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France holds counter-terrorism talks with Twitter, Facebook

France recently held closed-door counter-terrorism talks with Twitter and Facebook. The French government is urging Web giants including Google, Apple, and Microsoft to take action against extremism online.
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Your weather tweets could make the streets (and highways) safer during bad weather

Researchers at the University of Buffalo think that incorporating weather data from Twitter could help traffic planners make our roads safer during inclement weather.
Social Media

Report reveals U.S. ISIS supporters prefer Twitter as radicalization tool

U.S. supporters of ISIS tend to use Twitter more than other social network, a study on radicalization reveals. The report from George Washington University examined 300 social media accounts related to the terrorist group.
Social Media

Pope Francis pictured with mic results in hilarious #PopeBars hip-hop hashtag

Pope Francis was turned into a viral hip-hop meme courtesy of the #PopeBars hashtag on Twitter. An image of the Pope taken in Africa was hijacked by users who posted it alongside funny rap lyrics.
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Twitter creates new emojis to mark COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris

Twitter has created several new emojis in conjunction with the COP21 climate change talks in Paris. The emojis can be activated by using the appropriate hashtags #COP21, @GoCOP21, #ActionDay, and #ClimateChange.
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Jessica Jones is four times more popular on Twitter than The Man in the High Castle

Netflix and Marvel's new show "Jessica Jones" debuted on November 20th alongside Amazon's newest drama series "The Man in The High Castle" and attracted more attention on Twitter than its Amazon counterpart. The Twitter performance of…
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Relax, Drake isn’t dead, but his death hoax continues to spread

Rapper Drake is the victim of a new hoax claiming he died in a car accident over the weekend. The hoax may have started in a Buzzfeed Community post and has appeared on the front page of Yahoo News.
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Social media used to track harmful side effects of narcotics medication

A recent study tracking social media platforms revealed harmful side effects when patients were prescribed narcotics for pain. Data also provided information regarding whether patients were adequately informed of potential side effects.
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Artist’s simple ‘Peace for Paris’ drawing is the Internet’s symbol for solidarity

Jean Jullien's "Peace for Paris" symbol appeared as a simple doodle after the Paris attacks, but has become a widespread symbol through social media expressing solidarity among the global community.
Mobile

Twitter battles: T-Mobile CEO lambasts Sprint’s ‘half-off’ deal

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere took to Twitter and Periscope to bash Sprint and it's latest promotion, which offers to cut customers' bills in half if they switch -- again. Legere also said the company is imploding.
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Twitter's emoji reactions might solve its 'heart' problem

A Twitter user recently uncovered what could be new emoji reaction buttons that could be used to respond to tweets, possibly intended to address the limitations inherent in the new heart button.
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New app “Notify” from Facebook tries to be like Twitter for your lock-screen 1:36

Facebook's latest app "Notify" aims to create a timeline of news on your lock-screen. We went hands-on with the new app and shared our thoughts in this quick video.