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Twitter won't play nice with Tumblrupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 16:22:00

Perhaps the blog VentureBeat put it best: "Twitter appears to have a problem sharing friends."

UK man fighting for the right to dieupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 09:39:00

The lawyer for Tony Nicklinson discusses the possible outcome of a court ruling on assisted suicide.

UK court rules against paralyzed man in 'right to die' caseupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 09:39:00

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.

Twitter founders unveil new blogging toolupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 20:39:00

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.

Would you pay for an ad-free Twitter (or Facebook)?updated: Mon Aug 13 2012 13:42:00

Sure, lots of folks might be excited about a Twitter-like social network with no ads or annoying "promoted tweets."

Bolt takes gold in Olympics social media raceupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 11:30:00

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."

Viewers outraged after NBC cuts away from closing ceremoniesupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 03:49:00

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.

Apparently This Matters: Twitter beauty partyupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 08:52:00

There was a pretty epic party on Wednesday night. You probably weren't there.

Is the Mars rover vain?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Police identify Twitter user accused of making threatupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 23:27:00

Authorities have identified the Twitter user accused of posting violent threats against the Longacre Theater, New York Police Comissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.

NYPD to subpoena Twitter over theater threatupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 15:19:00

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.

Apple account hack raises concern about cloud storageupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 22:28:00

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.

World class gamer: Inside look at MVPupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 06:16:00

One of the top online gamers of "Starcraft II" in the world, Korea's MVP takes us inside the life of a pro-gamer.

How do you feel about Romney and Obama? Ask the 'Twindex'updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 09:37:00

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.

Welcome to the Twitter Olympicsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 13:37:00

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.

Twitter ruining Olympics?updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 13:37:00

Erin Burnett tackles the claim that Twitter is ruining the Olympics for spectators all over the world. Does it add up?

Soccer player expelled for racist tweetupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 13:30:00

A Swiss soccer player was expelled from the London Games for sending a racist message on Twitter about South Koreans.

Meet the man who started #NBCFail updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 12:13:00

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.

Get Real! NBC spoils Franklin victoryupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 12:13:00

NBC gets more criticism after a "Today" promo announces Missy Franklin's gold medal win before her race aired.

Twitter reinstates journalist's accountupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 10:38:00

Guy Adams Twitter account was temporarily suspended after he tweeted the e-mail address of an NBC executive.

Should we trust Twitter?updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 10:38:00

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.

NBC critic's Twitter account reinstatedupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 19:27:00

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.

UK diver targeted by Twitter 'troll'updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:45:00

CNN's Matthew Chance looks at the disturbing phenomenon of trolls emerging on social media, tainting the Olympics.

Police warn teen over Twitter abuse of UK diver Tom Daleyupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:45:00

British police have arrested a teenager suspected of sending an offensive Twitter message to British Olympic diver Tom Daley.

Twitter suspends journalist who was critical of NBC updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 10:49:00

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.

Fans asked to tweet from Olympics only if 'urgent'updated: Mon Jul 30 2012 11:53:00

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.

Tweeter cleared of sending menacing airport threatupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 08:52:00

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.

Twitter apologizes for worldwide outageupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 20:10:00

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.

Premier League issues Twitter do's and don'ts for soccer starsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 18:01:00

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.

David Beckham supports Olympicsupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 18:01:00

Former England captain David Beckham is full of excitement ahead of the London Olympics. CNN's Amanda Davies reports.

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romneyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

Theater shooting unfolds in real time on social mediaupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 12:24:00

The posts show how quickly life can change.

Can a name change help a website?updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:47:00

Conventional webmaster wisdom holds that changing the name of a website leads to a drop in its popularity.

Are Facebook posts hurting your career?updated: Wed Jul 11 2012 15:36:00

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall and HLN contributor Mario Armstrong tell us how to keep your Facebook page employment-ready.

