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A meme is born: Former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards guard Michael Jordan cries as he takes the podium during his enshrinement ceremony into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2009. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listens to concerns about contaminated water during a community forum at Woodside Church in Flint, Mich. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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#BernieMadeMeWhite: No, Bernie Sanders Isn't Just Winning With White People

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The protest movement that has sprung up around police violence and criminal justice reform first spread like wildfire online, which researchers say allowed activists to circumvent traditional new media to get their message out. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Weeks after a woman sued Twitter for giving voice to ISIS, the social media platform released a statement saying it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015. Bethany Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

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Comedian and actress Grace Helbig is a star on YouTube. "Having an audience that listens to and resonates with your creative ideas is invaluable," she says. Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

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In real life, Jonathan Sun is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT in the Department of Urban Studies + Planning. On Twitter, he's an alien who struggles with spelling and is baffled by human culture. Courtesy of Jonathan Sun hide caption

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An Odd, Uplifting 'Alien': Meet The Man Behind A 'Weird Twitter' Star

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