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Chinese police arrest woman over Tiananmen Square comment she made on Twitter

Chinese police have arrested a woman for comments made on Twitter, state media said, with the detainee apparently a student who posted about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The arrest comes after authorities stepped up censorship and detained dozens……

Twitter in talks to buy online music firm SoundCloud

(Reuters) – Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlin-based audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered…

That whole brevity thing for the tl;dr generation

This is more along the lines of a programming note. Often, very often in fact, I come across things on the interwebs that fill me with equal measures of both  childish delight and existential dread, but they lack enough heft to make them worthy of  eight hundred words, — give…

#YesAllWomen hashtag campaign gives voice to victims of misogynistic violence in wake of UCSB shooting

#YesAllWomen campaign hits Twitter after US shooting (via AFP) A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was launched to allow women to share stories……

Twitter founder Biz Stone credits ‘Star Trek: Next Generation’ for his leadership style

The Twitter co-founder talks about how "Star Trek: The Next Generation" influenced his management style in this interview with The Post's Lillian Cunningham.…

Report: Twitter considering purchasing Soundcloud music-sharing service

Twitter is mulling plans to buy the German-based music-sharing service SoundCloud to fuel growth at the social network, the news site Re/code reported Monday. The move would be a new effort by Twitter to get back into music after a failed attempt last year to launch a music-finding service. The…

Man faces trial for violent and sexual tweets to British lawmaker

A man accused of sending sexually explicit and violent messages to the Labour MP Stella Creasy on Twitter is due to stand trial on Monday. Creasy, the MP for Walthamstow in north London, received abuse on Twitter along with campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez as they argued in favour of author Jane…

Quitter Queen says ‘no’ to Twitter diplomacy from her Facebook Fortress of Derpitude

When we last saw Sarah Palin,  — Half-Term Governor of The Northern Territories, Mother of GED Students, Destroyer of Words — she was fresh off of a featured speaker gig at the NRA’s annual Blood Frenzy Circle Jerk. Depending upon your point of view, her speech went over boffo or…

Official threatens to block Twitter and Facebook in Russia

Last month, we noted that Russia had passed a new law that required bloggers to registers, and included a variety of other restrictions on their speech as well. A few weeks later, Putin signed the law. Now the Russian government is getting ready to……

Twitter marks the latest conservative protest flameout with ‘#AmericanSpringExcuses’

The conservative event dubbed “Operation American Spring” came and went without much of the uproar or call to arms organizers promised they would rain down upon President Barack Obama. And after observing the “protest” fall flat in real time, several observers on Twitter used the tag #AmericanSpringExcuses to post their…

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