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The gold iPhone has started a social media civil war

Do you like the gold iPhone? Hate it? Would kill for it? The Internet has plenty to say about Apple's lavish new device - the comments unsurprisingly range from horrible to horribly upsetting to shocking to pretty damn dead on.
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Facebook apes Twitter once again by integrating conversation into live news

Facebook is making another play for Twitter's lead on real-time conversation. Of course, we don't use Facebook the same way we use Twitter, so breaking our habits will be the most challenging part.
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WTF, Internet? Babies don’t need to define their ‘brand’ on Twitter

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of monster parents who are giving their babies Twitter handles. Come on, everyone. Just have a tiny bit more respect for the human race.
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7 surprising selfies that prove we’re all human

Selfies are annoying, sure - but when some of the most powerful people in the world are behind them, things get a little more interesting.
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This unintentionally racist app wants to show you where the nicer side of town is

One of the challenges every person on the road has to face is knowing where to go, and whether or not it’s OK to go there. Safety in travel should always be a prerequisite when you’re someplace new to you, so when a new site emerges and…
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Instagram obsessives, hear this: The #AntiSelfieMovement has begun

Sick of selfies? Well good news! You can now turn your hate into activism. The anti-selfie movement is taking shape in a variety of forms to gently point out that we've seen enough of your face, thanks.
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How socially engaged is your favorite NFL team?

A marketing firm ranked the NFL teams based on their social media prowess. While most of the results line up with the power teams, there are a few surprises.
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All your tweets are now on Topsy: Twitter analytics service indexes every tweet ever sent

Social analytics tool Topsy now indexes Twitter in its entirety and allows users to look up their earliest tweets since 2006. Go forth, and use it to embarrass your friends by exposing their inability to understand Twitter back in the day.
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Disgruntled British Airways passenger buys promoted tweets to vent frustrations at airline

Unhappy with a company's customer service efforts? You could always follow Hasa Syed's example and buy some promoted tweets to air your frustrations on millions of Twitter timelines.
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Twitter gets stuck into Australian market with opening of first local HQ

Twitter will this week open its latest international office, in Sydney, Australia. With 2m users in a nation of more than 22m, increasing the user base will certainly be on the agenda, though boosting revenue through advertising will also…
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Twitter updates conversations format so that you can actually follow them

Twitter's newest update will make your feed perusal a less harrowing experience - instead of jumping between @mentions and replies, Twitter now streamlines everything into a (gasp!) chronological, readable line of conversation. Check out…