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Facebook announces the formation of a global internet forum to counter terrorism
"By working together, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online."
Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?
Online hatefulness has been normalised and in some cases lauded. This is not a healthy development.
Twitter goes Exploring: Your Timeline, Moments & Search are now in one tab
You may have noticed that the latest version of your Twitter app looks a little different – or will very soon. Now there’s a new tab called Explore.
Twitter users beware: Phishers target account verification in latest attacks
Twitter is now the target of a phishing attack that uses methods to trick brand managers and social influencers into fake account verification.
Kiwi Twitter community unites for safety and updates after latest quake
Twitter reactions to the latest magnitude 7.5 earthquake that was felt widely across Canterbury and Wellington have been flooding the site today.
Oops! Apple leaks its own iPhone 7 details on Twitter
Apple was so excited about the big reveal of the iPhone 7 that it leaked its own secrets just too early on Twitter. But the proof remains.
ESET discovers new Android botnet controlled by Twitter
"We can expect that the bad guys will try to make use of Facebook statuses or deploy LinkedIn and other social networks."
#Spamnomore: Twitter's new features hand quality control back to you
Twitter is handing control back to its users with new two features that will screen out unwanted content - and unwanted users.
Periscope's new discovery features put on a show for your cameras
Avid Periscope users may have noticed a few changes to the video streaming app, including highlights, improved tabs & link embeds straight to Twitter.
Microsoft WPC Twitter reactions: Who's saying what?
Twitter is abuzz with Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2016, with the hashtags #wpc and #wpc16 spreading like wildfire.
Twitter's about to let you stick 'creativity' on your photos
Twitter's not just a microblogging site. It's becoming more like Facebook & Snapchat by the day, as it now introduces stickers for your photos.
Everything you need to know about THAT rape case
Social media has done it again. Brought to attention a piece of news that has started a wildfire about one of society’s biggest issues: Rape.
Who ruined social media?
I’ll happily tell you who I think is ruining it for all of us. Let’s have some straight talk about who is ruining Facebook and Twitter.
Twitter celebrates its 10th birthday
“On March 21, ten years ago, it began with a single Tweet."
Hate Valentine's? We show you how to block the soppy crap
Hide, unblock or unfriend any exes or former love interests whose happiness is going to make you depressed, angsty and listen to Kelly Clarkson.
Twitter forms council to do something about its abuse problem
"It is extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power.”
Does marriage equality increase online bullying?
An Australian group is feeling the heat from mental health organisations and Twitter users after claiming same sex marriage increases online bullying.
Auckland Council drops WiFI gender question following backlash
Auckland Council is removing a pop-up on its free Tomizone Wi-Fi, which asks users to select if they are male or female.
Estimating crowd sizes with mobile phones and Twitter
"Data generated through everyday interactions with our mobile phones could be of clear value for a range of business and policy stakeholders."
Facebook proves a winner during Cyclone Pam
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence’s Facebook page membership soared 196% during Cyclone Pam’s visit.
Social media really can get you fired
New Zealand X Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon sacked following bullying behaviour
Top 10 brands coming out of Mobile World Congress
"The smart use of digital is a great differentiator in the crowded trade show environment, especially when more consumers are paying attention."
Sex, lies and social media
Social media was a big disruptor this week when two unsuspecting co-workers were caught in an after hours tryst that was swiftly broadcast to the world via social media.
Frisky Christchurch employees caught out on social media
"Why should they lose their jobs?? Look what idiot Brown got up to. He’s still the idiot Mayor Of Auckland!?!!”