Perhaps the blog VentureBeat put it best: "Twitter appears to have a problem sharing friends."
The lawyer for Tony Nicklinson discusses the possible outcome of a court ruling on assisted suicide.
A British man left paralyzed by a catastrophic stroke seven years ago lost his High Court battle Thursday to gain a legal right to end his life when he chooses.
There's yet another way to post writing and photos and share them with other people online. Medium is a new blogging tool for people who feel constrained by Twitter and overwhelmed by Blogger or Tumblr.
Sure, lots of folks might be excited about a Twitter-like social network with no ads or annoying "promoted tweets."
His blistering pace and larger-than-life antics made him the king of the track in London, and bolstered his claims to be a "living legend."
NBC was pummeled by viewers who took to social media after the network cut away early from the closing ceremonies of the London Games on Sunday to air a new television show, drawing outrage from those who tuned in for the highly anticipated musical spectacle.
There was a pretty epic party on Wednesday night. You probably weren't there.
The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Authorities have identified the Twitter user accused of posting violent threats against the Longacre Theater, New York Police Comissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.
The NYPD says it plans to subpoena Twitter to reveal the identity of a user who claimed on the social networking site to be planning an attack on a Broadway theater.
On Friday night, Wired technology journalist Mat Honan was brutally hacked. In a chain of events that Honan would unravel in the following days, hackers took advantage of security holes at Amazon and Apple to gain access to his iCloud account. They then took over his Gmail account, remotely wiped all data from his MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad, and took over his Twitter account as well as the Twitter account of his former employer, Gizmodo.
One of the top online gamers of "Starcraft II" in the world, Korea's MVP takes us inside the life of a pro-gamer.
Twitter launched a new service on Wednesday called the Twitter Political Index, or Twindex. By applying highly tuned algorithms to Twitter's fire hose of data, the service offers a real-time look at voters' moods, and scores which presidential candidate is trending up (and who is trending down) day to day.
It all started out quite innocently, with jokes about the Queen's perma-frown and GIF collections of weird, what-the-Dickens moments from the opening ceremony.
Erin Burnett tackles the claim that Twitter is ruining the Olympics for spectators all over the world. Does it add up?
A Swiss soccer player was expelled from the London Games for sending a racist message on Twitter about South Koreans.
Steven Marx wasn't that mad. And with only 17 Twitter followers, the 48-year-old certainly wasn't popular when he reportedly created the #NBCFail hashtag.
NBC gets more criticism after a "Today" promo announces Missy Franklin's gold medal win before her race aired.
Guy Adams Twitter account was temporarily suspended after he tweeted the e-mail address of an NBC executive.
Twitter users are rightly aghast that the company on Sunday banned a user for openly criticizing NBC's coverage of the Olympics. After Guy Adams, a British newspaper reporter for The Independent, posted negative comments about NBC's tape-delayed Olympics coverage (including one executive's work e-mail for viewers to make complaints), Twitter alerted its business partner -- NBC -- and showed the network how to file a complaint capable of shutting down the offending user.
Guy Adams, the Los Angeles-based journalist whose Twitter account was suspended after blasting NBC over its Olympics coverage, is tweeting again after being reinstated on the site.
CNN's Matthew Chance looks at the disturbing phenomenon of trolls emerging on social media, tainting the Olympics.
British police have arrested a teenager suspected of sending an offensive Twitter message to British Olympic diver Tom Daley.
A journalist who has criticized NBC's coverage of the London Olympics has been suspended from Twitter after using the site to publish a network executive's private e-mail address and urge followers to message him.
This is supposed to be the Twitter Olympics, but tweet- and text-clogged networks appear to have caused problems for broadcasters at the London Games.
Celebrity comedians were among hundreds who on Friday welcomed a UK court ruling that cleared a man of sending a tweet joking about blowing up an airport.
Social networking site Twitter apologized for a worldwide outage Thursday that left the site inaccessible for more than an hour. It blamed the outage on a technical fault and said that despite speculation, it wasn't related to the London Olympics, which open Friday.
The combined following of Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand on Twitter is an impressive 7.7 million -- more than the population of Switzerland.
Former England captain David Beckham is full of excitement ahead of the London Olympics. CNN's Amanda Davies reports.
Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.
The posts show how quickly life can change.
Conventional webmaster wisdom holds that changing the name of a website leads to a drop in its popularity.
CNNMoney's Laurie Segall and HLN contributor Mario Armstrong tell us how to keep your Facebook page employment-ready.
