Online censorship of the web

China’s Great Firewall once a glorified porn filter has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world In China you can erase and delete all your Twitter posts after publishing a data analysis of government officials, plagiarised academic work. Over the past year, Beijing’s censors have for the first time tried…

Google and Salesforce in discussion to buy Twitter

The San Francisco based Twitter has held talks with Google and Salesforce, an enterprise software company, on a potential arrangement to buy the social media pioneer. The company has been working for several weeks with Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of the group, who approached several global media companies to inspire an interest where…

Twitter down due to technical fault

Twitter network, which has over 300 million active members is down after technical fault at 8:00 GMT, and many web visitors are being greeted by an error page. Some mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network. Tweeter chose to communicate the problem via a tweet, which simply said they…

Safecity uses Twitter to crowdsource facts about public harassment

  Safecity uses Twitter, to tackle anti-social behaviour, reducing crime and helping foster stronger communities. Twitter the social media giant is helping vulnerable communities, even in emerging economies. Twitter is in a joint-venture with Safecity, a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation, to provide a live platform where personal stories can be shared and publicised about public harassment, anonymously.…

Twitter still losing money despite having over 302 million users

According to inventor and interim CEO and Co-founder of Twitter, 39 year old Jack Dorsey, who wrote a dispatch software at the age of 15, that is still used by some taxicab companies even today,  “We strive for accuracy and fairness”. “ Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect”. Twitter…