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Tweeting from the Nascar Track: Driver Gains More Than 100,000 Twitter Followers During Daytona 500

Tweeting from the Nascar Track: Driver Gains More Than 100,000 Twitter Followers During Daytona 500 | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Brad Keselowski’s posts during a crash in the Daytona 500 helped him triple his Twitter followers. Talk about the potential perils of tweeting or texting while behind the wheel!

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Twitter to Change the Way You Follow the Olympics

Twitter to Change the Way You Follow the Olympics | Back Chat | Scoop.it

During the Olympics, Twitter will let users temporarily receive tweets about events they care about.

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Obama and Clinton's Tender Hug Sparks Photoshop Battle

Obama and Clinton's Tender Hug Sparks Photoshop Battle | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Some images are just ripe for Photoshop and GIF-making.

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Inside Donald Trump’s 3,000 Bizarre Domains

Inside Donald Trump’s 3,000 Bizarre Domains | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Donald Trump owns a ton of domains. Or more accurately, The Trump Organization does. A little while back this writer obtained the full list of around 3,200 and decided to sort through them in order to find out which ones are being used, which aren’t, and to see if there’s anything of note hidden in there.

 

The investigation reveals that the Trump Organization is awash in half-baked impulses, poor management, little-to-no planning and is more concerned with its own vanity than any sort of substance or quality. In other words, it’s par for the course.

 

 

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Twitter Needs an Edit Button. Here's Why It Doesn't Have One.

Twitter Needs an Edit Button. Here's Why It Doesn't Have One. | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Deleting an inaccurate or otherwise problematic tweet is a seriously flawed solution, especially in cases where the original tweet was newsworthy, or when it has already circulated widely. But editing a tweet after the fact changes the context of retweets and other shares...

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Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Far from becoming irrelevant in the digital age, libraries in New York City and around the nation are thriving: adding weekend and evening hours; hiring more librarians and staff; and expanding their catalog of classes and services to include things like job counseling, coding classes and knitting groups.

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Teens Enjoy Instagram Likes as Much as Sex

And all this time we thought sex-ed and free birth control could put a lid on teen pregnancy. Nope. Instead it turns out that the feeling people get when they think about sex or money is the same addictive happiness teenagers feel when someone likes their post on social media.

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Twitter Will Stretch Its 140-Character Limit

Twitter Will Stretch Its 140-Character Limit | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Twitter says it's stretching the iconic 140-character limit on tweets, taking @names and images out of cap.

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How I Learned to Love Snapchat

How I Learned to Love Snapchat | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The app can be confusing for people over a certain age, but it returns something vital to our correspondence: the mundanity of our regular lives is the most captivating thing we could share with one another

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85 Percent of Facebook Video Is Watched Without Sound

85 Percent of Facebook Video Is Watched Without Sound | Back Chat | Scoop.it

A majority of video views for publishers and advertisers on Facebook happen with the sound off -- the result of embracing the platform's unique features.

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15 Underrated Emojis You Aren't Using (but Should Be)

15 Underrated Emojis You Aren't Using (but Should Be) | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Every underrated emoji that people don't use enough, from "cool" to fried shrimp, and others you may have never considered.

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Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More.

Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More. | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The average person spends more time on Facebook than any other leisure activity surveyed by the government except watching TV and movies.

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Police In New York May Use ‘Textalyzer’ To Determine If Texting Caused Accident

Police In New York May Use ‘Textalyzer’ To Determine If Texting Caused Accident | Back Chat | Scoop.it

If the police suspect that alcohol may have contributed to an accident in some way they tend to make the suspect take a breathalyzer, but what if they suspect you were texting before a crash?

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Swiping a Screen Rather Than Flip a Page in Baseball

Swiping a Screen Rather Than Flip a Page in Baseball | Back Chat | Scoop.it

If a major league coach or player is scrolling through an iPad in the dugout, he is probably not perusing Facebook but rather accessing his scouting reports. A partnership with Apple has made eight iPads available to every major league club that can be used in dugouts during games to consult scouting reports and other information.

