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Twitter

Twitter is a real-time online social networking platform that allows users to post messages of up to 140 characters as well as photographs and links to other websites. These are known as tweets. It was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey. As of 2012 it reported over 500 million active users generating over 340 million tweets daily, making it one of the world's most visited websites. 

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Let's cherish our freedoms

Monday, 29 June, 2009, 12:00am

The problem of multitasking in a hi-tech world

I was explaining to a friend of mine over a beer last week that I expected my bank to instigate another round of redundancies quite soon.

Halfway through my explanation of what this would mean to my team, Dave's PDA begun to buzz.

Without so much as a second thought he takes it out of his pocket, types in his password and begins reading his e-mail.

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Chatter matters

As its name suggests, Twitter (www.twitter.com) seems incredibly trivial. Essentially it is a social-networking and 'micro-blogging' service that lets users send brief text updates via SMS, instant messaging, the Twitter website or an application such as Windows Vista's Twadget.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

press play

For the average consumer, advanced internet applications have created demands at work and home that can, at times, be intimidating. Many need help from tech-savvy friends or relatives to understand podcasting, RSS, Twitter, wikis or social networking.

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Nit-twits

'Another horror story from Iraq: 62 slaughtered. When did we stop caring?' asks one contributor.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am