Richard Dawkins has apologised for the "feeding frenzy" caused when he implied it was "immoral" to not abort a foetus with Down's syndrome.
Richard Dawkins has become embroiled in another Twitter row, after claiming it would be "immoral" to not abort a foetus with Downs Syndrome.
Award-winning author of Cloud Atlas choose to tell his latest effort, The Right Sort, via the "straitjacket" of Twitter.
Twitter is the only technology which allows large groups of people to "behave as one for a moment," according to one of the co-founders of the micro-blogging site.
Biz Stone told Good Morning Britain about the first time he realised Twitter had become a phenomenon - a man tweeted a recommendation for another bar after he had become fed up with the noise in the pub he was sitting in.
"He sent out a tweet recommending another pub and he sent that to his followers. They thought it was a good idea and so they sent it and so forth. In the eight minutes it took him to walk to that pub it had completely filled to capacity and there was a line around the block!"
TweetDeck is back up and running after a coding bug forced users to retweet certain tweets earlier today.
They tweeted this statement:
We've verified our security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Twitter has urged users to log out of their TweetDeck service after it was hit by a bug which caused a random surge of retweets across a large number of accounts.
They tweeted the statements below.
A security issue that affected TweetDeck this morning has been fixed. Please log out of TweetDeck and log back in to fully apply the fix.
We've temporarily taken TweetDeck services down to assess today's earlier security issue. We'll update when services are back up.
With the start of the World Cup just two days away, Twitter has unveiled a new feature- 'Hashflags'- to allow users to use world flags as a new form of hashtag in their tweets.
By posting a tweet with a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, like #BRA and #FRA, an icon of the country’s flag will appear after the text.
Twitter will tally up all of the Tweets with hashflags over the next few days and unveil The World Cup of Tweets winning country prior to the first match this Thursday.
Send a tweet cheering on your team with a hashflag here.
A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sending offensive Twitter messages about murdered toddler James Bulger.
The man, from Bexhill, Surrey, was arrested after Twitter users reported an account called 'James Bulger's Ghost' that displayed a picture of the two-year-old and an image of the child's gravestone.
James' mother Denise Fergus was contacted directly in one offensive message sent from the account on the anniversary of her son's death.
She highlighted the messages to her own 23,000 Twitter followers.
The man was interviewed by police and bailed until 28 August.