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DA digs in amid Twitter race war

As political parties ratchet up their election rhetoric, supporters of DA leader Helen Zille have taken to Twitter to liken ANC politicians to the Nazis.


5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network

This picture taken on July 20, 2009 in Paris shows the frontpage of Twitter, a leading Internet microblogging site.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

9 hrs ago | Suria

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters -- even before a crime has been committed.


Related Topix: University of Virginia

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Satirical Tweets Mock Peoria Mayor Who Hits Back ... with a Police Raid

"Will it play in Peoria?" emerged as a catchphrase almost 100 years ago on the vaudeville scene because a hit with the Peoria crowd was likely to go over well anywhere in America.


Related Topix: Peoria, IL

Twitter terrorists: Young Britons being recruited through social media to fight jihad in Syria

British teenagers are being A radicalised and lured to the bloody Syrian battleground through Twitter and Facebook, a Sunday Mirror investigation has discovered.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom, Startups, Facebook

Sister Toldjah

.@BarackObama Twitter feed celebrates Easter - then himself

If these last two Tweets from the @ BarackObama Twitter feed don't sum up the absolute arrogance of our "me first" celebrity President, I don't know what does: Everything has to be about him - the anniversary of the Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat, the death of Nelson Mandela .


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, US News


Idris Elba is a new father for Easter British actor Idris Elba is a...

The Wire star announced the happy news in a post on his page on Friday revealing he became a father ahead of Easter weekend .


Related Topix: Idris Elba, Entertainment

Daily Star

Spineless! Twitter revels in news that a jellyfish stung David Cameron

The PM is currently holidaying with his family on the Spanish island of Lanzarote and staying at a 200-per-night yoga retreat.


Related Topix: Europe, Spain, World News

SA's Twitter stars

A research report by communications firm Portland revealed that South Africa has the most active Twitter users in Africa; with Joburg, the East Rand and Durban in the top five most-active Twitter cities on the continent.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa,

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Twitter Starts Selling Mobile App Promotions

Last November Twitter made quite the splash with its IPO , but since that time hasn't exactly been a stock market darling.


Related Topix: Blog News, Mobile Marketing, Marketing, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

West Australian

Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.


Related Topix: Europe, Italy, World News

The Miami Herald

Miami-Dade firefighter arrested for allegedly sharing illegal images – on Twitter

Detectives have arrested a Miami-Dade firefighter after he allegedly shared over a dozen illicit images while using the most public of social media sites: Twitter.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

Justin Bieber crashes Drake Bell party

After years of throwing virtual jabs on Twitter, the feuding pair nearly came face-to-face Thursday night when the "Baby" crooner crashed the Nickelodeon alum's album release party.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Justin Bieber, Drake Bell, Miranda Cosgrove, Josh Peck


Stars pay tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez Stars including FOREST...

Stars including FOREST WHITAKER, LENA DUNHAM, SHAKIRA and EVA LONGORIA have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ following his death on Thursday .


Related Topix: Lena Dunham, World News, Mexico, Entertainment

The Weston Daily Voice

Greenwich Police Respond To 'Serious Criminal Matter'

The case may involve "a possible hostage situation or barricaded person," NBC Connecticut reported .


Related Topix: Greenwich, CT

WALB-TV Albany

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.


Related Topix: Privacy, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Public Radio

Venture Investments Highest Since 2001

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.


Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Social Software

The Age

William Shatner enjoys live-tweeting TV shows - here is why

Loves to start a conversation ... William Shatner enjoys live tweeting about sci-fi television shows, and the actors love him doing it too.


Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, William Shatner, Pop/Rock, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, Drama

Cinema Blend News

Mara Wilson Shoots Down Mrs. Doubtfire 2 On Twitter

So the news broke recently that yes, Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is underway. 21 years after the Chris Columbus-directed original became a wild success and helped propel Robin Williams' career further into "Dramedy" territory, someone thinks it's a good idea to try and compete with the Madea franchise.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Celebrities, Robin Williams

West Australian

Turkey still hopes Twitter will open local office

Turkey's government said on Thursday it still hopes Twitter will open an office in the country, a day after the social networking site ruled out any such move.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Social Software, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


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