When the 2014 World Cup kicks off June 12, it may be scoring a new goal for Twitter.
Guilherme Ribenboim, Brazil’s general director for Twitter, said Tuesday that the microblogging company expects that the month-long international soccer competition will easily be the most tweeted event in the website’s history, eclipsing the 150 million tweets sent during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Continue reading
The Central Intelligence Agency made its debut on Twitter today.
Although the @CIA handle was created Feb. 24, the intelligence agency waited until today to tweet for the first time. Already the handle has garnered more than 110,000 followers as the tweet goes viral. Continue reading
The photos portray girls in Guinea-Bissau — more than 1,000 miles away from Nigeria — who are completely unrelated to more than 200 girls that Boko Haram kidnapped. Continue reading
Mashable reported Wednesday that during a phone conference about Facebook’s purchase of virtual reality company Oculus VR, Mark Zuckerberg casually dropped the fact that Instagram now has two million users. Continue reading
A week after the Turkish government banned Twitter, authorities there moved to block online video-sharing site YouTube on Thursday. The Ankara, Turkey-based news organization Anadolu Agency reported that the national telecommunication authority had announced an “administrative block” on YouTube, though the website still appeared accessible after the announcement.
Pew Research Center’s 11th State of the News Media report, released Wednesday, looks at these changes and examines consumer, ownership, investment and technology trends of the various news industries over the past year. Continue reading
A Turkish court ordered the government to end its six day ban on Twitter Wednesday by issuing a temporary injunction against the policy. According to AFP, the government has acknowledged the ruling and local media report that access to Twitter … Continue reading
Hari Sreenivasan explores the methods social media users utilize to circumvent attempts to stifle online free speech. He talks with a 16-year-old in Istanbul who is dealing with Turkey’s official ban on Twitter using a VPN, or virtual private network. Continue reading
In a stunning move Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned microblogging site Twitter across his country, in an attempt to quiet critics of his administration as it prepares for crucial elections later this month. Erdogan and his political party, … Continue reading