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Derrick Carter trolls DJ stereotypes, gives birth to the hashtag #Derphouse

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep He’s regarded by many as a cornerstone of Chicago house music — a title some would say has earned Derrick Carter the right to poke fun at the new generation of predictable, press-play celebrity DJs saturating the airwaves and the current mainstream ‘EDM’ market. Whether or not you find [...]

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Islamic State supporters threaten Twitter employees

Supporters of the so-called Islamic State have called for attacks on Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and other Twitter employees as retribution for shuttering its propaganda accounts. BuzzFeed was the first to translate the threat from its original Arabic. It reads, in part: You started this failed war … We told you from the beginning it’s not [...]

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Congressmen plan to conflate extremist tweeters and child pornography to cow Twitter

France isn’t the only nation that wants Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites to be more strict about removing content published by extremist organizations. Yahoo News reports that the United States government plans to pressure Twitter to “act more aggressively against terrorists” as part of its fight against the brutal militant group Islamic State. According to [...]

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US government plans to beat Islamic State 140 characters at a time

The government wants to improve its use of social media to combat propaganda used by the so-called Islamic State and other extremist organizations to get the attention of new recruits. Besides expanding the Center for Counterterrorism Communications to amplify its own messages, the government would also attempt to expand the reach of moderate Muslims and other [...]

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Cadillac goes white-out on social media as prelude to Oscars announcement [w/video]

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Cadillac, United States, Luxury Cadillac’s social media presence across the web is now blank, in preparation for the debut a new advertising campaign during the Oscars. Continue reading Cadillac goes white-out on social media as prelude to Oscars announcement [w/video] Cadillac goes white-out on social media as prelude to Oscars announcement [...]

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Calm down, tech journalists: It’s okay if you don’t use Snapchat

On the day Snapchat announced partnerships to host media content from publications like VICE and National Geographic, Bloomberg’s Joseph Weisenthal tweeted, “Real talk for a moment. I’ve never used Snapchat. Is this a career liability, a la not using Twitter from 2009-2015?” Then yesterday, Slate’s 32-year-old tech reporter Will Oremus shared similar anxieties, posing the question, “Is [...]

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Woman Discovers Her Photos Have Been Used to Catfish Others for Years

Most of our discussions of catfishing are limited to the catfishers and catfishees, but there’s a third category we often forget about: the unwitting catfish-complicit, whose pictures and deets make the catfishing possible, and whose lives also get crappy and complicated when sucked into the mix. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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