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Now Trending on Facebook: Take Away Women’s Right to Vote

Facebook’s trending topics suggested women shouldn’t have the right to vote. The social network allowed the hashtag #RepealThe19th to be shown in its trending news column on Thursday. Taken at face value, the hashtag suggests that the idea of repealing of women’s right to vote is popular. Read More >>

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Facebook Removes Human Curators From Trending Module

Yesterday, Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to “pull excerpts directly from stories.” The company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Getting Trending Topics

Want some more Twitter in your Facebook? No? Too bad. According to a report by All Things D, Facebook is getting trending topics and they're rolling out today. Oh, and yes, they are literally going to be called "Trending Topics." Read More >>

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The 5 Most Awkward Moments with Boris Johnson to Date

Earlier this week, Twitter revealed the UK top trends list of 2012: top of the list came Boris Johnson dancing with the Prime Minister at the Olympic closing ceremony -- a moment we'd probably rather forget. Amidst the Bullingdon Club membership and the shaggy blonde hair, will we ever learn to take Boris seriously? Here are five reasons why he deserves the Twitter accolade this year. Read More >>

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New Twitter Feature Shows What’s Trending Just Among People You Follow

The Trending topics you're used to seeing on Twitter are organised by place—a city, a region, or worldwide. But now the company is making them a little more specific, with Tailored Trends. Read More >>