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The ultimate silver lining — Jack Dorsey gives a third of his shares back to Twitter employees

Christmas is coming early for what's left of Twitter's workforce -- those who survived the slashing of 8 percent of the employee base have now been rewarded with a third of CEO Jack Dorsey's stock, valued at around $200 million.
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Heading to the ER? Use Twitter to find hospitals with the best care

If you have ever wondered how your hospital ranks in comparison to others in the nation, CrowdClinical has produced rankings based on data gleaned from patient experiences on Twitter.

Even physical copies of Fallout 4 for PC will require Steam installation

If you're one of those who wants to sidestep DRM as a means of sticking it to the man, Fallout 4 on PC apparently won't lend that opportunity, as even physical copies will require a Steam installation and launch day patch.
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Haters call for Star Wars boycott because new movie has too much diversity

Despite a movement to boycott Star Wars: The Force Awakens because the leading roles are not all white males, pre-ticket sales continue to crash movie theater and online ticket websites.
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New York Times’ Marcus Mabry is joining the Twitter team to head Moments

Just a week after announcing that it had fired 8 percent of its workforce, Twitter is charging full steam ahead and bringing aboard new talent, including New York Times editor at large Marcus Mabry, who will now be heading Twitter Moments.
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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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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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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.
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For real-time news, Facebook Notify could be the Twitter Moments killer

The Facebook Notify app scheduled to launch at the end of the month, could help online media with notifying readers of news stories, while eliminating the need for any other news apps.
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Bart Teeuwisse found out he lost his job at Twitter in the worst way possible

In a situation that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "rude awakening," now ex-Twitter employee Bart Teeuwisse discovered he'd lost his job not via his employer, but rather via a news headline and a failed login attempt.
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A Turkish newspaper editor’s ‘insulting’ tweets land him in jail

On Friday, Bülent Keneş, the editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, was removed from his office and arrested for "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Sadly, this is far from the first instance of media censorship.
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Twitter plans to layoff 8 percent of its workforce

Twitter has announced plans to layoff 336 employees, or eight percent of the workforce. Most cuts were made to the engineering division. The decision arrives just one week after Jack Dorsey returned to the helm of Twitter.