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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 - Thursday 30 January, 2014

This ‘Your Ma’ battle from Irish Twitter last night is the stuff of legend

Featuring comedian David O’Doherty. Sit back and watch.

# twitter - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’ Digital Democracy

Column: Sorry politicians, you can’t avoid social media – people no longer accept being ‘talked at’

The political class have realised the importance of a digital economy – but, they also need to realise the importance of building a digital democracy, writes Niall Devitt.

# twitter - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Here’s how to unearth your first ever tweet

And anyone else’s too.

# twitter - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pair jailed for abusing feminist campaigner on Twitter Twitter Abuse

Pair jailed for abusing feminist campaigner on Twitter

Isabella Sorley and John Nimmo sent expletive-laden messages to Caroline Criado-Perez.

Panic ensues over spoof post about the end of Buckfast

Deep breath, lads. It was a joke.

# twitter - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Dublin’s ‘Prince Charming’ reunites schoolgirl with lost phone Good News This post contains a poll

Dublin’s ‘Prince Charming’ reunites schoolgirl with lost phone

Would you do this if you found an iPhone on the street?

# twitter - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# twitter - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Yoda sings the classics in his own special way on Twitter

The moves like Jagger, I have.

# twitter - Monday 20 January, 2014

From Business ETC Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars Kenya

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.

# twitter - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Autopsy shows Indian minister’s wife suffered “unnatural death” India

Autopsy shows Indian minister’s wife suffered “unnatural death”

The couple became embroiled in a row earlier this week after Twitter messages suggested Shashi Tharoor was having an affair.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a Twitter app that’s worth having, a game that uses eyes and facial recognition to play, and an app that solves one of the biggest problems when recording video.

# twitter - Friday 17 January, 2014

RTÉ releases recording of controversial God Slot show in advance of broadcast

RTÉ was forced to respond to criticism after ‘curing gays’ tweet last night.

From Business ETC Stripe nears deal to bring online payments to Twitter E-Commerce

Stripe nears deal to bring online payments to Twitter

The online payments company, founded by Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison, is reportedly close to a deal with Twitter that will allow users to purchase goods on the site.

# twitter - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way The God Slot

RTÉ says ‘curing gays’ tweet was taken the wrong way

A Twitter account for an RTÉ Radio religious programme asked if ‘gays can be cured’, sparking outrage on Twitter.

From Business ETC Facebook brings in trending topics feature for news stories Conversations

Facebook brings in trending topics feature for news stories

The site hopes that the feature will help generate conversation and turn it into a hub for news and discussion.

# twitter - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: There isn’t a ‘right’ way to die. Journalists should recognise that. Bill Keller

Column: There isn’t a ‘right’ way to die. Journalists should recognise that.

Lisa Bonchek Adams was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, and has since publicly chronicled her experiences online. Journalists asking whether this is ‘too public’ are asking the wrong questions, writes Marie Ennis-O’Connor.

This short Twitter story by R.L. Stine will give you Goosebumps all over again

The spooky tale by the childen’s horror author will take you right back.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze Binge Drinking

‘Neknomination’ is the new social media craze

The game which involves nominating friends to ‘down’ pints while videoing themselves has reached Irish social media. An alcohol awareness group says it promotes binge drinking.

# twitter - Monday 13 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Garda Traffic being gas on Twitter exchange of the day Tax And Insurance

Garda Traffic being gas on Twitter exchange of the day

When asked why they’d pulled a young lad over in 1952, the guards were ready.

You can recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes look at home, just like these heroes

These innovative “designers” will show you how.

# twitter - Sunday 12 January, 2014

13 celebrities complaining about their everyday lives

It’s hell out there for celebrities.

Kodaline performed on Jonathan Ross and Twitter went crazy

People are, um, pleased with their success.

# twitter - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Tweet Sweeper: Georgia Salpa has a beauty tip for you

It has nothing to do with her wearing a bikini. That and the rest of the week’s best tweets from famous people.

From TheJournal.ie Why Storm Christine wasn’t actually called Storm Christine Storm Ireland

Why Storm Christine wasn’t actually called Storm Christine

It was loud and impressive but what was it called?

# twitter - Friday 10 January, 2014

This supermarket Twitter account just killed it in a lengthy pun-off

Bow down before the Gods of punning.

Sylvester Stallone quits Twitter after argument with Bruce Willis

He’s decided to back away from social media because he only gets himself into trouble.

# twitter - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

8 misguided people who partook in The Taste cookery challenge

We have a feeling they weren’t taking this too seriously.

# twitter - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Here’s why Twitter went crazy for the Living Dolls documentary

We’re guessing this ain’t the kind of doll Cliff Richard was singing about.

# twitter - Monday 6 January, 2014

# twitter - Sunday 5 January, 2014

James Blunt spent the holiday season owning haters on Twitter

New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve… there he was, just smacking down haters.

# twitter - Saturday 4 January, 2014

18 of the funniest Irish Twitter political commentators you should follow in 2014

If you like your politics with a side of humour, that is.

# twitter - Friday 3 January, 2014

How a teen’s Twitter joke went super-viral and sparked vicious abuse

And how she somehow turned it around.

# twitter - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From Business ETC Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers Shark Attack

Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers

Tagged sharks swimming off the south west coast of Australia will tweet an alert whenever they come close to a popular swimming area.

From The Score Twitter erupts as Didi Hamann brands Yaya Toure ‘a liability’ Controversy This post contains images

Twitter erupts as Didi Hamann brands Yaya Toure ‘a liability’

Will this be remembered as the ex-Liverpool star’s pen-throwing moment?