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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others pledge support for student arrested over homemade clock

High school student Ahmed Mohamed's arrest over a homemade clock has generated international headlines and a torrent of high-profile support on social media: Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, ant others.
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Snapchat rolls out first in-app purchase: 99 cents for more Replays

Snapchat's latest money-making scheme is to start charging for extra Replays so Snapchatters can take another peek at a message before it permanently disappears. Costing 99 cents for three Replays, the feature marks the startup's first…
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Facebook reverses course, will soon introduce a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook has long maintained that a "dislike" button is unnecessary, but it's changing course. The social network will soon roll out a dislike button to a limited subset of users.
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Wanna donate to your favorite candidate’s campaign? Do it on Twitter with Square

Twitter and Square want to make it even easier for you to support your favorite presidential candidate by introducing the $Cashtag, a unique URL campaigns can now use to request donations from supporters.
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Facebook is taking a stand against hate speech in Germany

Now, after the appearance of a barrage of venomous Facebook tirades aimed against refugees and migrants seeking asylum in Germany, the social media giant is finally taking a stand against such vitriol.

Net neutrality doesn’t violate Bill of Rights, FCC says

In a new filing, the FCC has asserted that the First Amendment does not apply to ISPs and that new net neutrality rules do not violate any of those companies' constitutional rights.

More ‘Buy’ buttons coming to Twitter after Stripe simplifies mobile payments

Twitter users look set to see more "Buy" buttons in their feeds after online payments startup Stripe launched a new service that lets merchants more easily sell their products via tweets.
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Theater community rages against AT&T for ill-conceived tweet

In this session of Failed Marketing 101, AT&T upsets the theater community with a recent tweet that insinuated you should use your phone to watch football during a theater performance. As you can imagine, that tweet didn't go over very…
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FOMO is a real thing, and it’s adversely affecting teens on social media

Guys, FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing, and it's adversely affecting teenagers on social media. At least that's what the results of a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Glasgow would suggest.
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Viral breastfeeding photograph celebrates motherhood in the military

At Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, a nursing room has been established in the Army base, and a decorative photograph showing military mothers breastfeeding their children has since gone viral.
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Even NASA makes mistakes, confusing the sun and the moon in a recent tweet

The next time you make a typo or commit some textual faux pas in social media, know that you're not alone, and that some of the best and brightest minds have done the same thing. After all, even the scientists at NASA mess up.