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China to lift ban on Facebook, Twitter, New York Times in Shanghai trade zone: report

According to the South China Morning Post, the Chinese government is planning on relaxing its strict internet censorship on a number of social media and news sites in Shanghai's new free-trade zone (FTZ).

UK Driver Emma Way apparently knocks down cyclist, jokingly tweets offense

Norwich Police have launched an investigation after a young woman admitted on Twitter to having knocked down a cyclist with her car.
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: A controversial bike lane next to Prospect Park on August 17, 2011 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
Norwich Police have launched an investigation after a young woman admitted on Twitter to having knocked down a cyclist with her car.
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Twitter #Music app launches for iPhone and Web today

What does the Twitter #Music do? Well, it does what you might expect from a music app from Twitter — it helps you find music that's popular on Twitter and music based on the bands you and your friends follow. 

Innovation of the Day: Twitter #music

It's official. ‘The best new music in the world right now’ will be available ‘soon’, Twitter has confirmed.
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Twitter Music: Coming soon to Twitter users across the globe. (Twitter Music Screengrab/Screengrab)
Twitter's music app will be able to scan users’ Twitter feeds and use the listening habits of users’ friends and contacts to recommend music for them to listen to — essentially giving it's more than 200 million users even more to tweet about.
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Turkey convicts pianist Fazil Say for 'blasphemous' tweets

"All I can say is, both legally and for the country, it's a sad decision," said the pianist's lawyer.

People are loving HP on LinkedIn

  HP today became the first company on LinkedIn to get 1 million followers, LinkedIn announced today.

France purges the hashtag from the language; offers French replacement for the term

French Twitter addicts, be forewarned: the word "hashtag" is officially frowned upon in language-proud France, where government officials have decided to purge the 21st-century phrase from the language, replacing it with one of their own.

Azerbaijan's president launches Twitter rant against Armenia

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is cyber-bullying Armenia.
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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's ever-so-slightly scary Twitter feed. (Screengrab)
Azerbaijan's president doesn't like Armenia, and he's not afraid to say it. Nor, it seems, to tweet it.
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@GlobalPost introduces A Friday In ...

GlobalPost correspondents add some local spice to @AFridayIn. We start with A Friday In Bangkok.
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GlobalPost's Twitter feed showcases the voices and personal experiences of our correspondents. In a project called "A Friday In ...," a different correspondent based around the world will take over the @GlobalPost account and tweet about his or her travels and daily activities. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)
Starting this Friday, GlobalPost's Twitter feed will showcase the voices and personal experiences of these correspondents. In a project called "A Friday In ...," a different correspondent based around the world will take over the @GlobalPost account and tweet about his or her travels and daily activities.
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NBC Fail? Network's coverage of London Olympics garners widespread social media scorn

#NBCfail hashtag becomes popular as Twitter users critique the network's coverage.
NBC has something of a public image problem these Olympic Games. From the huge time delay between the Opening Ceremony actually happening and Americans actually getting to see it, to not-exactly-informed-commentary from NBC's presenters, to the draconian Twitter suspension of a vocal critic of NBC's coverage — well, it's been a tough week.
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