Rise in users boosts Twitter

Twitter posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise increase in monthly users, sending shares up almost 16% to a nine-month high as its campaign to clean up fake and abusive accounts continued to attract advertisers.

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Shila Iqbal: People have moral responsibility to use appropriate language

The actress lost her job over a string of Twitter posts.

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Twitter reports increase in revenue but fall in monthly users

The firm’s latest financial results showed mixed fortunes for the social media platform.

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Twitter urged to tackle ‘vile’ racist attacks on Premier League stars

Some of the tweets date back as far as 2014 but have not been removed.

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Twitter allows French election adverts after block over ‘fake news’ law

France enacted a law last year to combat the dissemination of false information during poll campaigns.

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Twitter tells users not to fall for viral birthday prank

The trick tells users they can receive privileges or unlock colour schemes if they change their Twitter birthday.

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Users share acts of kindness from strangers proving there's still good people out there

People are sharing the kindest thing a stranger has done for them on the internet and it's safe to say there's still some hope left in the world.

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Twitter announces trial programme to improve conversations

The social media site is inviting users to apply to test new features aimed at simplifying interactions on the platform.

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The internet is debating how many towels you should own and no one can agree

The internet is debating how many towels you should own and no one can agree.

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Twitter reports revenue growth but monthly users fall in financial results

The social media site also reported an increase in daily users.

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Twitter gives users clearer option on feed chronology

The social media site has added a new icon to its mobile app that enables users to quickly switch between most recent tweets and an algorithmic feed.

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Twitter suspends fake Putin account with more than one million followers

The bogus account managed to go undetected for six years and gained several high profile followers.

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Dáil hears that Twitter supports crackdown on political advertising

Twitter says it supports new legislation aimed at cracking down on political advertising online.

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Twitter introduces new tools for following football matches

The social media platform has created dedicated live timelines to follow games on the site.

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Twitter soars as ad sales climb

Twitter easily beat Wall Street’s revenue and profit estimates, sending its shares soaring 17% at one stage, as higher ad sales offset a drop in monthly users as the site removed accounts suspected of abuse.

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Twitter reports mixed results as daily user numbers rise, but monthly users fall

The company’s latest financial results show a revenue increase but a fall in monthly active users.

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Twitter removes accounts linked to Alex Jones and Infowars

The right-wing conspiracy theorist was previously banned in early September.

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Twitter releases huge cache of data from ‘state-backed information operations’

The social network has made public hundreds of gigabytes of information from accounts linked to Russia and Iran.

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This comedian left the most amazing hidden message in his tweets

Strap yourself in – you’re in in for a hell of a ride.

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Twitter's Irish base records revenues of almost €2m a day in 2017

Revenues at Twitter’s Dublin base last year topped almost €2m a day as the company’s pre-tax profits increased marginally to €12.16m.

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Actor James Woods hits out at Twitter after getting locked out over meme

In an email to the actor, Twitter said the tweet “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election”.

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This Twitter bot creates hilarious new Kitchen Nightmares plot-lines

Gordon Ramsay has lots of new disastrous kitchen scenarios to despair at.

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

The chief executive told a hearing that some of the accounts also belonged to members of Congress.

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey to be grilled by US House Committee

The social network’s chief executive will face questions about algorithms and content monitoring in early September.

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Twitter shares plunge 19% reflecting Facebook’s woes

Twitter shares have plunged the most in two years after the social media company said monthly users dropped by one million in the second quarter from the first and predicted further declines as it continues to fight against spam, fake accounts, and malicious rhetoric.

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‘What am I gonna do? Say no?’ An old Drake tweet is spawning perfect new memes

People have found creative replies to the question, ‘What am I gonna do? Say no?’

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This former NFL player has gotten the meme treatment and we can’t stop laughing

There ain't no problem with sports commentator and ‘Undisputed’ co-host Shannon Sharpe becoming a meme thanks to his unusual response.

