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  • Twitter Activity tab now tweeting in the UK
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    Twitter Activity tab now tweeting in the UK

    By 9 November 2011

    New Facebook-esque Twitter features, including the Activity tab, have landed in the UK following the revamp that Pocket-lint first told you about back in August. The Activity tab sits on your top-line and is a bit like your news feed on FB. It gives you...

  • Firebox Twitter Poster: The geekiest Christmas present?
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    Firebox Twitter Poster: The geekiest Christmas present?

    By 28 October 2011

    How much do you like yourself and Twitter? Or maybe we should rephrase by asking “How much does your mate like Twitter?” If the answer is a lot then the Twitter Poster, courtesy of Firebox, is probably going to be the stocking filler for you.  The...

  • iOS 5 integration triples Twitter sign-ups
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    iOS 5 integration triples Twitter sign-ups

    By 18 October 2011

    The advent of Apple's new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, iOS 5, and, in particular, its Twitter integration, has tripled the amount of sign-ups to the social network. In addition, the site now serves around quarter of a billion tweets...

  • Sky takes to Twitter for billboard show recommendations
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    Sky takes to Twitter for billboard show recommendations

    By 29 September 2011

    Sky has announced its latest web-savvy advertising campaign - using Twitter, billboards and train stations to appeal to bored commuters. From 4pm to 10pm on Friday 30 September, rail stations including London’s King Cross, Liverpool Street, Piccadilly...

  • O2 Twitter MMS launches in the UK, Vodafone and Orange too
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    O2 Twitter MMS launches in the UK, Vodafone and Orange too

    By 21 September 2011

    O2 and Twitter will join forces to allow users to post photos, taken on their phone, to Twitter via MMS. O2 customers can now upload and share photos with their Twitter followers simply by sending them via MMS to a shortcode. "The launch of Twitter MMS...

  • Twitter gets trendy at London Fashion Week with 'tweetwalk'
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    Twitter gets trendy at London Fashion Week with 'tweetwalk'

    By 19 September 2011

    Burberry has offered its Twitter followers the chance to grab a glimpse of its new clothing collection via the brand's own feed, before even those sitting in the front row at London Fashion Week see them.  The brand ran a "tweetwalk" alongside its own...

  • Facebook friends Twitter, allows for micro-updates
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    Facebook friends Twitter, allows for micro-updates

    By 19 September 2011

    Facebook is adding Twitter integration into the social network, with an option for updating the micro-blogging service to be added "soon". The admission comes buried deep within a developers' newsletter which outlines the new Subscribe feature of the...

  • Cabinet Minister says Twitter and Facebook crucial to MPs
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    Cabinet Minister says Twitter and Facebook crucial to MPs

    By 16 September 2011

    MP David Willetts, the Minister of State for University and Science, highlighted both the importance and the dangers of the social web when he spoke exclusively to Pocket-lint at an event in East London's Tech City. Implying that some of his colleagues...

  • TomTom GO Live 1535 satnav with apps pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom GO Live 1535 satnav with apps pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2011

    Everything's got an app in this day and age but, until TomTom walked into IFA 2011, the same couldn't be said for satnavs. Now, the arrival of the top of the line TomTom GO Live 1535 and its 5-inch touchscreen, will shortly be joined by Messrs Yelp, Expedia,...

  • TomTom appy to be social for new travel features
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    TomTom appy to be social for new travel features

    By 30 August 2011

    TomTom has seemingly forgotten that most people now carry smartphones, and has announced that it will be introducing apps for its satnavs. TomTom Live satnavs will give users access to Twitter, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Yelp - providing a similar set of...

  • Twitter User Galleries imaging all your visual tweets
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    Twitter User Galleries imaging all your visual tweets

    By 23 August 2011

    Twitter has gone all Facebook-like, adding a User Galleries feature that brings all of your tweeted images into one place. The service isn't official Twitter picture exclusive either; it works with Frog, TwitPic, Instagram and other imaging services...

  • PlayStation Vita going social with Facebook, foursquare, Skype and Twitter
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    PlayStation Vita going social with Facebook, foursquare, Skype and Twitter

    By 16 August 2011

    Sony is planning on turning the PlayStation Vita into a social networking hub when it eventually launches following the announcement that it has signed deals with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Skype to bring the services via dedicated apps to the...

