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This new Twitter feature has a lot of people upset

Today, the world caught wind of a new plan by Twitter to enable all users to receive direct messages from anybody, regardless of whether or not you're following them.

Why no one should ever even think about buying Twitter followers

The practice of buying Twitter followers has been around for about as long as Twitter has been in existence. As you’d expect, it continues today.

Killing of Eric Harris: Okla deputy says he mistook gun for Taser

Tulsa - A shocking video released by an Oklahoma sheriff's department shows an unarmed black man, Eric Harris, on the ground with an officer kneeling on his head. That, however isn't the most shocking part of the video.

Op-Ed: How Erdogan spins the news and Turkey out of control Special

Islamist Ak Party President Erdogan is spinning the news and Turkey out of control as he grants police more powers; limits freedom of speech, protests, and the press; and arrests those who oppose him.

Op-Ed: Anti-gay law — Keith Olbermann asks NFL, NCAA to boycott Indiana

Indianapolis - ESPN's Keith Olbermann has requested that the National College Athletic Association and the National Football League boycott Indiana until a controversial new law that allows businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples is repealed.

Muslims leaders partner with tech companies to counter militants

Los Angeles - Fearing that social media and other online recruitment activities are being used to lure young Americans into the ranks of Islamic State fighters, US Muslim leaders are teaming up with leading tech companies in a bid to fight extremism.

Happy Birthday Twitter: Social media giant turns 9 this weekend

Twitter turns nine years old over the weekend and despite a few hiccups along the way, this social media platform is proving it is here to stay by using just a few short letter, numbers and symbols at a time.

Twitter reports increasing staff to deal with abuse

A recent report indicates that Twitter is now receiving up to five times as many reports of abuse as it did six months ago.

University of Oklahoma frat shuttered after racist video surfaces

After a racist video chant aired online the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma is being shuttered and members of the fraternity will be suspended.

Lizard Squad taken down by Anonymous, Twitter removes accounts

Going public January 2008, Anonymous, the popular group of global hackers, has taken down the black hat Lizard Squad website while Twitter suspended two Lizard Squad accounts, #LizardMafia and #LizardsRise.

How Twitter can help smokers quit

A new study shows that Twitter can be a big 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!
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