All a-Twitter as John Glenn turns 95

Jul 19, 2016

All a-Twitter as John Glenn turns 95

John Glenn is being showered with birthday recognition. The first American to orbit the Earth was trending on Twitter on Monday as he turned 95. The NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland was among organizations tweeting about Glenn’s birthday. It posted a 2012 photo ...

Twitter the focus of chatter after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

Jun 15, 2016

Twitter the focus of chatter after Microsoft buys LinkedIn

After the mega-deal for LinkedIn, Twitter’s future has come into focus as the industry ponders the outlook for social networks. Microsoft’s $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn announced Monday, the biggest-ever deal for a social media company, sent Twitter shares surging nearly 10 percent over ...

Twitter bending 140-character limit to fit way people tweet

May 17, 2016

Twitter bending 140-character limit to fit way people tweet

Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages. The social media company will soon stop counting photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages, according to a person ...

May 14, 2016

U.S. background checks for security clearance to include social media

U.S. investigators can now probe Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites as a part of background checks for security clearances — something that lawmakers said Friday was a classic case of the government playing catch-up with technology. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper ...