Confirmed: Tweeting Al Qaeda Jokes at Airlines Will Get You Arrested

Yesterday, a 14-year-old Dutch Twitter user learned the hard way that airlines don't take bomb threats lightly. And after blowing up Twitter feeds everywhere, @queendemetriax has officially been arrested by the Rotterdam police. Read More >>

44 Per Cent of all Twitter Accounts Have Yet to Send a Tweet

A new report from Twopcharts has found that 44 per cent of the world's Twitter accounts have yet to send a Tweet. With approximately 974 million Twitter accounts, that's an awful lot of dead air. Read More >>

Instagram Crashed and it Caused a Global Food Crisis

It's a springtime Saturday, with the weather finally warming up for a lot of folks. Sounds like the perfect day for brunch with friends, right? Wrong. Instagram is down, and it's causing a panic among aspiring food photographers. Just look at these poor lost souls. Read More >>

Twitter Will Roll Out Pop-up Notifications in the Coming Weeks

Twitter just revealed that pop-up interaction notifications will roll out in the coming weeks. Meaning that when you're logged on via, you'll get notifications for replies, retweets, and favourites—assuming you've tweaked your settings to display them. [Twitter] Read More >>

Twitter's Facebook-Lite Look Kicks in Today

That major redesign Twitter was teasing earlier this year? It's here. And it's got a few features we hadn't heard about thrown in for good measure. Welcome to Facewitter, or Twitbook. It's actually pretty nice! Read More >>

Dappy's New Hashtag Tattoo Will Keep Him Trending So Long as He Has a Face

In an effort to ensure he is "trending forever", Celebrity Big Brother inmate and sometime pop-chart botherer Dappy has had a hashtag tattooed onto his face. Always with his finger on the pulse of the cultural zeitgeist, a Twitter executive recently called the hashtag "arcane" amidst rumours it's preparing to ditch the feature altogether. [Daily Mail] Read More >>

Expect to See Even More New Types of Adverts on Twitter Soon

In another attempt at mimicking the actions of other social networks, Twitter is set to introduce 15 new types of adverts, some of which seem to have been "inspired" by Facebook. Read More >>

The US Built a Bizarre "Twitter for Cuba" to Help Undermine Castro

In one of the oddest reports of spy games we've heard in years, the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a "Cuban Twitter" that would lure in users with football scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don't worry, that's a perfectly natural response. Read More >>

Hacked Twitter Accounts Can be More Valuable Than Stolen Credit Cards

Hackers operate by the same rules of economics as we all do. Thanks to a high profile breach like the one that hit US shopping chain Target, a glut of stolen credit cards has cheapened their resale value. So you know what's a more valuable target these days? Your Twitter account. Read More >>

Guy With Phony Twitter Tricks Town Into Thinking He's Mayor

Recently, the residents of Stafford received a bit of a shock when they realised that their amiable, beloved mayor was actually—not. As it turns out, their devout leader was just some bloke with a fake Twitter account and a fancy-looking mayoral chain. God bless the internet. Read More >>

Twitter's Losing Sight of What Makes it So Great

Yesterday, Twitter introduced some major changes to the way it does business. Not only can a single tweet now hold multiple photos (each with up to 10 tagged friends), but none of that extra baggage takes away any of your precious characters. In other words, Twitter just got a whole lot more like Facebook. Read More >>

Twitter Now Lets You Tag People in Tweets Without Using Any Characters

Twitter is growing up, and the latest new feature set includes the ability to tag up to 10 people in a photo as well as the ability to add up to four photos to a tweet. But—and this is big—those tags won't count towards the total character limit. Suddenly, tweets seem kind of big. Read More >>

Remember Twitter #Music?

Remember Twitter #Music? No? Well, you're not alone. Twitter announced yesterday they would be removing the #Music app from the App Store, so it's gone now. If you already happen to have the app (jk, nobody has the app) it will continue to work until April 18th. [Techcrunch] Read More >>

Turkey Has Banned Twitter

Turkey's internet watchdog has blocked Twitter, following threats by its Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan fuelled by the network's ability to carry rumours about government corruption. Read More >>

25+ Famous People's First Tweets That'll Make You Feel Better About Yours

Today is Twitter's 8th birthday and it got you a gift. With Twitter's new First Tweet tool you can look back at your (or anyone else's) first tweet without hours upon hours of scrolling. We took the liberty to round-up a few of the best and worst from some noteworthy tweeters. Read More >>


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