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Man, 62, arrested over 'James Bulger's ghost' tweets

A 62-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sending offensive Twitter messages about murdered toddler James Bulger.

James Bulger was two when he was murdered in February 1993. Credit: PA

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.


Twitter rolls out 'mute button' for users

General view of the Twitter application in use on an iPad. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive

Twitter has announced that it is rolling out a mute function from today, enabling users of the social media platform to 'silence' users they do not want to see content from.

In an announcement on their blog, Twitter said that they will be rolling out the function to everyone 'in the coming weeks' which will give users "even more control of the content they see on Twitter".

The mute function will remove all content from a particular user, even instances of retweets, something that simply unfollowing an account doesn't do.

The muted user will not know that they have been muted and you can 'unmute' at any time.

To see how the mute feature will work, you can read the Twitter blog post here.

Amazon tie-up lets Twitter users shop with a hashtag

Online retailer Amazon has announced a new partnership that will allow customers to shop via Twitter.

Customers will be able to add products to their Amazon shopping basket through their Twitter account. Credit: PA

With the new system users add the hashtag #AmazonBasket to tweets referencing products they like, then the item is automatically added to their online shopping cart.

Amazon said the tie-up would mean "no more switching apps, typing out passwords or trying to remember items you saw on Twitter".

Twitter starts rolling out the new-look profile

Twitter has begun rolling out the new-look profile for its users.

Twitter enthusiasts can now add a header picture to their profile, pin tweets to the top of their feed and filter how they want to view posts on other people's timelines.

Twitter has begun rolling out the new look profile. Credit: Twitter

"Your Twitter profile shows the world who you are. We look forward to seeing what that means to you!" the company said in a blog post.

Click here to find out how to update your profile.


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