Twitter sues US Government

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the US government, specifically the US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, over surveillance laws.

In what universe?

Lord Sugar has been investigated by police after a complaint by one person, Liverpool shop owner Nichola Szeto, that he had posted a racist message on Twitter.

Calles de Ronda

An anonymous author in Ronda has set up a Twitter profile called Calles de Ronda where people are encouraged to report, and photograph where applicable, details of damage to roads, street lighting problems, potholes, loose slabs etc etc.

Benalmádena Local Police embrace Twitter

The Local Police in Benalmadena have joined the digital era by setting up a Twitter profile and they will be tweeting about all sorts of things including roadworks, roads temporarily closed due to parades or events, major accidents and other items of interest. So far it looks quite a helpful feed and hopefully it will continue in the same vein. …

Twitter redesign

Twitter is the latest social media platform to ring out the changes and has unveiled a new design which allows users to have a more detailed profile page and greater visibility of conversations between tweeters, giving a more similar feel to Facebook. The new layout is based around four tabs: ‘connect’, ‘discover’, ‘me’ and ‘home’.

It’s not just about your latest snack

The Twittersphere is full of tweets about people’s eating habits, self-praise and other fascinating items, but here are 10 Uses for Twitter (That Aren’t Self-Indulgent)

Ssspeaking to the world

Very enterprising, entertaining and better than a lot of things out there. Bronx Zoo’s escaped cobra ‘turns to Twitter’

Get a (virtual) life

Interesting little article in the Wall Street Journal about how the whole social media thing can affect our lives. When Twittering Gets in the Way of Real Life

Sheen on Twitter

Charlie Sheen, star of the comedy series Two and a Half Men, now has two entries in the Guinness World Records, the latest being ‘Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers’ on Twitter.

And now we know

Two months ago he said: ‘I am currently trying to define what Twitter’s purpose is in the long term. We will be able to be more specific on that answer in the near future’. After two months of deliberation, Dick Costolo, the company’s chief executive, has revealed that the site is focused on connecting people for a purpose.