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How to Build Alternative, Better, Social Media Feeds

If you can scroll through your social media feeds without coming across at least a handful of posts you’d rather not have seen, consider yourself in the minority. Most of us deal with this on a near-daily basis. But mass unfollowing people – friends, colleagues, family members – isn’t always an option. We’re here to tell you that there is another way. Read More >>

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Twitter Borked Its Own Platform Trying to Fix Its Nazi Ad-Targeting Problem

Like most companies in the tech realm, Twitter is no stranger to weirdly hollow apologies. Some of the company’s greatest hits happened when it was grilled on offensive trending topics (whoops!), leaking account info to hackers (oopsie!), and failing to deal with the harassment-filled cesspool a lot of us know the platform to be (LOL, sorry). Read More >>

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HBO Invited Us to a Westworld Dinner Party, Where We Were the Ones Roasted

“Ms. Cranz, would you prefer a tequila or vodka shot? Don’t worry. We know the difference.” With one question a Westworld “robot” had roasted me to a cinder and brought into relief everything cool and terrifying about HBO’s Westworld “activation” at CES. Read More >>

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Twitter Announces a New Tool to Limit Replies to Your Tweets

Suppose you get roasted all the time for your bad takes on Twitter. Today is your luckiest day! The platform has announced a new function that gives users a range of options for limiting replies. You may resume tweeting to your heart’s content with full immunity. Read More >>

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The Anatomy of Online Bullshit in the Fog of Impending Doom

On early Friday local time, the U.S. assassinated high-ranking Iranian official Qassem Soleimani and multiple other people with a targeted airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Or they were killed on the battlefield in a totally legal, non-assassination, depending on who you believe. Read More >>

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ExxonMobil Wishes Australia a ‘Fun’ New Year as Country Burns in Climate Crisis

ExxonMobil sent out a heartwarming tweet yesterday, wishing the good people of Australia a “safe” and “fun” New Year. Well, maybe heartwarming isn’t the right word. Perhaps “idiotic” is more appropriate, given the fact that large parts of Australia are currently on fire thanks in part to ExxonMobil’s history of climate change denial. Read More >>

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What Are the Best Tweets of the Decade That Still Haven’t Been Deleted?

Over a decade in, the value proposition of Twitter as a medium is murky, not easily defined – though one area it undoubtedly excels is allowing important people to show every embarrassing contour of their entire arse to the rest of the world. Albeit buried under months or years of less interesting posts, miraculously, many of these public faceplants remain available to this very day. Read More >>

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30 Viral Fakes That Defined the 2010s

The decade of the 2010s saw the rise of social media and the proliferation of digital tools that allow people to alter photos and videos. When you put those two forces together, you get a lot of fake images circulating. And these were the ones that helped define the past 10 years. Read More >>

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Twitter Warns Millions of Android App Users to Update Immediately

If endlessly scrolling through Twitter on your phone is part of your daily ritual, you’re going to want to update the app as soon as you can if you’re an Android user. This week, Twitter confirmed a vulnerability in its Android app that could let hackers see your “nonpublic account information” and commandeer your account to send tweets and direct messages. Read More >>

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Jack Dorsey Just Unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter

Jack Dorsey is sitting, plotting, thinking about how much he hates his enemy Mark Zuckerberg for reasons unclear to the public but apparently very clear and ever-present in Jack Dorsey’s mind. Mark Zuckerberg was doing other stuff today, possibly work, probably thinking about bigger-picture nefarious schemes like world domination, but all of his plans are now cancelled because Jack Dorsey has unfollowed him on Twitter. Read More >>

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Trolls Sent Strobing GIFs to People With Epilepsy in A Targeted Attack During Epilepsy Awareness Month

The Epilepsy Foundation filed criminal complaints this month following an attack on its Twitter account that could have harmed people with epilepsy. Read More >>

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The First (Spoiler-Free) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reactions Are Finally Here!

It’s almost here: The end of the Skywalker saga that began its stealthy takeover of pop culture all the way back in 1977, and has since changed both sci-fi and blockbuster movies forever. The Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker world premiere was last night, and critics have been sharing their (spoiler-free) reactions! Read More >>

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Disgraced Ex-Google Exec Andy Rubin Blocks Everyone on Twitter, and Good Riddance

Android creator and disgraced former Google executive Andy Rubin has gone on some type of bizarre Twitter blocking spree, blocking virtually everyone who follows him on the site. Rubin now only has eight followers on the site, down from 11 on Wednesday. Read More >>

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You Can Now Convert Live Photos to GIFs on Twitter

Good news for everyone who likes Live Photos. If you want to share them on Twitter, you can now convert them to GIFs. So you know they’ll move as God intended. Read More >>

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Photo Uploads to Twitter Just Got a Big Upgrade in Quality

If you’ve ever wondered why photos you upload to Twitter don’t look as nice as the pics in your camera roll or gallery, it’s because typically Twitter reduces the quality of your photos in order to save space. But starting today, that’s about to change. Read More >>