Could the days of trying to cram all your professional accomplishments onto a single sheet of paper be a thing of the past?
You probably think your tweets aren't of any interest to the government. After all, most 140-character posts are public, often detailing nothing more interesting than snarky jokes or links to adorable cat videos on YouTube.
On Monday afternoon, something called Kidz Bop was trending on Twitter. I had never heard of it, but was instantly amused by the word "Bop."
Supreme Court bloggers usually don't have fan clubs.
Most of us with 401(k) plans watched in horror, as our retirement savings plummeted in the stock market crash of 2008. That year, the average 401(k) balance dropped by a third, forcing older Americans to delay retirement or cut back on spending. Since then, as the market rebounded, some of our savings have recovered in fits and starts.
"Uh-oh, I smell smoke again, hang on ..."
Twitter ran on Sunday its first-ever TV spot during the broadcast of the 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race.
Twitter is giving users the bird. A cute, little, upwardly mobile bird.
In CNN's Hong Kong newsroom, right next to my desk, there's a "douche jar."
Facebook releases a new camera app a month after buying Instagram for $1bn. Kristie Lu Stout compares the apps.
With all the Facebook news lately -- the flat IPO, the regulatory interest, the Chan-Zuckerberg wedding -- it's highly possibly you've forgotten all about Twitter.
On Monday, we paid homage to our fallen troops with bratwursts and kielbasa, and that means it's officially the season of picnics, boat shoes and strolls along the boardwalk, hand in hand.
At first blush, it sounds like a torturous way to read an 8,500-word short story. But in a nod to the social media age, The New Yorker is offering up new fiction on Twitter in a series of 140-character bursts.
The Pakistani government has blocked the social networking site Twitter because of material it deemed an affront to Islam, a government official told CNN on Sunday.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to the woman at the center of Time magazine's breast-feeding cover story.
Twitter, which has a history of complying with court requests for users' data, appears to be drawing a line in the sand.
Twitter has been adopted by politicians and supporters alike, but recent controversies in Argentina and Mexico question whether some groups have crossed a line.
Several weeks after making history with the world's first live-tweeted open heart surgery, Houston's Memorial Hermann hospital is dusting off its social media chops again.
The bellowing never stops. It pummels you over the head like a hard rain, and it's forever accompanied by outdated references ("Mel Kiper, to quote Stan Laurel, 'Here's another mess you have gotten me into, Ollie.' ") and long-winded intros that last nearly as long as a Presidential campaign. Mostly, there is Chris Berman simply talking and talking and talking.
I make a living encouraging politicians and candidates to use social media.
Police in Bahrain clashed Monday with opposition protesters and mourners attending the funeral of a demonstrator killed over the weekend, witnesses said.
Force India's Robert Fernley talks with Don Riddell about his team leaving Friday's 2nd practice session in Bahrain.
Space Shuttle Discovery started out as a way to discover what lies beyond us. Its last flight, taken earlier this week, helped to discover what now lies within us.
Seven appear in court accused of gang-raping a teen girl in a case that has outraged the country. Nkepile Mabuse reports.
Twitter announced an internal patent agreement on Tuesday that it says will empower designers and engineers -- as well as hopefully begin a movement to quell the tech world's rash of patent infringement lawsuits.
While you're on the couch watching American Idol, chances are you're also updating your Facebook status on your smartphone or tablet, or hitting Google for the name of that ubiquitous character actor you can't quite identify. There's also Twitter. Posts on it set two all-time records during the Super Bowl, one at halftime and another just two hours later at the game's end.
To kick off the release of her new album, Madonna is joining Twitter for one day to answer questions from fans.
Shipping companies may have found a new tool to fight piracy: It turns out, pirates like to tweet.
When Twitter buys a startup, it's often after the company's staff, not its product -- which makes Twitter's latest takeover one of its most intriguing. Twitter announced late Monday that it has acquired blogging platform Posterous.
Sohaib Athar was a 33-year-old IT consultant living in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last year when he settled in around midnight to get some work done.
Nathan Daschle and Wesley Donehue talk about ongoing resistence to the use of social media and online ads in campaigns.
Looking to sell the public on your plan to combine Twitter with beer drinking? Well, there are worse places to push the idea than South by Southwest Interactive, the annual gathering known as "spring break for geeks." (Or for "tech hipsters." The line is getting blurrier and blurrier these days.)
If 2011 was the year that South by Southwest Interactive grew up, 2012 may be when it decides it wants to don a suit and enter the corporate world -- or run off and join the Peace Corps.
