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A Guide To New And Outdated Technology Terms [INFOGRAPHIC]

As technology has altered our daily lives, such that 46% of U.S. adults own a smartphone and 44% of U.S. companies have acquired a customer through Twitter, so too has it altered our vocabularies.

Lebara UK created the infographic below to examine the evolution of technology terms from VHS to thread.

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Should Twitter Own The “Pull To Refresh” Patent?

Twitter has filed a patent application to own the “pull to refresh” functionality, which is increasingly popular on a whole slew of mobile apps, including Facebook and Google+. But should Twitter really be able to own something as basic as pulling the screen down to refresh it?
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Biz Stone Clarifies Twitter’s Stance On Censorship And China

This guest post comes to us from tech blogger Will M. You can follow Will at @BetterPath.

“They should have asked me write that,” Biz Stone says about a blog post on Twitter.com that set off a global controversy. Twitter’s new technology is “a huge win for free speech” Biz insists, and regrets that people are only hearing “Twitter is censoring now” in the uproar around the post.
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Is Twitter Distracting School Kids From Their Books?

A new survey shows that students in the UK are reading less – and the culprit might just be Twitter.
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Would You Wear A Twitter Dress?

Move over Lady Gaga’s meat dress – there’s a new fashion Frankenstein in town. And it tweets.
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Twitter Acquires Social Media Analytics Company BackType

Twitter has just purchased the social media analytics company BackType, bringing on both the technology and members of the team. The financials of the deal were undisclosed.
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First Tweet Sent From White Space

You remember that dizzying “snow” or static that took over your TV whenever your broadcast was interrupted? If you can remember back before the days of digital television, you should be able to picture it. That’s called white space, and it is now being harnessed as a way to send wi-fi signals into rural areas.

Researchers who are exploring the possibility of using white space being used as a rural broadband network did their first trial run of the technology this week. And the first thing they did? Send out a tweet.
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