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Twitter

A microblogging site allowing users to share what they are doing with others. Entries are called 'tweets' and are limited to 140 characters. The site was founded by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams andBiz Stone and was launched in 2006. The company has 141 employees and over 190 million users.

# twitter - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature VOTE FOR ME!

From banning Galway people entering Meath to using Grindr: The evolution of election literature

A rundown of political communication methods since the 1920s.

# twitter - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Tweet Sweeper: Brian McFadden is confused about Solange

All of the best tweets this week from celebrities.

# twitter - Friday 16 May, 2014

Here’s how celebrities are fighting against paparazzi photos of their kids

The #NoKidsPolicy is gaining traction on social media.

# twitter - Thursday 15 May, 2014

6 surefire ways to make Morrissey lose his cool on Twitter

He’s joined. He’s finally joined!

# twitter - Monday 12 May, 2014

From Business ETC Twitter rolls out mute button so you can silence those who annoy you No More Noise

Twitter rolls out mute button so you can silence those who annoy you

A lifesaver for those who don’t want to block or unfollow someone.

Ricky Gervais and Russell Crowe drunk-tweeted their night on the lash

Celebrities: they’re just like us.

# twitter - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# twitter - Friday 9 May, 2014

Someone is hilariously illustrating Twitter users’ embarrassing typos

Someone calling you out on your typo = mortifying. Someone ILLUSTRATING said typo = let us die.

Here’s why Irish teenagers are freaking out on Twitter this morning

If you’ve never heard of the Janoskians, don’t worry. We’re here to help.

# twitter - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Garda traffic cars have a cool new vinyl* Modified

Garda traffic cars have a cool new vinyl*

*More functional than cool, really.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what Twitter thinks of Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment Reaction

Here’s what Twitter thinks of Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment

Fitzgerald is taking over Alan Shatter’s Justice and Equality brief and people seem pretty happy about it.

# twitter - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

10 of the most epic burns the world has ever seen

Burns unit for all of these poor unfortunates. Quick now.

From TheJournal.ie How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter’s resignation Shatter Resigns

How Twitter reacted to Alan Shatter’s resignation

With shock, analysis, glee, and bad jokes, mainly.

Katie Price announces her third divorce on Twitter

The news comes only days after the glamour model announced she was pregnant.

# twitter - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From Business ETC Amazon lets users fill up their shopping carts via Twitter hashtags Shop Till You Drop

Amazon lets users fill up their shopping carts via Twitter hashtags

By using the hashtag #AmazonCart, Twitter users can add items they wish to purchase later to their Amazon shopping cart.

# twitter - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Excellent Twitter account shares “One Perfect Shot” from classic movies

Prepare to drool over some awesome cinematography.

Tweet Sweeper: You have to see this photo of Louis Walsh

And all of the best tweets this week from celebrities.

# twitter - Friday 2 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teenage cancer patient’s ‘remarkable recovery’ after raising millions Stephen's Story

Teenage cancer patient’s ‘remarkable recovery’ after raising millions

Stephen Sutton, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and whose story went viral, has been released from hospital.

11 unforgivable Twitter crimes that totally deserve an unfollow

If any of these are clogging up your Twitter timeline, do not hesitate. Unfollow.

From TheJournal.ie Don’t talk about Gerry — or there’ll be consequences, students warned Ucc Sinn Féin

Don’t talk about Gerry — or there’ll be consequences, students warned

UCC Sinn Féin warned members not to make any statements on Adams’ arrest and that “disciplinary action will be taken to anyone who does”.

# twitter - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From Business ETC Twitter stock falls despite growth in revenue and users Slump

Twitter stock falls despite growth in revenue and users

The service surpassed Wall Street’s expectations thanks to a sharp increase in advertising revenue, but its slow growth rate has left investors concerned.

# twitter - Monday 28 April, 2014

Newspaper apologises for ‘World is Fukt’ headline

It was a “production and printing error”. We’ll say!

This badass granny is the new queen of Twitter

Eighty six-year-old Baddie Winkle is out to steal your man. And your Twitter followers.

# twitter - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Tweet Sweeper: Brian McFadden needs to change his nappy Twitterverse

Tweet Sweeper: Brian McFadden needs to change his nappy

And all of the best tweets this week from celebrities.

# twitter - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Twitter is having a hilarious meltdown about the sound on Jamaica Inn

Or “Jggmmpfffrt Inn”, as the regulars would say.

# twitter - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Score Twitter was largely unimpressed with tonight’s Atletico-Chelsea game Twittersphere

Twitter was largely unimpressed with tonight’s Atletico-Chelsea game

A dull 0-0 draw led to several complaints on the social networking site.

# twitter - Sunday 20 April, 2014

How Twitter reacted to the end of Oxegen (for now, anyway)

Will it affect Electric Picnic?

# twitter - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Tweet Sweeper: Who has “white bread coming out their nostrils”?

The answer, plus all the rest of the best celebrity tweetiest tweets.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about American Airlines

Column: Why 14 year old Twitter ‘terrorists’ have nothing to worry about

There is such a thing as being too sensitive and overreacting when people do stupid things on social media, writes Aaron McKenna.

# twitter - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ’s crucifixion today – in stunning detail Passion 2014

PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ’s crucifixion today – in stunning detail

The event, in Nicker parish, is one of the largest and post detailed re-enactments of the Passion of Christ ever staged in Ireland.

# twitter - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Careful now: The Department of the Environment doesn’t pull its punches on Twitter Smackdown
From The Score Gerry Adams, Brendan Cummins and Diarmuid O’Sullivan pay tribute as Tony Browne retires Saluting A Legend This post contains images

Gerry Adams, Brendan Cummins and Diarmuid O’Sullivan pay tribute as Tony Browne retires

The Mount Sion club man has called time after brilliant service to his county.

From Business ETC Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads Mobile Ads

Twitter takes more inspiration from Facebook by pushing mobile app ads

The new ads will allow users to download apps through promoted tweets and outside the app itself.