Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit

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Twitter has announced it is trialling a new 280-character limit to allow users to “easily express themselves” – but the site’s users have been predictably snarky. The fun started when... Read More

Twitter trials 280-character tweet limit

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Social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users “easily express themselves”. Twitter currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but has doubled that to 280 characters for... Read More

'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

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A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the firm’s attention offline – by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office. Shahak Shapira,... Read More

This is why Ed Sheeran quit Twitter

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Ed Sheeran says he’s quit Twitter after receiving a stream of abuse. “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely,” he told The Sun. “I can’t read it. “I go on it... Read More

Twitter goes nuts after Paul George is traded to OKC Thunder

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On Friday night, just hours before the start of free agency, the OKC Thunder finessed a blockbuster trade by acquiring Paul George for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. It sent... Read More

US singer Katy Perry is first to 100m Twitter followers

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The US singer-songwriter Katy Perry has become the first person to reach 100m followers on Twitter. The website posted a video compilation of her tweets since she joined in 2009... Read More

Caution! The celebs who are wary of Twitter

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Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson has said she does not read social media comments for the sake of her sanity. Watson is playing the lead role in The... Read More

Twitter forces US to drop demand for Trump critic's details

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The US government has dropped its request for the identity of an anti-Trump Twitter account, just a day after Twitter went to court over the issue. @ALT_USCIS anonymously criticised President... Read More