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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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Report: Twitter employees are mostly white and male

Twitter managers recently released data on their own employees. Around 59% of them are male and 70% are white. Facts like this are re-igniting the debate on how to get more minorities and women into the technology sector.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

China allegedly uses Twitter to spread false information in Tibet

Around 100 accounts were reportedly found using names stolen from Westerners and descriptions taken from real people. Reporters claim each account promotes Chinese propaganda.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Twitter will struggle to master ecommerce, but Facebook may adapt

Social media has been fun...but how much money is in it? Popular sites like Facebook and Twitter are working to capitalize on our screen time, now moving beyond online advertising and into online shopping itself. Will these sites master e-commerce?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Twitter buys CardSpring as a foothold into e-Commerce

With sights on creating its own e-commerce platform, Twitter will soon reach this goal with the recent acquisition of CardSpring. The cost of deal has not yet been revealed, but the feature will be soon forthcoming.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 2 comments

CNN reporter tweets that Israelis are 'scum' and is reassigned

Diana Magnay was allegedly harassed by Israelis and Tweeted to the fans that they were "scum." Authorities with CNN rushed to apologize for the incident and reportedly removed her from covering the Israeli-Gaza conflict.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

This Lukas Podolski selfie is the best photo from World Cup 2014

Moments after winning the 2014 World Cup, German forward Lukas Podolski snapped one of the most memorable selfies in sports history. Podolski posted on his Twitter account a photo of fellow German player Bastian Schweinsteiger kissing his cheek.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Iraq blocks social media sites and applications

Baghdad - The ministry of communications in Iraq has ordered both internet and mobile companies to block social media sites and also applications according to reports from technicians at two major service providers.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Twitter trolls Robin Thicke in Q&A #AskThicke

VH1 organized a social media Q&A session with pop star Robin Thicke using #AskThicke. The resulting storm of inappropriate and abusive tweets was unexpected, and woefully entertaining.
In the Media by James Green - 1 comment

World has newest nation: ISIS caliphate

Tikrit - The world now has 197 nations after the breakaway al-Qaeda faction in Iraq fulfilled its pledge and created a caliphate.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 8 comments

Todd Carey talks about No. 1 Billboard Twitter single 'Nintendo' Special

New York - Singer-songwriter Todd Carey opened up about the success of his lead single "Nintendo," which is making an impact in the pop music scene.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Study: Canada is #1 in digital diplomacy, Pope dominates retweets

How social media changes our culture and our very lives is something many are researching today. A recent study praised Canada for their online diplomacy and also noted the sheer influence available online to Pope Francis.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Milton Este

@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.
In the Media by James Walker

Op-Ed: 5 things the CIA did before joining social media

The CIA has finally joined Twitter and Facebook. While they dig themselves out of a rock and join 2014, it is time to look back at five actions committed by the CIA that is bound to increase their likes.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 3 comments

#YesAllWomen campaign hits Twitter after U.. shooting

Washington - A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Twitter now allows users to mute other users

Twitter is adding yet another feature, and this one is to help weed out those on your feed whom you don't want to hear from.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis

Twitter opens up multi-language advertising

Twitter has introduced a new feature that will allow advertisers to target users on its platform based on their language.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The ‘email is dead’ storm in teacup hits user realities

Sydney - If you’ve been seeing the endless “email is dead” stuff online and rebuttals, you could be forgiven for wondering what they’re talking about. Most normal human beings can manage their email, some just bitch about it more than others.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

'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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Turkey court chief hits out at Erdogan criticism

Ankara - The head of Turkey's top court condemned Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "excessive criticism" of the judiciary on Friday in the latest fallout from a huge corruption scandal that has pitted key state institutions against each other.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Op-Ed: For young guys on mobile, Twitter & Reddit erupt as leaders

New research coming out of Consumer Sharing Trends Report 2014 reveals that Twitter’s back and stronger than ever. And what social channel saw the second most dynamic growth, you ask? Reddit.
In the Media by Bob Hutchins

Turkey urges social media companies to have offices

Ankara - Social media firms operating in Turkey should open offices there and pay taxes, authorities said Tuesday, amid a row with Twitter which the Turkish prime minister has branded "tax evaders".
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by James Walker - 4 comments

Twitter founders, CEO to keep shares after 'lockup'

New York - Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams and chief executive Dick Costolo have no short-term plans to sell their shares in the social network, according to documents released Monday.
In the Media by AFP
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