Twitter usage

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Since the launch of Twitter on July 15, 2006, there have been many notable uses for the service, in a variety of environments.wikipedia
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Twitter

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Since the launch of Twitter on July 15, 2006, there have been many notable uses for the service, in a variety of environments.
During the event, Twitter usage increased from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000.

Police

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Many police officers use Twitter to provide details on their daily routine and appeals for information regarding crimes they or their organisation are investigating in an attempt to widen the number of people being reached by these appeals.

Wanted poster

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Twitter itself has been viewed as the modern-day wanted poster.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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FBI agents arrested Daniel Knight Hayden, who was accused of sending threatening tweets in connection with his plan to attend a Tea Party protest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Tea Party protests

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FBI agents arrested Daniel Knight Hayden, who was accused of sending threatening tweets in connection with his plan to attend a Tea Party protest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City

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FBI agents arrested Daniel Knight Hayden, who was accused of sending threatening tweets in connection with his plan to attend a Tea Party protest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Horizon Group v. Bonnen

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In July 2009, Horizon Realty Group, a Chicago real estate management company, sued a former tenant, Amanda Bonnen, for libel based on a Twitter message she sent to friends.

PhoneDog v. Kravitz

In October 2010, PhoneDog unsuccessfully sued employee Noah Kravitz in PhoneDog v. Kravitz for misusing trade secrets after he quit his job and began using his PhoneDog Twitter account to post Tweets for a competitor.

Hamza Kashgari

In February 2012, Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi poet and a former columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Bilad, became the subject of a religious and legal controversy after being accused of insulting the prophet Mohammad in three tweets published on Twitter.

Saudi Arabia

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In February 2012, Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi poet and a former columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Bilad, became the subject of a religious and legal controversy after being accused of insulting the prophet Mohammad in three tweets published on Twitter.

Al-Bilad (Saudi newspaper)

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In February 2012, Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi poet and a former columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Bilad, became the subject of a religious and legal controversy after being accused of insulting the prophet Mohammad in three tweets published on Twitter.

Muhammad

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In February 2012, Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi poet and a former columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Bilad, became the subject of a religious and legal controversy after being accused of insulting the prophet Mohammad in three tweets published on Twitter.

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ordered that Kashgari be arrested "for crossing red lines and denigrating religious beliefs in God and His Prophet."

Right of asylum

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Kashgari left Saudi Arabia, trying to seek political asylum in New Zealand.

Kuala Lumpur

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He was deported from Kuala Lumpur back to Saudi Arabia on February 12, about three and a half hours before a Malaysian High Court injunction against the deportation was issued.

High Courts (Malaysia)

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He was deported from Kuala Lumpur back to Saudi Arabia on February 12, about three and a half hours before a Malaysian High Court injunction against the deportation was issued.

Agence France-Presse

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In November 2013, Agence France-Presse and Getty Images were ordered to pay $1.2 million compensation to freelance photojournalist Daniel Morel for using his images posted on Twitter related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake without his permission, in violation of copyright and Twitter's terms of service.

Getty Images

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In November 2013, Agence France-Presse and Getty Images were ordered to pay $1.2 million compensation to freelance photojournalist Daniel Morel for using his images posted on Twitter related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake without his permission, in violation of copyright and Twitter's terms of service.

2010 Haiti earthquake

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In November 2013, Agence France-Presse and Getty Images were ordered to pay $1.2 million compensation to freelance photojournalist Daniel Morel for using his images posted on Twitter related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake without his permission, in violation of copyright and Twitter's terms of service.

Reynol Junco

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Research on using Twitter in education has been conducted by Dr. Reynol Junco and his colleagues.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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The Distance College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, used Twitter with native Chinese students to train communicative and cultural competence.

Influenza A virus subtype H1N1

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There have been many applications of social media within health contexts, ranging from the World Health Organization using Twitter during the H1N1 pandemic, with more than 11,700 followers, to medical practices and health professionals obtaining information to inform their clinical practice.

University of Vienna

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The University of Vienna, Austria, used Twitter as an evaluation platform for student ratings.

Course evaluation

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The University of Vienna, Austria, used Twitter as an evaluation platform for student ratings.

University of Texas at Dallas

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At the University of Texas at Dallas, Twitter has been incorporated into the classroom setting of History courses with large groups of students.