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The Queen sends her first tweet

London - The Queen has sent her first tweet. The Twitter message was posted at the launch of a new Science Museum gallery in London.

Transfer money with just a tweet in France from tomorrow

French citizens can now transfer money to friends and family via a simple tweet thanks to a partnership between Twitter and French bank Groupe BPCE.

Top Spanish news agency apologizes for gay Rajoy hashtag

Madrid - While sending what was actually an extremely serious tweet, Efe, a top Spanish news agency, accidentally added a hashtag which contained a colloquial term for "homosexual" in reference to the Spanish Prime Minister. The news agency has since apologized.

Marc Jacobs opening first ever Tweet-Shop in the UK

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs is launching a Tweet Shop, where customers will use social media instead of cash for currency.

Minnesota man ejected from flight for tweeting about bad service

Denver - Duff Watson won't be flying Southwest Airlines again in the future, after he and his family were asked to leave the plane because he tweeted about the bad service he received at the gate.

CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings

Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter.

World's most dominant athlete thanks chiropractor for 51st ST win

Valerie Kasanita Adams, a shot putter from New Zealand, a four-time World champion, three time World Indoor champion and two-time Olympic and Commonwealth champion, thanked her chiropractor In a tweet for her 51st straight win.

Twitter now supports GIFs, but they are not real GIFs

The GIF, a popular animated image format in the 80s, persevered and found a new place on the Internet. Where is this new place? Chances are you are using it now.

@everyword completes tweeting the entire dictionary

Automated Twitter account @everyword has finally completed its task of tweeting out every single word in the dictionary to its many followers.

McDonald's new ambassador 'Happy' is scaring the social media

It seems McDonald's new Happy Meal ambassador, dubbed rather originally "Happy," is not going down well on the social media. Going more by the name of "McScary," people are just not impressed.

'Game of Thrones' joke tweet goes viral in Spain

A "Game of Thrones" fan sent a joke tweet to Spain's rail network company Renfe, using rather poor spelling and grammar. A fellow fan at Renfe decided to respond in a similar vein and it's gone crazy on the Spanish social network scene.

Dozens of people tweet 'joke' bomb threats to American Airlines

Dozens of people are now known to have tweeted joke 'humorous' bomb threats to American Airlines after the incident on Sunday night when a Dutch teenager tweeted the company.

Man offers to shoot someone for 100 retweets

Los Angeles - The L.A. Police Department have arrested a 20-year-old man for making criminal threats after he tweeted that he would shoot someone if he received 100 retweets on Twitter.

Rihanna tweet shuts down Thailand sex show

Phuket - International R&B star Rihanna may soon be adding "crime fighter" to her resume after her tweets led to the arrest of a bar owner in Thailand whose lewd shows she said left her "traumatized."

Twitter experiment lets users tweet sentences from articles

New York - How many times have you been drawn to a quote in an article that you wish you could share without the hassle of "copy and paste"? Thanks to a new experiment from The New York Times, "copy and paste" and "tweet" may soon be old news.

Grunwald of TIME Magazine longs to report drone strike on Assange

TIME Magazine's senior national correspondent, Michael Grunwald, has been caught out sending a tweet which stated he can't wait to report on the execution of Julian Assange by drone strike. (Updated).

Former actor/model, now Spanish politician in trouble over tweets

Madrid - Former actor and model now Spanish politician, Toni Cantó, is famous for his many gaffes, particularly on Twitter. Now he has sent a tweet mocking Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's slurry diction.

Kat Von D Tweets relationship with partner is over

Tattoo artist, Kat Von D, 31, and Joel Zimmerman, known as DJ Deadmau5, 32, will not be getting married, as they both have confirmed this.

Yankees GM says A-Rod 'should just shut the f--up' over tweet

New York - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez shared an unapproved update on his hip injury, angering the team's general manager Brian Cashman.

Spain's Rafa Nadal apologizes for accidental Mandela death tweet

On Monday, after reading a fake message from someone who claimed to be the British journalist Piers Morgan, Spanish tennis star Rafael (Rafa) Nadal tweeted news of the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Syrian Electronic Army hits parody news site, The Onion

When the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Twitter account of The Onion (the satirical, parody news website), at first people thought it was just the "normal" news. Since then both sides have confirmed the attack, with ever-increasingly morbid "humor."

Twitter to roll out two-factor authentication 'soon'

In the wake of recent attacks on Twitter accounts, including that of Associated Press on Wednesday, Twitter is planning to roll out two-factor authentication to make things a little more secure.

AP's Twitter account hacked, tweeted about White House attack

On Tuesday an @AP tweet caused panic and hit the stock market, by broadcasting that the White House had been the subject of two explosions, and that President Barack Obama had been injured. AP's Twitter account had been hacked.

'Onion' CEO issues apology for Quvenzhané Wallis c-word tweet

Los Angeles - "The Onion" made a rare apology Monday to 9-year-old best actress Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, for the "senseless, humorless comment," the satirical publication published Sunday night on its Twitter account.

Pentametron: Seeking iambic writings to retweet as poetry

You might not know this, but if your latest tweet was written in iambic pentameter, it might just get picked up by Pentametron, a Twitter bot turning random posts into poetry.

Captain Kirk tweets Canadian Astronaut

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, on board the Space Station, received a tweet from William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek.

Rapper ejects concertgoer for tweeting his show is boring

Joe Budden, a Jersey City rapper and Slaughterhouse founding member, instructed his security to escort a woman out of his show, after she Tweeted that his Thursday night concert in Oakland was "dead".

Obama's photo after winning U.S. election most popular tweet ever

Late Tuesday night, after winning the 2012 U.S. Election, President Barack Obama shattered the world record for the most popular tweet ever, based on retweets, with a photo of the reelected president hugging his wife Michelle.

Olympic medalist Gemma Gibbons tweets Her Majesty's posh lavatory

Buckingham - "Met the queen today, she has very posh toilets!" tweeted British Olympic medalist Gemma Gibbons as she breaks Royal protocol by posting a photo of the Queen's lavatory, or rather, loo – as the British would say – at Buckingham Palace.

B.C. Lions football star fined by CFL and benched for racial slur

Khalif Mitchell, an all-star defensive tackle for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League, was fined by the league Wednesday and suspended by his team for using a racial slur on Twitter. Mitchell had been suspended before for conduct on the field.
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