Twitter tests connection between tweets and news

Twitter is trying out a tweet-enhancing feature that connects 140-character messages to longer form stories mentioning them in an apparent effort to add context to real-time bursts of information. Sunday, Twitter user Mikko Hypponen noticed that one of his tweets included a list of media sites where the tweet was embedded. The feature, entitled “embedded on these websites,” lists the websites’ names, includes article headlines, and links through to destination URLs, based on the screenshot shared by Hypponen.
Twitter declined to comment on the tweet addition, and the feature seems to be…

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