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History Creation and initial reaction Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.[15][16] The original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams later ascribed to Noah Glass,[17] inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. The developers initially considered "10958" as a short code, but later changed it to "40404" for "ease of use and memorability. ...we came across the word 'twitter', and it was just perfect. The first Twitter prototype, developed by Dorsey and contractor Florian Weber, was used as an internal service for Odeo employees[20] and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006.[8] With Twitter, it wasn't clear what it was. Reaction at the conference was highly positive. Growth Leadership

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MSN MSN (stylized in all lowercase) is a web portal and related collection of Internet services and apps for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft and launched on August 24, 1995, the same release date as Windows 95.[3] The Microsoft Network was initially a subscription-based dial-up online service that later became an Internet service provider named MSN Dial-up. At the same time, the company launched a new web portal named Microsoft Internet Start and set it as the first default home page of Internet Explorer, its web browser. In 1998, Microsoft renamed and moved this web portal to the domain name, where it has remained.[4] The current website and suite of apps offered by MSN was first introduced by Microsoft in 2014 as part of a complete redesign and relaunch.[5] MSN is based in the United States and offers international versions of its portal for dozens of countries around the world.[6] Website[edit]

Twylah A Place of Record: Let The World Know Everyday people from all over the world register hashtags with Twubs. Registration provides you with a record of your claim that can be used in any trademark or other legal challenge. We record the date of registration and the important details regarding the registrant. Protect your future, register today.

Facebook launches On February 4, 2004, a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook, a social media website he had built in order to connect Harvard students with one another. By the next day, over a thousand people had registered, and that was only the beginning. Now known simply as Facebook, the site quickly ballooned into one of the most significant social media companies in history.

Timeline of social media This page is a timeline of social media. Major launches, milestones and other major events are included. Overview[edit] Timeline[edit] (*) Such launches are not initial launches, but rather re-launches. Myspace Social networking website Myspace (stylized as myspace) is an American social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world from 2005 to 2008. What are Known Violent Extremist Groups? Groups that commit acts of violent extremism can have very different beliefs and goals. They are located in many countries around the world. Most have websites or use social media, so they can now reach and recruit people just about anywhere. Keep in mind that some of those who carry out extremist attacks and hate crimes are only loosely motivated by these groups and may not be actual members. Please note: You may know someone in this country who has radical beliefs or agrees with the actions or ideologies of violent extremist groups.

Fake news Hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation Fake news, also known as junk news, pseudo-news, alternative facts or hoax news,[1][2] is a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media.[3][4] Digital news has brought back and increased the usage of fake news, or yellow journalism.[5] The news is then often reverberated as misinformation in social media but occasionally finds its way to the mainstream media as well.[6] Fake news is written and published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically,[7][8][9] often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership.

Keeping safe: how to spot and prevent online grooming and radicalisation Since its invention in 1989, the web has opened avenues of communication for connected communities and individuals around the world. While it has brought positive changes by bringing people together and encouraging conversations around important issues, it has also exposed us to new dangers. The web is home to rapidly developing technologies, which – like all technologies – can be misused by people with malicious or predatory agendas to target the vulnerable. Christchurch mosque shootings Terrorist mass shooting attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist shooting attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019.[7] The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m.[8][9][10][11] The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.[12] Background Islam is practised by over 57,000 New Zealanders (1.2% of the population),[35] 3,000 of them in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region.[36] The Al Noor Mosque opened in 1985; it was the first mosque in the South Island.[37] In 2014 and 2015, local press reported an allegation that a congregation member had been radicalised at the mosque.[38][39][40] The Linwood Islamic Centre opened in early 2018. Attacks Al Noor Mosque

The History of Social Media Long before it became the commercialized mass information and entertainment juggernaut it is today, long before it was accessible to the general public, and certainly many years before Al Gore claimed he “took the initiative in creating” it, the Internet – and its predecessors – were a focal point for social interactivity. Granted, computer networking was initially envisioned in the heyday of The Beatles as a military-centric command and control scheme. But as it expanded beyond just a privileged few hubs and nodes, so too did the idea that connected computers might also make a great forum for discussing mutual topics of interest, and perhaps even meeting or renewing acquaintances with other humans. In the 1970s, that process began in earnest. Related: Mullets reigned supreme in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s; computers were a far rarer commodity.

Hate group Flags commonly used by hate groups include: Celtic cross flag, Nazi flag, Confederate battle flag and SS flag Examples of hate group symbols: Monitoring[edit] 8chan, website known for shooting associations, relaunched as 8kun The forum formerly known as 8chan has been relaunched under the name 8kun.The website was pulled down in August after the El Paso, Texas, mass shooter posted his manifesto on the site.Two other mass shooters also used the website to distribute their manifestos.The relaunched site has faced bugs and technical difficulties but has also already served as a platform to foment the QAnon conspiracy community.The first day 8kun was up, a user purporting to be "Q" posted, which made waves among Q devotees.Read more stories like this on Business Insider. 8chan, the anonymous forum known recently for its associations with numerous mass shootings, is back online after being pulled down in August, but now it's going by a new name: 8kun. The site appears to be nearly identical to what it was previously, but, notably, there is no /pol/ board — typically the subforum where shootings were encouraged and manifestos were posted.

Video app TikTok fails to remove online predators Image copyright Getty Images Video-sharing app TikTok is failing to suspend the accounts of people sending sexual messages to teenagers and children, a BBC investigation has found. Hundreds of sexually explicit comments have been found on videos posted by children as young as nine. While the company deleted the majority of these comments when they were reported, most users who posted them were able to remain on the platform, despite TikTok's rules against sexual messages directed at children. Image copyright TikTok