Shock horror: Twitter does occasionally get things right

Twitter, eh? What a cacophony of nonsense. Always blowing things out of proportion, spreading false rumors and getting facts wrong.Except that it isn't. A study of the spread of two rumors through the Twittersphere has shown that it's perfectly possible to stop a lie in its tracks and correct misinformation, as long as denials are…
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Facebook's new tool lets the blind 'see' photos

Facebook has launched a new tool to help the blind and visually impaired help "see" images on its site.While a number of assistive technologies are already available to help the blind read the contents of a screen, understanding the content of images is obviously a lot more difficult.Starting today, Facebook will describe the contents of…
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