08/12/2013, Now here is a story that definitely underlines the importance of having a smartphone (with a working data line too, of course) – it might just help you get out of a tight spot. Sarah Greep, a 43 year old mother of two, was accidentally locked within a church in Plymouth, and after trying the phone numbers of volunteers that were listed in a leaflet to no avail as she […]
08/12/2013, While restaurant reviews and ratings might be a good indication of whether you should visit a particular establishment, sometimes there are patrons to restaurants who would rather tweet their experience rather than write a review on Yelp or Foursquare, and if you’ve always wanted to know which restaurants to avoid if you want to save yourself a trip to the doctor’s following a bout of food poisoning, the nEmesis system […]
08/07/2013, If someone says “trending topics,” you’ll most likely think about Twitter. The micro-blogging network is the go-to destination to find out what the world is saying about a particular topic. Twitter made hashtags popular as well, and Facebook recently enabled them for its more than 1 billion users. There’s another similar feature that’s may find its way soon for everyone on the world’s biggest social network. Facebook has confirmed that […]
08/06/2013, When you’re visiting somewhere either on vacation or business, we’re sure you can’t help but to tweet or publish a status update talking about where you are and your experience there. Not only do we want to share our experience, but deep down, we also like to secretly brag to our friends and family where we are, and where they aren’t. Now there’s a hotel that specifically wants you to […]
08/01/2013, If one were to remain where they are without any progression, it is unavoidable that your competitors would eventually catch up with you if they were to be behind in the first place, before overtaking you. Twitter knows this basic principle as well, which is why they have introduced updates to their service from time to time, and this has definitely helped them remain in business, so to speak, for […]
07/31/2013, Hotels and technology have always jived well together, as we have seen our fair share of instances in the past, where Hotel Bel-Air has iPads in guest rooms so that guests are able to place room service orders, or how about the Kinect Hotel Room that targets gaming enthusiasts? No prizes for guessing just which console that hotel is partial to, though. Well, with Twitter having turned 7 years old […]
07/30/2013, Thomson Reuters is a well known and respected media firm. Unfortunately, they too have been victim of a cyberattack. Over the past few months Twitter accounts of various media outlets have been hacked, including that of the Associated Press. On Monday, the Thomson Reuters Twitter account was suspended after it had been hacked and a series of tweets containing political cartoons were posted. It is believed that the notorious Syrian […]
07/29/2013, Threats to kill or rape someone is something that should never be taken lightly, and it seems that recently in the UK, a 21-year old man from Manchester has been arrested after posting rapes threats on Twitter. The threats were directed at a certain Caroline Criado-Perez who led the charge to get more female faces on England’s bank notes, and recently was successful in getting Pride and Prejudice author, Jane […]
07/23/2013, We have seen some pretty interesting ideas thought up of by ad agencies in the past, such as this bone conduction ad that has been installed in the window of select trains in Germany, calling it the Talking Window. Well, it seems that creative agency R/GA too, has an idea that is worth checking out – an e-cigarette which has Internet connectivity, where it can send tweets out concerning one’s […]
07/16/2013, Despite the fact that the platform hasn’t performed as superbly as BlackBerry would have wanted, there are still a large number of BlackBerry 10 users out there. Twitter today announced that it is rolling out a new update for its BB10 app. Not only does the update bring a number of user interface enhancements, it also brings a few much requested features and improvements. One such improvement is the ability […]
07/08/2013, Twitter has updated its Android, iOS and Mac apps as well as mobile.twitter.com and twitter.com with direct message syncing and more.
07/08/2013, The word 'bomb' was spotted in a tweet, which promptly led to the arrest of the person behind the Twitter account.
07/04/2013, Twitter does automatic Egyptian translation.
07/04/2013, If you’re a frequent user of Twitter’s services, be prepared to start receiving advertisements in which they will be catered based on what you have been doing on the web. In a blog post by Twitter, the social network company has announced that they will soon start delivering advertisements and sponsored tweets within the US that are based on what their users are doing on the web. So for example […]