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ISIS Threatens to Kill Jack Dorsey, Twitter Employees

This weekend, someone writing on behalf of ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and all Twitter employees, calling on supporters to not “allow any one of the atheists to survive.” A post claiming to be in response to Twitter’s “campaign to delete accounts” specifically addresses Dorsey, who appears with superimposed crosshairs over his face. “You started this failed war,” the …

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Live Long And Prosper: Internet Collectively Mourns An Icon

“Live long and prosper” was Spock’s catch phrase on Star Trek and is a phrase that became the mantra for generations of nerds and outsiders. Live long and prosper. Leonard Nimoy accomplished both goals in his lifetime, especially if one counts admirers for riches, and it is certain that he did. Leonard Nimoy even signed off many of his various …

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Kanye West Drops New Album Title On Twitter

Kanye West tweeted out his new album title on Saturday evening. In series of tweets, Kanye introduced his new album. Kanye West started with a tweet that read, “New Album title….”, then “So Help Me God”, which we can assume is the title of his new album, not an assurance of his intention to release said album title. Catchy. This …

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Kanye West Tweets Apology to Beck, Thank God

While everyone was losing their damn minds over that dress Thursday evening, Kanye finally apologized to Beck on Twitter. I, for one, finally had a good night of sleep – my first since the Grammys. “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck,” said Kanye. I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. — …

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Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features

Twitter just added a couple of new features to conversion tracking for web. Advertisers can now take advantage of support for transaction values and key conversion tags. The former lets advertisers view the sales that their Promoted Tweet campaigns drove. “If you’ve implemented our website tag already, you can make some simple changes to the tag to start collecting conversion …

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Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports

Twitter has a big problem with abuse. Everyone knows this. The company’s CEO knows this. The management team at Twitter knows something has to be done about it. But what is Twitter going to do about all the abuse and harassment that takes place on the site? Incremental changes, for now. Twitter has just provided an update on safety features …

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CPAC Asks Twitter for Questions and Things Go Predictably Awry

The Conservative Political Action Conference is in full swing, and conservatives all over the country are looking to see what the conservative political agenda will be for the next year. One of the early items on the agenda must have been better engaging the voting population via social media, because CPAC asked Twitter to formulate questions for today’s featured speakers: …

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Twitter Now Has An Official WordPress Plugin

Twitter announced the release of its official WordPress plugin, which brings various Twitter features and functionality together into one package for WordPress sites. Included are Twitter Cards, Analytics, Embedded tweets and video, the tweet button, the follow button, Twitter advertising, and a base library. “We created this plugin to serve the common needs of most modern publishers while allowing for …

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Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity?

Earlier this month, Twitter announced Promoted Tweet syndication, which sees the company showing its ads outside of Twitter. Promoted Tweets appear on third-party services beginning with Flipboard (which now has a desktop experience in addition to its mobile apps) and Yahoo Japan. This is the example Twitter showed of a Nissan ad running in the Flipboard app: Rob Emrich, CEO …

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Lady Gaga Dominated Oscars Social Media Chatter

The most talked-about moment of Sunday night’s Academy Awards wasn’t an actual award announcement – it was a musical performance. Lady Gaga’s unanimously-praised performance of a Sound of Music medley garnered the most social media chatter during the broadcast – both on Facebook and Twitter. According to Facebook, Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music medley and Julie Andrews’ appearance onstage …

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Bobbi Kristina: Nick Gordon Begs To See Her, But Doesn’t Take Bobby Brown’s Offer

Bobbi Kristina Brown has just passed the three week mark of being in a medically-induced coma and she still fights. Of course, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unconcious in a bathtub at her home on January 31st. As Bobbi Kristina lays in a hospital bed with her family holding a constant vigil by …

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Iggy Azalea Quits Twitter for a Bit, Says “The Internet Is the Ugliest Reflection of Mankind”

It seems like a celebrity quits Twitter every day, and today it’s rapper Iggy Azalea’s turn. Thanks to some Twitter trolls and a few paparazzi shots, Azalea is taking some time away from social media, as it’s become “too negative and draining.” Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it's shocking and unheard of to …

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