They're not just for sharing any more: Facebook and Twitter are now looking to play a bigger role in shopping.
An analysis of Twitter messages from the Arab-speaking world reveals strong anti-American sentiment.
A British Muslim association is taking on the jihadists through Twitter with the campaign #notinmyname.
Twitpic is being acquired in a deal that will give renewed life to the widely used service for sharing pictures on Twitter.
The photo-sharing service Twitpic announced it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark.
Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia over the coming months as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nation.
Hackers broke into Russian Prime Minister D. Medvedev's Twitter account, tweeting his resignation and criticising President V. Putin.
Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.
Twitter shares shot higher by some 30 percent after its quarterly report showed surprisingly strong revenue and user growth, despite a widening loss.
Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.
Twitter announced that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.
Russian police on Friday were searching the home of opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin's biggest critic Alexei Navalny, his lawyer said.
Social media users tore into Barack Obama on Friday after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The secretive US spy agency joined the world of social media Friday, and quickly had the Twitterverse talking.
A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women.
A British journalist has been released without charge after being detained by Ukrainian authorities, the Russian TV channel employing him, RT, said.
A priest dances in a famous piazza in Rome surrounded by four gyrating parishioners. Tourists stare and dozens of children on a school trip from France start to twist and turn to the music.
Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle.
Popular photo-sharing site Instagram was not working Saturday, as frustrated users quickly turned to social network Twitter and other web sites to share their complaints.
The French leader's jilted ex-girlfriend has stepped back into the limelight with a tweet urging Paris to help a woman who says her Mexican ex-husband abducted their children, just as Francois Hollande visits Mexico.
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