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Men make up 70% of all Twitter staff, another example of Silicon Valley’s gender gap.

Men make up 70% of all Twitter staff, another example of Silicon Valley’s gender gap.

For a little historical background, here’s how Twitter’s price increase today compares with the 10 biggest first-day percentage jumps (hint: it doesn’t).

For a little historical background, here’s how Twitter’s price increase today compares with the 10 biggest first-day percentage jumps (hint: it doesn’t).

Hey, Twitter, good on ya.

We like these replies, too.

Hey, Twitter, good on ya.

We like these replies, too.

Reactions to the NSA scandal (with tweets) | USATODAY

Some of our favorite reaction tweets to the NSA surveillance scandal, where the U.S. government has been mining the data of several major Net firms.

These visualizations of user tweets are gorgeous, and interesting to boot. (Or they’re interesting, and gorgeous to boot. You choose.) (via The geography of Tweets | Twitter Blog)

These visualizations of user tweets are gorgeous, and interesting to boot. (Or they’re interesting, and gorgeous to boot. You choose.)

(via The geography of Tweets | Twitter Blog)

It’s not just you: Links on Twitter are not working

It appears to be an issue with t.co, which wraps all links on Twitter.

7 companies Twitter should buy

  • Timehop
  • Poptip
  • BioIsChanged
  • Mass Relevance
  • Pocket
  • Skylines
  • ThingLink

Twitter memories

Twitter was just down for a few short minutes, and I got the fail whale for the first time in years. (First time at least in a non-ironic context, like a tattoo (yes) (not mine), or as art in a story about Twitter’s uptime.)

Which got me thinking back to the early days of Twitter. Remember when:

  • The question was: “What are you doing?”
  • The default icon was a brown googly-eyed face, not an egg
  • Hashtags weren’t in-line links

What else?

Our Hangout participants today had the chance to create one of our new USA TODAY logos, and two of them made versions based off of last night’s debate.

The first is from Ruben and cleverly melds “Angry Birds” and Big Bird, and the second is from Sarah, jumping off the Kitchenaid Twitter bumble.

(You can watch the Hangout with our publisher, Larry Kramer, here.)