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  1. Apple, Disney, Facebook, Twitter, & Hundreds More Urge the Supreme Court to Uphold Marriage Equality

    Today in good news.

    The Supreme Court of the United States will soon hear a case on whether or not state-by-state anti-marriage equality laws are constitutional, which is likely to clear the way for nationwide legal acceptance that we should all be able to marry the person we choose. Now, a group of 379 companies, from tech and entertainment giants to other massive corporations, has written to the court to voice their support and lay out some hard, logistical reasons other than, "It's the right thing to do."

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  2. Marvel Unveils New Age of Ultron Trailer With #AvengersAssemble Campaign

    #FINALLY

    You've tweeted the hashtag, you've sat there with your eyes glued to your Twitter page as the little "unlock" bar sloooowly fills up. Now we're finally getting to watch the latest trailer, and Good God is it glorious.

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  3. Brianna Wu, Margaret E. Atwood, Orphan Black, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, & More Included in 2015 Shorty Awards Nominations

    Also Bob Vila?

    The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed the nominations for this year's Shorty Awards for achievements on the internetz.

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  4. Twitter Is Surveying Users to Find Out How Big a Problem Online Harassment Is

    Ooh, ooh! I have an answer for them! *Raises hand emphatically.*

    Twitter, which sucks at dealing with online harassment as a whole by its own admission, is now surveying users to find out how big a problem harassment really is.

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  5. Dressvergent, A YA Dystopian Novel Born From the Internet’s Obsession With Colors

    Starring Strong Female Protagonist™ Catalina Midnight.

    No one knows how the world was in the Before Times—the Leaders made sure to erase all the historical documents they could when they first rose to power—but what we do know is that our Society first truly began with the advent of the Picture.

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  6. The Best Of Twitter’s Reaction To #LlamaWatch

    We llove you, llamas.

    Earlier today the entire Internet came to a standstill not in celebration of our newfound Net Neutrality victory, but instead to watch a pair of escaped llamas frantically prance their way through the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, as dozens of men chased them in hot pursuit. Eventually the two were llamapprehended, but not until we had fully welcomed them into our hearts, as well as our social media networks. Here's the best set of jokes we could round up for you—with a truck and a lasso.

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  7. The Actual NSA is Here With the Creepy Valentine’s Wishes You Never Wanted

    Happy Valentines Day!

    NSA, if this is the sort of thing that you have to come out and tell people, just telling them hasn't erased the root of the problem.

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  8. Twitter CEO’s Leaked Memo: “We Suck at Dealing With Abuse and Trolls”

    #Confirmed

    In the summer of 2013, when feminist critic Lindy West was receiving near-constant online rape threats for her stance on male comedians making rape jokes, one particularly virulent troll stole her deceased father's identity to harass West over Twitter. Last January, West shared her ensuing interactions with her harasser in an incredible This American Life episode and over on The Guardian--and it seems like someone at Twitter was listening.

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  9. The Best and Worst Reactions to Yesterday’s Female Ghostbusters Casting News

    Mother pus bucket!

    Yesterday was a time of much rejoicing at The Mary Sue HQ: the cast for Paul Feig's lady-centric Ghostbusters reboot was finally announced after months of rumors, and turned out to be way more diverse than expected. Of course, for every Internet user excited for Feig's addition to the franchise, there was a self-appointed gatekeeper to the Ghostbusters legacy terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought that an all-female film will be a gimmicky, pandering disaster.

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  10. Emma Watson Gives Wonderful Advice To Young Feminists On Twitter

    Hermione would approve.

    Emma Watson is one of the most outspoken celebrities in favor of gender equality; after being named the Ambassador for UN Women, she's delivered feminist rallying cries for the HeForShe campaign, including the announcement of a global initiative for gender parity. The best part? She lives her word on an interpersonal level, too.

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  11. You Can Play a Choose Your Own Adventure Story Over Twitter

    Yo̳̺̦u̱̳'̣̫͇͝r͍̤͎e͚͔͙ ̝̣͈̻̪̣t̲̦͜h̨̼͖͚e̳̪̗̯̞̦͉͝ ̫̭̙s̶̺͕̲̠̟̬ͅt͇̘a̝͓̞̫̹r̡!̵̰͓͕̲̜̱̝!

    Wanna be chased by terrifying unnamed specters all over Twitter until you die in a myriad of horrifying ways? Are you also perhaps a fan of the the eldritch horror aesthetic? Now there's a simple, surreal little time-waster that is sure to delight you. Or give you nightmares. Probably both, we expect.

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  12. Things We Saw Today: It’s the Cover For Thor‘s Annual Issue!

    Marguerite Sauvage is a national treasure. Plus, there'll be stories by CM Punk and Noelle Stevenson! (via Comics Alliance)

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  13. We Heartily Approve of This Little Girl’s List of Kick-Ass Fictional Ladies

    I am no man!

    Fantasy and young adult literature can get a bad rap sometimes, but Mia's list of some of her favorite heroines is a perfect breakdown of why strong female characters like Katniss or Divergent's Tris are so important. Reminder: you don't need to be in the target demographic to benefit from reading these character's stories, either. The qualities they embody are always relevant, whether you're a young adult or just a plain old grownup.

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  14. Witch President Is the Best New Show That Doesn’t Actually Exist

    Starring Julianna Margulies

    Every once in a while a twitter account comes along that fills some hole in your soul you might not even have realized existed. This weekend that account is @WitchPresident.

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  15. Best Buy Capitalizes On Murder Of Teenage Girl In Callous Serial Tweet

    "Payphones" or "a competent social media team," I guess.

    Your daily corporate social media blunder: Best Buy capitalizing on the murder of an 18-year-old girl!

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  16. [UPDATED] EA’s Peter Moore Unhappy With Twitter’s Handling of Harassment Just Like the Rest of Us

    EA Games' Peter Moore probably isn't surprised that he gets some hate as the COO of one of the biggest video game companies around. But that doesn't mean he has to just sit back and take it, and he's not too happy that Twitter seems to think he should.

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  17. Things We Saw Today: The Hall of Lady Heroes

    NEED

    Toronto-based illustrator Scott Park created this amazing look at "80 of the most butt-kicking awesome women from tv and film." You can grab a print on Society6!

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  18. Twitter Finally Improves Harassment Reporting and Blocking Procedures

    About time.

    Twitter has announced an overhaul to its reporting and blocking systems, both in-app and behind-the-scenes.

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  19. Scientific Researchers Are Using Social Media All Wrong, Probably Should’ve Done More Research

    Well, they're using it for research and not cat videos, so...

    Hey, you know how every day a new study seems to pop up that analyzes social media data to form its conclusion? It turns out those little eggs of knowledge that the Twitter bird is laying might not be all they're cracked up to be.

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  20. Everyone’s Already Making Fun Of The Star Wars Trailer Lightsaber Because Of Course They Are

    THE MEME AWAKENS

    By now we're guessing all of you have sat down and watched the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that dropped on iTunes today. Think back to those glorious 88 seconds. What was your reaction when the Sith Lord unleashed his (or her, shhhhh let me dream it was Lupita) lightsaber and it looked like... well, this?

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