Fake Accounts on Twitter! Some of the accounts have been used to fake follower numbers, send spam and boost interest in trending topics.
On Twitter, bots are accounts that are run remotely by someone who automates the messages they send and activities they carry out. Some people pay to get bots to follow their account or to dilute chatter about controversial subjects.
“It is difficult to assess exactly how many Twitter users are bots,” said graduate student Juan Echeverria, a computer scientist at UCL, who uncovered the massive networks.
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It seems as though convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attitude may be changing. After sitting stone-faced throughout the majority of the trial, he allegedly apologized to Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean. It was a dramatic turn of events for the man who prosecutors claimed to be on a mission to inflict as much damage as possible. Tsarnaev’s lawyers tried to paint their client as a confused boy who was caught in the crosshairs of a domineering older brother, stating cultural tradition to follow older siblings. Tsarnaev has shown little emotion throughout the trial, leading others to question the sincerity of any apology.
The biggest exception in trial occurred when his emotional aunt testified. Tsarnaev appeared to wipe his eyes of tears. Sister Prejean has consoled many death row inmates before. The story of her experiences was made famous in the book Dead Man Walking, which was later adapted into an Oscar winning film.
Most of us go through life unaware that there is a huge water crisis that’s happening on a global level. It’s not something that only occurs in third world countries. It’s definitely a situation that needs our immediate attention regardless of where you reside. Mother nature needs us to conserve water since small adjustments have big impact. Here are the scary facts:
1. Of all the water in China’s major rivers, 39% of it is too toxic for human contact. A lot of these rivers are green..
2. 1/3 of Spain is at risk of turning into a desert from poor water management
This year, many iconic Hollywood celebrities made their final exit. The world indeed has lost Hollywood giants, who added their contribution to form the picture of today’s silver screen. Their screen personas have changed pigments of people’s lives, from laughter to cry. Somehow and once, we became who they were with their characters on the big screen.
So without a doubt, as news flew about their deaths, different generations mourned together within the realms of the internet to relive the scenes, style, and laughter from these iconic stars of Hollywood. People remember them and their screen personas. The internet became a single mourning ground to commemorate the death of their favorite screen characters.
And, the top worth-remembering celebrities that died this tragic 2014:
These celebrities will be missed dearly.
When we grow up we are taught that innovation is something special. To be an entrepreneur, you somehow have to be different. Being an entrepreneur and an innovator, they say, requires a particular approach, personality, training, the list goes on. I think this is wrong! It is my sincere belief that we are all entrepreneurs. Even those who work for large organizations can impact true change, they are intrapreneurs. All it takes is passion, curiosity, and strong desire to make even a small impact on the world.
Great article for entrepreneurs.
Juanita Moore, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Dies at 99
Ms. Moore received a best supporting actress nomination for her role in the 1959 film “Imitation of Life,” in which she played opposite Lana Turner in a story about two single mothers, one black and one white. It was only the fifth time an African …
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Panasonic Life+Screen Smart TV: Can A Smart TV Actually Be Useful?
Panasonic is working on a new kind of smart TV that seems, at least, slightly less grossly useless than the typical smart TV ends up being once you connect it to, oh, say, anything. It's going to be in all the new Panasonic TVs this year. Apparently …
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A city, a landmark and a life rebuilt
Now, the tower is almost finished, and English has rebuilt his life slowly, step by step, just as he helped rebuild the tower. New York has rebuilt itself too, and the site that has been ground zero for more than a decade will finally take on a new …
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Reality Check: Life decisions
And thirdly, even if she ever recovered from a purely medical standpoint, it was very unlikely she would be able to live an independent life. So what would be the point? There was no arguing with her. Her bleak analysis of her situation was accurate …
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Old log house in Oakton, Va., getting a new life
Old log house in Oakton, Va., getting a new life. The Hampel family is preserving Fairfax's oldest documented historic dwelling, known as Squirrel Hill, in a novel way: By sandwiching the ancient log house between a new attached three-car garage and a …
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General Electric boosts life sciences division with .06bn deal
General Electric has agreed to buy a gene modulation and magnetic bead business from Thermo Fisher Scientific in a $ 1.06bn deal that will boost the industrial conglomerate's life sciences division. The new businesses will be rolled into GE Healthcare, …
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'Life-threatening' cold pummels Midwest
(LATIMES) — The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of “life-threatening” temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors. Schools canceled Monday classes …
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A Nonviolent Man Is Serving Life After Breaking A Now-Expired Law. They're …
Prisons, Criminal Justice Reform, Jesse Webster, Politics News. www.upworthy.com: Jesse Webster has already served 18 years of a life sentence. Read the whole story at www.upworthy.com. Contribute to this Story: Send us a tip; Send us a photo or video …
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NOPD officer signals 'life in danger'; no injuries reported
A New Orleans police officer signaled "life in danger" in the St. Roch neighborhood Sunday afternoon, according to officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman. The officer issued a signal 108, which is issued by police officers when …
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'Life-Threatening' Wind Chills Sweep Into Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's not the heat, it's the humidity, goes the old saying. For the tens of millions of Americans currently trapped in the deep freeze: It's not the cold, it's the wind. Air temperatures plunging into the negative teens, twenties and …
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Mike Huckabee Explains How Taking Dead Girl Off Life Support Is Like Forced …
And so, of course, potential 2016 Republican candidate Mike Huckabee thinks Jahi's body should be kept hooked up to a machine, because he is so very pro-life that he believes that brain-dead people can get better (they can't). It's sort of reassuring …
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Can Great Lit Change Your Life?
This much I do know: As soon as you stop believing the idea that literature can change your life, or that the greater a story is, the more it will change your life, the stranger it becomes to hear people talking about not reading enough (when was the …
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