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Twitter will give you control over who can reply to tweets

by Jon Fingas, engadget

You might not have to worry about strangers hurling abuse.

Twitter has yet another way to reduce harassment in your mentions: Prevent ne’er-do-wells from replying in the first place. It’s developing a feature that lets you determine who’s allowed to participate in the conversation. In addition to the usual free-for-all (global), you can limit replies to people you follow and mention (group), only the people included in the conversation (panel) or no one at all (statement). You wouldn’t have to take your account private just to avoid strangers hurling toxic commentary in your direction.

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‘The Anti-Facebook’: Wikipedia co-founder launches ad-free social media platform

by Stephen Johnson, Big Think

WT:Social promises never to sell your data or run advertisements.

Fed up with Facebook and Twitter? If so, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hopes you’ll join WT:Social, a new social media platform that promises not to run advertisements or sell user data.

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The Race For AI: Google, Twitter, Intel, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

CB Insights

Nearly half of the AI companies acquired since 2011 have had VC backing

Nearly 140 private companies working to advance artificial intelligence technologies have been acquired since 2011, with over 40 acquisitions taking place in 2016 alone. Corporate giants like Google, IBM, Yahoo, Intel, Apple and Salesforce, are competing in the race to acquire private AI companies, with Samsung emerging as a new entrant in October with its acquisition of startup Viv Labs, which is developing a Siri-like AI assistant, and GE making 2 AI acquisitions in November. Continue reading The Race For AI: Google, Twitter, Intel, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America

by Chris Nicholson, TechCrunch

Quitting Twitter is easy — I’ve done it a hundred times. Someone called it “a clown car that drove into a gold mine,” and like all clown cars, Twitter makes the passengers get out once in awhile.

If I go back, it’s because I’m addicted. The tight news cycle, tweetstorms, gossip mongers, insight, argument, factoids, snark and one-liners. For an information junkie, that little bubble is hard to resist. Continue reading Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America