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  1. extremely online
    Twitter’s Edit Button Is for CowardsThis website sucks. Somehow, it’s going to get worse.
  2. the money game
    Elon Musk Tries to Wriggle Out of Twitter DealThe world’s richest man is officially bailing on his $44 billion deal to buy the company, but Twitter’s board says it will meet him in court.
  3. elon musk
    11 Weird and Upsetting Facts About Elon MuskEven after a week of wall-to-wall Elon Musk news coverage, there’s still more to learn.
  4. the money game
    What Wall Streeters Are Whispering About Elon Musk and TwitterTheir advice: Back out.
  5. elon musk
    Can Elon Musk Solve Twitter’s Unsolvable Problem?For all its cultural influence, the company has never really figured out how to make money.
  6. social media
    Trump Vows to ‘Stay on Truth,’ the Twitter Rival He’s Yet to UseEven if new Twitter owner Elon Musk lets him back on the platform, the ex-president says he won’t come back.
  7. elon musk
    Elon Musk Really Did ItThe world’s richest man is buying Twitter, his favorite place for trolling.
  8. the slap
    The Complete Guide to Will Smith Slap TakesWill Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, and now the opinions just keep coming. We’re cataloguing every variety of Slap reaction.
  9. media
    Parler CEO Says the MAGA Answer to Twitter Is ‘Grace’The pitch for conservative social media is anti–cancel culture, but its biggest problem may simply be TikTok.
  10. the internet
    Is Trump’s Truth Social Trying to Trick Influencers Into Joining?Curiously, the former president’s name was totally absent from a recent email invitation to join his forthcoming Twitter rival.
  11. going viral
    No, Joe Biden Did Not Just Surrender to the Omicron VariantDon’t believe every five-second clip you see on Twitter.com.
  12. facebook
    What Is Being Leaked in the Facebook Papers?A guide to the newly reported revelations from a trove of internal company documents shared by a company whistleblower.
  13. politics
    Trump Still Really Wants His Twitter Account BackHe has asked a federal judge to make Twitter reinstate his account.
  14. encounter
    Streaming With Hasan Piker, the AOC of Twitch“I’m a political commentator with, like, stans.”
  15. u.s. supreme court
    ‘Cussing Cheerleader’ Wins in Supreme Court Free-Speech CaseThe Court decided 8-1 that obscene student tirades made on social media are protected unless they disrupt public-school activities.
  16. extremism
    Is Trump Going to Fade Like Sarah Palin?The good news is that he could lose his audience. The bad news is that it would take someone even more terrifying to come along.
  17. social media
    Trump’s Facebook Ban Upheld by Oversight BoardTrump won’t be allowed back on the platform for now, but the board said Facebook must review its “standardless penalty of indefinite suspension.”
  18. cryptocurrencies
    The Mysterious Influencer Stock Market Worth $1 BillionThe idea behind BitClout is to create a crypto marketplace for shares in public reputation. But why all the shady tactics?
  19. encounter
    Zooming With TikTok’s Right-Wing PunditChristian Walker wants to be the face of Gen-Z conservatism.
  20. politics
    Biden to Pull Neera Tanden’s NominationUndone by mean tweets.
  21. neera tanden
    Tanden’s Nomination Won’t Make or Break the Biden PresidencySome Beltway pundits are inflating this story well beyond its significance.
  22. encounter
    The 65-Year-Old Helping to Un-Deplatform ParlerJeffrey Wernick is not your typical tech investor.
  23. extremely online
    The Capitalist Case for Overhauling TwitterWe know it’s terrible for society. But it’s also a terribly run company.
  24. extremely online
    Okay, You Can Unmute @POTUS NowThe Twitter handle is under new management.
  25. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
  26. social media
    Amazon, Apple, and Google Cut Off Parler, Citing Failure to Moderate ExtremismThe site, which has been a haven for many on the far right, may not be long for this world in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
  27. capitol riot
    READ: Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Block Trump ‘Indefinitely’“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg said.
