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Study on Twitter misogyny finds men and women equally responsible for abusive tweets

A new study into misogyny on Twitter has revealed that women and men are equally responsible for abusive tweets directed at female users. The research forms part of the 'Reclaim the Internet' political campaign in the U.K.
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Twitter partners with Spotify to soundtrack your music tweets with audio cards

Twitter users can now share Spotify tracks that can be played within tweets. The music streaming giant is the latest to be integrated within Twitter audio cards, and will also be featured on Moments.
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Twitter has finally realized that people don’t use it to buy things

Twitter is reportedly disbanding its commerce team, and halting development on its product pages and 'buy' button. E-retail never took off at the social network and now it seems it is no longer interested in selling things through its…
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Twitter hashes out future changes, Microsoft steps away from phones, Siri SDK 2:47

Twitter sticks to the 140-character limit but some major changes are on the way, Microsoft throws in the towel on smartphones, Apple to release an SDK for Siri in order to catch up to growing number of smart assistant competitors…

Update: Twitter will no longer count links, photos toward 140-character limit

After months of speculation and denials, Twitter has officially announced that links and photos will no longer count toward its 140-character limit on tweets. This welcomed change should prove useful for users who share photos alongside…
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Jack Dorsey seeking permission to give 7 million shares to his employees

Jack Dorsey is returning to a promise he made last October when he vowed to give a third of his shares in the social media company back to his employees. The exec is asking shareholders to give the green light to the plan.

Cinema Palettes shows how colors are used to set mood of iconic films

The Cinema Palettes Twitter account showcases still shots of iconic films alongside the color palettes that make up the mood of the movie. The films profiled include those from past and present.
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Self-driving semi trucks? Ex-Google guys are working to make it happen 3:13

Some ex-Google autonomous car guys want to make semi trucks drive themselves, Twitter looks at shaking up the length of a tweet, and Nvidia's new GTX 1080 GPU card is ready for full-on VR.
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British spy agency joins Twitter, already following James Bond

British spy agency GCHQ joined Twitter on Monday in a move aimed at improving its public image after several years of damaging headlines linked to leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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The Russian government embarrasses itself on Twitter once again

Russia never seems to learn how to use Twitter. In a recent tweet it illustrated alleged extremist activities using Command & Conquer: Generals. No, Russia -- 13-year-old video game screenshots don't suffice as complementary imagery.

The history of social networking

Social networking didn't start with Facebook. We examine the history of social networking, from BBSes and Friendster to Diaspora and beyond.
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Twitter goes nuts over Chance the Rapper's new mixtape, Coloring Book

Kanye West's favorite rapper -- Chance the Rapper -- released his third mixtape, Coloring Book, and Twitter went into a frenzy. Digital Trends compiled all the best reactions to the album on Twitter.