Twitter launches prototype app, ‘twttr,’ to improve conversations


  Twitter on Monday launched its prototype app, ‘twttr,’ which lets testers try out new features and provide feedback. Twttr is the social network’s original name. The Twitter Prototype Program will try to make conversations easier to find and follow. Users can apply to join the program on Twitter’s site. They’ll get an email within a few weeks about their application status.  Those who are chosen for the program are asked to use twttr as their primary Twitter app, according to a series of screenshots posted by social media consultant…

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QAnon: The conspiracy theory that’s sparked Reddit bans, explained


The theorizing and fanfare around the QAnon theory has been taking place across the internet since before the 2016 presidential election went in favor of then-candidate Donald Trump. But it wasn’t until President Trump held a rally in Tampa Bay, Florida, in early August that the obscure theory came into the mainstream. The attention paid to the theory, and those spreading it earnestly or ironically, has since resulted in a series of bans across the web. This week, Reddit banned both r/greatawakening, fallback community r/The_GreatAwakening and several other related subreddits…

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