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Kanye's new philosophy book may explain why he wiped out his Twitter history

Kanye West appears to have a rough relationship with conceptions of time and history, so it makes sense that he's eradicated nearly his entire social media history. West exposed his discomfort with people becoming mired in their past memories during
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Twitter can't decide if it wants to kill third-party apps

Twitter's complicated relationship with developers is about to get a whole lot worse.  That's because the company can't seem to make up its mind on whether it wants to keep third-party Twitter clients around.  SEE ALSO: Twitter’s
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Tech execs call for gun control after YouTube shooting

Major tech executives from the likes of Twitter and Uber have called for gun control following a shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters.   Three people were shot, one killed, after a shooter opened fire at YouTube's
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YouTube shooting became a Twitter monster because of trolling, not fake news

Police responded to an active shooter at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California on Tuesday that left three people injured and one dead. But before police could even get a grasp on the situation, Twitter erupted with lies and misinformation.
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Jack Dorsey's verifications-for-all plan is bad news for Twitter

If there's one thing unambiguously good about Twitter it's that it's not Facebook — a fact that CEO Jack Dorsey seems hell-bent on changing.  The latest assault on the very DNA of the social media platform is insidious in its seemingly
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Twitter is working to expand its verification to everyone

Now you can feel special too: Twitter is looking to open up its verification process to regular folk. CEO Jack Dorsey revealed in a Periscope stream on Thursday that the company is working to expand its blue verification checkmark to all users. SEE
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To fix itself, Twitter wants to measure 'conversational health'

Jack Dorsey is earnestly looking for answers.  In a tweetstorm on Thursday, the Twitter CEO said his company is searching for ways to root out trolling, bullying, hate speech, and political manipulation on the network. And in order to do that,
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Twitter is *finally* profitable for the first time ever

It turns out cutting back, focusing, and maybe a little Donald Trump can help make money.  SEE ALSO: Twitter must fix verification, but there are no easy solutions Twitter reported its first-ever profitable quarter Thursday after more than four
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Why social media companies won’t kill off bots

Bots, bots, everywhere, but nothing good to click.  As the social media networks of the world engage in a performative struggle to become good for people's well being, they have been simultaneously peppered with questions about bots on their
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Twitter apologizes for mistakes around POTUS account

From: Mashable By Kerry Flynn Recommended by: Mashable There was a mistake made on Inauguration Day.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized Saturday for accidentally making it so that Twitter users followed @POTUS and other