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The Sometimes Circular Logic of Twitter’s Trending Timeline

If you see a celebrity trending, don’t automatically assume they died. It might just be their birthday.

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EEvery time a celebrity’s name pops up in Twitter’s trending timeline, I like to play a little game: are they actually dead, or, did they make a politically controversial statement…




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