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Twitter

WHODUNIT?

Twitter was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after accounts for some of the world's most recognizable public figures, executives and celebrities starting tweeting out links to bitcoin scams. This post is an attempt to lay out some of the timeline of this attack, and point to clues about who may have been behind it.

OBJECTS MAY BE SMALLER THAN THEY APPEAR

Just 10 percent of users on the platform are responsible for 80 percent of tweets. Yet, one reader argues, Twitter exerts outsize power and influence on our public discourse.

KICKING THE HABIT

Social media is awful, and whatever pleasures it confers in the form of mildly amusing memes or a fleeting sense of community/belonging are massively outweighed by its well-documented downsides.

DIPLOMACY BY TWEET

Tweets from US president Donald Trump and Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif Tuesday offered a fascinating glimpse at how world leaders can communicate more quickly and directly than ever in times of crisis.

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