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Obama and Clinton joke on Twitter about Hillary

President Obama has his own Twitter handle now, and he's already getting in on the fun of the platform by talking with former president Bill Clinton about who gets the @POTUS handle after Obama's second term ends.

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Tweets fly back into Google search results after four years of exile

Google announced a partnership with Twitter that'll see real-time tweets added to search results. The move represents a reversal of the search giant's previous stance, which saw tweets removed in 2011.

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President Obama now has his own personal Twitter account

President Barack Obama finally has his own, personal Twitter account. His first tweet read “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,”

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Columba Bush using Twitter, Instagram to appeal to young Hispanics

Columba Bush, Jeb's wife, has just started Twitter and Instagram accounts to introduce herself to the public, as a way to appeal to Hispanic millennials, who use social media more than other demographics.

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There is a town in Spain that's run on Twitter

Twitter isn't only about frivolous tweets. When used creatively, it can help run an entire town. That's what's happening in Jun, Spain, where the government operates via the social network, and everyone from the mayor to the guy driving the street sweeper is a…

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Soon you’ll be able to order a pizza by tweeting emoji at Domino’s

Domino's has always embraced technology, and the company's latest feat of pizza-related techno-wizardry allows customers to have a pizza delivered using nothing but Twitter and a few choice emoji.

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Periscope breaks away from Twitter, lets you sign up using just your phone number

Periscope has just made it a whole lot easier for smartphone owners to start using the livestreaming app. Until today you needed a Twitter account to get going, but all that's required now is a mobile number.

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Twitter had enough of Weev’s white supremacist ways, so it banned his tweets

Notorious Internet troll Andrew "weev" Auernheimer found that his promoted tweets that supported white supremacy were banned by Twitter. The ban took effect due to the company's stance on hate speech.

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Joss Whedon quits Twitter: A tale of shame, feminism, and angry trolls

Angry feminists, trolls and over-zealous comic book fans have united to attack Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon on Twitter. This has led to the director quitting Twitter in disgust.

This app can help you find Periscope streams that are actually interesting

Periscope is a cool little app, but actually finding streams worth watching can be more trouble than its worth. Now New York-based startup Dextro is using machine-learning algorithms to find streams that may actually interest you.

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Is social media on the decline? Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn report stagnant user bases

The earnings reports of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp suggest that their user bases are stagnating and failing to grow as quickly as analysts anticipated. The implication is that people just aren't as drawn to social media these days.

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Meerkat embraces Facebook, distances itself from Twitter

An update to Meerkay announced over the weekend introduces Facebook support, allowing users to log in with their Facebook account and post notices of upcoming streams as well as currently airing streams directly to Facebook.

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I See Change uses your Instagram photos for science

The #iseechange campaign is about to extend across the U.S. in the near future — and you can contribute your own Instagram photos of unusual climate conditions if you want to help the cause.

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Meerkat’s Android app is live on Google Play

After a closed beta test, Meerkat is now officially available for Android with some feature upgrades that put it on a par with its iOS equivalent. Can the launch keep it ahead of Periscope?

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Remember LiveJournal? The blogging site from 1999 still has fans

While all the popular social networks reported growth in the first quarter of 2015, one of them may surprise you: LiveJournal. Created in 1999, the once-popular community blog apparently still has a following.

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