In the same way that social media can make world news out of small miracles, it can also transform a regional conflict into a world war.
Technology and the immediacy it brings has made the world a better place. But with it comes the responsibility not to miss out on each other.
Twitter is a useful platform for activism for a variety of reasons, but does it really prove effective when it comes to real change?
The press ombudsman has ruled that a Sunday Independent report on the DA and a "Twitter race war" was inaccurate and misleading.
DA leader Helen Zille gets frank with us about EFF, Twitter, Mmusi Maimane and her failed marriage to Mamphela Ramphele.
Government staff in Rwanda appear to be using fake accounts to harass journalists on Twitter.
The US first lady addressed a group of Peking University students while on a tour of China to build goodwill through soft diplomacy.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to "wipe out" the social media service, setting him against President Abdullah Gul and drawing public fury.
Communications agency Portland has looked at tweets from Africa to determine what languages are used the most and what issues drive the conversation.
Party members have questioned Helen Zille's ability to continue leading the DA successfully after several run-ins with the media over tweets.
Tencent is dominating China's business and social platforms, and for good reason.
A Mexican state has banned parents from registering "derogatory" names for their children, including the name Twitter.
The DA's Helen Zille has said she "did not leak confidential info" and that the presidency overreacted to her attempt to encourage voters to register.
A man and woman have been jailed for using Twitter to abuse a prominent feminist.
Following outrage on Twitter sparked by Justine Sacco - who tweeted: "Going to Africa, hope I don't get Aids." - IAC has distanced itself from her..
Elizabeth Henning is hooked on Finland and believes it can teach us a great deal about education.
Tired of producing endless tomes, the renowned activist has taken her views to Twitter instead.
Twitter's many billions will go to a select group â€” not its founders or hardworking users.