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March 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
What's going on with Amanda Bynes? The onetime child star has been sharing her inner thoughts on Twitter, and boy does it look hazy in there. She also seems to have a thing, to say the least, for rapper Drake. Up till now, the retired "Easy A" actress has had her share of legal woes involving alleged hit-and-runs and driving without a license. She's reached out via Twitter to President Obama to fire a cop who pulled her over, and her reported antics at a tanning salon - she denied the episode - definitely raised eyebrows.
July 20, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Six Republican presidential candidates participated in a tea-party sponsored debate on Twitter on Wednesday - and the results showed both the promise and the limits of the social medium. The format allowed the six, Reps. Michele Bachmann and Thaddeus McCotter, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, ex-Sen. Rick Santorum, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, and businessman Herman Cain, to interact directly with supporters and detractors - and allowed their respective messages to be relayed and retweeted across the ever-expanding platform.
March 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
As conflicting reports on Lil Wayne's health continue to burn up the blogosphere, the rapper ostensibly took to Twitter on Friday evening to thank his fans and attempt to debunk any thoughts that his condition is grave. “I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love,” the tweet read . But the quick line only fueled further speculation -- and confusion. Responding to reports from TMZ that the rapper was in a medically induced coma,  Mack Maine, president of Wayne's Young Money imprint, had tweeted that the superstar was "alive and well" and bashed TMZ for its reports -- which at one point said he was receiving last rites (an update that was later removed without explanation)
February 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter has made it possible for its search tool to display some tweets older than a week -- a feature users have long been asking to have. "Previously, Twitter search results displayed Tweets going back about a week. We've developed a way to include older Tweets, so you can see content that goes beyond the more recent Tweets," Twitter said in a blog announcing its search tool's new capabilities. It, however, doesn't mean that Twitter search will display all tweets that have ever been sent.
December 12, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has caused an uproar with a controversial change to its blocking policy. It used to be that when you blocked a user, it meant that person could not follow you and could not track your updates on the service. Now even if you block someone, that person can still see everything you do, interact with you and receive your updates in his or her timeline. You just won't see that person's activity on Twitter. That means blocked users can retweet or favorite your tweets.
June 18, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
The Lakers, with their Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics, produced championship ratings for ABC, and the game worked the same magic on Twitter. The website had already experienced record activity from the World Cup. On an average day, Twitter gets about 750 tweets per second, for a total of about 65 million a day. The top three tweeted goals of the week: Japan scores against Cameroon on June 14, with 2,940 tweets per second; Brazil's first goal against North Korea on June 15, 2,928 per second; and Mexico ties South Africa on 11 with 2,704 per second.
December 2, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
This post has been corrected The AMC drama "The Walking Dead" was the most tweeted about TV moment of Thanksgiving week, according to newly released rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide. The show's mid-season finale generated more than 880,000 tweets that reached a Twitter audience of 5.9 million, making it the most social show for the week of Nov. 25. BET'S "Soul Train Music Awards," which featured performances by Jennifer Hudson, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Chaka Khan and T.I., ranked as the second most-tweeted-about show of the week, producing more than 400,000 comments that reached some 3.5 million users on Twitter.
August 13, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The 2012 London Olympics were a highly talked about topic this summer, and Twitter's got proof. More than 150 million tweets were sent out about the Games over the last 16 days, the social network said. The company put together a blog post Sunday night with measurements on the most-tweeted-about events, athletes, sports as well as other statistics as the 30th Olympic Games drew to a close. Among the most tweeted events, Usain Bolt stole the show with three of the top five.
April 23, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
A fake tweet that claimed President Obama had been injured after explosions went off at the White House was quickly debunked by the Associated Press, which said its Twitter account had been hacked. But a band of hackers who support Syrian President Bashar Assad crowed that they had sent Americans into a tizzy. “This small tweet created some chaos in the United States in addition to a decline in some U.S. stocks,” the Syrian Electronic Army wrote on its website, referring to a brief, steep drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
September 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Ever wondered who first mentioned Justin Bieber on Twitter? Now you can find out. Social analytics firm Topsy announced it has indexed every public tweet that has ever been sent out and has made the information available to the public -- a feat no one else, including Twitter, has been able to accomplish. Topsy specializes in providing social data to companies, so it had already indexed many public tweets going back to July 2010. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far But Wednesday's update beefs up the company's indexing service with all public tweets going back to 2006, when Twitter launched and was actually called "twtter.
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