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Twitter faces critical earnings test

Twitter releases its first earnings report since a wildly successful stock offering on Wednesday, in what is being seen as a critical test for the popular messaging platform. Shares in Twitter have soared from the offering price last November of $26, and analysts say that to sustain that momentum Twitter…

Australian sharks take to Twitter to warn surfers and swimmers of their presence

Australian scientists have outfitted almost 400 sharks with transmitters that send automatic warnings, via Twitter, to Surf Life Saving Western Australia’s (SLSWA) Twitter feed. For example, this morning, when a shark ventured into the waters between Floreat and City Beach in the western Australian city of Perth, subscribers to SLSWA’s…

George Zimmerman vents on Twitter after freelancer shoots video of him picking up guns

George Zimmerman got his guns back after police dropped domestic violence charges against him. TMZ posted video of Zimmerman, who gained notoriety after shooting and killing an unarmed teen in his Florida neighborhood, picking up weapons with the girlfriend who told police that he’d pointed a gun at her face…

Sonic apologizes for racist sign in front of Kansas City area restaurant

A sign outside a Belton, Missouri Sonic Drive-in that went viral on Twitter has forced the company to issue a string of apologies. Here is the original tweet: Everyone please look at this pic and tell @sonicdrive_in what you think of it. Please RT! pic.twitter.com/gvtik9lYMo — Delores Schilling (@DelSchilling) December…

Westerners fighting in Syria use social media to encourage others to join them

Western Muslims fighting in Syria are emerging from the shadows and using social media to share their experiences of the conflict and encourage others to join them. On sites including Twitter, blogging platform Tumblr and the question-and-answer site Ask.fm, the young men are providing an unusual insight into one aspect…

Scott Walker aide behind ‘Black Friday’ fundraiser fired for racist tweets

In the second misstep by his re-election campaign within 24 hours, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) fired a top staffer on Tuesday for a series of offensive online remarks targeting Latinos. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Walker’s campaign terminated 23-year-old deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano after the Journal-Sentinel brought to…

Uzbekistan’s cosmopolitan first daughter documents downfall on Twitter

With allegations of sorcery and featuring a feared autocratic ruler and the downfall of an ambitious daughter, it could be one of those mediaeval verse epics for which Central Asia is famed. But it is the very contemporary medium of Twitter that has exposed the extraordinary rift at the heart…

Twitter pulls Shebab accounts as group boasts of Kenya attack

As gunshots and explosions rocked Nairobi’s Westgate mall, those behind the horrifying attack used Twitter to provide something of a running commentary of events. “What Kenyans are witnessing at #Westgate is retributive justice for crimes committed by their military,” Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab tweeted. The depiction of the attack at the…

Kellogg’s apologizes for promise to feed hungry kids in exchange for retweets

Kellogg’s has apologized for a social media post that implied it would feed hungry children only if others helped promote their marketing campaign. The trouble started Saturday, when the cereal company’s British marketing arm urged its Twitter followers to share, or retweet, a post promoting its Give a Child a…

Home Depot apologizes for remarkably racist Twitter post

The Home Depot Inc. apologized Thursday for a racist social media post that showed two black men using buckets sold by the hardware store chain as drums, with a person wearing a gorilla mask seated between them. The post on the store’s official Twitter account then asked: “Which drummer is…

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