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Twitter offering creating excitement

Twitter offering creating excitement

Investors saw social media and mobile as sweet spots and it was no surprise Twitter's initial public offering had created so much excitement and was oversubscribed, Ovum principal analyst Eden Zoller said yesterday.

Flood alerts via Twitter

Flood alerts via Twitter

Otago landowners along floodways will soon be alerted to the risk of flooding through the Twitter alerts service.

Sustained Twitter outage after hacker attack

Two service outages within the course of several hours have rocked microblogging platform Twitter, as users worldwide reported significant down-time and slow service across both Twitter's website and mobile applications.

Twitter conference has grads tweeting

Twitter conference has grads tweeting

The most valiant of song birds could be forgiven for falling silent in snow-covered Dunedin yesterday, but a great deal of tweeting was actually going on, thanks to an innovative University of Otago conference.

Social networks could play part

Social networks Twitter and Facebook could play a part in pushing the case for the Hillside Engineering Group Dunedin workshops to build flat-deck wagons for its owner KiwiRail.

Cricket: Pietersen's tweet not sweet for Strauss

England captain Andrew Strauss says all is not sweet with Kevin Pietersen's tweet which labelled Adelaide Oval groundsmen as pathetic.

Lady Gaga assumes reign as latest 'Twitter queen'

Lady Gaga assumes reign as latest 'Twitter queen'

Lady Gaga has surpassed Britney Spears as the most followed person on Twitter - for now.

Media message for council staff

Media message for council staff

Social media is free, instant, widely used, and a tool local governments can no longer ignore if they want to engage the public and fulfil their responsibility to be accountable, Northland Regional Council community relations general manager Jason Dawson says.

US uses Facebook to sow unrest: China

A Chinese government-backed think tank has accused the US and other Western governments of using social-networking sites such as Facebook to spur political unrest and called for stepped-up scrutiny of the wildly popular sites.

Twitter's character limit sparks new style of writing

Twitter's character limit sparks new style of writing

I was once quick to mock Twitter as yet another sign of society's incredible shrinking attention span. Now I find myself searching for the perfectly written tweet. And I'm not alone.

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