Blogger News Roundup: Twitter and hate speech, NY Times hacked, power searching

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Welcome to the Blogger News Roundup, in which we bring you our favorite tech news stories and social media tips of the week.

A French court has asked Twitter to reveal the identities of people who posted anti-Semitic and racist tweets (the social media company hasn’t decided yet whether or not comply) while Twitter’s video app, Vine, may have a bit of an, um, adult problem.

The telecommunications company, RIM, has renamed itself after its signature product, the BlackBerry, and come out with a “long-delayed” line of smart phones. Curious about the naming and branding process? Check out Wordnik’s latest in a series of interviews with professional namers, The Name Game: Steve Rivkin.

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal both revealed that for months they’ve been the victims of Chinese hackers, stemming from their coverage of China. The New York Times also told us how Facebook had to go beyond “robospeak” in developing search. The good folks at Copyediting gave some great tips on power searching with Google.

All Top revealed the subliminal messaging behind fonts; the Problogger let us in on how he plans his blog for the year ahead; and and Lit Reactor listed nine modern tools every writer should use. Mashable warned us of six business blog mistakes while Copyblogger rounded up the seven deadly sins of blogging and 10 ways to write damn good copy.

Finally, Zen Habits listed 10 ways to give yourself a procrastination inoculation.

That’s it for this week!

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