RSPCA Raises Understanding Via 24-Hour Twitter Campaign

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Since its initial launch in 2006, social networking site Twitter has attracted over 250 million people and the number is still growing. Its got a little way to go before it catches up with rival Facebook, but its still impressing the likes of you and me plus a list of celebrities. In the past … [Read more...]

Duke Nukem Makers Drop PR Company: The Cause… A Single Tweet

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As long standing fans of Duke Nukem whenever we see his name on an article we are compelled to read it. This latest one that we have found is a story that will amaze some people at the effect of social networking sites on this occasion Twitter … [Read more...]

US Secret Service Apology for Twitter Remark: Fox on Receiving End

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It was only yesterday that OSM’s Mike Smith reported on a young boy being questioned by the Secret Service after a comment he made about President Obama on Facebook. Now we have more news about the U.S. Secret Service, this time with the organization having to apologize for a remark made on Twitter … [Read more...]

Tweet from Everest on Galaxy S2: Twitter at Top of the World

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The social networking giant Twitter just keeps on growing and gaining more prominence and just in recent days we’ve told about Twitter’s growing integration with TV, about baby names being announced on Twitter and how the first visit to the U.S. by newlyweds William and Kate was announced on … [Read more...]

NFL Mendenhall Lands In Hot Water After Bin Laden Tweeting

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Since Sunday when President Barack Obama officially announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed and the US were holding his body, the internet has been a hive of activity. We have given you news concerning the impact it has had on social media as a whole, and how social networking sites such as … [Read more...]

Twitter Fan Abuse Forces Bolton’s Kevin Davies To Leave

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Bolton's Kevin Davies is no stranger to online social networking site Twitter. Just a few weeks back, the footballer took to his official page and tweeted a big apology to Bolton fans after their 5-0 loss against Stoke City. Davies is not the first and wont be the last player to take to the … [Read more...]

Royal Wedding 2011 Tweet-Free Zone

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From the very beginning when the first announcement came through that Prince William was to marry his love Kate Middleton on 29th April (tomorrow), the internet has been going crazy with updates to the big day. As well as celebrating the huge event ourselves here at OSM, we have been bringing you … [Read more...]

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Flight: Tweeters Special Pass

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Online social networking site Facebook is still placed at number one with some 600 million active users, but rival Twitter is still proving popular with not just the everyday person but celebrity figures as well. This time around, instead of the site being used as a way of having a good old rant, … [Read more...]

Twitter’s Carlton Cole Hefty £20,000 Fine: Apology & Donation

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At the end of March we brought you news that West Ham and England striker Carlton Cole had landed himself in hot water, after taking to Twitter and leaving inappropriate comments about Ghana football fans. … [Read more...]

Twitter Pays Respect To Nirvana’s Late Kurt Cobain

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Today online social networking site Twitter is paying tribute to the late singer-songwriter, musician and artist Kurt Cobain. Front man for grunge band Nirvana, Cobain passed away back in 1994 and today 17 years on, his fans are leaving their own messages and of course tributes on the popular site. … [Read more...]

Digg Social News: Kevin Rose Resigns – Confirms with Tweet

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It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on social media site Digg and its new look after it went through a redesign in an attempt to rejuvenate interest. When the social news site was founded it quickly gained popularity but it’s no secret that the site has struggled to keep up with the likes … [Read more...]

Twitter Libel Case: Local Politics Sees Former Mayor Fined

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We’ve all heard of instances where people have said the wrong things on Twitter or Facebook and lived to regret it, but did you know that you could be open to libel charges for things you say on Twitter. Well that’s certainly the case and in Britain the first person to be fined for libel for … [Read more...]

Twitter Japan Quake Tsunami Hits Record 1,200 Tweet Per Minute

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Social networking site Twitter as we know acts as a fantastic lifeline between users, be it for sending messages (tweets) between one another or sourcing information. This has been even more apparent in the last few hours when a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the North East coast … [Read more...]

