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Chelsea Manning Is Now on Twitter

Here’s an interesting one for your #FollowFriday. Convicted Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, is now on Twitter. She first tweeted around noon on Friday, and has since published a handful of tweets. According to Manning, she plans to tweet on a regular basis – daily if possible. “Tweeting from prison reqs a lot of effort and …

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Twitter Ads, Coming Soon to Your Profile

One of Twitter’s main goals – just like Facebook or any other social network – is the find that perfect balance between advertising and a pleasant user experience. That’s why the company is reportedly torn on whether or not to implement autoplay videos in users’ timelines. That’s why you hear Twitter execs discussing “ratios” all the time (one sponsored tweet …

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Teens Tweet Group Sex Video, Get Hit with Child Porn Charges

Four Joliet, Illinois teens could spend the next few years in a juvenile facility after posting a group sex video on Twitter. Three boys, aged 14, 15, and 16, and one girl, aged 15, were arrested after the girl’s mother notified police of the footage, which was circulating around Twitter. All four teens have been charged with distributing child pornography. …

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SeaWorld’s Twitter Q&A Goes About How You’d Expect

SeaWorld is not the most popular company in America. Activists have been raising concerns about SeaWorld’s treatment of its animals, especially its Orca whales, for some time. But a 2013 documentary called Blackfish really started a firestorm of controversy around the theme park. That documentary focuses on Tilikum, an orca residing at SeaWorld, Orlando, and condemned the treatment of orcas …

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How Shoppers Use Twitter During The Buying Process

Twitter is sharing some research from studies it conducted with Millward Brown and Crimson Hexagon about Twitter’s role in the buying process for shoppers. Twitter says its findings can help businesses maximize sales by “sending Twitter shoppers the right message at the right moment.” The Millward Brown study was commissioned by Twitter last summer, and utilized a ten-minute online questionnaire …

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Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Twitter bought Periscope, a startup making a live streaming video app that had yet to launch. Now, Twitter has officially launched the app, which is a direct competitor to another new app that has quickly gained some traction – Meerkat. For now, Periscope is only available for iOS, and is currently available in …

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Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches

If you’d like to work for Comcast and handle angry customers on Twitter, well, they’re hiring. In fact, Comcast says it’s tripling its online @ComcastCares team, which handles customer service issues on Twitter and other social outlets. “So, today we are excited to announce that we are tripling the size of our social care team and giving them additional resources …

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Twitter Finally Takes a Proactive Step to Fight Abuse – but It’s Limited in Scope for Now

Twitter is taking the first real proactive step to combat abusive content on the site. Anil Dash noticed a new feature when he logged into Twitter on Monday called “quality filtering.” It looks like Twitter is finally attempting to filter out tweets containing threatening language. “Quality filtering aims to remove all Tweets from your notifications timeline that contain threats, offensive …

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Twitter Is Now Testing Autoplay Videos

We recently heard that Twitter was meeting with top ad execs about potentially running autoplay videos. The feature, according to a report from AdWeek, is at the “top of advertisers’ wish lists for Twitter”. It looks like Twitter is now dipping its toes into the autoplay water in a limited capacity. The company is reportedly testing the feature with a …

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Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Twitter has become the latest Silicon Valley player to be hit with a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. Former employee Tina Huang has filed the class action lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that Twitter’s hiring and promotional practices promote a culture where women are unfairly underrepresented in the process. Huang claims that when she brought up her concerns to …

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Twitter: We’re Not Blocking Porn on Purpose

Twitter, one of the last refuges for uncensored, explicit content in the realm of social media, appears to be blocking certain sexually explicit search results for certain keywords. Searches for words like “porn,” “boobs,” “pussy,” f*cking,” and more currently yield no “Top” results. If you select “All” results, however, you’ll see plenty. There is also a peculiar lack of photo …

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Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will give you the option to email yourself a copy of said report. The packaging of the report will contain the …

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