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  1. Today In Weird Tumblrs You Should Know About: Illustrated Twitter Typos

    With a special guest appearance from The Rock.

    It's been a weird week for some reason, and it's about to get weirder. Presenting: ILLUSTRATED TWITTER TYPOS, where Summer Ray gives visual form to the typos, misspellings, and general WTFery that pervades the Twittersphere. There's some surrealist brilliance to it, and also some The Rock. All the Oscars.

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  2. Five Ways Your Facebook Habit Actually Changes Your Brain

    Aside from changing how you feel after seeing all your Facebook "friends'" real opinions.

    Like your body, your brain adapts to the tasks it does most often. Here's how your brain will change if those tasks are mostly social media use. Maybe some day they'll figure out how to change our brains to not hate every new Facebook layout update.

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  3. Twitter’s New Buy Button Accelerates Their Journey Towards the Dark Side a Commerce Platform

    #ImpulseBuy

    Amazon has experimented with adding things to your shopping cart through Twitter, but now Twitter itself is prepping and testing a full-blown buy button to make purchases straight out of tweets. Now drunk tweeting will be even more dangerous! "What!? Buy this novelty superhero sex toy right here on Twitter? Yes. I'll take 100 of them, please."

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  4. Twitter User Criticizes J.K. Rowling for “Her Homosexual Wizard,” Gets Ass Handed to Him

    Troll in the dungeon!!!

    This Saturday, Twitter user and probable Death Eater @halfelven55ff responded to a tweet J.K. Rowling made way back in May by criticizing the author for exposing what he refers to as "Dumbledore's deviant lifestyle." But beware, oh ye who underestimate Rowling's political savvy and Klout Score!

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  5. Zoe Quinn Releases 4Chan #Gamergate Chat Logs, Further Tarnishing The Movement’s Reputation

    At least we have #GameEthics now, right?

    There's been another big development in the ongoing Gamergate discussion on Twitter, and it's a doozy.

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  6. Twitpic is Shutting Down, Cites Trademark Dispute With Twitter

    Oh... no?

    Remember Twitpic? You know, the thing you used to use to upload pictures and link 'em to your tweets before Twitter... started actually doing that itself? They've been chugging along quietly for the past couple of years, but today announced plans to shut down their site. But not because hardly anyone uses it anymore—nope, apparently it's all Twitter's fault.

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  7. [UPDATED] Female Game Journalists Quit Over Harassment, #GamerGate Harms Women

    "Ethics of game journalism" my ass.

    It's heartbreaking that another article about harassment in the gaming community is necessary, but the escalating and ongoing vitriol being spewed against women and their male allies who dare to criticize gamer culture or work in video games is continuing to take on new and disappointing forms.

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  8. Patton Oswalt Is Back With a Revelation From His Summer Away From Twitter

    Sadly, it's not that he's a wizard.

    Patton Oswalt had an incredibly visible Twitter presence until June of this year. He spent his time telling jokes, getting crap for telling jokes, joking that he'd made jokes that would've gotten him crap, and getting crap for those jokes. He needed a break from all the crap, so he took the summer off, and now he's back to tell us what we're all missing in the real world.

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  9. Zelda Williams Returns To Social Media While YouTube’s PewDiePie Turns Off Comments Forever

    If you think you're seeing more stories about people being jerks or otherwise getting up to criminal mischief online, you'd be right. But it's not because it's happening more often, it's because more people are taking a stand against it.

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  10. Study Says Social Media Is Making Us Unhappy and Distrustful

    I bet they just want the publicity, though.

    The written word has a lot of drawbacks in missing out on tone and intention, which makes it soooo easy to pick up on stuff like sarcasm, you guys. On the Internet, it also has the drawback of trolling, and it turns out these problems seem to be causing social media to make people miserable.

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