Twitter Pulls a Facebook

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Twitter quietly rolled out a new feature—or irritant, depending on how you look at it—for users of its website on Tuesday, as well as for its iOS and Android apps: Photo and video previews now show up as expanded images directly in a tweet instead of requiring users to click on a link. Some fans of the move welcomed the new feature, but others seemed taken aback by all the multimedia filling their streams, and by the Facebook-style feel it gives to Twitter.

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