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Understanding The Growth Of Information [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every day, Internet users are bombard with torrents of data about every subject, at every time, every place, in every language, from every angle.

Interactive web agency Jellyvision created an infographic that explores just that – the growth of information from its most ancient roots to the modern digital age.

Some of the data aren’t the latest, but even from this vantage point it’s an intriguing look at how data breeds itself, and how we consume it.

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Twitter Stores iPhone Users’ Full Contact List For 18 Months

Do you know who has access to your private information? If you’re an iPhone user, I bet Twitter has access to more of it than you’re aware of.

By clicking the “Find Friends” feature to scan your contact list for people already on Twitter, you’ve given Twitter access to your entire contact list, and allowed them to store it in their servers for a full 18 months.
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Twitter Users Complain That 25% Of Tweets Aren’t Even Worth Reading [STUDY]

So you’ve chosen to follow a select few hundred Twitter accounts, taken the time to cull them from the millions out there. They’re your information super highway, a constant stream of great, insightful tweets… except when they’re not. Apparently, Twitter users think that a quarter of all tweets they see aren’t even worth reading.
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In The EU, Twitter Users Will Soon Have The “Right To Be Forgotten”

New privacy legislation proposed in the European Union will require Twitter, Facebook, Google and other mega internet companies to delete all user data if that user wishes it deleted – or else face hefty fines.
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Twitter Subpoena Reveals Boston PD Is After User Information

It appears as though Twitter has ignored request from the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk Massachusetts District Attorney’s office that a subpoena for user information be kept under wraps.
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Are Your Followers Cat Lovers Or Ice Cream Addicts? Get To Know Their Every Detail With “Know Your Twitter Followers”

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of music your followers listen to, whether they’re dog or cat people or which browser they prefer, you’re in luck: You can now get a detailed, insightful analysis of your followers from a new service called “Know Your Twitter Followers.”
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Mapping The Language Of Tweets [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a beautiful infographic, self-professed “geek of maps” Eric Fischer (@ENF) has created a complex web of the language of tweets.

Showing each language in a different color, Fischer has mapped which language is tweeted where on a glow-in-the-dark style map of the world. Check it out below.
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Goodbye Information Overload: Strawberryj.am Digs Out The Best Links From Your Twitter Connections

Twitter is simply a deluge of information. Links, thoughts, images pour in non-stop, sending your timeline into a flurry of activity every time it’s refreshed.

Enter Strawberryj.am. This cute and simple app condenses all of the links shared by the people you’re interested in on Twitter, and only shows you the most popular ones. So instead of sifting through the 500 links in your timeline in the past hour and a half, you’re served only the juiciest, most-shared, and most-retweeted morsels.
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Twitter Sees 4 Billion SMS Per Month, Expects Much More Growth

Twitter is going through quite a boom. In the past nine months alone, the company has seen more infrastructure growth than in its previous five years. And a lot of that action is happening on mobile.
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Twitter Will Not Shut Down Accounts Of London Rioters

Although Blackberry Messenger has been in the hot seat for being the medium of choice for London looters to communicate their next attack, Twitter was used extensively by the rioters as well. And, sticking to its position on the freedom of expression of its users from earlier this year, Twitter says it will not shut down the accounts of any of the rioters.
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