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Horse_Ebooks author revealed as “art project” comes to an end

Horse_Ebooks author revealed as “art project” comes to an end

Horse_Ebooks, one of Twitters longer-lasting oddities, has come clean, with the esoteric tweeter revealed as the art project of Jacob Bakkila. Sparking fierce online argument over whether it was manually updated or the handiwork of a bot, Horse_Ebooks' Twitter messages skirted a line between near-Zen and madness; that, according to a profile of Bakkila in The New Yorker, is all about to end, however.

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Rdio Twitter #Music playlists launch

Rdio Twitter #Music playlists launch

If you're a fan of music, you may be using the Twitter #Music service. Twitter's music service got an interesting update late last week that will make it more usable and enjoyable for fans. Twitter announced Friday evening that it would be displaying multiple #Music-generated playlists on Rdio.

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Twitter IPO official: submitted to SEC

Twitter IPO official: submitted to SEC

Today Twitter has confidentially submitted an S-1 o the SEC in order to begin the process of their first (and only, of course) IPO. They've made this offering known in as plain a use of English as possible, adding that "this Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale." As you can probably guess: this announcement was made with a Tweet.

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Facebook “Trending” box in testing as Twitter-aping continues

Facebook “Trending” box in testing as Twitter-aping continues

Facebook is trialling a new "Trending" topics section pulling together current hot topics on the social network, in a move that is unlikely to do anything to dismiss accusations that the site is copying Twitter. The new section shows around five currently topical subjects in the upper right corner of the Facebook news feed, though is "only available to a small percentage of US users" at present, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.

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