Are social media making the resume obsolete?updated: Wed Jul 11 2012 15:36:00

Could the days of trying to cram all your professional accomplishments onto a single sheet of paper be a thing of the past?

Judge orders Twitter to turn over Occupy protester's tweetsupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 11:34:00

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.

Apparently This Matters: Kidz Bop and 'Call Me Maybe'updated: Fri Jun 29 2012 10:52:00

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."

Amid Obamacare confusion, 81-year-old Supreme Court blogger shinesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 19:17:00

Supreme Court bloggers usually don't have fan clubs.

Hidden fees are eating up your 401(k)supdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 02:15:00

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.

New app tracks Colorado wildfiresupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 17:26:00

"Uh-oh, I smell smoke again, hang on ..."

Twitter promotes hashtag pages with first-ever TV adupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 08:09:00

Twitter ran on Sunday its first-ever TV spot during the broadcast of the 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race.

Twitter's bird logo gets a makeoverupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 19:07:00

Twitter is giving users the bird. A cute, little, upwardly mobile bird.

'Klouchebag' site keeps shameless self-promotion in checkupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 10:15:00

In CNN's Hong Kong newsroom, right next to my desk, there's a "douche jar."

Instagram or Facebook Camera?updated: Fri Jun 01 2012 10:15:00

Facebook releases a new camera app a month after buying Instagram for $1bn. Kristie Lu Stout compares the apps.

Is Twitter slowing down?updated: Thu May 31 2012 15:39:00

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.

Hey, you two, dial it back just a littleupdated: Wed May 30 2012 12:43:00

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.

Pulitzer winner to publish new story, one tweet at a timeupdated: Thu May 24 2012 17:18:00

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.

Pakistan blocks Twitter over material deemed blasphemousupdated: Mon May 21 2012 06:38:00

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.

Time's breast-feeding cover mom talksupdated: Thu May 17 2012 13:09:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to the woman at the center of Time magazine's breast-feeding cover story.

Twitter fights court order for user's dataupdated: Wed May 09 2012 18:01:00

Twitter, which has a history of complying with court requests for users' data, appears to be drawing a line in the sand.

Twitter politicking causes stir in Latin Americaupdated: Wed May 09 2012 15:26:00

Twitter has been adopted by politicians and supporters alike, but recent controversies in Argentina and Mexico question whether some groups have crossed a line.

Hospital to live tweet brain surgery, put pics on Pinterestupdated: Tue May 08 2012 09:41:00

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. Richard Deitsch: ESPN, NFL Network take different approaches in broadcasting draftupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 13:59:00

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.

The danger of Twitter, Facebook politicsupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 07:52:00

I make a living encouraging politicians and candidates to use social media.

Fresh clashes in Bahrain as protester is buriedupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 16:45:00

Police in Bahrain clashed Monday with opposition protesters and mourners attending the funeral of a demonstrator killed over the weekend, witnesses said.

Incident 'destabilized' Force India teamupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 16:45:00

Force India's Robert Fernley talks with Don Riddell about his team leaving Friday's 2nd practice session in Bahrain.

What Space Shuttle Discovery has inspired in usupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 08:27:00

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.

Attack on disabled girl angers S. Africaupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 17:52:00

Seven appear in court accused of gang-raping a teen girl in a case that has outraged the country. Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Is Twitter trying to end the tech patent wars?updated: Wed Apr 18 2012 10:39:00

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.

CNNMoney: Social 'second screen' TV is all about the appsupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 05:50:00

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.

Madonna joins Twitter for one dayupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 14:07:00

To kick off the release of her new album, Madonna is joining Twitter for one day to answer questions from fans.

#Pirate? Tracking modern buccaneers through Twitterupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 02:09:00

Shipping companies may have found a new tool to fight piracy: It turns out, pirates like to tweet.

CNNMoney: Why Twitter bought Tumblr's biggest rival, Posterousupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 15:06:00

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.

