Israeli government buys Twitter account from porn merchant

The Israeli government has bought the @Israel Twitter account from the owner of a pornographic website.

Twitter splits screen for redesign

Twitter's had its first major revamp in four years, splitting the screen into two panes to display more information such as photos and videos.

Fail! WaPost writer tricked by Twitter

Washington Post journalist Jonathan Capehart was apparently tricked into writing a political story based on the incessant ramblings of a fake Twitter account.

Twitter arrives on the iPad

Twitter's launched an iPad app that's got everybody that's played with it very excited.

TweetDeck Beta Preview for Android shows promise

A beta preview of the popular social networking tool gets road tested here. Some day all TweetDecks will be built this way.

Social networking usage doubles among the 50+ crowd

While it's still the age group with the lowest concentration of social network users, the senior citizen crowd is starting to realize how fun Facebook is.

Hackers slash Axl Rose's Twitter account

Welcome to the cyber jungle, baby! Hackers have apparently taken Axl Rose's Twitter account down to Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...tied up.

Tweet me, you fool!

Remember when the president of the United States carried around a stylish suitcase with a button that, if pressed, could have ended the world as we knew it?

Twitter apes Facebook with Suggestions for You

Twitter's launched a new feature along the lines of Facebook's friend suggestions, designed to help users find others with similar interests.

Users now spend 23% of their online time on social networks

People are spending less time checking their e-mail, reading news and going to traditional online portals, but are spending a heck of a lot more time on Facebook and Twitter.

Twitter eclipses 20 billion tweets

A Japanese man posted an innocuous tweet over the weekend, which translators have had difficulty understanding, but regardless what the message actually said there is no question as to its significance - it is the 20 billionth posting in the short history of Twitter.

Hapless search engines distribute malware

Did you know that search engines such as Bing and social networks like Twitter are chronic distributors of nefarious malware?

Samsung gives Galaxy S phones to those who renounced iPhone

In the latest twist of the guerrilla marketing warfare over the iPhone 4's reception problems, Samsung has begun shipping out free phones to people who posted negative messages about the iPhone 4 on their Twitter account.

Twitter users say it's not worth paying for

While half of all Americans use Twitter, not one would be prepared to pay for it, according to a survey.

Facebook reaches a staggering 500 million users

There are now more Facebook user accounts than there are Windows 7 licenses, people in the United States, and the number of daily Twitter posts, combined!

"Old Spice Man" takes online advertising to a new, and personalized, level

For whatever reason, the tall, muscular, and shirtless guy from those Old Spice commercials has created a lot of fans, and he's probably even more popular after he spent all day yesterday creating personalized videos to individual users.

Twitter launches latest monetization plan

Twitter has taken a tentative step into the online shopping business with the launch of a new service pointing users to deals at online and mainstream retailers.

Google lets users take their news more personally

Well, now we know why Google News wasn't, well, very new for four hours on Tuesday: the company had frozen the site to implement a new redesign aimed at making it more personalized.

Twitter chatter could help save lives

Researchers from Lockheed Martin and the University of Maryland have kicked off a study of social media website chatter - which could theoretically be used to help emergency responders save lives during disasters.

FTC raps Twitter over critical privacy lapse

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Twitter have reached an agreement over charges that the latter entity failed to protect users from security breaches which allowed hackers to access a number of accounts.