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How Twitter went from banal to brutal

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OPINION: Last week Duncan Garner quit Twitter in a huff, after a column he wrote about immigration attracted a storm of moral outrage.

Garner complained bitterly about the "verbal abuse" he was subjected to and the "intolerance, hatred and madness" of Twitter users.

Garner's column was objectionable to some people, but some of the feedback he got was also outrageous. It made me wonder how exactly Twitter became the go-to platform for outrage culture.

Social network banks on sport fans' passion

Twitter is exploring new ways to engage sports fans, tapping into their passion as it fights its corner in the cutthroat world of social media.

Theo Luke, Twitter's sports partnership director for Europe and the Middle East, told Leaders Week in London that sport is a major driver of activity on the social networking site.
Last year, when British voters chose to leave the European Union and Donald Trump swept to the US presidency, "in the United Kingdom sport was the biggest topic of conversation," Luke said on Monday.

What every parent needs to know about social media

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It's undeniable that social media has made our lives increasingly more public, it's universally used and is a part of almost everyone's daily life. As a parent, it can be difficult to keep track of as social media is constantly evolving and a new platform is popping up every day. And to many kids, social media is life itself.

Here's the pros and cons of the most popular social media platforms for kids, so you as a parent can make an educated decision on your child's social media usage.

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Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking

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Dive Brief:

Twitter has become an invaluable resource for educators looking to participate in professional learning communities, reports EdTech: Focus on K-12.

Through hashtags like #edtechchat, educators can discuss a variety of hot topics, seek advice, share best practices, and build connections with peers across the nation and beyond.

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