Tweeting Osama's death: The accidental citizen journalistupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 05:33:00

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.

CNN @ SXSW: Resistance to social mediaupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 13:40:00

Nathan Daschle and Wesley Donehue talk about ongoing resistence to the use of social media and online ads in campaigns.

Mobile app lets you 'Tweet-A-Beer'updated: Fri Mar 09 2012 16:45:00

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.)

The changing culture of SXSW Interactiveupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 16:30:00

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.

The government is reading your tweetsupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 09:08:00

There were once seven words you couldn't say on television, as the late comedy icon George Carlin famously lampooned 40 years ago.

CNNMoney: Send a tweet, get an AmEx #discountupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 11:15:00

American Express wants to make your Twitter hashtags more valuable.

CNNMoney: Anonymous in disarray after major crackdown snares leadersupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 14:22:00

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.

In today's warp-speed world, online missteps spread faster than everupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 07:14:00

You probably heard the story. It is, after all, so last week.

Residents turn to social media to fight Mexico cartel violenceupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 09:26:00

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.

13 shot outside Arizona nightclub updated: Sat Mar 03 2012 07:57:00

Thirteen people were shot outside a nightclub in Tempe, Arizona, police said Saturday.

Twitter to sell users' old tweets to marketersupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 17:41:00

For years now, companies have been combing through Twitter postings, trying to glean any information that may help them improve their products and services.

What politicians could learn from NASCAR tweetupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 09:30:00

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.

First non-game apps show PS Vita's wider potentialupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 18:52:00

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. Ben Reiter: Two weeks of Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise a period we'll never forgetupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 11:40:00

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.

How the digital blob feasts on our intimate dataupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 09:34:00

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.

Kenyan chief foils robbery via Twitter, highlights reach of social media updated: Sat Feb 18 2012 08:53:00

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.

Man takes on Twitter over 'hate blog'updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:12:00

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.

Beware what you tweetupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:12:00

Facebook and Twitter users may want to rethink that tweet or post. CNN's Lizzie O'Leary reports Uncle Sam is watching.

Facebook rolls out 'verified accounts,' celeb nicknamesupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 05:36:00

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 addresses China labor controversyupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 05:26:00

Apple CEO Tim Cook responds to labor controversies at production plants in China. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.

CNNMoney: Twitter slaps limits on sales of its pricey stockupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 12:56:00

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.

Twitter: Often first, not always rightupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 11:08:00

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.

Campaign tech scorecard: Tracking the candidates onlineupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 08:20:00

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.

CNNMoney: Marilyn Monroe 'officially' joins Twitterupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 15:27:00

Add one more venue where the legend of Marilyn Monroe lives and her voice beckons: Twitter.

Brazil sues Twitter over roadblock warning postsupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 22:41:00

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.

Social media more irresistible than sex?updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 22:41:00

According to a study done in Germany, social media is harder to resist than sex, cigarettes or alcohol.

The pope's on Twitter? 10 unlikely tweetersupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 18:43:00

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.

Twitter to delete posts if countries askupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:52:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann looks at the controversy over Twitter's announcement it will delete posts if countries request it.

Twitter CEO: 'You don't pull the batteries out of the microphone'updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:52:00

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. Andy Staples: For top football recruits, behavior on social media has consequencesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:20:00

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.

Twitter to delete posts if countries request itupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 17:37:00

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.

Family first: Why Wozniacki is a winnerupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 08:14:00

Caroline Wozniacki doesn't like losing -- and it's a trait that the tennis star's nearest and dearest also possess.

Battle lines drawn as data becomes oil of digital ageupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 11:37:00

Just as the politics of oil shaped the 20th century industrial economy, so the politics of data will shape the 21st century digital economy.

Why are we still watching awards shows?updated: Thu Jan 19 2012 10:14:00

For an awards show that's not the Oscars, the 2012 Golden Globes attracted a good amount of attention.

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