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Inching Toward Better Discovery, Twitter Tweaks Tailored Trends

Twitter updated an algorithm on Tuesday to give its users better trending-topic recommendations based on whom they follow and where they are located. The move is one in a succession of recent site enhancements aimed at improving overall user engagement. The update will apply to Twitter.com users, as well as Twitter iPhone and Android users, and will slowly roll out starting Tuesday.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work