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Studying tweets reveals human life patterns

London - Drawing on social media for psychological analysis, researchers have shown how our mode of thinking alters at different times of the day, reflecting a 24-hour pattern consistent with the human body clock.

Op-Ed: Trump's sick Tweets — 'Send them back from where they came'

President Donald Trump Tweeted on Sunday, calling for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. to be sent “back from where they came” without going through the judicial process in deportation cases.

Op-Ed: Trump tweets — Give me NAFTA deal and I'll drop tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump says Mexico and Canada would be exempted from his planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports if they can reach a "new and fair" trade agreement with the United States.

Twitter launches Bookmarks to let you save and share tweets

Twitter has begun the global launch of its long-awaited Bookmarks feature, designed to make it easier to save tweets for later revisiting. The company acknowledged that it can be difficult to find and share tweets you've previously seen.

Adding a signature to Twitter for the personal touch

To make Twitter more business friendly, as well as offering a general enhancement, the company lettrs, Inc has raised $3 million for an e-signature service for Twitter.

Mining 3.5 billion tweets confirms sunny weather makes us happier

The largest study of its kind has demonstrated that good weather makes people feel happier by analysing over three billion Facebook and Twitter posts made over a seven-year period. The volume of data assessed for the study far exceeds previous attempts.

Twitter tests $99 subscription to automatically boost your tweets

Twitter is testing a new monthly subscription that automatically promotes the tweets of members. The company is looking for new ways to increase revenue and user engagement as its platform becomes increasingly stagnant and fails to continue its growth.

EPA's open data site — The shutdown that's not a shutdown

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) open data website was to be shut down as soon as Friday, April 28, sparking a social media frenzy. This news prompted the EPA to use its Twitter account to reassure people the "rumor" was untrue.

China to Trump — we didn't make up global warming

Marrakech - At the UN climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco on Wednesday, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin pointed out that China didn't invent climate change, contrary to what President-elect Trump tweeted in 2012.

Twitter to let you block out the trolls by muting words

Twitter is developing a new feature that could make it easier to avoid abuse on its platform. "Muted words" allows you to hide any tweets containing specific words, an ability that could also prevent the disappointment of seeing online spoilers.

Lawsuits can be served via Twitter

San Fransisco - Miscreants and evil-doers beware, some U.S. law firms have begun serving lawsuits using the social medium of Twitter. The first such electronic legal missive was served this week.

'Selfie' statue in Sugar Land, Texas sparks criticism and anger

Sugar Land - The city of Sugar Land, Texas recently installed two statues in the town square's public plaza, part of a 10-piece collection donated by a Sugar Land resident to the City. One statue, called "Selfie," has residents up in arms.

Twitter lets you speak more freely with new 140-character rules

Twitter has announced a significant revision of its 140-character Tweet rule. The company will soon exclude replies, mentions and media such as photos and videos from the restrictions, giving you more characters to type your own message with.

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.

How we use Twitter matches how we talk to friends

Despite the wide use of social media and concerns that, along with it, the English language has been "dumbed-down," most people follow some basic rules of formality depending on the subject and situation.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel deletes all his tweets to advertise app

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has removed all of his public tweets from Twitter in an unusual marketing push for the popular instant messaging app. The aim is reportedly to highlight how Snapchat posts will be deleted after a few seconds.

Twitter invests $10 million in MIT social media lab

Twitter is giving every tweet on its network to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, as well as a $10 million investment, to create a hub to better learn how to understand and use social networks.

Science and social media: It's all about Kim Kardashian

A scientist has created the "Kardashian Index" to measure how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against his or her citation record.

Cloud Atlas author pens new story as a series of tweets

Is a novel in 140 characters possible? David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas, is going to try. The celebrated author is publishing his next work on Twitter.

Twitter turns eight: #WhatsNext?

Twitter just turned eight, and it's come a very long way from the slightly-odd microblogging niche platform it used to be.

Twitter study yields 50 top thought leaders influencing marketers

In a study released by DNN and Leadtail, the retweets of mid-size marketers were analyzed to determine the Twitter handles of greatest influence to them.

Bra sends Tweets every time it's unclasped

How long do you think you can be away from your cellphone or laptop? For those who can't stand to be for very long, a new bra Tweets every time it is unclasped.

Tweets tip off former NFL player of teen partying at his house

Albany - Former New England Patriots' offensive lineman Brian Holloway thought it was a joke when he saw pictures of teenagers who had tweeted they were having a party at his family's second home in New York. The $20,000 in damage inside wasn't funny.

AOL Music shutting down? Staff tweets about layoffs

AOL Music may be shutting down and firing all its staff according to tweets made by some of its employees posted Friday (April 26).

Pro-Assad activists hacked AFP Twitter photo feed

Aiming to counteract what they call "fabricated news" by Western media sources, pro-Assad activists hacked the Twitter feed of Agence France-Presse on Tuesday and flooded it with propaganda.

Power of Twitter, handy in the case of public marriage proposals

Dublin - Twitter can be used for anything, including marriage. One woman decided to use Twitter to pop the question to her girlfriend at AOL Dublin's "#MerryAOL" campaign wall.

NRA takes down Facebook page, stops tweets after Sandy Hook

The NRA has taken down its Facebook page after it came under attack following the Sandy Hook shooting. The group deactivated its Facebook account soon after it posted a self-congratulatory message that it had received 1.7 million Facebook "Likes."

Social media fail: Marshall Brandon's faux pas on Twitter

An NFL player accidentally tweeted an image of a naked teammate to his 750,000 followers. He quickly deleted the photo, however, not fast enough.

Twitter gets hacked — Messages sent out for password resetting

There are news reports that any messages that you may receive from Twitter to reset your password are authentic and should not be ignored. It seems Twitter has been hacked and as a precaution they decided to reset many more passwords than necessary.

Op-Ed: Twitter vs. LinkedIn, and LinkedIn winning? It's happening

Sydney - In July, Twitter decided it wasn’t going to post tweets that automatically went to LinkedIn. It’s now looking like there’s a split of interests, at least among LinkedIn users.
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