We broke Twitter with #brands

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Earlier today The Verge wrote about Tumblr’s decision to start scanning all image uploads for brands, a move so momentous I was prompted to upload an easy one to get them started:

This somehow triggered Twitter’s Magic Recs algorithm, which is meant to alert Twitter users of important conversations taking place in the global town square. Immediately, anyone smart enough to follow me and executive…

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