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      A vow of silence amid Twitter’s onslaught of outrage

      Another day, another Twitter storm. Scrub that: another minute, another Twitter storm. This week at the centre of the...

    2. January 29, 2015

      Social media become battleground in Turkish press freedom fight

      Sedef Kabas was still in her nightdress when Turkish police knocked on her door about a few words that could condemn her to...

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    1. January 28, 2015

      Earnings and costs rise for Facebook

      Facebook beat expectations in its fourth quarter, as its total userbase overtook the population of China and advertisers...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Social media: friend or foe?

      Brynne Herbert Not long ago I attended an event where the topic was cyber bullying. It quickly turned into a debate over the...

    3. January 28, 2015

      Chief executives spread their wings as fledgling tweeters

      When AirAsia flight QZ8501 disappeared on a trip from Surabaya to Singapore last month, the company’s chief executive, Tony...

    4. January 27, 2015

      Facebook and Google: mobile messaging

      The day you sign a client is the day you start losing one — so says Don Draper, the advertising mastermind of Mad Men. A lot...

    5. January 27, 2015

      Wickr launches encrypted Facebook feature

      Cute pictures of kittens could help privacy-conscious consumers disguise the photos they upload to Facebook with a new...

    6. January 27, 2015

      Facebook, Instagram and Tinder suffer worldwide outage

      Facebook and Instagram users could not access their accounts via desktop and mobile services for an hour yesterday morning,...

    7. January 26, 2015

      Facebook tries to get personal with video ads

      Imagine if your television knew exactly who you were, your likes and dislikes, your friends and “frenemies”. Facebook is...

    8. January 22, 2015

      Haunted by historical images in digital form

      Xavier Di Petta and Chris Wild arrived at their vocation — as digital curators of historical pictures — in very different...

    9. January 22, 2015

      How an MBA spurred a graduate to launch an contacts app

      Social networking has transformed the way many people keep in touch with old friends and family members, but has not...

    10. January 21, 2015

      Digicel deal tunes Rdio in to emerging markets

      Rdio, the US-based music streaming service, is widening its international footprint through a partnership with Digicel, the...

    11. January 15, 2015

      Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

      On New Year’s Eve, Pieter Van Ostaeyen hung out with his brother’s family before skipping the midnight celebrations and...

    12. January 14, 2015

      Facebook: dollars at work

      Everyone knows you check Facebook at work. They all do it too. So who cares if Facebook becomes an official part of...

    13. January 12, 2015

      Obama calls for cyber security bill ahead of Centcom Twitter hacking

      President Barack Obama unveiled a new plan to boost cyber security on Monday just as hackers claiming to be Islamist...

    14. January 12, 2015

      US military Twitter account hacked

      Social media accounts run by Central Command, the US military command covering the Middle East, have been hacked by a group...

    15. January 6, 2015

      Advertisers ride wave of social media influencers

      American teenager Brent Rivera spent the holiday season posting six-second videos online of himself dressed as his...

    16. January 6, 2015

      End the feud between the spinners and the fourth estate

      The digital revolution will ultimately strengthen journalism, but so far public relations has managed the web far better. In...

    17. January 6, 2015

      Motherhood, pre-midlife crises and social messaging

      Hipsters, house prices and Facebook: the unholy trinity of trends that many in my demographic love to hate. Given the large...

    18. December 26, 2014

      Why conversation is enduring a very bad time

      How will 2014 be remembered? For me, it was the year of the bad conversation. Most of you reading this online probably know...

    19. December 23, 2014

      A year in a word: Ice bucket challenge

      Ice bucket challenge noun — a viral internet sensation in which people doused themselves with pails of gelid water to raise...

    20. December 22, 2014

      For a study in top-notch oratory, watch the Queen at Christmas

      How do you open a conversation with your audience? “My lords, ladies and gentlemen” is a popular opening. “Friends, Romans,...

    21. December 21, 2014

      Russia blocks Facebook protest page

      Russia has blocked a Facebook page calling for a protest in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as the Kremlin...

    22. December 19, 2014

      #Words of the year

      One day in September 2002, someone posted a photograph of his mouth on an Australian online forum. He wrote: “Um, drunk at a...

    23. December 14, 2014

      Only judge a fulsome eulogy to a boss in the fullness of time

      In 1990, when I had been at the FT only a shortish time, the then editor resigned. I liked him; he had been kind to me and I...

    24. December 11, 2014

      Banks seek to end Twitter fiascos with social media guidelines

      Bankers could be trained in how to use Twitter, and have clauses about social media behaviour inserted into their employment...

    25. December 11, 2014

      UK turns into nation of online shoppers

      Britain spends more money online per head than any other developed country but the love affair with social media may be on...

    26. December 11, 2014

      Persuading Songbird investors to accept bid may be beyond Our Ken

      Build it and they will come. Few developments have fulfilled that promise better than Canary Wharf, whose control the...

    27. December 10, 2014

      Instagram hits 300m monthly users to take it ahead of Twitter

      Instagram, the photo-sharing app, has overtaken Twitter in user numbers after announcing it has 300m monthly active users...

    28. December 9, 2014

      Snapchat poaches Credit Suisse banker who led Alibaba IPO

      Imran Khan, the Credit Suisse banker who led Alibaba’s record-setting initial public offering earlier this year, is leaving...

    29. December 8, 2014

      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

    30. December 5, 2014

      Who knew Ukip would stew over comedy Twitter account?

      They have swept Clacton-on-Sea and Rochester and Strood, and romped home in a council by-election in Thurrock. But now there...

    31. December 5, 2014

      YouTube star shakes up bestseller lists

      Back to the kitchen, Jamie Oliver. A 24-year-old YouTube star has emerged as an unlikely contender to be this Christmas’s...

    32. November 30, 2014

      Fiona Devine of Manchester Business School on leaping boundaries

      Business schools are inherently interdisciplinary, with scholars often spanning subjects from physics and maths to...

    33. November 27, 2014

      View: ‘Social’ CEOs align the workforce

      “Social CEO” is a buzz term to describe chief executives who embrace social media tools within an organisation. These...

    34. November 21, 2014

      Football and social media

      A few years ago, Facebook executives urged Cristiano Ronaldo’s management team to start a Facebook page for him. “Listen,...

    35. November 18, 2014

      Technology groups in a war to dominate the world of work

      The war between the giants of the technology industry for the attention of the world’s office workers looks like it is about...

    36. November 14, 2014

      Politics: can sensible be sexy?

      This week Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida (and second son of George Bush), has been discreetly pressing the flesh...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Twitter answers sceptics with 2024 forecasts

      Twitter set out a long term vision to become one of the largest internet companies by sales in the world at its first...

    38. November 5, 2014

      Top chat apps race to lock down messaging services

      Leading chat apps are racing to lock down their messaging services to prevent interception by governments and criminals,...

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