Google search changes 'warp the internet'

Google's introduced one of its biggest-ever changes to search, tapping Google+ results to give more personal results in a move that some observers suggest may contravene US anti-trust legislation.

Anonymous warns Germany's far right

Anonymous has launched a new Internet portal populated by hacked data allegedly extracted from various far-right sources in Germany.

Twitter use spread through face-to-face 'contagion'

Ironically, Twitter use took off across the US bacause of traditional face-to-face interaction, an MIT study shows.

Saudi prince buys chunk of Twitter

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has taken a $300 million stake in Twitter through his Kingdom Holding Company investment firm.

Twitter study shows we're getting more miserable

We may be richer, but we're more miserable, according to an analysis of tweets over the last three years.

Twitter redesigns to take on Facebook

Twitter's had a major redesign, aimed at making it faster, easier to navigate - and more attractive to advertisers.

Kremlin Twitter 'bots target Russian opposition

Thousands of fake Twitter accounts are being used to drown out activists and bloggers protesting the recent presidential elections in Russia. 



Egypt is this year's top Twitter hashtag

This year, the world was most interested in Egypt and Charlie Sheen, according to Twitter's annual report on the top trending hashtags.

Mozilla rolls out Firefox 8

Mozilla has officially rolled out Firefox 8 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. 

The update boasts new features designed to facilitate easier web browsing, while offering users more control over their online experience.

Mobile social networking: the latest explosion

If you're not logging onto Facebook or Twitter from your phone yet, you're quickly falling behind the times.

Smile: you'll be miserable by mid-afternoon, Twitter data shows

Wherever you are, whoever you are, the odds are that you wake up cheerful and get steadily more grumpy through the day - until the evening comes and you can kick back a bit.

Twitter gets political


Twitter is apparently gearing up to sell political advertising as the popular site attempts to capitalize on its current status as a hub of political discourse.

Analyst: Facebook needs its own OS

An industry analyst says he believes Facebook will eventually find itself coding an indigenous operating system to optimize support for mobile versions of the popular site.

College Humor invites users to first "antisocial network"

If you feel overwhelmed by all the madness surrounding Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ these days, this is for you.

Arab Spring really was social media revolution

After analyzing more than three million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study has concluded that the Arab Spring truly was fueled by social media.

Hacked NBC Twitter account claims Ground Zero under attack

NBC News' Twitter account was hacked Friday, and false messages posted claiming that an airliner had crashed into the former site of the World Trade Center.

Anonymous releases 'Twitter-jacking' tool

The Anonymous hacking collective has released a tool allowing people to hijack topics trending on Twitter and send tweets on any topic within them.

Twitter CEO: We have 100 million active users

Twitter now has 100 million active users, which is pretty impressive when you realize that it was a little more than half of that just earlier this year.

Pair accused under Mexican terrorism laws for false tweets

A teacher and a radio presenter in Mexico are facing up to 30 years in jail for spreading false rumors on Twitter that gunmen were kidnapping children from local schools.

Women are more active social networkers

In the United States, nearly two-thirds of Internet users have a social networking account but those who use it most often are not the typical tech adopters.