Death: The Notorious B.I.G. 14th Anniversary Remembered On Twitter

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Social networking site Twitter is becoming more and more popular by the day, and numbers of users are now in the region of 190 million and still growing. For many people, it can be used as a communication tool by posting tweets on your Twitter feed and following favorite celebrities which otherwise … [Read more...]

Tweet Reveals Sprint Could Get HTC Pro 7 In February

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Recently we have been overcome with news on WP7 this was mainly due to the partnership of Nokia and Microsoft, we now have more news flowing in following a recent Tweet from US carrier Sprint, which revealed we could possibly get the HTC Pro 7 in February. … [Read more...]

Red Cross Twitter Error: How to handle social media hiccups

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We all know that social media, used in the right way and in the right hands, can be a wonderful thing but every now and then, as in other walks of life, mistakes can be made. We’ve all heard of incidents where people have made an inappropriate remark on their Twitter or Facebook accounts.. That’s … [Read more...]

Super Bowl XLV Twitter: Sets All Time Tweets Per Second Record

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One of the biggest sporting events took place last Sunday in North Texas, America, yep you've got it, Super Bowl XLV, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers. Some 111 million viewers tuned into the game, a rise from last year's figure of 106.5 million. Along with plenty of … [Read more...]

Football January Twitter Trends: Infographic Bears All

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Online social networking site Twitter has been a hive of activity in the last few weeks, in regards to the world of football. We have brought you reports of Twitter fan reactions to player transfers, fines, Manchester Utd/England player “Ferdinand” showing his praise for Arsenal players Fabregas … [Read more...]

Nintendo 3DS: Jonathan Ross Speaks Out On Twitter

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Here at OSM we have brought you various reports on the forthcoming 3DS from Nintendo. We have talked about a stolen and stripped down model of the device, rumors of release dates, an advisory for children that had been issued relating to possible effects on their eyesight and so on. Today the news … [Read more...]

Queensland Flood Victims Sparks Celebrity Twitter Campaign

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Queensland in Australia has unfortunately become the victim of Mother Nature this week. Flash floods have broken out destroying whatever is in its path and at present has taken 12 lives with others reported missing. With the water surging through to the third largest city Brisbane in Australia, … [Read more...]

Eastenders Baby Swap Cut Short: Twitter Complaints Keep Coming

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Here at OSM we reported just over a week ago about British soap opera “EastEnders" and a recent storyline that has proved itself to be more than controversial. In fact as well as comments on here and other sites, the BBC have received over 6,000 complaints about the storyline being taken too far. … [Read more...]

Twitter Tributes Paid To Former Heavyweight Boxer “Gary Mason”

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Sad news today for the world of boxing, former Boxer “Gary Mason” has been killed in a bicycle accident Thursday in South London. The 48-year old who was born in Jamaica won the title of British Heavyweight Champion back in 1989. Online social networking site Twitter has today been inundated with … [Read more...]

Twitter #UKSnow: Plot the snow in your region on a map

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Here in the U.K. we like to make a bit of a fuss when we get snow. It doesn’t happen so often that we have all the necessary equipment and resources to cope with it as in some countries, so when we do get snow we tend to see the country grind to a halt, and let’s face it that’s half the fun. Now … [Read more...]

Tweeters Voice Disappointment At X-Factor’s “Olly Murs” Performance

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After tonight’s X-Factor show, Twitter became alive with fans tweeting of their disappointment over Olly Murs stage performance. The Essex born singer, 26, who found himself in second place in the sixth series of 2009 X-Factor, has been criticized over his performance including choice of song. … [Read more...]

Pink Announces Baby News On Twitter

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Music singer/songwriter, dancer and actress “Pink” rose to fame in early 2000. Her singles and albums have earn't her awards and in 2003 she was awarded a grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance with single “Trouble.” Following on from an announcement yesterday on the Ellen DeGeneres show, the … [Read more...]