sign in 1977, since which email has continually grown in popularity as a communication tool for work and pleasure – until last ...
When YouTube stars go offline and meet up 'live'
If you thought today's young YouTube celebrities have only virtual contact with their fans, think again. They have taken on something new: real life.
Library followers tweet a love-inspired chaotic poem
A new chaotic poem about love, created by Twitter followers, is on display from tomorrow (Friday 13 February) at The John Rylands Library in central Manchester.
Twitter buys agency that grooms social media stars
Twitter on Wednesday announced it is buying Niche, a startup that acts as a talent agency of sorts matching online video celebrities from Vine and elsewhere with advertisers.