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  1. Twitter Has Stopped Displaying What Clients Folks Are Using

    Part of the Twitter experience is the many disparate applications that folks use to interact with the platform. Up until this point, it was clear exactly which way folks accessed and posted to Twitter due to a small line near the bottom of their tweets that listed the application's name. Now, where there used to be attribution next to the timestamp, there is only empty space.

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  2. Twitter Working On Way to Retrieve Stuff You Said Months Ago

    Remember that absolutely hilarious analogy comparing toast and Darkwing Duck you made on Twitter a couple months ago? Twitter doesn't. At least, there's no way to easily find that specific tweet using the service. Due to the growing demand for tweets of the past, however, they're now working on providing a tool that would let users export every single glorious tweet they have ever made.

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  3. The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision Spawned a Mere 13,000 Tweets Per Minute

    When the Supreme Court issued its decision on the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, it was kind of a big deal. As with all big deals, people immediately took to Twitter and started yammering about it. Not only was the court's decision a bit contentious depending on your particular political leanings, but CNN and Fox News actually misreported the "Constitutional" ruling as "Unconstitutional," which just added conversational fuel to the fire. All told, the tweeting topped out at around 13,000 tweets per minute, or roughly 216 per second, practically nothing compared to current record holders.

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  4. Nick Offerman is Back and Reading More Tweets from Young Female Celebrities [Video]

    Nick Offerman, the manliest man who ever manned, and actor who portrays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, is at it again, reading tweets from young female celebrities as he performs manly tasks. In the second iteration of this Conan O'Brien segment, Offerman is featured in his workshop, doing what he does best, reading tweets from young female celebrities. Check out the original segment here and watch closely, you might learn a thing or two.

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  5. High School Senior Expelled Over Profane Tweet

    There are a lot of ways to get in trouble in high school and, unfortunately, high schoolers tend to be prone to getting in trouble. Between things like skipping class, senior pranks, general goofing off, and skipping class, I think it's fair to say most of us got in some kind of trouble or another. It takes a lot to get expelled though; that's reserved for the real neer-do-wells, right? Apparently not at Indiana's Garrett High School, where Austin Carroll -- a senior just three months from graduation -- was expelled due to the school's overzealous tweet monitoring for tweeting the most harmless kind of profanity from his personal account.

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  6. Tweeting About Partying and Quoting Family Guy Gets U.K. Tourist Jailed, Deported

    Leigh Van Bryan, a bar manager from Coventry, England, was planning on having a very good time during his trip to these United States last week. In a series of tweets, he announced his intention to party his ever-loving brain out while in the U.S.. His words were, perhaps, a little a crude, but Van Bryan could not possibly have imagined the furor his flippant tweets would earn him. When his plane landed at the Los Angeles International Airport, Van Bryan and his companion Emily Bunting were arrested. For tweeting.

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  7. It Turns Out You Can Post to Twitter With Siri

    There are a lot of things Siri can't do -- understand anything anyone says if it is only slightly noisy in the background, for one. However, Siri not being able to post to Twitter, even if you speak very slowly and loudly and in a room void of noise, isn't something that defines Siri anymore. It's a workaround more than Siri actually being able to just post to Twitter itself, but the workaround is a quick setup and configuration, so those that really can't be bothered to open up their Twitter app and type out a tweet now have a quick and easy way to tell the world what their sandwich is like in 140 characters or less. Instructions after the break.

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  8. According to Twitter, Everyone Is Getting Sadder

    On a few separate occasions, people have endeavored to use Twitter as a way to track our collective mood across the globe. A team at the University of Vermont have decided to get in there and take another look. Their findings? Everyone is getting sadder. Woo. The way this kind of analysis works is by snagging tweets from the public timeline and taking stock of their emotionally charged words. Said emotionally charged words were determined by volunteers who rated the 10,000 most common ones on a scale of happy-slappy to bummer. Words like "laughter" and "food" are happy words, "greed" and "terrorist" aren't. After the whole analysis, however, it can be seen that the overall saturation of happy words is going down.

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  9. Death Penalty Conviction Thrown Out Due To Juror Tweets About Courthouse Coffee

    Convicted murderer Erickson Dimas-Martinez owes his life to Twitter. Dimas-Martinez, in 2010, was convicted of killing a 17-year old and subsequently sentenced to death by lethal injection in the state of Arkansas. Luckily for him, one of the jurors on the case, Randy Franco, tweeted about the subpar quality of the courthouse coffee so now he gets to live. No, but really.

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  10. Twitter Launches Stories, Highlights Tweets that Made the World a Better Place

    By this point, we all know that tweets are more than just inane, 140 character messages -- they have a lot of power to actually change things, for better or worse. That being the case, Twitter has decided to launch Twitter Stories, a site that will focus on the positive effects tweets have had on some people's lives.

    Now, it's not just stuff like "Oh hey, some guy tweeted at me and it made my day," we're talking serious effects. For example, a few of the stories at launch include a guy who tweeted an offer to buy burritos for anyone who patronized his mom's failing bookstore and created a huge influx of business, and a guy who tweeted that he needed a kidney and then actually got one.

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