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Twitter parody reduces BuzzFeed to its essence

BuzzFeed is one of the better purveyors of viral content on the Internet. For better or worse, the site's editorial staff has turned the listicle into a science, making the popular format into an...

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It took Twitter mere minutes to find a missing 12-year-old

Serendipity seemingly has a part to play in many missing persons cases. A man spotted a missing boy Tuesday morning,  just a few minutes after reading about a police appeal on Twitter. Henry Clayson's...

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#WeirdWednesday: Tweet Historian begs, "Slow down the tweets!"

You all need to tweet less often, according to one Twitter wit. As the Library of Congress finishes archiving more than 170 billion tweets and tries to figure out how to make them a valuable public...

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10-day game jam for Ouya gaming console launches next week

Are you the creator of the next Tetris or Angry Birds? Could you be if you had 10 days? Ouya, an Android-based game console project introduced to gamers by way of a highly successful Kickstarter...

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Rosario Dawson accidentally tweets address to 360,000 fans

Who needs open-top bus tours around Los Angeles to see the stars' homes when they tweet their addresses instead? Actor Rosario Dawson accidentally tweeted her apparent home address to more than...

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Fight hunger and gain a celebrity Twitter follower for just $10

How many celebrities follow you on Twitter? For $10, that number can increase by one, with the money going to a worthy cause. Joshua Malina, who starred in the Aaron Sorkin series The West Wing and...

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The Web mourns hacker activist Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz, Web activist and programmer, took his own life in New York City on Friday, a family member has confirmed to MIT's The Tech. A pioneer of the open Internet, Swartz, 26, was facing 13...

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11 absurd Mechanical Turk tasks you can do for pennies

When you have a boring, low-skill task to outsource, there are plenty of ways to do it on the Web. You might hire people through oDesk or Fiverr, while Amazon has its own work marketplace, Mechanical...

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Adam Lambert takes on bullying on Twitter

There might not be a better person to speak out against bullying than openly gay singer Adam Lambert. On Friday, the season eight American Idol runner-up took to his Twitter account and said bullying...

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Social media helps mobilize Aboriginal protests in Canada

Social media is giving voice to those in some of North America's most remote corners as part of the ongoing Idle No More protest. Since November, Aboriginal peoples of Canada have been protesting...

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Somali Al Qaeda affiliate tweets pictures of dead soldier

Somalia-based militants have tweeted multiple graphic photos of a dead soldier, claiming he's commander of a failed French special forces operation. French forces raided militants who fight under the...

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Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter

Deadspin published a blockbuster investigation Wednesday night, exposing the relationship between star Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his girlfriend—who reportedly passed away last year—as a...

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Buzzed: From BBC Radio 1 to "Gilmore Girls"

In Buzzed, we take a look at three things that trended over the weekend while you were away from your keyboard getting buzzed. On Twitter Bringing her trademark kooky humor, actress Lauren Graham...

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How to protect your photos on Twitter

Lately it's seemed like pictures are worth way more to people than a mere 1,000 words. In a time when folks are still on edge about Instagram's terms of service and Facebook has made it easier than...

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Tweeting is Beliebing: Justin Bieber tops Lady Gaga on Twitter

You'd better belieb it: Justin Bieber is now the most popular person on Twitter. His army, nay, empire of devoted fans couldn't stop PSY from overtaking him in the race to a billion YouTube views, but...

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Did China's Twitter play a role in this teenage girl's murder?

Like millions of other young women across China, 16-year-old Lai Zengyuting chronicled her life on Sina Weibo, the country's Twitter-like microblogging network. The high school student from the...

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Kobe Bryant: 81 points, 9 tweets

Seven years ago today, a self-indulgent shooting guard named Kobe Bean Bryant hiked up his shorts and laced up his Nikes and walked out onto the Los Angeles Lakers' Staples Center hard court and...

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Teen with Down syndrome makes SportsCenter after Twitter campaign

Thanks to Twitter and some fine basketball skills, Wednesday was likely the best day of 13-year-old Owen Groesser's life. It all started during the final basketball game of the season, when the junior...

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Did Twitter's Vine video app just kill the GIF?

Prepare for an onslaught of pithy videos inside your Twitter feed. Twitter-owned Vine released an app Thursday for creating and sharing short videos with sound. The kicker is that you're constrained,...

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There's already porn on Vine

Well, that didn’t take long. Just a few hours after Vine, Twitter's fledgling video app, hit the App Store, people are already using it to post porn. A user by the name of Ass1892 has so far shared...

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