• Twitterific

    Gianluca Demartini     |      March 7, 2023

    Elon Musk’s eccentric attempts to revitalise Twitter prompt wider questions of the financial viability and social responsibility of other social media platforms.

  • The truth vs Twitter

    Daniel Angus     |      January 17, 2023

    Digital technologies are making the fight against misinformation even trickier for embattled social media giants such as Twitter.

  • Bye bye bluebird?

    Anjana Susarla     |      November 21, 2022

    The mercurial Elon Musk seems determined to destroy the microblogging site he paid $44 billion for, but the world would lose a lot if Musk does ruin or even bankrupt Twitter.

  • Bird of prey

    Diana Bossio     |      November 6, 2022

    Elon Musk has imposed sweeping change on Twitter in his first week of ownership, sacking top executives and half the staff while promising higher fees on users. Far from offering a fresh start, nervous advertisers and users are already starting to flee.

  • The trouble with Twitter

    Richard Forno     |      September 5, 2022

    Twitter’s former security chief, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, has accused the microblogging platform company of serious security failings.

  • #EmptyOldTrafford

    Alex Fenton     |      August 19, 2022

    Sentiment analysis of Twitter posts can reveal social trends far more quickly than traditional methods, be they international issues, political spats or sporting controversies.

  • Journalism in the age of Twitter

    Ruchira Sen     |      May 8, 2022

    Traditional journalism has an uneasy relationship with social media sites such as Twitter, which can both promote and undermine their work.

  • How will Elon change Twitter?

    John Hawkins     |      April 28, 2022

    Some twitter users have responded with dismay to the news that Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, is buying the popular social media platform, but why does he want it and what will he use it for?

  • President Twitter

    Open Forum     |      December 9, 2021

    A computational analysis of billions of phrases found in tweets has uncovered new insights into the timelines of the many major stories that surrounded the disgraced former President Donald Trump from 2016 to 2021.

  • A little bird told me…

    Michael James Walsh     |      August 31, 2021

    Twitter has a reputation for ill tempered interactions, but changes in its design could help moderate the heat of debate and reduce the incidence of personal targeting and abuse.

  • Misogynistic tweets correlate with violence against women

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 8, 2021

    Places where there is a lot of misogynistic tweeting going on are likely to have a lot of domestic violence as well, a study by UNSW has found.

  • Fighting fake news on Twitter

    Open Forum     |      March 26, 2021

    Prompting people to reflect on the accuracy of news headlines increases the quality of news that they share online, according to international scientists.