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Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed
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Attention Yahoo users: you’re about to see a big change to the homepage newsfeed – tweets. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the new partnership today in a post on the Yahoo blog. “Tweets have become an important information source for …

Nick Offerman Is Back Reading Mindless Celeb Tweets Nick Offerman Is Back Reading Mindless Celeb Tweets
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One of the funniest minutes on late night is back for its 9th installment, and we couldn’t be happier. Ladies and gentlemen, I present Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreations reading tweets from young female celebrities. In this episode, TV’s …

‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S. ‘Geography of Hate’ Project Shows Racist, Homophobic Tweet Concentrations Across the U.S.
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If you’ve spent any time at all on Twitter, you know that it can be a great place for a variety of things – real-time news, celeb-watching, comedy, and the list goes on and on. But you also know that …

Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT] Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT]
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Following Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that temporarily tanked the stock market and showed just how powerful a false tweet can be, Twitter is looking to slowly roll out two-step verification to some users. According to Wired, Twitter …

Here’s an Epic Song Full of Inane Celebrity Tweets Here’s an Epic Song Full of Inane Celebrity Tweets

Sometimes, 140 characters can be used to express something important, thought-provoking, or otherwise newsworthy. And sometimes not, as evidenced by the bulk of the musings coming from a handful of celebrities’ Twitter accounts. YouTuber Shane Dawson penned this epic tribute …

Watch Adorable Kids Read Author and Twitter Comedian Kelly Oxford’s Tweets Watch Adorable Kids Read Author and Twitter Comedian Kelly Oxford’s Tweets
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Jimmy Kimmel has a thing where he makes people on the streets read the tweets of some of his guests, you know, when the guest is particularly prolific on Twitter. He did this a few weeks ago when he had …

Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has …

Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages

Twitter has just announced that they’ve made Twitter archive available for a bunch of new languages: Danish, Filipino, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu. Now, Twitter users using the service in those languages can access …

Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day

Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Twitter, who turns 7 years old today. Yes, if you were wondering, you can sing the Happy Birthday song in less than 140 characters. Twitter, which first began with a tweet …

Donald Rumsfeld Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Twitter Donald Rumsfeld Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Twitter

This week is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom, which led to the nearly 9-year Iraq War. Beginning on March 20th, 2003 and lasting until December 18th, 2011 (when Secretary of Defense Leon …

Pope Francis Tweets for the First Time as @Pontifex Account Tops 2 Million Followers Pope Francis Tweets for the First Time as @Pontifex Account Tops 2 Million Followers

Last Wednesday, a plume of white smoke emerged in Vatican City, signaling that the papal conclave had chosen a new leader for the Catholic Church. Shortly after, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio addressed the crowd as Pope Francis, the 266th …

Here’s the Most Annoying Tweet That Exists, Now That Twitter Supports Line Breaks Here’s the Most Annoying Tweet That Exists, Now That Twitter Supports Line Breaks
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As you probably know, Twitter just started allowing line breaks inside tweets on the web this week. Before, users could only experience fragmented tweets on mobile. This new functionality is particularly useful in three scenarios. Only three, ok? First, it …

New Pope Chosen, @Pontifex Twitter Account Reactivated New Pope Chosen, @Pontifex Twitter Account Reactivated
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With a plume of white smoke, the papal conclave has just selected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a cardinal from Argentina, as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He will be called Pope Francis and is the first ever pope …

FTC Gets Specific on Guidelines for Third-Party Twitter Ads FTC Gets Specific on Guidelines for Third-Party Twitter Ads

The Federal Trade Commission has just released some revisions of its decade-old online advertising guidelines, alliteratively titled “Dotcom Disclosures.” In it, the FTC lays out more specific rules for “space-constrained” ads, which you and me would probably just call Twitter …

Apple’s @iBookStore Account Retweets Salty Tweet Apple’s @iBookStore Account Retweets Salty Tweet

In what is most likely a case of the ol’ personal vs. business Twitter account login switcheroo, Apple’s official iBookstore Twitter account retweeted and then quickly removed a tweet containing an obscene phrase. Early Monday morning, the official @iBookstore account …

Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages

Twitter has just announced that they’ve expanded the reach of their archive service to 12 new languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, & Spanish. Now, users using Twitter in those languages can download a …

The Pope’s Twitter Account Goes ‘Sede Vacante’ The Pope’s Twitter Account Goes ‘Sede Vacante’

After the death or resignation of a pope, the Sancta Sedes (Holy See) becomes vacant. Today, the Twitter account of former pope Benedict reflects this reality and has gone “Sede Vacante,” or latin for vacant seat. As such, all of …

Lost Creator Damon Lindelof Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Justin Bieber’s Spiky Yellow Hat Lost Creator Damon Lindelof Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Justin Bieber’s Spiky Yellow Hat
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Overnight, Lost co-creator Damon Linedelof discovered and then spent many hour tweeting about Justin Bieber’s spiky yellow hat (pictured both above and below, for maximum emphasis). Here is that epic rant, presented without further commentary. Dear Everyone Asking What I …

GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets

Social TV and movie-watching app GetGlue has joined the growing lists of apps and sites that have enabled Twitter Cards, meaning that GetGlue content will show up in Twitter’s Expanded Tweets. “Now, when you share and see GetGlue links in …

Watch the Elderly Read Comedian Rob Delaney’s Tweets Watch the Elderly Read Comedian Rob Delaney’s Tweets

With 765,000+ followers, Rob Delaney is one of the most popular, retweetable, and absurd comedians on Twitter. He’s a writer and sometimes actor, but it’s Twitter where he’s made his biggest mark as a comedian. Often cited as one of …

Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope Cardinals Barred from Twitter Use as They Select the New Pope
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Twitter-using Cardinals are going to have to shutter their devices when they all convene to select a new Pope to replace the outgoing Benedict XVI. The 117 Cardinals who will participate in the upcoming Papal Conclave will be barred from …