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Facebook Is Probably Tracking All Those Rainbow Profile Pictures

Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was a historic moment for civil rights in America, and for the first time ever, Facebook released a tool that encouraged people express solidarity with a rainbow profile picture. Naturally, Facebook is also keeping track of who’s using it. [Update: Facebook didn’t deny it.] Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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Twitter’s Secret Project Lightning Sounds a Bit Like Snapchat

Twitter has a secret. The microblogging service will soon release a “major new feature” called Project Lightning that will bring human-curated content based on live events to one user-friendly place. BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan recently got a sneak peek, and you know what? Project Lightning is kinda like Snapchat. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Charles C. Johnson Creates New Twitter Profile, Gets Banned Immediately

After internet super troll Charles C. Johnson solicited donations for “taking out” civil rights activist DeRay McKesson on Twitter, he was banned from using the social media outlet for violating their policies on violent threats. McKesson rightfully took Johnson’s tweet seriously, no doubt due to Johnson’s popularity with the extreme right. Johnson has since claimed that [...]

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Twitter is Under No Obligation to Host Chuck Johnson’s Witch Hunts

I don’t always mind if people invoke the C word when referring to an instance in which a major social media or search platform bans a particular person from posting to it. Yes, Facebook or Twitter banning a user does not meet the technical definition of censorship given that they aren’t government entities and, as private corporations, [...]

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The Awesomer on Instagram

Follow Awesomer Media on Instagram and go behind the scenes and on the road with The Awesomer crew, as we check out cool cars, great destinations, awesome products, tasty eats, satisfying spirits and the best life has to offer. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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