article 17 April 2014 UK
Did the earth move for you (picture: Getty)
Did the earth move for you? Rutland hit by earthquake

Rutland in the Midlands is hit by the UK's biggest earthquake this year, prompting a wave of jokes about the "earth moving". But how does this seismic activity compare with other great British quakes?

article 16 April 2014 World, Ukraine
Facebook and its role in Ukraine's unrest (Getty)
by Why Ukraine's interior minister is on Facebook

It is not just protest groups using social media nowadays: governments are getting in on the act - and in unstable eastern Ukraine, Facebook has become a tool of conflict.

article 04 April 2014 World, Cuba
by Why the US secretly set up 'Cuban Twitter' ZunZuneo

Forget exploding cigars. The latest from the fractious relationship between the United States and Cuba brings things into the 21st century: via social networking.

article 28 March 2014 World, United States
Twitter camapign over CEO gay marriage views
Should Mozilla's 'anti-gay marriage' CEO resign?

Employees of software company Mozilla, best known for its Firefox internet browser, launch a Twitter campaign asking new chief executive Brendan Eich to step down over his stance on gay marriage.

article 27 March 2014 World, Turkey
Turkey bans video site YouTube (Getty)
Turkey blocks YouTube

First Twitter, now YouTube - the Turkish prime minister blocks the video-sharing site after what he called the "villainous" leak of a secret recording of top security officials on the site.

article 24 March 2014 World, Afghanistan
Sardar Ahmad, and pictures from his Twitter account
Remembering Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad

The Twitter account of Sardar Ahmad, killed in the attack on the Serena hotel in Kabul, is being used to keep memories of the Afghan journalist alive and to update people on the health of his son.

post 21 March 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology How can a government turn off Twitter?

Calls to "shut down Twitter" don¿t only come from prime ministers facing corruption allegations: during the 2011 riots former MP Louise Mensch suggested the same thing.

article 21 March 2014 World, Turkey
Turkey bans Twitter (pictures: Getty)
Turkey ban: will protest move from tweets to the streets?

The Turkish government's decision to ban access to Twitter comes as little surprise, writes Niall Finn, a student in Ankara.

post 21 March 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Seven reasons why Turkey's Twitter ban matters to the world

Turkish premier Tayyip Erdogan's decision to shut down Twitter in his country is a signal moment when a once-respected statesman turns into a Canute-like clown.