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Dylan Marron likes to talk to his enemies, until they’re not quite enemies. On his podcast Conversations With People Who Hate Me, Dylan gets on the phone with people who have sent him hate mail, left angry comments, or tweeted nasty things about him.

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Social media is great for connecting people, sharing news and information, and giving your grandmother the opportunity to air her political opinions unfettered. Unfortunately, its anonymity and widespread reach makes it an easy way for people to spread hate, and since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, social media users have noticed a worrisome increase in online hate speech.

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Does the entire world really need to see where you’re tweeting from? I usually don’t think about how much location data I’m sharing on Twitter, because I don’t think anybody cares about my 1) tweets and 2) where I tweet. However, a new report from Wired has made me rethink my approach. As it turns out, it’s not that difficult to pinpoint exactly where you live via your tweets.

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Twitter, a place to feel bad about the world and yourself, is still useful for a few things. You might only follow their actual friends on it, or use it as a news aggregator, or a place to follow accounts collecting art, or music, or funny videos. But Twitter will try very hard to make you follow more people, “discover” more “trends,” and click on ads. Here’s how to cut out the parts you don’t like.

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Today I learned that Twitter thinks I’m interested in literature, beer, hip-hop, and I really like my friends Ina and Harry (I’m double interested in both of them for some reason). When it comes to me, Twitter thinks I’m known for being a technology journalist, as well as “other.” I’ve never been so proud!

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I talk too much crap on the internet. I go to social media, the place we all go to scream now, and I see something bad. I quote the bad thing to mock it, thus spreading the bad thing, and inviting bad replies. I do this despite already having a job pointing to bad things and inviting bad replies for money, otherwise known as blogging.

So lately I'm using this mantra, not something I tell myself, but something I ask myself, before saying anything — especially a reply or reaction — on the internet. I ask myself, "Is this strategic, or just cathartic?"

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Scottmorrison.com.au - the official website of Australia's current prime minister - has been brazenly purchased by an internet prankster for $50. It appears the PM's social media team forgot to renew the domain name.

The site has since been stripped of all content and now plays the punk ditty ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’ on a loop over a picture of Scott's smiling face. Wow. Just... wow.

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My wife and I have about the same number of Twitter followers — 16k and 14k respectively — but her tweets consistently outperform mine. In fact, according to the SparkScore tool from the Twitter marketing service SparkToro, an average tweet from her gets three times as many retweets and 10 times as many faves.

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At this point, most of us have enough data on our mobile phone plans that you don't have to track your usage by the megabyte. That said, you don't want an app that's constantly using massive amounts of data, but something like Twitter or Facebook isn't going to really dramatically move the needle.

Shared from Gizmodo

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You might be familiar with Facebook regularly throwing heartwarming (or heartbreaking) memories in your face every once in a while, but if you want to take a serious dive into your digital past, you need to do it manually. Here’s a guide to dredging into your your digital past on some of the most popular apps and services out there.

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Call me old-fashioned, but most of my Twitter interactions are done via desktop PCs, with the Twitter website serving as my primary interface. And it's terrible. Use it for even a short period and it'll start to chug, forcing one to close and reopen the tab (in Chrome at least) to get normal performance back. Only recently did I stumble upon a fix — the mobile site.

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Are you sick of your Twitter feed filling up with 'In Case You Missed It' interruptions, or unfunny tweets from people you straight up don't follow? There's a way to see nothing but the tweets from people you actually follow - and you can do it right in your vanilla Twitter browser.