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A Congressman is Tweeting the Constitution. All of it.
It's National Constitution Day, so why not?
Peter Thiel Accuses Twitter Management of 'Pot-Smoking'
The venture capitalist also has strong feelings about Apple, Uber, and Google in a CNBC interview.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 9/11 Brand Tweets
#Brands went buck-wild on Twitter today!
Twitter Is Rolling Out an In-App 'Purchase' Button
Twitter and the music industry: they’re both struggling to figure out how to make (or maintain) a steady profit, but now they’re teaming up in the process.
Egyptian Islamic Authority Issues Fatwas Against Selfies and Chatting Online
The fatwa from Dar al-Ifta, condemned online contact between men and women, saying chatrooms are "frivolous, evil and open the door for the devil"
NATO Fires Up a Twitter War Over Ukraine’s Borders
Americans, Canadians, Ukrainians and Russians let loose a Twitter barrage over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Why Did Twitter Change Its Favoriting Policy?
The social media giant’s latest changes are more reflective of Facebook’s model
Just the Fatuous, Ma’am
The Twittersphere delights in the proliferation of useless facts, blithely conflating knowledge with information
Robin Williams’ Daughter Zelda Trolled Off of Twitter
Zelda Williams announced she was “deleting [Twitter] from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever."
Using Twitter, Linguists Find Global ‘Superdialects’
Researchers discovered urbanites from cities across the globe sound closer to each other than to their rural cousins at home
Twitter CEO Gets Called Out for Abuse Policies
A live Q&A with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took an unexpected turn when he was met with hundreds of tweets charging him with failing to respond to abuse and harassment reports.
Twitter's User Growth Beats Targets, Shares Skyrocket
Twitter reversed a steady decline in its once-heady pace of user growth and grew users to 271 million
Man Says Southwest Airlines Threatened to Boot Him Off Flight for Mean Tweet
Minnesota father of two Duff Watson was upset after a flight attendant told him his children could not board early with him
Israel PM Buys Pro-Israeli Tweets
Israel takes Gaza fighting to social media with pro-Israeli promotional tweets
The Fight to Save a Suspended Salon.com Parody Twitter
Only like 500 people read @SalonDotCom, but they all went out and started parody accounts of their own.
A Q&A with the Reclusive Brits Behind @Vice_Is_Hip
No salvia was actually smoked in the making of this interview.
Syrian Hackers Target Israel Defense Forces
Posing as @IDFSpokesperson, the Syrian Electronic Army claimed the nuclear research facility at Dimona had been hit by rockets, causing a nuclear leak
Russia Asks Twitter to Block a Dozen 'Extremist' Accounts
Among those websites blocked under the new rules were those of Kremlin critics Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov because they "contained calls for illegal activity"
Twitter Chief Operating Officer Resigns as Growth Lags
The San Francisco company's stock price traded at nearly half its value six months ago
The CIA Joins Twitter, Sends Highly Overrated First Tweet
Yes, it’s real—the account is already blue-checkmark verified
The End Is Nigh for the Beloved Dictionary Tweeter @Everyword
Adam Parrish attracted 100,000 followers with a six-year quest to tweet every word in the English language
Jon Stewart Is a Violent Sociopath Who Must Be Stopped
Tweets about Jon Stewart’s work on “The Daily Show” have taken a violent turn
Finally, a Way to Ignore People’s Tweets Without Unfollowing Them
You can now get a trial separation from the World’s Most Annoying Tweeters
Today in Tabs: Agnus Dei et Tabs Aeterna
On a day like today, only the reassuring promise of oblivion keeps us going.
Twitter Gets a Facelift
As part of a redesign to attract new users, Twitter will let people "pin" tweets
Turkey Stuffed Twitter
Turkey may have relented on its Twitter ban this time, but the social media wars aren’t over
Twitter Employee Claire Diaz-Ortiz Live-Tweets Her Daughter’s Birth @Claire
@Claire realized her water was breaking on Saturday. So she began live-Tweeting the experience using the hashtag #inlabor
Turkey Attacks Twitter and the Robot Lobby
Protesters have already begun graffiting unblocked DNS addresses around the city
Fake Goldman Sachs Elevator Tweeter Loses His Book Deal
John LeFevre, the man behind the popular @GSElevator Twitter handle, never worked at the company
Who’s Fighting Your Drug Wars?
Soldiers are caught in the crossfire as the battle lines shift to Central America