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Discover the App That’ll Save Your House From a Wildfire.

Discover the App That’ll Save Your House From a Wildfire.

Two Colorado developers built an app to track the state’s raging wildfires, using the power of crowdsourced social media to keep people connected in emergencies.
Kendra Srivastava in Twitter



Why Twitter’s Privacy Fight Matters

Why Twitter’s Privacy Fight Matters

An Occupy protestor’s tweets are the center of a legal maelstrom, sparking controversy over privacy on Twitter.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Tweeting for Laughs: How the Internet Is Shaping Comedy

Tweeting for Laughs: How the Internet Is Shaping Comedy

Social media is changing comedy, giving both fledgling and established comics instantaneous, wide exposure while pressuring them to take part in a distracting and potentially career-damaging set of online behaviors.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Twitter and Terrorists: The Battle Over Tweets

Twitter and Terrorists: The Battle Over Tweets

Twitter is gaining new fans: terrorists.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



How Swedes Make Twitter Sexy, Scandalous

How Swedes Make Twitter Sexy, Scandalous

Sweden is letting its citizens manage its official Twitter account, and the results paint a picture of a freewheeling, unembarrassed citizenry.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Can Twitter Protect Your Data?

Can Twitter Protect Your Data?

Twitter is fighting to shield a Wall Street Occupier from demands for his network data, as the company campaigns to protect user privacy despite increasing government opposition.
Kendra Srivastava in Twitter



Is That Grandma on Facebook?

Is That Grandma on Facebook?

The oldest baby boomers will turn 65 this year, joining a growing senior citizen population learning to stay young at heart with the promise of social networks.
Margaret Rock in Twitter



Finding a Role for Twitter in Courtrooms

Finding a Role for Twitter in Courtrooms

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik, accused of killing 77 people in Norway, is raising questions about the increasing use of Twitter in courtrooms.
Margaret Rock in Twitter



How Police Foil Food Trucks With Facebook

How Police Foil Food Trucks With Facebook

Police are using Facebook and Twitter to bust street food vendors in Chicago, demonstrating law enforcement’s increasing savvy with social media to track suspects — even delicious ones.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Turkish Pianist Faces Prison for Tweets

Turkish Pianist Faces Prison for Tweets

A Turkish pianist is facing prison time for anti-Muslim tweets, raising questions over the state of religious and Internet freedoms in less than secular countries.
Kendra Srivastava in Twitter