How Irene was a weak hurricane but a social media superstorm

Many people called Hurricane Irene a disappointment, many called it historic, and many more called it a dodged bullet, but the indisputable fact is that many people talked about it.

TwitPic founder teases Twitter with new social network launch

Would you join a new social network, with all the hassle that entails, just to save yourself from having to click a button to refresh your stream of tweets?

UK eyes social media kill switch

British politicians are reportedly eyeing some form of social media censorship that could be imposed in an effort to prevent future outbreaks of rioting and disorder.

On BlackBerry Messenger and the London riots

Every time anything newsworthy happens, concerned citizens take to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, spreading text, images and videos.

Gingrich accused of buying followers, Twittergate ensues

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was recently accused of buying followers on Twitter, a charge the Gingrich camp fervently denies.

Miley Cyrus sparks Twitter storm over pro-gay tat

Miley Cyrus is back on Twitter and stirring up controversy after a temporary hiatus from the social networking site.

Advertisers target social networks

Social networking has officially gone mainstream in the corporate world, with at least 80% of companies using the medium for marketing purposes.

Investors pump Twitter full of cash

Twitter has concluded a successful round of lucrative funding with a group of investors led by Russia’s DST Global.

Gender can be guessed from a Tweet

Algorithms can do a lot these days. A group of researchers claims to have developed one that allows them to guess the gender of someone using Twitter.

How to get a Bird's Eye view of the Twitterverse

Like having your own personal map and compass in the Twitterverse, Bird's-Eye is an iPad app designed to track tweets in a particular geographic location.

"F-You Washington" hashtag sparks a Twitter revolution

Blogger Jeff Jarvis seems to have cause quite the uproar on Twitter after sending out a tweet with the hashtag "F***YouWashington."

Microsoft apologizes for tasteless Amy Winehouse tweet

Microsoft's UK Twitter account "@Tweetbox360" committed the ultimate social media faux pas Sunday.

Bird's Eye app offers map-based view of the Twitterverse

Have you ever looked at people working their phones and wondered if they were tweeting about you or the people around you? 

Traffic surges as Bieber joins Instagram

If you have Bieber Fever like me, you'll be happy to know that Justin Bieber just sent out his first photo using the popular Instagram photo service. FOLLOWED.

Yes, Twitter is doing better than ever

Despite two of its original founders leaving, pressure from competing social sites Facebook and Google+, and a government antitrust inquiry, Twitter executive Dick Costolo says the company is doing better than ever.

Tweeting Steelers player sues over endorsement deal

Pro athletes who use Twitter often get themselves in trouble. Rashard Mendenhall is finding out that posting your opinions through tweets can cost you millions.  

Could news badges help promote Google+?

In its quest to make the web more social, Google has launched "News Badges" to rewards users for reading and sharing links from Google News.

Pentagon tries to grok social media

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is stepping up its efforts to wage effective propaganda campaigns on various social networking sites.

Microsoft "accidentally" teases social networking app

On the heels of the recent Google+ launch, Microsoft "accidentally" published a splash page for what looks like a social application called "Tulalip" on Socl.com, reports Fusible.

Push notifications come to Twitter on Android

Twitter has just updated its official Android app, bringing with it one of the most requested features from the Google mobile community.