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What’s thin privilege and does it really exist?

People are debating the topic on Twitter.

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Twitter ‘suspended 58 million accounts in last three months of 2017’

The company has been struggling with user growth compared with rivals such as Instagram and Facebook.

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New meme sees people recounting their most ‘on brand’ stories from childhood

People are proudly re-telling their favourite embarrassing childhood stories.

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See the ‘dangerously defective’ car that Ennis Gardaí took off the road

We all complain that our cars are absolute bangers but this one takes the top prize, which led to Gardaí in Ennis taking it off the road.

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This dad called the police twice to report son who won’t get a job

The current job market is tough to break into but for this no-nonsense dad it seems like there’s no excuse for his son not to be bringing home the cash.

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Have you ever made such a mess you wanted to run away? These tweets are for you

People are tweeting about the worst messes they’ve ever made after one user dropped a huge jar of spaghetti sauce on the floor.

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Stranger than fiction: People tell their best ‘hard to believe’ stories

We have all been in situations where we thought - did that really happen?

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Small bookshop receives outpouring of kindness after plea for customers goes viral

Imagined Things Books - a small, independent bookshop - tweeted about struggling to get customers, and was rewarded with some heartwarming reactions from the public.

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There's some beautiful stuff going on at #youCanLoveMeButYouCantHoldMyHand

We all love affection, and it can mean even more when a loving gesture eases a partner's physical difficulty.

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The world’s ugliest dog has been crowned and Twitter absolutely loves her

Zsa Zsa the English bulldog has become an overnight star.

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Twitter buys online safety firm Smyte

The social media site says the purchase will help it improve the health of conversation on the platform.

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This pair’s hide and seek game is total couple goals

Colton and Kat sure know how to entertain themselves on a shopping trip.

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What are the best six seconds in music? Debate rages online

We all have our favourite song, so when BBC Radio 6 asked Twitter users what they believed was the best six seconds of music ever recorded people weren’t shy about what they thought.

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How could they have gotten away with that? People reveal the dumbest white lies they’ve ever told

We’ve all been guilty of telling a fib or two but some people don’t know how to make a lie sound plausible.

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This guy's screen recording is hilarious

Screen recording is a handy thing to have but this might just be the best use of the technology yet.

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Do you remember Dempsey's Den? This Twitter thread is for you

For those of us of a certain age, afternoons were all about Ian Dempsey and Zig and Zag.

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Historian creates hashtag #ImmodestWomen to celebrate female academics

Dr Fern Riddell started the trend after she was called out for using her full title.

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Cute dog waiting outside canteen for owner will brighten your day

A French bulldog has been pictured waiting patiently for his owner outside their work canteen and Twitter is in love with him.

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From Tinder to being former coworkers, people confess how they met their life partners

We all dream of meeting our true love, and for some that dream has already come true

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Meet Sparky: the goat who stole the red carpet at this years Tony awards

Sparky the goat strutted his hooves on the Tony awards red carpet last night.

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Posh or just notions: What did you consider posh as a child?

From lace doilies to having to take your shoes off before entering the house, growing up we all compared how other households were different to ours.

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You got a friend in me - it’s National Best friend Day

Today is a day where you thank those in your life who’ve helped you, comforted you and been there through the good times and bad.

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Lotto winner is smiling all the way to the bank after prize win

N. Gray, who won the Caribbean's Super Lotto, chose to wear a yellow wink emoji mask to accept her winnings.

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Irish author, Louise O'Neill, among the passengers caught up in Ryanair flight confusion

It was a case of 'Where are we?' instead of 'Are we there yet?' for Ryanair passengers last night flying from Dublin as their flight to Budapest instead landed in Vienna.

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VIDEO: Watch Kerry schoolboy's dream come true as he gets to present the RTÉ weather forecast

Schoolboy Jack, from Cartaglen National School in County Kerry, won a competition to present the forecast.

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