  • David Cameron hints at social networking ban for rioters
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    David Cameron hints at social networking ban for rioters

    By 11 August 2011

    The riots that spread across England over the last few days were caused by the yoof innit. And what do the yoof use to communicate with each other? They use BBM, Twitter, Facebook and the other social networks innit. That's the impression of Prime Minister...

  • Twitter adds Facebook-like features to your timeline
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    Twitter adds Facebook-like features to your timeline

    By 11 August 2011

    Twitter is ramping up its social media aspects, by adding a couple of features that are very Facebook-ish. The first of which, the Activity tab - which will appear on your top-line - is a bit like your news feed on FB. It gives you an overview of what's...

  • Tottenham looter caught on Twitpic
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    Tottenham looter caught on Twitpic

    By 8 August 2011

    A Twitter user has posted a picture of an alleged thief sat in front a pile of electronics, games and other swag looted during the weekend's riots in London. The tweet reads: "He doesn't look too upset about Duggan. He is a thief, and I'm sure @Twitter can...

  • Promoted Tweets hit your Twitter Stream
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    Promoted Tweets hit your Twitter Stream

    By 29 July 2011

    Promoted Tweets, a.k.a. advertisements, will now be appearing on your Twitter stream the micro-blogging giant has announced. The good news is that you won't be getting tweets from any old Terry Tibbs trying to sell you a used car - you'll only get notifications...

  • Women's World Cup Final smashes Twitter record
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    Women's World Cup Final smashes Twitter record

    By 18 July 2011

    Who said women's football would never be popular eh? Try telling that to the twittersphere as the micro-blogging giant has revealed that during the women's World Cup final between Japan and USA, Twitter saw its record books re-written with an enormous...

  • Microsoft employees testing Twitter integration headed to Windows Phone 7
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    Microsoft employees testing Twitter integration headed to Windows Phone 7

    By 14 July 2011

    Microsoft employees have begun posting tweets that point to them testing the social network on Windows Phone 7. Mango, the new update for WP7, has had Twitter integration planned since its announcement. Current builds of the new Microsoft smartphone OS...

  • Twitter for Android updated, brings notifications and multiple accounts
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    Twitter for Android updated, brings notifications and multiple accounts

    By 13 July 2011

    Twitter has released a new version of Twitter for Android on Wednesday night, that brings with it a bevy of new features including notifications as they happen. The new app, which is already available to download via the Android Market, will now automatically...

  • VIDEO: Toshiba and Intel set to create interactive Tweet based movie
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    VIDEO: Toshiba and Intel set to create interactive Tweet based movie

    By 12 July 2011

    Toshiba and Intel have come together to create a social network powered horror movie called 'Inside'. Made by Disturbia director D.J. Caruso ,the "social film project" sees will let let consumers post tweets and Facebook messages for the lead character...

  • Surrey Police to use Twitter to inform of vehicle related theft
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    Surrey Police to use Twitter to inform of vehicle related theft

    By 11 July 2011

    Starting today Surrey Police will begin posting every single vehicle related theft on its own personal Twitter feed in an aim to raise awareness as well as curb car crime. Since this morning its feed has been overloaded with advice on how to keep your...

  • Browser extension brings Facebook stream to Google+
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    Browser extension brings Facebook stream to Google+

    By 8 July 2011

    Developer Crossrider has released a tool that allows you to integrate your Facebook stream into the Google+ dashboard.  Whilst not quite being perfect Facebook/Google harmony, it is as close as you can currently get to unifying your split social networks...

  • BBC execs campaign to stop writers and actors joining Twitter (on no they're not)
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    BBC execs campaign to stop writers and actors joining Twitter (on no they're not)

    By 4 July 2011

    A group of BBC executives are said to be spurring on a company wide initiative to stop actors, writers and talent from joining social networking website Twitter. The move comes after increasing numbers of Twitter reveals from high profile actors relating...

  • Murray beats Nadal... in tweet tennis
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    Murray beats Nadal... in tweet tennis

    By 1 July 2011

    Andy Murray has beaten Rafael Nadal. Well, in the social media stakes anyway. While we're yet to find out who's really through to the final of Wimbledon 2011, the company behind Brandwatch has created an infographic generator especially for the currently...

  • iPope: Pontiff tweets from an iPad
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    iPope: Pontiff tweets from an iPad

    By 29 June 2011

    Just as Eve did in the Garden of Eden, Pope Pope Benedict XVI has succumbed to the irresistible allure of an Apple. But not one from a wicked-serpent, but one from Cupertino as the Sovereign Pontiff used an iPad to log on to Twitter and send his first...