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Twitter Not Reliable Predictor of Election Outcomes

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK, Feb 17 – In politics, it is said that all press is good press. But that does not necessarily apply to tweets, according to a study released this week. In fact, it is difficult to predict the outcome of an election based on the amount of Twitter buzz a candidate

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After First 100 days, Canada PM Trudeau takes Twitter Queries

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Feb 13 – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who never skips a chance to reach out to voters, marked 100 days in office on Friday by fielding Twitter questions on topics from Star Wars to economics to what he had for lunch. Critics were already complaining that Trudeau is more style

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Twitter to Change Homepage to Customize Tweet Displays to Individuals

By Yasmeen Abutaleb Feb 11  – Twitter Inc made a dramatic product change on Wednesday, saying it will recast the way it displays tweets on its homepage by customizing them to individual users, instead of uniformly displaying tweets in reverse chronological order. The change to the timeline – as the main page is known –

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Twitter Results Need to Wow to Reassure Investors

By Abhirup Roy and Supantha Mukherjee Feb 10  – When Twitter Inc reports results on Wednesday, a less than stellar showing could hammer the stock further as a broad selloff in the technology sector has made investors jittery. Twitter’s shares have lost more than two-thirds of their value in the past 12 months. Several tech

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Malaysia’s New Twitter Police Target Critics of PM Najib

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 – Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work. Najib is facing the biggest political crisis in his seven-year premiership over a multi-billion

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Twitter Files Lawsuit Against Turkish Fine Over “Terrorist Propaganda”

ISTANBUL, Jan 7 – Micro-blogging site Twitter filed a lawsuit in an Ankara court on Thursday, seeking to annul a fine by the Turkish authorities for not removing content Turkey says is “terrorist propaganda”, a source familiar with the case told Reuters. A Turkish official said much of the material in question was related to

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Dubai Residents Offer Shelter to Guests Stranded by Hotel Fire

BY Arfa Shahid DUBAI – Jan. 1 – Following a massive fire that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai’s downtown area, support poured in from different parts of the emirate on social media. Within two hours of the incident, social media users got the hashtag #NeedAnAddress trending on Twitter, offering shelter as well as words of encouragement

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Twitter Hires Apple’s Director of Inclusion and Diversity

Dec 30 – Twitter Inc hired a former Apple Inc employee as its vice president of diversity and inclusion, the micro-blogging site announced. Jeffrey Siminoff, who was previously the director of worldwide inclusion and diversity at Apple, replaces Janet Van Huysse. “Welcome to the flock,” Twitter’s vice president of human resources, Brian Schipper, tweeted on

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#Trending: Worldwide Social Media Trends in 2015

As we get ready to move into 2016 with all guns blazing, here’s a quick throwback on what the year looked like on the digital front. These are the topics that concerned you the most in 2015 BY Arfa Shahid #RefugeesWelcome Thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers poured into Europe, primarily from Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan.

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