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Twitter To Offer Photo Filters By End Of 2012

Here’s Twitter’s answer to Instagram’s plans to cut off embedding pictures on Twitter.

Twitter, it’s being said, will be rolling out its own photo filters by the end of this year.

There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but multiple credible tech sources have it on good authority that the rumors are true.

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3 Ways China’s Weibo Could Actually Compete with Twitter

Within China, Twitter is basically non-existent: people use Weibo, instead, a similar service previously available only in Chinese. On Monday, the Chinese company released an English translation of its iPhone app that has many wondering if it is planning to compete directly with Twitter in the future. Here is my take on what Weibo needs to do if it wants to stand a chance against the entrenched Twitter.
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Tweet From The Chaff: A Smarter Social Filter

If you view your Twitter and Facebook social streams as a firehose, the filtering app Refynr fits it with a gardenhose nozzle that can be adjusted to a fine mist or a trickle. Created by the one-man start-up team Aaron Longnion, the Web and mobile app seeks to tame Twitter, allowing you to filter tweets from the people you follow based on up to 20 keywords you are interested in (and 10 you don’t want to see). While the goal is to eliminate noise and optimize your stream, the approach is more one of filtering in things of interest, rather than similar services’ filtering out of annoyances (though, of course, that’s a byproduct — and “oh, bai, @charliesheen”).

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