Teens and twentysomethings with large Twitter followings are making thousands each month by selling retweets, multiple users who engage in the practice told BuzzFeed News. The practice is known as "tweetdecking," so named because those involved form secret Tweetdeck groups, which they call "decks. Within these decks, a highly organized system of mass-retweeting exists in order to launch deck members' tweets — and paying customers' tweets — into meticulously manufactured virality. Customers, which can include both individuals and brands, pay deck owners to retweet one or more of their tweets a specified number of times across deck member accounts. Some decks even allow customers temporary access to the deck, almost like a short-term subscription to unlimited deck retweets.
Not cool. So more young people have started shifting to Twitter, almost hiding in plain sight. While she still has a Facebook account, she joined Twitter last summer, after more people at her high school did the same. Teens tout the ease of use and the ability to send the equivalent of a text message to a circle of friends, often a smaller one than they have on crowded Facebook accounts. They also can follow their favorite celebrities and, for those interested in doing so, use Twitter as a soapbox. The migration has been slow, but steady. A Pew survey last July found that 16 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, said they used Twitter.
Witnesses said it was complete chaos at the Inner Harbor, where large crowds of people were seen running with fights breaking out among the crowd. It was chaos at the Inner Harbor Saturday night. Cell phone video shows crowds of people running in full force to get away. Baltimore city police tell WJZ they received calls around p. A short time later they received reports of teens fighting and called additional officers downtown to assist.
CNN - In a move that will likely embolden President Donald Trump's claims that social media companies are biased against him and his supporters, Twitter suspended an account Tuesday evening that the President had retweeted just hours earlier. Trump retweeted a post from an account operating under the name "Lynn Thomas" that accused Democrats of being "the true enemies of America. Just a few hours later, Twitter had suspended the account, confirming to CNN it had broken the platform's rules. The company did not say what rules the account had broken.