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Pre-caffeine tech: Twitter murder, Ron Paul memes!

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Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee today.

Besides some slight technical difficulties at the beginning, the livestream Monday was nearly flawless on YouTube, and the first Google+ Hangout broadcast publicly with President Barack Obama lasted just over 49 minutes.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said the company's recently announced online content policy was meant to be a transparent way to handle government requests for the removal of certain content and did not mean it is actively monitoring tweets.

That's the announcement that resulted in an anti-climatic "boycott" of the microblogging service on Saturday, and more importantly, acartoon-ified interpretation by those clever kids at Taiwan's New Media Animation.

Bebo -- a social network used mostly in Europe -- got Twitter-murdered last night. You know, like Scott Baio. Or Cher.

Speaking of Twitter, how about those UK tourists banned from U.S. over Twitter jokes?

And did you hear about the lawyer who's suing two ex-girlfriends over online relationship reviews?

Turns out, the Internet can bring you a lot of joy, but it can also turn into a world of pain the moment you make one stupid mistake. Here's how you can save yourself from yourself online.

Here's that Ferris Beuller Super Bowl ad everyone won't shut up about. It's OK, I guess.

Mathematically speaking, E.T. would have found us by now — if he exists — so we’re being consciously avoided for some reason, a new study concludes. Aliens are totally throwing us major shade!

And here's the best of the Ron Paul meme.

—  compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin, who invites you to join her on Twitter and/or FacebookAlso, Google+.