Twitter finally finds a way to silence Piers Morgan — and for a good cause

Written on:March 22, 2017
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It is safe to say that Piers Morgan has stirred some controversy lately, from calling people attending the Women’s Marches in January “rabid feminists” to his Twitter feud with J.K. Rowling. 

So when he pledged to go silent on social media for 24 hours if the British public raised £5,000 ($6,225) for Comic Relief, somebody saw an opportunity. 

After the announcement, Lord Sugar, the host of the UK edition of The Apprentice, posted a video on Twitter offering to pay the entire sum to shut him up. 

Just had the bargain of the century. Silenced @piersmorgan for a day on twitter @gmb @susannareid100. It’s my duty to the nation pic.twitter.com/HwmJ44t301

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A Splintered Web Gets Even More Fragmented

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A Splintered Web Gets Even More Fragmented

This morning, after Jacq left for the gym, I spoke to two different bots on my phone. Poncho gave me the weather forecast and a little weird joke. Joy asked me how I was feeling because she wants to help me keep track of my mood and mental health. These are called chatbots and they’re part of one of the new splinters of what used to be called the web….

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How to Use Twitter to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Written on:March 22, 2017
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How to Use Twitter to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

Want more people to share your blog posts on Twitter? Looking for proven promotion tactics that deliver blog traffic? Twitter is a great place to share your blog posts but you’ll have to go beyond tweeting the basics to generate substantial traffic and visibility. In this article, you’ll discover seven ways to effectively promote your [...] This post How to Use Twitter to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog first…

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Durex is launching jeans and people are majorly amused

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Durex is launching jeans and people are majorly amused

Condom manufacturer Durex stirred up the Indian web this morning with a tweet announcing its entry into a new product category — denim jeans. Yes, you read that right. #DurexJeans is now a thing.  SEE ALSO: Durex App Promises Discreet Condom Delivery on Demand The jeans launch later this week and are being endorsed by Durex India’s brand ambassador — popular Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh. And he gets to try…

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People are incensed that an elitist dating app is promoting itself with racist slurs

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People are incensed that an elitist dating app is promoting itself with racist slurs

An elitist, racist dating app is making waves in Singapore — and its founder is defending it vehemently. Herbert Eng is calling his app HighBlood. It promises to filter people based on “accountant-verified information” covering income, profession, and university education. SEE ALSO: Teen creates Facebook page to spotlight immigrants’ weekly achievements A week ago, it made a Facebook post advertising itself. In the text, it says the app promises “quality”,…

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Trump says people don't know Abraham Lincoln was in the party of Lincoln

Written on:March 22, 2017
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Trump says people don't know Abraham Lincoln was in the party of Lincoln

Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a Republican? Donald Trump assumes you don’t!  “Great president,” he said of Lincoln on Tuesday night. “Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Does anyone know? Lot of people don’t know that.” SEE ALSO: An orange alligator exists and people are calling it ‘Trumpigator’ Trump won the presidency as the candidate from the Republican Party, which has long called itself “the party…

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Twitter suspends over 600,000 extremist accounts but still manages to feel like a flaming garbage pile

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Twitter suspends over 600,000 extremist accounts but still manages to feel like a flaming garbage pile

Twitter revealed that it has suspended hundreds of thousands of accounts in an effort “to combat violent extremism.”   So why does the service still feel like it’s chock full of extremist assholes? The numbers, released on Tuesday in Twitter’s 10th semiannual Transparency Report, are striking.  SEE ALSO: Twitter’s new anti-abuse measure stops notifications for threads started by people you’ve blocked Between Aug. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2016, Twitter…

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Kellyanne Conway's tweet about Hillary's emails is coming back to haunt her

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Kellyanne Conway's tweet about Hillary's emails is coming back to haunt her

FBI investigations may come and go, but tweets? Tweets are forever. Kellyanne Conway can surely attest to this, seeing as how one of her tweets from October 2016 — back when she was criticizing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server — has recently come back to haunt her. FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that his agency was currently investigating Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 election…

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Man behind pro-Trump propaganda websites sets sights on Scottish independence

Written on:March 21, 2017
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Man behind pro-Trump propaganda websites sets sights on Scottish independence

During the U.S. presidential elections, James “Jim” Dowson, a far-right millionaire with hardline Ulster Unionist views, threw his weight behind the campaign to elect Donald Trump.  Dowson was linked to a series of websites, including the Patriotic News Agency, that published pro-Trump hoaxes and anti-Hillary conspiracy theories, according to the New York Times.  SEE ALSO: Twitter’s backend is breaking under Trump’s tweets Now Dowson said he’s planning a social media…

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How to Analyze Your Instagram Marketing: 4 Metrics to Consider

Written on:March 21, 2017
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How to Analyze Your Instagram Marketing: 4 Metrics to Consider

Wondering how best to analyze your Instagram marketing? Want to know which metrics will give you the most useful assessments? Tracking the right Instagram metrics will help you identify successful marketing efforts and show where you can achieve better results. In this article, you’ll discover how to analyze four important Instagram metrics. #1: Calculate Conversions [...] This post How to Analyze Your Instagram Marketing: 4 Metrics to Consider first appeared…

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