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Twitter Will Reportedly Roll Out ‘Buy’ Button Later This Year (CNET)
Twitter is going to incorporate a way for users to easily buy things directly from its network later this year, according to a report Friday from Recode. The social network is partnering with Stripe, a payments services company, to integrate a “buy” button into tweets, unnamed sources told Re/code. VentureBeat The idea is to allow users to click Buy, then enter their billing and shipping information without ever leaving Twitter. The report cites sources saying that businesses that want to sell products in this way on Twitter should start working with Stripe to set up backend systems. WebProNews In May, Amazon starting letting Twitter users add items to their cart with Twitter hashtags. In June, a “Buy Now” button was spotted in tweets in the wild. As recently as this month, a Payment & Shipping option was discovered in Twitter’s settings.

Facebook Mentions Box to Debut at Emmy Awards Tonight (AllFacebook)
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles Monday, and while not everybody will leave holding a golden statue, some celebrities will be holding a new device from Facebook on the red carpet. Mashable reported that Facebook will debut its Mentions Box interactive device Monday, which will allow celebrities to answer questions submitted by Facebook users to the Access Hollywood page.

Mo’Ne Davis Grows Social Following Thanks to Newfound Fame (SocialTimes)
The 13-year-old Little Leaguer Mo’ne Davis not only landed the cover of Sports Illustrated; she’s gained a huge following on social media as well. Magic Johnson, Michelle Obama and Lil Wayne have all tweeted about her, and the young athlete herself has enjoyed very fast growth on social platforms thanks to the buzz.

‘We are in Your Cities’: Alleged ISIS Terrorists Threaten U.S. Via Twitter; FBI Orders Police to Be on High Alert (New York Daily News)
After alleged Islamic terrorists threatened Chicago and Washington D.C., on Twitter, the government is begging local police to remain vigilant. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Friday urging all local officials to be on the lookout for possible ISIS threats and homegrown terror.

How to Get a Company to See Your Complaint on Twitter (AllTwitter)
Although Twitter has removed the barrier between consumers and businesses in one sense, it can still feel like you’re struggling to be heard amid the sea of voices tweeting every second. Here are some tips for making sure companies see your complaint on Twitter.

Calif. Quake Photos, Updates Take Over Social Media (USA Today)
Social media yet again became the place to go for photos, videos and updates after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday morning. Photos of damaged roadways, buildings, grocery store aisles and winery shelves quickly surfaced on Twitter.

Twitter Users ‘Love’ the Suits Midseason Finale (LostRemote)
The Suits midseason finale aired on Wednesday, and fans went wild. According to our analytics partner, Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment for shows, the emotions “love,” “good,” “crazy,” “upset” and “intense” all peaked during the five minutes following the show’s last scene (10:00-10:05).

Secret, an Anonymous Social App, Tries to Clean Up Its Act (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
People using Secret can post messages and photos from their smartphones to their networks of loosely connected friends, all through a veil of anonymity. And since January, when the app was released, some users have posted vitriolic, personal attacks against specific people — an activity that seems to happen more often when you can say anything without fear of retaliation.

Social Commerce Could Become a $15 Billion Business by 2015 [Infographic] (SocialTimes)
Social commerce is becoming a large driver of online shopping. User-generated content around shopping can have some major impacts. But just how large will the market become, and what tools are most-used by the big players? An infographic from Invesp.com lays out some interesting data about the growth of social shopping.

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