88-year-old woman forced to awkwardly tweet to avoid social embarrassment

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An 88-year-old woman was forced to feign interest in Twitter today, as she was shown around a new exhibition on the information age by younger colleagues. The woman, who identified herself only as "Elizabeth R", is thought to be a victim of circumstances that have forced her to continue working - even well after she…

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Is Twitter about to launch direct video uploads?

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Warning: Let's call this speculation. Actor and presenter Robert Llewellyn, who is known for playing Kryten in Red Dwarf and presenting several wildly successful YouTube series (like Carpool and Fully Charged) has just tweeted this intriguing thing: Oooh, exciting. I'm going to try uploading video direct to twitter later on today. New feature. New toys!…

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Twitter to remove images of deceased on families’ request

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In a crackdown on gory and upsetting images, Twitter has announced a new policy where it will remove photos or video of dead people if close family members or other authorised individuals request such a removal. The policy update comes as pictures and video circulated on Twitter after the beheading of US journalist James Foley,…

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Police investigated over social media breaches

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Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been accused of breaches social media guidelines that include making racist and threatening comments, posing images of colleagues in compromising positions and sending Facebook friend requests to victims of crime. The BBC reports that research by the Press Association found that of 828 cases from 2009…

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Twitter promises to do something following Zelda Williams abuse incident

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Twitter's problem with unsolicited abuse by dickheads reached a depressing peak following the death of Robin Williams. His daughter, Zelda Williams quit the social network following a series of abusive tweets. Yeah, we're not sure what the hell is wrong with people either. I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for…

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