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1 hr ago | GuruFocus.com

Facebook vs Twitter

Facebook and Twitter are two of the largest social networking sites in the world with both sites ranking in the top 11 most visited sites in the world.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Education Etc.

5 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Hannity for Posting #Ads on Twitter

Might seem that way, suggested Greenwald. Starting this week, Hannity has posted two tweets that promote Stop Hamas Now , a political organization that has been promoting a petition that demands unqualified support of Israel from U.S. leaders.

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9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Inside how Twitter judges which images to block

After news -- and footage -- of journalist James Foley's death began circulating on social media networks, tech firms immediately had to grapple with the question of how to handle the graphic images.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Business News

13 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

Dawkins 'misunderstood' over Down's

Scientist Richard Dawkins has apologised for the "feeding frenzy" which was triggered by his tweet claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down's Syndrome.

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Related Topix: Abortion

14 hrs ago | Shiny shiny

How to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice

Greggs' spot of quick fire brandter around its offensive Google algorithm mishap may have amused the internet for several minutes on Tuesday, but it left some of us grumpily reflecting on our own experiences with online customer service.

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18 hrs ago | Times of Oman

Parents of US journalist Foley praise their 'fearless' son

John and Diane Foley talk to reporters after speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son, James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Rochester, NH

23 hrs ago | Anorak

James Foley: Twitter Mob Put ISIS to The Hashtag Sword And End Free Speech

SO. How do you repsond to the news that Islamists have murderd US journalist James Foley ? Bombs would be one idea.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

ComputerWorld

Tweets about Ferguson, Mo., shooting show Twitter's quick grip on the news

Twitter posts related to the shooting last week of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, started appearing a full two days before cable news channels like MSNBC, CNN and Fox News put the story in prime time, according to a report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism

Windsor Beacon

Rieder: How to handle the beheading images?

Dominating the cover of its print edition Wednesday, accompanied by the headline SAVAGES, was a truly disturbing picture of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley just before his beheading, with his executioner's knife at his throat.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Brandon Sun

John Baird's Twitter activity prompts scrutiny of Canada's language commissioner

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird takes part in an event at the National War Museum in Ottawa on May 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

KIII

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Iraq, Middle East,

Congleton Guardian

This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford is doused with ice and water

David Beckham did it topless. Lady Gaga performed it in her signature quirky style.

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Related Topix: quirky, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

ABC News

Twitter Tries to Block Images of Foley Killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.

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Related Topix: Journalism

KAUZ

Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Jay Nixon

India.com

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan fans fight on Twitter

The two megastars warring over some starry trivialities is a thing of the past. These days you find the respective fans of Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan fighting it out on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Chennai Express, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

5Why CSIS' Twitter faux pas was worse than that time the Red Cross got slizzerd

As police and protesters clashed in Ferguson in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Twitter account for the Center for Strategic and International Studies seems to have told Amnesty International to "suck it."

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Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Business News

Wall Street Journal

Twitter to Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Families' Request

"In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," said a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday.

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Albany Times Union

ISIS claims beheading of American photojournalist

Islamic terrorist group ISIS released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, according to multiple media reports .

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Rochester, NH

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Pharrell's Hat Going on Display in Washington, D.C.

Over the past year, Pharrell Williams ' hat -- that huge brown one that he wore to the Grammy Awards -- has become almost as famous as he is.

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Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!, Life, Food, Fast Food

Bellingham Herald

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season, on Tuesday.

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