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Twitter Cracks Down on Abuse, Threats (USA Today)
Twitter announced plans to crack down on abusive behavior in response to recent online threats against women in the United Kingdom. Police in the U.K. are investigating rape threats made on Twitter against feminist Caroline Criado-Perez and Labour Party politician Stella Creasy, and bomb threats against several female journalists, including Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, The Guardian reports.

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Almost Became LinkedIn’s CEO (AllFacebook)
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has one of the most impressive resumés in the tech world, including a stint as chief of staff in the U.S. Treasury Department, and working to make Google into the giant that it is today. But as The Wall Street Journal discovered in an early reading from Sandberg’s book, before she worked for Facebook, she was offered the top job at another social networking site — LinkedIn.

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Will Twitter’s New Searching Feature Really Make a Difference?

This week, Twitter blogged about its latest improvement to its micro-blogging kingdom: an improved search function. The new searching technology will create an experience where photos and videos show up when you type in a search term. According to their write-up about the combination of searching and photos, “We believe both make a huge difference in making the world feel even smaller.” Will the world actually feel smaller thanks to this development — and if so, is that a good thing? Read more