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Twitter working to get rid of hashbang URLs

02/21/2012, The use of the hashbang (#!) by Twitter (among other websites) appears to have received quite a lot of hate. While we’re sure that there are merits for the use of the hashbang, such as potentially faster loading times as it utilizes JavaScript routing...

BlackBerry PlayBook Twitter and Kindle apps on the way?

02/17/2012, We all know that the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 update is arriving next week, but it looks like some long-awaited apps might be on the way as well. According to Best Buy Canada’s product page for the PlayBook, it suggests that we might be seeing a...

Death By A Thousand Tweets

02/10/2012, The next time you complain that your working hours are just way too long, and pulling 18 hour shifts at the office is going to be the death of you, perhaps you will be able to sympathize with resident writer for Japanese comedy website Omokoro, Sebuyama....

Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

02/08/2012, Sky News has informed journalists on their payroll to refrain from reposting information from any Twitter users who are not under the payroll of the broadcaster, as revealed by an email to staff yesterday as new social media guidelines for Sky News...

Brazilian Federal Attorney’s Office sues Twitter

02/07/2012, Despite Twitter’s recent move to censor tweets by region, it looks like it isn’t enough to keep the Brazilian Federal Attorney Office happy. It recently received a lawsuit from the Brazilian Federal Attorney Office, requesting that it suspends...

Twitter more addictive than smoking and alcohol?

02/07/2012, What is your favorite vice? Drinking? Taking a long drag from your favorite cigarette? How about being more ‘hip’ – by being addicted to Twitter? Researchers who made an attempt at measuring just how folks resist their desires claim that...

Tworse Key lets you tweet in Morse code

02/02/2012, If tweeting from your phone or computer using a keyboard or voice is getting too boring for you, you might want to check out an alternative way of inputting your thoughts i.e. via Morse code. Some folks have hacked together a telegraph key together with...

Facebook and Twitter to end up as BBM apps in next update?

01/31/2012, When the BlackBerry was first released all those years ago, it opened up a whole new window of mobile communication, and with the arrival of BlackBerry Messenger 6 at the end of July 2011, we saw other apps being integrated and offered BBM connectivity to...

Tweets prevent two British tourists from entering the US

01/30/2012, While it’s common knowledge to be careful about what you say in public, it looks like that practice will have to apply to tweets as well. It has been reported that two British tourists were recently barred from entering the US when Homeland Security...

Thailand embraces Twitter’s censorship move

01/29/2012, The kingdom of Thailand is the first country in the world that has agreed to Twitter’s recent controversial move that allows certain countries to censor tweets, and the Thai authorities have also done their bit to endorse this new policy in a public...

Twitter filters content by geographical boundaries

01/27/2012, Twitter has hopped aboard the censorship bandwagon, announcing (or rather, tweeting would have been more appropriate, although it would be pretty hard to squeeze in everything that they want to say of such magnitude in 140 characters or less) that they...

Tweeting Sensor “talks” to Twitter

01/20/2012, UC Technology has unveiled what they call a Tweeting Sensor, where it is a device that will post temperature and humidity data to Twitter at regular intervals, allowing you to check on it remotely on Twitter through various means including a smartphone,...

Laser gun aims to turn Twitter posts into art

12/29/2011, In an effort to combine social media with art, Matt Richardson has built a laser gun that shoots out tweets, which we guess based on the photo above could be interpreted as art (it is subjective after all). The “laser gun” is a combination of Twitter...

Lady Gaga Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked, fans phished

12/20/2011, It has been reported that Lady Gaga, one of the most popular pop stars of this generation, had her Facebook and Twitter account hacked. The hackers then used her account to send messages to all her fans – inviting them to submit their details to win...