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Twitter helps smokers quit

A new study shows that Twitter can be a huge help for smokers trying to kick the habit. It demonstrated clearly that regular tweeting between those trying to stop greatly enhances their chances of success.

Twitter & Anonymous close ISIS accounts, receive death threats

Twitter CEO and staff are receiving death threats by ISIS after Twitter closed down their jihadist accounts, with ISIS now warning they would "bring the war" to San Francisco. Anonymous also claims responsibility for closing ISIS social accounts.

Op-Ed: Walker compares unions to ISIS, gets well-deserved slap by Warren

Madison - One thing is becoming very clear about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Either he is a bumbling fool or he needs to fire his speech writer. When Walker compared unions to ISIS, Sen. Warren handed his cluelessness back to him on a rhetorical platter.

CIA plans to increase spying on Facebook, Twitter

Washington - The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking to expand its cyber espionage capabilities so it can increase surveillance of social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.

Op-Ed: Hoax – Priest who never existed claims he died, saw female God

Boston - So lately, tongues have been wagging due to a recent story of an elderly priest who died and had a conversation with God, and a female God at that. The story has been dancing around on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.

Police question man after Twitter bot makes death threats

Amsterdam - Twitter user Jeffry van der Goot found himself being questioned by police after his Twitter bot wrote some interesting, if ominous tweets that appeared to be death threats.

A new study reveals why most brands fail on Twitter

Twitter is a powerful social media platform, with more than 284 million monthly active users, and more than 500 million tweets sent every day.

Facebook versus Twitter: The other Super Bowl showdown

Even as the Patriots and Seahawks fought out the incredible battle to take the Lombardi trophy, a second contest was going on in social media that had even more at stake.

Wagner legend is brought to life by a fast-rising star Special

Toronto - New Jersey native Christine Goerke may be making her role debut as a legendary Wagner heroine soon, but she's still a tweeting, Skyping wife and mom who thinks size has nothing to do with sex appeal.

Lizard Squad hacks Taylor Swift's Twitter, Instagram accounts

Taylor Swift appears to the be the latest victim of the infamous Lizard Squad hacking group. Her Twitter and Instagram accounts were compromised early Tuesday afternoon.

Ten percent of Twitter's 'most active users' don't do anything

Of Twitter's 284 million users, 24 million are just machines — apps or pieces of software — that ping Twitter's platform automatically "with no discernable user action involved," according to the company's disclosures to the SEC.

#JeSuisCharlie creator seeks to shield slogan from money-makers

Paris - They were three little words that circled the globe, and now Joachim Roncin, the graphic designer who coined the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie), is seeking to legally protect the phrase from commercialisation.

Why trending #KillAllMuslims isn't all it seems

The twitter hashtag #KillAllMuslims has been trending strong in the wake of Wednesday's Islamist terrorist attack on the headquarters of a controversial French satire magazine known for its cartoons skewering religion.

Op-Ed: Police chief posts anti-racism tweet, gets called a racist

Pittsburgh - Why do so many white Americans reflexively accuse those who dare acknowledge the existence of white racism of being racists? It's a question I find myself asking more and more these days, and today's headlines provided yet another fresh example.

Kiwi jihadist mistakenly broadcasts his location

A technologically challenged Kiwi jihadist has been mistakenly broadcasting his location in Syria because he forgot to turn off the tracking device in his cell phone.

Three Indonesian clubs fined by FIFA for Twitter leaks

Persebaya Surabaya, Persires Bali Devata and PSIS Semarang have all received hefty fines for publishing confidential transfer data through Twitter.

Speeding Lamborghini driver shamed on Twitter by Vancouver Police

Vancouver - A man driving a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan learned what you don't do when driving the $262,000 car if you wish to avoid police. You don't drive at a speed of 102 km/h per hour in a 50km/h (30 mph) zone. For the metrically challenged,102 km/h =63 mph.

Scientists say social media not accurate for sociological studies

Scientists at two universities have determined that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are not representative of society in general and should not be used for studies.

Twitter Offers brings virtual coupons to your stream

Just in time for the holiday season, Twitter is bringing virtual coupons that you can link to your debit or credit card straight from your stream.

Coffee giant bows to customer demands on social media

Seattle - When you settle in for a nice, hot eggnog latte at your local Starbucks cafe, you'll know who to thank, right? Twitter and Facebook got your back this time!

Spain's National Police gain interest on Instagram with hunky cop

Madrid - Spain's National Police have been beefing up their social media presence recently. Having already gained a huge following on Twitter, they are now a great hit on Instagram, after posting a photo of a muscular and very attractive anti-riot police officer.

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.

Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

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.

Head of Twitter news staff lasts less than one year

San Francisco - The head of Twitter's news staff left the social media company Wednesday after less than a year at the helm of a revitalized operation.

Twitter lawsuit seeks transparency in surveillance requests

San Francisco - Twitter has filed suit against the U.S Justice Department, claiming current laws restricting what the company can publicly disclose about national security requests is a violation of the First Amendment.

Taliban leader messes up tweet, gives away location via geotag

Kabul - With a mistaken tweet, the Taliban's Afghanistan spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, revealed with a geotag that he was in Sindh, Pakistan. The Friday tweet which went out to almost 5,900 followers claimed an attack; Mujahid claims the tweet was a conspiracy.

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.

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.

SmartWatches are so yesterday — Introducing the SmartRing

As Samsung, Apple and Co. are all launching their own takes on the SmartWatches, MOTA, a US company based in the Silicon Valley with its award-winning design team, has designed the next step in the high-tech consumer electronics: the SmartRing!
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