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Gun Control Advocates Reportedly Convince Apple to Replace Revolver Emoji With Squirt Gun

Gun Control Advocates Reportedly Convince Apple to Replace Revolver Emoji With Squirt Gun | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a number of new and redesigned emojis as part of a new operating system for iPads and iPhones. Gone will be the revolver emoji, replaced with a squirt gun.

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Twitter Bars Milo Yiannopoulos in Wake of Leslie Jones’s Reports of Abuse

Twitter Bars Milo Yiannopoulos in Wake of Leslie Jones’s Reports of Abuse | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The ban against Mr. Yiannopoulos, a technology editor at the conservative news site Breitbart and known by his Twitter handle, @Nero, follows a campaign of prolonged abuse against Leslie Jones, a comedian and co-star of the recently released “Ghostbusters” movie. The film and its stars have come under fire from various parts of the internet for months, after it was first revealed that the reboot of the 1984 film would feature an all-female cast.

 

Ms. Jones in particular has borne the brunt of the online abuse in recent days, especially since the release of “Ghostbusters” in the United States on Friday. Hundreds of anonymous Twitter commenters hurled racist and sexist remarks at the star’s Twitter account, rallied and directed by Mr. Yiannopoulos this week.

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Twitter Shreds Melania Trump's Plagiarized Speech

Twitter Shreds Melania Trump's Plagiarized Speech | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The Internet never forgets—or lets things go.

Moments after journalist Jarrett Hill observed that portions of Melania Trump’s opening night speech at the Republican National Convention were nearly identical to those spoken by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Twitter users jumped on the apparent plagiarism.

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Is Facebook Ready for Live Video’s Important Role in Police Accountability?

Is Facebook Ready for Live Video’s Important Role in Police Accountability? | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Livestreaming has a long history of use as a powerful medium for accountability.

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This Is What Social-Media Live Video Is For

This Is What Social-Media Live Video Is For | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Democratic members of the House of Representatives held a sit-in in the chamber; House rules require the cameras, which broadcast proceedings to channels like C-SPAN, to be off when not in session. In turn, Democrats began broadcasting their effort to hold a vote on gun control on platforms like Periscope and Facebook Live. C-SPAN used those feeds in lieu of the official House platform.

 

This was an incredibly compelling use of live video

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The Science of Instagram: How It Actually Makes You Happier

The Science of Instagram: How It Actually Makes You Happier | Back Chat | Scoop.it

A new study found we enjoy experiences more when we take photos to document them.

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Why Facebook Is So Addictive: The Science Behind It

Why is Facebook so addictive? What makes us addicted to the social media network?

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How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds | Back Chat | Scoop.it

We construct precisely contoured echo chambers of affirmation that turn conviction into zeal, passion into fury, disagreements with the other side into the demonization of it.

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Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator

Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator | Back Chat | Scoop.it

As more tech firms employ their own editing staffs, they are being viewed as something less than news organizations, but more than simple reflections of their growing audiences.

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Trump's Use of Social Media Helps Unravel Republican Party

Trump's Use of Social Media Helps Unravel Republican Party | Back Chat | Scoop.it

“Trump leveraged a perfect storm,” said Steve Case, the founder of AOL, in an email message. “A combo of social media (big following), brand (celebrity figure), creativity (pithy tweets), speed/timeliness (dominating news cycles).”

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Yahoo for Sale and It Sure Has Lots of Attractive Suitors

Yahoo for Sale and It Sure Has Lots of Attractive Suitors | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The ailing Internet giant is up fro grabs, and lots of well-known entities are interested.

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Apple Debuts Personal Health CareKit at Launch Event

Apple Debuts Personal Health CareKit at Launch Event | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Apple launches CareKit as latest health app platform with hopes it will attract developers the way their existing ResearchKit health app does.

 

The Cupertino-based firm plans to release the software this April, with the aim to make it easier for end-users to track their health and monitor symptoms, treatment and medications. As well, it should be easier for patients using these apps to quickly share data with their doctors or family members and loved ones.

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