Twitter has become infamous for trolls and abusive users, which is why the site is beefing up its blocking features to create more control over the issue. In the past, the retweet feature was able to slip past the block feature, so you might still see the tweets of a blocked user, and vice versa, when retweeted. The new change makes a blocked user virtually invisible to the individual who has blocked them.
A 14-year-old girl in England has canceled her upcoming birthday party after receiving 21,000 RSVPs from Facebook users. She blamed the overwhelming response on having accidentally posted the invitation to the site's entire user list. The October party was slated to have just 15 guests, her mother said.
Research in Motion's forthcoming WebKit browser for BlackBerry could help RIM battle Apple, pave the way for "contextually aware" applications and create a model for more efficient use of bandwidth, Steven Burke argues.