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Cyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response

Since I took up cycling a couple of years ago, I’ve become something of a militant cyclist. Having to take to London’s roads is not a pleasant experience for much of the time, because the city is so poorly equipped to deal with people on two wheels. It’s insane that Transport for London hasn’t done more about it too – …

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James O'MalleyCyclists hound a poor woman for a tweet: Twitter users need to learn the value of a proportional response
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Facebook is testing a ‘buy’ button

Amazon recently rolled out a “buy now” feature for its followers on Twitter, and now it seems that Facebook is looking at a similar feature for its website. Facebook said this week that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages. “With this feature, people on desktop or …

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Israel take the battle in Gaza to social media: How diplomacy now takes place on Twitter

Over the last few days there has been renewed violence in Israel and Gaza as both sides have exchanged fire, in a situation far too complex to understand – let alone explain. Whilst TechDigest obviously doesn’t take sides in the conflict (our official position is probably best summed up as “less fighting, more iPhone 6 rumours, please”), what is interesting …

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James O'MalleyIsrael take the battle in Gaza to social media: How diplomacy now takes place on Twitter

Twitter testing WhatsApp sharing

Twitter appears to be testing a new button in its Android app, that will enable sharing directly to your WhatsApp friends. The new function was spotted by TheNextWeb, and appears to be currently appearing on a small number of Android…

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Twitter censorship targeted with hashtag activism

A coalition of secular organisations has launched a campaign to protest Twitter's censorship of so-called "blasphemous" tweets in Pakistan. Accusing the company of being a #TwitterTheocracy, campaigners want the company to "uphold human rights-based standards of conduct, particularly when it…

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James O'MalleyTwitter censorship targeted with hashtag activism