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Twitter is actually ditching the 140-character limit (for some)

Twitter just changed the rules of tweeting. The company is now testing a change that doubles Twitter’s character limit for “a small group” of accounts. It’s not clear when the change will roll out more broadly. SEE ALSO: Twitter finally breaks silence on why it’s never suspended President Trump Under the test, users will be[…]

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Some genius is adding googly eyes to rusty street objects in Bulgaria

Post-socialist cities like Sofia in Bulgaria, aren’t known for their architectural diversity. They tend to be a bit monotonous. And rusty. Very rusty.  SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up But when you add googly eyes (aka eyebombing) to cities rumbling ruins gain a certain charm. […]

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Facebook is valiantly trying but failing to moderate hate speech in some languages

Efforts by Facebook to moderate content in one of its fastest-growing countries has evidently not been easy. Like what it’s doing in many other markets, the social media giant is trying to stem content deemed hateful in Myanmar.  SEE ALSO: This gripping app lets you ‘walk a mile’ in a 16-year-old refugee girl’s shoes The[…]

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Some of the Ad Industry’s Hottest Agencies Are Pitching for Used Car Startup Vroom

If you’re not yet familiar with Vroom, you almost certainly will be soon. The New York-based ecommerce company, which has been around since 2013, is looking to disrupt the entire used car sales industry, and some of America’s top ad agencies are very interested in promoting its business. Vroom is in the midst of a…[…]

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People can’t, can’t, can’t believe how much some are paying for Justin Bieber’s concert tickets

We told you that Justin Bieber is performing in India for the first time.  Understandably, there’s a lot of excitement, especially in millennials who can’t have enough of the 23-year-old pop sensation.   But now there’s a problem as we discovered once the tickets went on sale. SEE ALSO: Mumbai’s designer cabs are so stunning[…]

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How Some Agencies Rig Production Bids to Favor Their In-House Studios

Sometimes it's a subtle pricing scheme that stacks the deck. Sometimes it's as blatant as calling in a favor. Either way, the result is the same: Ad agencies are often rigging production bids to favor their in-house studios over independent vendors, according to several veteran producers who spoke to Adweek in the days since a[…]

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How Some Agencies Rig Production Bids to Favor Their In-House Studios

Sometimes it's a subtle pricing scheme that stacks the deck. Sometimes it's as blatant as calling in a favor. Either way, the result is the same: Ad agencies are often rigging production bids to favor their in-house studios over independent vendors, according to several veteran producers who spoke to Adweek in the days since a[…]

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Facebook is greeting some international users with the weather. But in Fahrenheit.

In its quest to be the front page of the internet (sorry Google), Facebook is testing a weather forecast for some users in Australia on desktop browsers.  A message greets people on login, advising them to “stay dry today in Sydney” thanks to a forecast of rain, for example. The weather alert does not currently[…]

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Why some people choose to take on their Twitter trolls

For many groups, among them women, people of colour and the LGBTQ community, Twitter can be an endless sink of emotional energy. In just one week, the Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones signed off after being subject to a deluge of abuse, and the platform’s hand was forced when it came to Milo Yiannopoulos, conservative pundit[…]

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Study helps explain why some new moms post nonstop on Facebook

Several years ago, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan noticed something curious as she scrolled through Facebook: Many of her female friends used an image of their child as a personal profile photo. Even Schoppe-Sullivan made the switch without fully realizing the implications.   “It just kind of dawned on me at one point, ‘Hey that’s your identity, that’s a really profound[…]

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Is Twitter Making a Comeback? Some New Treats for Marketers

For anyone who pays attention to the stock market (which I don’t) or the news (which I do), it’s clear that Twitter hasn’t been looking so hot these days. Last month, the social platform fell short of its projected revenue for the first time as a public company. Somewhat embarrassing, right? Twitter’s much younger cousin Instagram even surpassed its[…]

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One Direction’s online feud with Zayn is causing some emotional freakouts

Zayn Malik’s decision to leave One Direction was distressing enough, but now, the singer and his former bandmates are publicly feuding online. And heartbroken fans are helplessly watching the drama unfold. See also: The Internet is flooded with crying teens because Zayn left One Direction Malik, who already has a solo song, replied to what[…]