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January 15, 2019 4:01 AM Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper's book reviews

NEW YORK, USA – When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in – and managed to save the section with just a few tweets. The story began on Friday, January 11 when King shared that The Portland Press Herald, a prominent newspaper in his home state of Maine, would 290

January 3, 2019 7:29 AM WATCH: 'The Punisher' Season 2 teaser trailer is here

Marvel vigilante Frank Castle will be returning on Netflix for a second season MANILA, Philippines – Frank Castle as The Punisher will be returning to Netflix this year, and its newest teaser trailer for its second season is here for fans of the Marvel vigilante hero to watch. The Punisher's season two trailer was posted on its official Twitter account 131

December 19, 2018 5:50 AM Twitter relaunches reverse-chronological feed option

The toggle button, which looks like a set of sparkles, allows users to change the arrangement of tweets. You can choose to either see the top tweets first or the latest tweets on your feed. MANILA, Philippines – After announcing testing of a toggle button for tweet arrangement in November, Twitter said Tuesday, December 18 (December 19, Manila time) 142

December 7, 2018 8:28 AM Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

'I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times,' Kevin says LOS ANGELES, USA – US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars Thursday night, December 6, amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets. Two days after announcing he had landed what he called a dream 139

November 17, 2018 7:42 AM School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year After finishing 5th last year, the NU Pep Squad reclaimed the throne to snatch the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance title on Saturday, November 17. Shortly after all 8 squads performed their routine, this year's cheerdance competition 73

November 16, 2018 8:26 AM WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year? Get ready to show your school spirit as 8 teams clash in the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition on Saturday, November 17, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Last year, the Adamson Pep Squad claimed the trophy for the first time in school history after finishing second 82

November 3, 2018 10:38 AM Twitter removed thousands of accounts discouraging U.S. vote participation

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has alerted Twitter to the accounts, which are removed in late September and early October WASHINGTON DC, USA – Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts, many posing as Democrats, that were posting tweets encouraging US voters to sit out Tuesday's crucial midterm elections, according to media reports 140

October 31, 2018 2:51 AM Typical tweet shorter since character length doubled

Twitter says the typical length of a tweet in English actually dropped by a character to 33 SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Twitter on Tuesday, October 30, confirmed that a year after doubling the character limit for tweets, the average length of messages fired off in English actually got a smidge shorter. The news promised to allay concerns that raising the character 123

October 28, 2018 2:56 AM How to fact-check reports during disasters

How do you know if an article or tweet sharing disaster-related information is true? At a time when information becomes a form of "relief" for those affected by emergencies, it is important to spread accurate and relevant news to aid decision-makers and responders on the ground. (READ: Social media: Critical for disaster managers) How can you tell if tweets 119

September 26, 2018 5:18 AM Twitter to ban 'dehumanizing' comments with user help

The social network asks for feedback from users around the world regarding wording to be used in the policy amendment SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Twitter on Tuesday, September 25, US time reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy change that Twitter has been working on for several 121