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Social Media Newsfeed: NSA Transparency | David Karp on Colbert

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Major Internet, Social Media Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests (SocialTimes)
Today, more than five-dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security requests they’ve handled, according to a report in AllThingsD. The companies signing on to the request include Google, Facebook, Apple, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, Digg, Dropbox, Meetup, Mozilla, Reddit, Salesforce, Tumblr and The Wikimedia Foundation.

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The Next Time Feedly Breaks Down, Know Your Alternatives or Suffer Needlessly

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If you recently migrated all your soon-to-be-gone-forever Google Reader feeds to Feedly, you were likely banging your head on your keyboard this past week when it inexplicably stopped working. There IS an explanation for this catastrophe, of course (which we’ll share with you below) – but more importantly, there are alternatives to keep in mind in case this ever happens again. And you really should have some options ready to go regardless, because complete dependence on any one reader app places you squarely in Dante’s Fifth Circle of Hell when disaster strikes.

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10 Influential People, 6 Hot Topics, and More Highlights From IWNY 2013

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All throughout Internet Week in New York City, conference attendees had their cell phones out and their Twitter accounts open, hoping to record the highlights and, in the process, gain more followers and influence in their fields. Social media monitoring firm Synthesio reported this week that there were 10 sponsors, brands and agencies, and individuals at this year’s event who did just that.

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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Ad Platform | Google Search

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Twitter Opens its Self-Serve Advertising Platform to All U.S. Users (SocialTimes)
Twitter will open its advertising platform to all users in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday. The self-serve advertising suite allows account administrators to run their own campaigns by promoting their accounts or individual Tweets to specific groups within the social network, and to track the results through Twitter analytics.

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