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Twitter Inc. finally comments on Weird Twitter

In what you’d have to call a journalistic coup for any news service, The Wall Street Journal has, at long last, gotten Twitter Inc. to comment on the heady subculture known as Weird Twitter. Weird...

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No, ESPN, "Wandai Wrection" is not this Little Leaguer's favorite band

Oh boy. You thought “Ho Lee Fuk” was bad? ESPN is at the center of another racist news-broadcast typo scuffle after showing a graphic that highlighted a Japanese Little League player's favorite band...

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The Muslim Brotherhood's youth revolution begins on Facebook and Twitter

The role of social media in the Egyptian revolution can be overstated, and has. But it is fair to say the high level of Facebook and Twitter use contributed to the ability of protesters to organize...

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A man in a bunny suit is taking over Sylvester Stallone's Twitter

In hell, some say, you're sweltering in heat. Also, maybe you're trapped in a bunny suit, while a pork pie-hatted Sylvester Stallone hovers behind you, forever. That's what's happening on Stallone's...

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How $850 million got AOL a failed social network and a lot of obscene art

The new owners of Bebo—the fallen social network that sold to AOL for $850 million in 2008—are planning the site's comeback. Apparently, they hope to leave the community's penchant for penis drawings...

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Twitter's "report abuse" button takes out its first innocent victim

The question of who watches the watchman just got a lot more complicated thanks to Twitter's controversial new "Report Abuse" feature. One watchdog Twitter account has learned the hard way that the...

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Twitter knows which restaurants are getting people sick

BY MEGHAN NEAL If taking time in the middle of a bout of food poisoning to update your Twitter followers “OMG so sick ughh” isn’t peak oversharing, I don’t know what it is. But this growing proclivity...

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Kim Dotcom careening down a hill in a golf cart will make your Sunday

Call Web entrepreneur Kim Dotcom what you will—hero, genius, criminal, charlatan—but the man knows how to have a damn good time on a golf cart. The founder of file storage site Mega tweeted a gif of...

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Lady Gaga fans become piracy police after new song leaks

In an unusual twist for young music fans, Lady Gaga's “little monsters” are rushing to file copyright complaints against leaked snippets of her first single in two years. Gaga was upset when a...

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Violently homophobic tweets trend in France

Over the weekend, the tag #lesgaysdoiventdisparaitrecar (“Gay people must die/disappear because”) hit the top of Twitter’s trending topics in France. That was shortly followed by #TeamHomophobes and...

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Twitter dives into politics, forms its own PAC

Twitter is pushing its way into Washington debates on free speech, government spying, and other core Internet issues. The company formed a political action committee (PAC), called Twitter#PAC, and...

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Twitter feminists call out feminism's white privilege problem

Yesterday, the hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen was everywhere, trending on Twitter, being hotly debated in feminist spaces and blogs, and stirring up conversation about the place of women of color...

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Dude seeks "spliff" on Twitter, cops hilariously respond

Pro tip: If you're seeking drugs, don't solicit Twitter for help."Aspiring mechanic" Sunith Baheerathan, 20, was apparently looking for some pot to get him through the day at a Vaughn, Ontario, auto...

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Oops! French gov't office links to sexy lingerie site in terrorism tweet

Call it a Freudian tweet. An official from France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's office directed more than 5,000 Twitter followers to a lingerie and costume catalog of "sexy party dresses” when...

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Al Qaeda asked Twitter for PR advice, and here's what happened

When Al Qaeda solicited "media development" ideas from Twitter, it was never going to turn out well.J.M. Berger, an investigative reporter who covers extremism and terrorism, urged followers to...

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Prince joins Twitter, takes amazing selfie

There have been hints of Prince on Twitter, via the number-and-letter friendly PrinceTweets2U account, which may or may not be run by comedian Jake Fogelnest. But yesterday, there seemed to be more...

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2 tweets from a billionaire caused a huge spike for Apple shares

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is well-known in financial circles for gaining an outsize influence on corporations, often by acquiring a controlling stake and getting his own hands dirty....

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Here's every neat font trick you can do on Twitter and Facebook

With only 140 characters, Twitter can be limiting. That was until a product manager at the company, Isaac Hepworth, astounded the Internet Wednesday with a single tweet.𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒐𝒏 𝒊 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈...

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These researchers could end Twitter spam forever

There are millions of spam profiles littering Twitter, and they’re practically unavoidable. But who’s behind this army of bogus accounts? A research team announced Wednesday it’s finally traced these...

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Teens are risking their necks bumming rides on Twitter

Adults have Uber. Teens have Twitter. That's where Earl Barkley of Atlanta turns when he sleeps in. "I tweet, 'Can anyone give me a ride to school today? I'll buy you breakfast.' I've done it with...

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