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The most ‘tweeted’ tweet exceeds three million

Social media records are there to be broken and this has happened with Twitter, where a new record for the most tweeted tweet has been set. The record-breaking tweet is consumer focused and it comes from a teenage boy.

Trump tweets his work is about to begin

Washington - Hours before his inauguration Friday, US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that his job of shaking up America's political and economic status quo is about to begin.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

Trump's tweet 'clear warning' to North Korea, says Seoul

Seoul - South Korea said Tuesday that US president-elect Donald Trump had sent a "clear warning" to North Korea with a tweet dismissing Pyongyang's ballistic missile claims.

No N. Korea missile will be capable of reaching US: Trump

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again on Monday evening to promise North Korea would not develop a nuclear missile capable of reaching US territory.

'Unpresidented' Trump tweet on China sets off deluge of mockery

Washington - US President-elect Donald Trump got plenty of attention -- but not the kind he was looking for -- after a tweet calling out China for its seizure of an unmanned US naval probe.

Taylor Swift gives $250K to Kesha after court ruling

Taylor Swift is providing fellow pop star Kesha with a financial shoulder to lean on, having donated $250,000 as a "show of support" in her legal battle with Dr. Luke, whom the singer alleged sexually assaulted her.

Twitter launches algorithmic timeline — Despite denying it exists

Twitter has begun to roll out a new version of its timeline that displays tweets algorithmically instead of in the traditional reverse-chronological order. The feature will be disabled by default, to the relief of many vexed users.

China's Weibo ups character limit to 2,000 ahead of Twitter

Weibo, the Chinese social network usually viewed as the country's answer to Twitter, has axed its 140-character limit on user posts and dramatically increased the maximum length to 2,000 characters. It comes amid rumours of Twitter doing the same soon.

Twitter users unhappy as 'Favourites' relaunched as 'Likes'

Twitter has removed the ability to favourite a tweet by clicking the star icon and replaced it with "Likes" signified by hearts. Described as a "universal symbol" that makes the network more accessible, many users are unhappy.

Twitter experimenting with native polls in tweets

Twitter has confirmed it is working on adding native support for polls in tweets. Voters will be able to click option buttons embedded in the tweet to cast their ballot. The feature is currently being tested with a limited number of users.

Palin comes down on analyst's side in dispute over Muslim comment

Anchorage - Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin publicly ridiculed the ESPN sports network Friday for suspending baseball commentator Curt Schilling over an anti-Muslim comment he made on the website Twitter.

'Loose tweets destroy fleets' says U.S. Air Force of war on ISIS

The US Air Force has updated its propaganda message dating from WWII to make it more applicable in the digital age. The force has warned that troops carelessly revealing personal information online could inadvertently give enemies like ISIS an advantage.

BBC reporter in hot water for tweeting the Queen has died

London - A BBC reporter is in hot water tonight for erroneously tweeting Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II had died. It turned out to be a rather embarrassing mistake because it was supposed to be a rehearsal, just in case someone from the royal family died.

Deepening the mystery: Snapchat has 'plans' for Windows Phone app

Windows Phone is known to have a substantial app gap when compared to rival platforms like iOS and Android. One of the most notable absences is Snapchat who have continually refused to come to Windows but an unexpected tweet has suggested that may change.

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."
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