There were once seven words you couldn't say on television, as the late comedy icon George Carlin famously lampooned 40 years ago.
American Express wants to make your Twitter hashtags more valuable.
In the U.S. government's biggest crackdown to date on a hacktivist group calling itself "Anonymous," four leaders and one other activist were arrested Tuesday and charged with a computer hacking conspiracy.
You probably heard the story. It is, after all, so last week.
It wasn't the sight of tortured bodies that scared "Chuy." It was what was written on the sign that was left next to them.
Thirteen people were shot outside a nightclub in Tempe, Arizona, police said Saturday.
For years now, companies have been combing through Twitter postings, trying to glean any information that may help them improve their products and services.
I get asked by political candidates all the time "what can I do to learn how to grow my Twitter following?" After last night, I have a new and simple answer. "Watch NASCAR." Or at least, watch and emulate NASCAR's savviest tweeter.
These days, it seems, it's not enough for a digital device to just play games. To keep up with the smartphones and tablet computers of the world, any game system needs to at least nod in the direction of cloud-based and social networking "apps" that are all the rage with the kiddies.
The strangest thing about last Friday's agreement between Time Warner Cable and the MSG Network -- which put Knicks basketball back on television for two million New York-area subscribers for the first time in 48 days, just in time to watch Jeremy Lin's first loss as a starter -- is that it felt somehow disappointing. That, in some ways, it marked the end of the first stage of the Lin phenomenon, the experience of which was, in New York and its environs and beyond, at once old-fashioned, distinctly modern and wholly exhilarating.
There's a trillion dollar virus that is spreading throughout Silicon Valley right now. It's called social networking. This virus, a relentless kind of digital blob, feeds on our most intimate data.
A Kenyan chief in a town far from the bustling capital foiled a predawn robbery recently using Twitter, highlighting the far-reaching effects of social media in areas that don't have access to the Internet.
An Australian man is taking legal against social media giant Twitter after being erroneously accused in a tweet of writing a so-called hate blog.
Facebook and Twitter users may want to rethink that tweet or post. CNN's Lizzie O'Leary reports Uncle Sam is watching.
Taking a cue from Twitter, Facebook will be rolling out "verified accounts" for its most popular users -- presumably hoping to encourage the Lady Gagas of the world to get active on the site.
Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to labor controversies at production plants in China. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.
While Facebook prepares to go public, Silicon Valley's other buzzy social startup, Twitter, is doing everything in its power to stay private. In pursuing that goal, it has slapped its shareholders with an unusual restriction: No one who holds stock can sell more than 20% of their shares.
News of the tragic death of Whitney Houston this weekend didn't appear first on television or mainstream news sites. Instead it was revealed in a tweet posted forty-five minutes before the Associated Press reported the tragedy.
On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, we took a look at the Republican candidates' standing in the social-media world -- comparing everything from Facebook "likes" to Twitter followers to YouTube channel views.
Add one more venue where the legend of Marilyn Monroe lives and her voice beckons: Twitter.
The government of Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Twitter, demanding the micro-blogging site suspend the accounts of users who tip drivers off to police roadblocks and radar traps.
According to a study done in Germany, social media is harder to resist than sex, cigarettes or alcohol.
Twitter says it has more than 100 million active users -- a pretty impressive chunk of the online population who are, if nothing else, checking in to see what other people are sharing.
CNN's Jonathan Mann looks at the controversy over Twitter's announcement it will delete posts if countries request it.
Twitter did not participate in the recent online "blackouts," in which Wikipedia and others made their websites inaccessible to U.S. visitors for a day, because it would have been counterproductive, the company's CEO said Monday night.
In most football locker rooms, the words recruit Yuri Wright used on Twitter tend to pepper casual conversation between teammates -- provided no coaches are around. Most players would not use the kind of language Wright used around their mothers, their grandmothers or their teachers. Nor would they stand before a room packed with more than 1,600 people and repeatedly yell out their favorite slang term for a particular part of a woman's anatomy.
Online social networking site Twitter said Thursday it will begin deleting users' tweets in countries that require it -- but it will still keep those deleted tweets visible to the rest of the world.
Caroline Wozniacki doesn't like losing -- and it's a trait that the tennis star's nearest and dearest also possess.
Just as the politics of oil shaped the 20th century industrial economy, so the politics of data will shape the 21st century digital economy.
For an awards show that's not the Oscars, the 2012 Golden Globes attracted a good amount of attention.
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