Microblogging Sites

  • Saudis world's biggest Tweeters, India at 21st position November 17, 2013

    In an unexpected finding, Saudis have emerged as the world's largest active Twitter users, while Indians ranked among the lowest tweeters on the microblogging site, according to new research. According to PeerReach, one-third or 32 per cent of the Saudi's online population are active monthly Twitter users. However, countries such as India,...
  • Twitter shares surge over 90 per cent on NYSE debut, hit $50 November 7, 2013

    Twitter Inc stock soared 92 percent in their first day of trading on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange as investors snapped up shares in the microblogging site, pushing its market value to a heady $25 billion. The shares opened at $45.10 a share, up from the initial public offering...
  • Twitter hands down new rules to beat abusive talk August 3, 2013

    London: Twitter says it's handing down new rules to control abusive language after several high-profile British women reported receiving a flood of nasty, harassing, or threatening messages on the microblogging site. In a message posted to its website, Twitter says it is introducing a one-click button to report abuse and updating...
  • Saudi Arabia may try to end anonymity for Twitter users March 30, 2013

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia may try to end anonymity for Twitter users in the country by limiting access to the site to people who register their identification documents, the Arab News daily reported on Saturday. Last week, local media reported the government had asked telecom companies to look at ways they could...
  • Gilani orders lifting of ban on Twitter in Pakistan May 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Sunday briefly blocked access to Twitter on the ground that it was being used to promote a contest on Facebook for blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed before Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stepped in to end the ban. The Information Technology Ministry said Twitter was blocked...
  • Celebrities discover the downside of Twitter September 15, 2010

    Los Angeles: Is celebrities' obsession with Twitter starting to wane? When singer John Mayer, one of Twitter's most high profile users with 3.7 million followers, shut his account on Monday, he was just the latest celebrity to quit the micro-blogging site. Some stars are finding that Twitter may be great as...
  • Twitter achieves 10 bn tweets, expects 20 bn by July March 6, 2010

    The popular microblogging service website Twitter has achieved its 10 billionth tweet milestone. Giga-tweet, the site that keeps a real-time record of all the Twitter messages reported the 10 billionth tweet mark on Friday night. However, the tweeter of the 10 billionth tweet, remains unidentified due to a "protected" profile....