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Obama Somehow Finds Some Mean Tweets to Read

When we heard that President Obama was stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live, we wondered if Kimmel would have him participate in his best segment – celebrities reading mean tweets. But then we thought – hey, where will they find any mean tweets about Obama for him to read? Is there anyone saying anything mean about our Commander-in-Chief on the internet? …

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Taco Bell Tweets New Delicious-Looking Abomination, A Cap’n Crunch Berries Donut Hole Filled with Icing

When Taco Bell first announced plans to create a taco with a Doritos shell, everyone was like yeah that’s gonna kick ass. And when Taco Bell announced plans to do breakfast and make a waffle taco, everyone was like yeah that’s kind of weird but I’ll eat it. Now, Taco Bell is tweeting out a teaser of its newest test …

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Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet Is Beautiful

You’ve probably already heard the sad news coming out of Los Angeles today, that Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, has died. Nimoy, logical on screen and off, died at his home on Friday at the age of 83. Nimoy’s wife Susan confirmed that the actor died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness Nimoy had been battling for …

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Twitter’s New ‘While You Were Away’ Feature Is a Smart Move to Keep People Interested

It’s easy to get lost in the Twitterverse. I’m not just talking about the the nearly 300 million-member community as a whole, but also your own Twitterverse – comprised of the people you follow. It could be 100 people, it could be 1,000. Unlike Facebook, which doesn’t show you all the posts coming in from all of your contacts, Twitter …

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Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets Is Back and Better Than Ever

About two and a half years ago, Jimmy Kimmel premiered the first ever “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment. We’re now up to #8 in the series, and this one might be the most brutal yet. Most of the time, the tweets that Kimmel and crew have the celebs read are pretty mean. They don’t really take it easy on anyone …

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You Can Now Share Tweets via Direct Message

As we told you it would last week, Twitter has now rolled out a feature that lets you share tweets via direct message. “Twitter is already a great place for public conversation; now it’s also easier to privately discuss things you care about,” says Twitter’s Sachin Agarwal. Why would you want to share a specific tweet in a direct message? …

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Twitter Launches 2014 Elections Hub with Curated Tweets and Data

As Twitter has done in the past with big events (both national and global), it has just launched a new activity hub for the 2014 elections. And while some of its past attempts to organize conversation around certain events (for instance the World Cup) merely provided a place to browse relevant tweets and accounts, the new #Election2014 site is more …

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Your Twitter Timeline Clutter Isn’t Going Away

Your Twitter timeline has evolved, and those tweets from random users (that you don’t follow) are probably there to stay. In a post titled “The spirit of experimentation and the evolution of your home timeline”, Twitter’s Trevor O’Brien says that most users enjoyed seeing tweets from accounts they didn’t follow, and that it’s one of those experiments that’s going to …

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Chris Brown: Is He an Ebola Truther?

Anytime there is some deadly event, disease, or other catastrophe run amok in the world, there will be some fool out there telling anyone who is stuck in line near him that there is a cover-up going on about the thing. Whether it is 9/11 (“Bush blew up the towers!”), poisons in airplane condensation trails (“chemtrails”), water fluoridation, or giant …

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Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

Here’s the thing about favoriting tweets – it’s kind of a personal thing. I know ‘personal’ and ‘Twitter’ don’t really meld, but bear with me. There are many reasons why someone would favorite a tweet. Maybe they like it, maybe it made them laugh. Maybe they want to remember the tweet. Maybe they want to revisit the link mentioned in …

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Brazil/Germany Was the Biggest Game in Twitter History

Normally, it’s hard to watch a massacre. But for World Cup soccer fans, watching Germany beat the dead horse that was the Brazilian national team on Tuesday afternoon was an exercise in morbid curiosity. They can’t score again, right? There’s no way…oh, the humanity! Stop, stop, it’s already dead! It’s fitting that one of the the most shocking soccer matches …

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Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets

Currently, if you want to rebroadcast a tweet and provide your own commentary, there are two ways to do it. First, you can copy the tweet, add ‘RT’ in front of it, and provide your commentary either before or after the tweet. Or, you can tweet out a link to said tweet, which forces users to jump around between your …

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