You are what you tweet: Twitter reveals how America eats and exercises

Called the Lexicocalorimeter, a new tool is scanning Twitter for mentions of food and exercise to track how America is eating and staying healthy. Or, judging from all the pizza and TV references, how we’re not.

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Twitter is adding Periscope live-streams to its top trends feed

Twitter wants you to watch more videos. To help give user-generated clips and professional live-streams maximum exposure the platform is surfacing video in more places, including the top trends feed.

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Twitter is temporarily restricting the reach of abusive accounts

Twitter is reportedly putting abusive users in the naughty corner. The social platform’s latest safety measure places a temporary timeout on accounts deemed to be using abusive language against other users.

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How to talk about shitgibbons with your high school English class

The introduction of “shitgibbon” into America’s political discourse is a teachable moment for English classes studying the evolution of language. (more…)

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