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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Most Tweeted Quotes In 2013

Twitter served as the virtual parallel for the 50th anniversary March on Washington that took place this week in commemoration of the iconic Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech.

The celebration in Washington included speeches by President Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Oprah, and other cultural figures, and dominated the news cycle across the Internet.

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The Internet: Then Vs. Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

In just one minute on an average day, 700 videos, 28,000 Tumblr posts, 100,000 tweets and more than 34,000 Facebook likes hit the Internet.

And with Internet traffic expected to quadruple by 2014, these numbers aren’t slowing down any time soon.

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New Comic Book Biography Focuses On Twitter Co-Founder

If you’re a fan of comic books, SciFi or Twitter – or ALL of that stuff – you’ll find THIS pretty fantastic.

Bluewater Productions is releasing a comic book biography this week that “tells the story of one of the innovators that have changed the digital world forever, Jack Dorsey, the co-Founder of Twitter.”

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Cardinals Not Allowed To Tweet During Conclave

A new Pope will be chosen to lead the Catholics of the world soon – and the powers that be do NOT want those making the decision to be influenced by Twitter.

Of the 117 Cardinals eligible to vote for a new Pope, nine of them are on the microblogging platform – but they won’t be tweeting during Conclave (the new Pope selection process). Their little red vests depend on it!

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What Is The Most Influential Day In The History Of The World? Twitter Weighs In

Each month, The Atlantic poses a “Big Question” to a variety of experts and public figures.

The answers, and the questions themselves, are often fascinating. Especially this month.

The question: “What day most changed the course of history?”

As befitting a modern media outlet, The Atlantic also turned to Twitter to let influencers weigh in.

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A Short History Of The Hashtag

Perhaps the most important term in the Essential Twitter Dictionary we published last week is “hashtag.”

A hashtag, or “#”, denotes a keyword or topic on Twitter. It’s any string of characters without spaces.

Some of the most popular hashtags from the past few months are: #NFL, #Election2012, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday.

Hashtags are the quickest and easiest way to search for and find out what Twitter users are currently talking about. They’re also key to productive Twitter engagement – hashtags put your tweets in front of the people who are interested in them.

But how did it all start?

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Twitter Rumored To Be Considering Possibly Adding A Woman To Its Board. Maybe.

File this one under news that shouldn’t be: There’s a rumor circulating that Twitter is considering adding a (gasp!) woman to its board of directors.

And you know what THAT means. Next thing you know, there will be . . . two.

But wait, let’s slow this crazy train down a bit and see what all the fuss is about.

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Live-Tweet Event Recreates Parliament Burning

Ready to experience another live-tweet recreation?

We brought you the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage and now, coming at ya from the UK, we bring you the latest historical recreation on Twitter: Parliament Burns.

And if you don’t know why this event is significant, all the more reason to tune in!

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