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Twitter

A microblogging site allowing users to share what they are doing with others. Entries are called 'tweets' and are limited to 140 characters. The site was founded by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams andBiz Stone and was launched in 2006. The company has 141 employees and over 190 million users.

# twitter - Today’s News

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# twitter - Yesterday’s News

From The Daily Edge Electric Picnic Day Two, as told in tweets from Stradbally EP2014

Electric Picnic Day Two, as told in tweets from Stradbally

The toilets are beginning to creak.

Heartbroken Alan Dillon pays tribute to ‘absolute legend’ James Horan

The Mayo forward took to Twitter this morning to share his gratitude for the resigned manager.

How’s it hanging Rory? It’s the sporting tweets of the week

The current World Number One golfer meets the former President of the United States plus more shenanigans.

From The Daily Edge Comedians are tweeting prayers for Joan Rivers amid ‘life support’ reports Treasure

Comedians are tweeting prayers for Joan Rivers amid ‘life support’ reports

There has been an outpouring of well-wishes on Twitter.

# twitter - Saturday 30 August, 2014

11 Americans who can’t believe that hurling is a thing

The sport has plenty of new fans after the crowd caught a glimpse of it

From The Daily Edge The 7 types of people on social media at the weekend Checkin' In

# twitter - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge This musician followed through on his promise to buy drinks for his Twitter followers Sound
From Business ETC Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter Snapshot

Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter

The site has opened up its analytics service to all users so now you can see how well (or badly) your tweets are doing.

# twitter - Monday 25 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women Trolls

Men get twice as much abuse on Twitter as women

And they’re also the ones behind most of the abuse.

A tweet from last season has come back to haunt Joey Barton

The infamous English midfielder produced a poor performance against Spurs yesterday.

# twitter - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Train strike, possessed animals and Mayo Kerry praise – how Twitter reacted to today’s match GAA

Train strike, possessed animals and Mayo Kerry praise – how Twitter reacted to today’s match

Plenty GAA stars were impressed by today’s fare at Croke Park.

# twitter - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room… Time Out

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Ferguson and Facebook, eating meat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

# twitter - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What’s your mental health life saver? This group wants to know 24/7 Supports

What’s your mental health life saver? This group wants to know

The Mental Health Reform are calling for community mental health services to be available around the clock, seven days a week.

# twitter - Monday 18 August, 2014

From Business ETC Few are happy with Twitter’s latest experiment with favourites Ch-ch-ch-changes

Few are happy with Twitter’s latest experiment with favourites

An experiment that turns favourites of people you follow into retweets has annoyed many of its users.

From The Daily Edge Some Irish teens going to college can’t spell ‘college’ Off To Collage

Some Irish teens going to college can’t spell ‘college’

Still, that’s why you go isn’t it?

From The Daily Edge Twitter is clogging timelines with favourites and people are not impressed Unfave

Twitter is clogging timelines with favourites and people are not impressed

The website’s latest experiment is not a hit with users.

# twitter - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Bonner is a beast and Limerick praise – Twitter reacts to today’s Croke Park hurling

It was a great day for the hurlers of Tipperary and Limerick.

From The Daily Edge Roberty Downey Jr does the Ice Bucket Challenge, in typical RDJ fashion RDJ

Roberty Downey Jr does the Ice Bucket Challenge, in typical RDJ fashion

While sitting in a beautiful swimming pool, obvs.

Conor McGregor wants UFC in the Aviva! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Rory McIlroy, Joey Barton and Iain Henderson.

# twitter - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy and THAT outfit at Old Trafford today

The Northern Irish golfer paraded the Claret Jug in Manchester today.

# twitter - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Twitter reacts as Ireland’s World Cup journey comes to an end

Brian Moore, Trevor Hogan and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly all gave their thoughts on England’s emphatic win.

# twitter - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 tweets that will bring the horror of Leaving Cert results flooding back Leaving Cert Eve

9 tweets that will bring the horror of Leaving Cert results flooding back

“The main thing is, we’re all alive and well.”

From Business ETC The chances of you following a bot account on Twitter is higher than you think Automated Response

The chances of you following a bot account on Twitter is higher than you think

Although most of them do serve a purpose.

# twitter - Sunday 10 August, 2014

When Bernard met Rachel! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Rory McIlroy, Cian Healy and Joey Barton among others.

From Business ETC The state has asked Twitter to block 13 accounts in Ireland this year… Tweet Tweet

# twitter - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 6 essential preparations for next week’s Great British Bake Off Ganaching Your Buns

# twitter - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

John Joe Nevin set for September return following attack

The Irish boxing star suffered two broken legs last April.

From The Daily Edge This GBBO-themed Twitter exchange between BBC One and BBC Two is glorious Great British Pun Off

# twitter - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Twitter reacts as Xavi announces his retirement from international football

Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia and others paid tribute to Spain’s midfield maestro.

# twitter - Sunday 3 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 ways in which Irish politicians are just like us when it comes to Twitter Just Like Us
From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Life on Mars, World Cup withdrawal and sexting extortion

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# twitter - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Lowry, Mugsy and McDonnell – Twitter’s take on Saturday night football in Croke Park

Monaghan and Armagh both triumphed in last night’s Round 4B qualifier ties.

# twitter - Friday 1 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 98fm presenter caught up in ‘mickey hating feminists’ Twitter row Handbags
From The Daily Edge Guy enjoyably trolls Bank of Ireland in wake of payments fiasco Troll

# twitter - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Everton confirm club record £28million signing of Romelu Lukaku

The Belgian striker earlier dropped a strong hint he could be set to leave the Londoners with a cryptic Twitter post.

# twitter - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC Turns out investors are really happy about Twitter’s latest earnings call Growth

Turns out investors are really happy about Twitter’s latest earnings call

The site saw its stock price rise by over 30% less than an hour after its second quarter earnings were announced.

From TheJournal.ie “You must listen”: Gaza teen tweets sound of bombs exploding Gaza

“You must listen”: Gaza teen tweets sound of bombs exploding

“I’m 16yrs old and have witnessed 3 wars, as I see, this is the hardest one.”

From Business ETC The Sun criticised for ‘irresponsible’ front page of boy with ‘devil mark’ Witch Hunt

The Sun criticised for ‘irresponsible’ front page of boy with ‘devil mark’

The newspaper, however, says it is conscious of the code and guidance around paying parents for stories.

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