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The real people behind your favorite Twitter personas

When it comes to popular impersonations, Twitter is the new Saturday Night Live. For every color commentator or popular public figure, there’s often an even more colorful parody account, offering the...

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Comedian's latest prank makes parents believe their kids are spreading STDs

Asking questions "on behalf of a friend" is never possible. That's why parents who've fallen victim to comedian Nathan Fielder's latest prank were left thinking their kids had sexually transmitted...

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Israel "livetweets" its most successful war—46 years later

Proving once again to the naysayers that Twitter has far wider—and stranger—applications than as an index of celebrity non-thoughts, the nation of Israel has begun to tweet a blow-by-blow account of...

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Hillary Clinton has the best Twitter bio

Hillary Clinton is on Twitter, and she has a good grasp on the Internet's humor penchant. The former secretary of state was verified by Twitter Monday and made a great reference to the Texts from...

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Facebook is getting old

Here’s a question I've been pondering lately, and I don't think I'm alone: When will my personal journey with Facebook come to an end? I was yanked into the modern Internet by a journalism professor,...

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So unfollow we all: Katee Sackhoff alienates fans over gun debate

Kara Thrace, the badass, no-bullshit fighter pilot code-named Starbuck on the revamped Battlestar Galactica, was a character who knew not to bring a knife to a gunfight. But some fans weren't prepared...

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Twitter ordered to identify anti-Semites

A legal battle between Twitter, the Jewish Student Union of France (UEJF), and four human rights organizations seems to have come to a head after a Paris appeals court ordered the company to hand over...

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11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz brushes off racist attacks

On Tuesday, 11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz belted out a stirring rendition of the national anthem at the NBA Finals in San Antonio, Texas, only to be subjected to a sortie of racist attacks on...

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Julian Assange wants to break into the Latin music scene

Julian Assange, the enigmatic, silver-haired WikiLeaks founder who helped upend, expose, and infuriate the world's most powerful government by publishing a series of gargantuan and humiliating leaks of...

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Bad news for Vine as Instagram considers video

Instagram might be revving up from one single frame to 24 per second. “A small team has been working on a big idea,” Facebook wrote in a press release Friday. According to a TechCrunch source, the...

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What happens to teens who threaten Obama's life on Twitter

A North Carolina teen found himself detained after allegedly threatening to kill President Barack Obama on Twitter. The president visited Mooresville Middle School, where the detainee is a student,...

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Brooklyn preteen metal band battle bullies with sick riffs

Since they were four years old, preteens Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins have been plotting world domination. They write love songs and tracks about their lives and school. The sixth graders take...

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The Manning case's burning question: Are tweets admissible evidence?

Bradley Manning, a U.S. army private, stands accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks. He was an intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq when...

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Aspiring celebrity cat seeks social media manager

Recent college graduates living in the Los Angeles area, now's your chance to put your useless liberal arts degree to good use and work for a cat. On Tuesday, a person named Jill posted a Craigslist...

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Vine is better than Instagram video—here are 5 reasons why

The arrival of a video capture option on photo-sharing kingpin Instagram was met with a lot of mobile users heralding the death of Vine. The #byevine tag exploded to more than 6,000 Instagram posts of...

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Man orders a tie, gets Gap, Inc.'s confidential employee information instead

Shopping for a tie is boring as hell. But it's not quite as bad when you order an item and get a company's internal employee documents by mistake. CNET's Emily Dreyfuss explained Thursday how her...

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Tracking the tweets from the Texas abortion battle

[View the story "The best tweets from Wendy Davis's filibuster" on Storify] Photo via oliviabensons/Tumblr

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1 Twitter user caught a rule that 31 senators missed

Texas state senators were able to stall Sen. Wendy Davis's filibuster from being called off after one attentive Twitter user brought an overlooked rule to the attention of Sen. Kirk Watson and Sen....

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"I'm not homophobic, but…": 9 bizarre DOMA reactions

Across every social media platform this morning, Americans were cheering not only the successful filibuster against anti-abortion legislation in Texas, but two enormous victories for the LGBT...

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Alec Baldwin delivers homophobic rant, quits Twitter (again)

Alec Baldwin has quit Twitter again after lashing out at a Daily Mail reporter, calling him a queen and threatening to fuck him up.  The actor and philanthropist didn't hold back when slamming George...

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