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In a recent study conducted by researchers at the NICTA, in Australia, found that Twitter is not reliable during any kind of a natural disaster emergency, reports The Australian. In a year-long study done by Manuel Cebrian and Pascal Van Hentenryck, they examined around 50 million tweets for 28 days before, during and after Hurricane Sandy that struck the United...

A recent study about Twitter users has found out an interesting thing about them and has compared the experience on Twitter to a high school environment with different kinds of groups that students make up from the ones who are into a specific interest or hobby to those who are just plain not interested in anything at all. Researchers from the Princeton University...

Stealing online identities is a crime, and those who pretend to imposter someone else for money or fame or connections or for any other reasons, they are in serious trouble with the law. A recent case in Chile serves as a good example of why parodying online accounts of other real people get can anyone in trouble. A man, by the name of Rodrigo Ferrari Prieto, had...

When you read something, you can often guess whether the writer is a man or a woman, but the kind of words they use, the way they form their sentences and also the topic they speak or write about. However, this is not always the case to judge the gender of the writer when they use a pseudonym like users do online. But a new research from the University has shown that...

According to a new study conducted by the Vermont Complex Systems Centre tweets can become a means to measure the happiness level of a Twitter user. The researchers carried out a study on U.S. Twitter users by analysing 10 million tweets all across the country. They measured the happiness in the tweets by developing a code that determines the level of the emotions. The...

According to Twitter’s own claim, all of the 100 United States Senators are now users of the micro-blogging website. However, only 90% of the House of Representatives have taken to the social networking site. These figures have almost doubled in the past two years. Further statistics from Twitter reveal that 29 states of the U.S. have all of their legislators in...

Recently, some groups in France brought a lawsuit against anti-Semitic users on Twitter. They demanded that anonymous users on Twitter who tweet anti-Semitic remarks broke French law and hence should be identified and executed for hate speech. The French judge has agreed on this and had ordered Twitter to reveal identities of such hate speech makers on Twitter. However,...