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No surprise, Trump and Clinton have the most fake Twitter followers among candidates

Presidential candidates have become adept at utilizing social media for their campaigns. But many political accounts also have large numbers of fake followers. The candidate with the lowest number of fake Twitter followers might surprise…
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To grow e-commerce further, Pinterest makes ‘buyable’ pins available to bigger retailers

Pinterest is at the forefront of combining social media with e-commerce, as evidenced by its new move. It'll start allowing bigger retailers to use its new buyable pin to push for more e-commerce on its site.
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Millions believe actor Richard Gere’s ‘moving’ Facebook hoax about homelessness

The Facebook post of Richard Gere posing undercover as a homeless person and giving out hundreds of dollars to homeless people is the newest addition in a long line of Facebook hoaxes.
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Millennials don’t think personal data is secure online but offer it anyway

Results of a survey indicate that millennials don't trust any online entity to keep their personal information secure, least of all social media platforms. Yet, some are willing to give the information anyway, despite the mistrust.
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Facebook will now alert you if your account is targeted by ‘state-sponsored actors’

If you're sure you've never done anything to upset governments around the world, you should be just fine. However, if a nation-state does have reason to hack your account, and Facebook rumbles the attack, the social networking giant…
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10 stories you missed: Digital rat brains, YouTube tycoons, Die Hard 6

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Facebook's data on coming out on social media to Apple's…
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Teens prefer Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (in that order), says new survey

Just when you thought that Facebook was the king of social media, a new study comes along that shows otherwise, at least among teens. Teens like Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat over Facebook.
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As Periscope’s popularity increases, so will dumb and illegal activities

A woman in Florida live-streamed herself while drinking and driving. Like any social media platform that becomes more popular, Periscope might become the next commonplace to exhibit illegal, regrettable, and other dumb activities.
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A chicken called Betty is trying to tweet her way to a world record

An Aussie restaurant has put a real chicken in charge of its Twitter account in a bid to secure it a world record for becoming the first animal of its kind to tweet. Eight days in, there's absolutely no indication that this is…
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More people are coming out on Facebook than ever before

In a blog post today, Facebook pointed out that a record number of Americans have "come out" on the platform, emphasizing a national shift towards the long-awaited acceptance of different sexual orientations in mainstream media.
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South Park ridicules entitled Yelp reviewers who think their words matter

There's a lot of noise in social media, particular with crowd-sourced reviews sites like Yelp. The latest episode of South Park pokes fun at self-absorbed and entitled Yelp users who think they are important critics.
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Astronaut Scott Kelly is tweeting amazing photos of the Earth from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly, current commander of the International Space Station, uses Twitter to share stunning images of the Earth from space. Photos provide glimpses of our world, in real time, through the eyes of an astronaut.