  28. silicon valley
    ‘Beginning of the End’: Scott Galloway on Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookFirst the government came after Google, now they want to break apart Mark Zuckerberg’s company. It’s part of a trend.
  29. donald trump
    House Overwhelmingly Passes Defense Bill Over Trump’s ObjectionsIt looks like Trump will end his relationship with Congress by vetoing a must-pass bill and then being rebuked by many in his own party.
  30. go go go joseph
    Lizzo, Lady Gaga, LeBron James and More Celebrate Joe Biden’s Election WinOf course Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted a Hamilton GIF.
  31. social media
    Twitter Adds ‘Friction’ to Limit Election Chaos, But Is It Enough?With one eye on President Trump, the company introduced a raft of changes to prevent dangerous misinformation from going viral on Election Night.
  32. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  33. coronavirus
    Twitter, Facebook Delete Video Trump Tweeted Over COVID-19 MisinformationThe video, in which doctors decry masks and call hydroxychloroquine a COVID-19 cure, had millions of views and a Trump retweet before it was removed.
  34. the national interest
    Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media for Challenging His LiesThe president isn’t pretending to have any neutral principles. He wants to control all media.
  35. vision 2020
    There’s Only One Way the ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Matters“Enthusiasm” for a presidential general election candidate is usually exaggerated and often unimportant.
  36. coronavirus
    Lower Your Video Quality for the Greater GoodEveryone working and playing from home is taxing our internet infrastructure. You don’t need to watch everything in 1080p.
  37. no uggos
    TikTok Is Not The Internet’s EdenAccording to a report, moderators were advised to keep those with “ugly facial looks” & “dilapidated housing” off its front page.
  38. vision 2020
    How Low Will Democrats Go? Probably Not Low Enough.In a world of fake news and dank memes, this means they’re no longer very good at the internet.
  39. select all
    The Characters Who Dominated the Internet in 2019The VSCO Girl, the Area 51 Raider, the Wife Guy, the Too-Online Boomer, and more.
  40. who were the 2010s?
    Instagram’s Co-Founder on Creating the World’s FilterKevin Systrom talks truth, scale, and influencers.
  41. tech boot camp
    How to Block, Mute, and Avoid Your Enemies OnlineCleansing your feed has only grown more granular over time.
  42. spooky szn
    How ‘Spooky Scary Skeletons’ Became the Internet’s Halloween AnthemThe 23-year-old track, from the writer of the ‘Golden Girls’ theme song, has become a mainstay of the Skeleton War.
  43. life in pixels
    Coleen Rooney, Instagram SpycatcherThe WAG George Smiley acknowledges the truth: Social media makes spies of us all.
  44. politics
    It’s Hard to Overestimate the Ferocity of the Fight AheadYes, the Nixon and Clinton crises were intense, but they will pale in comparison to this one.
  45. sksksksksk
    VSCO CEO Reacts to Summer’s Biggest Meme, the ‘VSCO Girl’“A VSCO girl doesn’t define everyone on VSCO. Yeah, it defines a group that’s there, for sure, but there’s so many more.”
  46. vision 2020
    How the Trump Campaign Is Taking a Cue From Hillary ClintonThe Trump team is taking a cue from Clinton’s 2016 campaign as it looks toward 2020.
  47. checking in
    You Might Not Be Checking In on Foursquare, But Foursquare Is Checking In on YouThe company has become a data-harvesting success story — and is still trying to figure out whether that’s “cool or creepy.”
  48. social media
    Why Celebrities Fall for the ‘New Instagram Rule’ HoaxPlatforms need broad licenses to exist. That doesn’t mean users shouldn’t be worried.
  49. vision 2020
    Everybody Hates Trump’s Twitter Addiction, and It Could Become a Campaign IssueEven people who don’t mind the president’s lying and racism are tired of his tweets.
  50. 🙄
    Senator Josh Hawley Wants to Outlaw Infinite ScrollingHawley’s newest anti-tech bill targets the symptoms, not the disease.
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