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Can You Tag Jason? He Lost His Intelligence When Looking At Some Ridiculous Facebook Memes

Let’s not mince words here - I love memes. The intelligence, the wit, the randomness, the dark humour - they provide inappropriate laughter to my otherwise dull day. But the latest trend of “Can you tag *INSERT NAME HERE*? I’m looking for him” is a God awful addition to news feeds across the globe, which needs to disappear.

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Twitter For Sale – Who’s Looking To Buy And Why?

Twitter has not had it easy over the past couple of years. From the flat growth of new users to a torrential storm of abusive tweets, the social network has been dragged through the mud a fair few times.

But now, things are starting to look optimistic, as it’s been widely reported that Twitter is going up for sale with some interesting companies looking to buy…

Who are these companies? Why would they want to purchase a social network in an almost purgatorial state? Let’s take a look.

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Woman in Kent Jailed For Pretending To Be Murdered Child’s Ghost On Twitter

Chloe Cowan, a 20-year-old from Kent, has been handed a three-year jail sentence and banned from using any internet-enabled device for 10 years, after pretending to be the ghost of a murdered child to launch a series of hate attacks on Twitter… Social media abuse is a common problem, but this seems to take things to a new low.

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Face-Tracking Tech Lets You Make Putin Pout And Bush Blush

Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have worked with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics to create face-warping technology. Using a clever bit of kit, the team can manipulate the faces of people on YouTube in real-time.

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Twitter Celebrates Tenth Anniversary With 140-Character Thank You Note

On March 21st, 2006, Twitter entered the social world. Ten years later, it has over 300 million active users and went public to the tune of more than $10 billion. Granted this is $30 billion less than 2013 and many people still misunderstand how to use it, but the company hopes to change these preconceptions wth its new ad.

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Chewbacca Tweets The Original Star Wars Script And 90s Style Guide

The story of how Star Wars came to be is a vague one. George Lucas changes his statements about the origins almost constantly. He had created a rich universe of characters and locales, which he wasn't sure would make it to film after the first instalment. So what did this all look like back in the day? Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca, has been answering this question by tweeting pages from the original 1976 script.

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Snapchat Will Let Users Create Their Own On-Demand Geofilters For A Price

Location-based filters have become one of Snapchat's key features, allowing users to jazz up their photos and videos with a sense of place. This has been open for community submissions since December 2014, but today they are expanding the program in an attempt to make some money. Users and businesses can now pay to create a temporary custom pay to create a temporary custom geofilter for their events.

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This Art Exhibit Turns Tweets Into A Beautiful Sphere Of Emotion

With 350,000 tweets sent every minute, it's impossible to keep track of all the emotions every Twitter user conveys. The Fuse Studio want to change that with an art installation named "Amygdala," which crunches up to 30 tweets per second and visually translates each into one of six emotions: Happiness, anger, sadness, disgust, amazement or fear.

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