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Ah, romance. Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. Boy dumps girl. Girl embarks on a campaign of online harassment that lands her a prison sentence. Girl flees country.
The White House is headed to microblogging service Tumblr, and it promised in its announcement on Twitter that “there will be GIFs.” Not only that, but an administration-posted image offers an executive decision on one of the most bitterly debated issues in the history of the Internet: the pronunciation of GIF.
Tell us, Tumblr: How do you say ‘GIF’?
“Today we’re finally gonna talk about that Facebook phone,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, as he took the stage at his headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to reveal Facebook Home, a new launcher that the social network will offer for Android phones.
This map, released by the social network, shows the rate of people who changed their profile picture this week to the red-and-pink equal sign in support of same-sex marriage (deeper red equals more changes).
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With that annual period of self-denial leading up to Easter, many try to decide what to surrender. The Russian Orthodox Church — which observes Easter about a month after Catholic and Protestant churches do this year — has a suggestion: Give up Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the social networks which offer a barrage of information each and every second.
Cops in China charged with fighting petty crime have become so notorious for their abuse of power that their official name, Chengguan, has become slang for thuggishness. “Don’t be too chengguan,” one might admonish another, meaning “don’t be such a bully.”
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“What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world, the best possible newspaper we can,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said when he stepped onto the stage during a press event in Menlo Park, Calif. on Thursday. A News Feed redesign that focuses on more visual posts, the ability to view content-specific feeds, and consistency between mobile and desktop experiences is the topic of the day.
Members of the press have been invited to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. to “come see a new look for News Feed” on March 7. Yes, folks — it sounds like it’s time for another redesign.
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For the last few years, 104-year-old Marguerite Joseph has been claiming that she’s 99-years-old online. “I was actually born on April 19, 1908,” she explains on her Facebook profile, “but Facebook wouldn’t let me enter in a date that goes back that far.”
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“Society has accepted social media as a major form of communication, and so have I,” a statement prepared by a detective in the Clayton County Police Department reads. Word got out that his department used Facebook to notify a woman of her son’s death.
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When the Superdome lost power Sunday night during Super Bowl XLVII, viewers quickly turned their attention to Twitter. The 34-minute-long blackout inspired companies, football fans — and Beyoncé fans — to tweet through the delay.
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Pope Benedict, white-haired, 85 and a neophyte to social media site Twitter, has beaten out 18-year old heartthrob Justin Bieber to set a percentage record for retweeting by his followers, the Vatican said on Thursday.
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After days of expectation and buildup, the leader of the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics finally did it: He tweeted.
Twitter released an update for its iPhone and Android apps Monday, adding the ability to edit and apply filters to photos — and further distancing itself from now-rival photo sharing service Instagram.
What do you think of Twitter adding filters?