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Twitter looks for Operation American Spring: ‘Where is everybody? I’m confused’

Operation American Spring was supposed to involve between 10 million and 30 million patriots gathering in Washington D.C. to impeach President Obama, but if the accompanying #OperationAmericanSpring hashtag campaign is any indication, the popular uprising is not going according to plan. The revolution’s failure may be the result of nefarious…

Roommate busted for weed after cops raid IL apartment over tweets mocking mayor

An Illinois man won’t face charges related to a Twitter account that mocked his town’s mayor, but his roommate was charged in connection to the investigation. A grand jury indicted 36-year-old Jacob Elliott on felony marijuana possession charges Tuesday after police said they found pot at his apartment while investigating…

Alec Baldwin calls NYC ‘carnival of stupidity’ in Twitter rant over traffic ticket

Actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to vent his anger on Tuesday after being detained by police in New York for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a street. The 56-year-old star was left furious after an altercation with police on Fifth Avenue Manhattan’s Flatiron district following the traffic…

Twitter will now allow you to ‘mute’ unwanted content

Twitter on Monday began letting users ‘mute’ posts from people they are not interested in hearing from at the popular one-to-many messaging service. The new Mute feature was expected to be rolled out to all Twitter accounts in coming weeks. “You can now mute users you’d like to hear from…

Michelle Obama brings out the monsters on the margins

No good deed, it is said, goes unpunished. We are all aware, or should be aware, that close to three hundred teenaged girls were kidnapped in Nigeria and the kidnappers have threatened to sell them into sex slavery. Reasonable people can certainly agree that this is a horrific event and…

Blogger Jim Hoft uses Nigerian sex slave teens hashtag to LOL at non-sociopath’s concerns

Blogger Jim Hoft, who is alternately known as Gateway Pundit,  the Dumbest Man On The Internet, or That Guy Who Is Always Sniffing Around Dana Loesch’s Crotch, wants everyone — particularly “libs” who tweeted #BringBackOurGirls on the Twitter machine — to suck it because the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have probably…

Twitter shares slump 50 percent as growth slows and users stop checking in

Twitter Inc investors who heeded the advice of high-profile banks such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Deutsche Bank AG to buy the social media company’s shares might be kicking themselves. Much more accurate calls were made by Wells Fargo, Atlantic Equities and Macquarie Research, whose analysts advised clients to…

ACLU steps in after Justice Dept. slaps gag orders on Twitter and Yahoo

Why Is The DOJ Gagging Twitter And Yahoo Concerning Grand Jury Subpoenas? (via Techdirt) The ACLU has jumped into a troubling legal fight, in which it appears that the DOJ has issued gag orders against Twitter and Yahoo concerning grand jury subpoenas that have been sent to both companies. This…

Twitter blocks accounts of users critical of Turkish prime minister

Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network (via AFP) Twitter blocked two accounts on Sunday that had been used to spread corruption allegations against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his government and his inner circle. The move came after high-level meetings between the government and executives…  …

University of Virginia researchers can predict violent crime via Twitter

Researchers use Twitter to predict crime (via AFP) Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed. Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct…  …

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