Posts tagged "twitter"

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shade…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

“Sisters” Screenwriter Paula Pell Is Our Favorite Twitter Follow

Even though last night’s Golden Globes telecast was woefully bereft of as much Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as I would have liked (three hours, non-stop, give them all the awards, don’t invite anyone else, etc.), we did get a 20-second look at their new comedy, “Sisters,” and naturally, it is 100x better than any relationshi…

By: Beejoli Shah / January 12, 2015

My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because of Slate’s recent collection of articles on the subject, specifically how it has been proliferated by social media.
The English definition for “outrage” i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 22, 2014

This Judy Garland GIF Sums Up All My Feelings On #MeninistTwitter

Buzzfeed just posted a collection of #MeninistTwitter tweets, and the hashtag is such a hot mess of contradictory motives, logical fallacies, and bad rhetorical skills that I actually consider it beneath a formal response. My only addendum to Judy’s total lack of interest is that if you’re going to make an argument i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

Oh Come On: Best Buy Tweets About “Serial,” Instantly Gets Crap For It

It wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last, that a brand posts something on social media and instantly regrets it.

For those of you who’ve been listening to the popular “Serial” podcast, about the real-life murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999, you’re aware that there’s an ongoing deliberation about…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 11, 2014

Hockey Blogger Fired Over Creepy Twitter DMs

Hockey blogger Steve Lepore, who has also written for Rolling Stone and Sirius XM, has been fired from at least one of his writing gigs after it was revealed that he has sent creepy Twitter direct messages to at least 20 different women. [The Daily Dot]
This morning, Janay Rice appeared on “The…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2014

“Game Of Thrones” Hates Us And Is Toying With Us

What is this shit, guys. What. Is. This. Shit.
Follow the Three Eyed Raven. Gain the power of #TheSight: http://t.co/9fNrrJIGHG https://t.co/4RhAiTR9tw

— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 25, 2014
A ten-second trailer? Ten seconds?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 28, 2014

Make It Stop: “My Friends’ Social Media Updates Are Making Me Depressed”

I feel like a bad friend. My friends seem so successful and I feel like I’m stalling. All I see are updates about marriages, babies, pregnancies, I feel like I can’t keep up. How do I not feel so terrible about it?
Social media is a tool, not a reflection of real life. Like…

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 21, 2014

#FeministPrincessBride Keeps Using The Word “Feminist,” But Unlike Time, They Know What It Means

Writer Anne Thériault, like the rest of us, was ticked that Time Magazine chose “feminist” as the word to ban in 2015. Her reaction was a lot like mine:…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 13, 2014

Believe It Or Not, The Most Tweeted-About Food In November Isn’t Turkey

Over the next several weeks, prepare to be completely inundated with social media photos of people’s Thanksgiving meals. You’ll see so many pictures of sweet potatoes that life will suddenly take on an orange hue, and obviously, you’ll see turkeys en masse, because they’re Thanksgiving’s most important staple.

Somehow, though, last year’s most-tweeted…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 12, 2014

10 Reasons Bill Cosby Probably Really Regrets Asking The Internet To #CosbyMeme Him

Yesterday, Bill Cosby, or Billy Cosby’s PR team, created and posted a Cosby Meme Generator to the star’s website and then tweeted the following request: “Meme me! #CosbyMeme” And oh, did they, but not in the way the “Cosby Show” star and Jell-O spokesman expected. (Here are some examples of what they did expect –

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2014

The Best Tweets Of #ReaderGate (So Far)

Writer Tauriq Moosa tweeted out a link to a conversation he’d had about PS4 specs and firmware versus XBox One on a gaming web site, saying, “at least this is back to boring console dick measurements — not yelling about women.” A follower tweeted back to him wondering what it would look like if #GamerGate…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

The Secret To Getting More Twitter Followers Is Already Being Well-Known In Real Life

So you want to be popular on Twitter? Tough titties, I guess. It turns out Twitter is a lot like the American economy: There are a few people with a lot of followers, many of whom have those followers because they were well-known before they even joined Twitter, and the vast majority of users only…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

The Samaritans Radar App Tracks People With Emotional Disorders On Twitter (And Possibly Puts Them At Risk)

There’s a new app out called Samaritans Radar, offered by UK mental health charity Samaritans, that allows users to sign up to have their friends’ Twitter accounts monitored for words and phrases like “suicide,” “tired of being alone,” “hate myself, “depressed,” and “help me.” The app then sends the user a notification so that they…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

#TheQueenTweets: Queen Elizabeth II Has Sent Her First-Ever Tweet

Queen Elizabeth II may not have her own Twitter account yet (a girl can dream), but she did send out her very first tweet today!

After opening the Information Age exhibition at London’s Science Museum, the monarch of the UK posted from the official @BritishMonarchy twitter handle, signing her tweet “Elizabeth R.”…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 24, 2014

Snoop Dogg Is Dissing Iggy Azalea On Instagram And Neither One Of Them Is Worth Defending

Snoop Dogg (Lion?) has been taking to Instagram this week to rip on Iggy Azalea’s looks, call her a bitch and a cunt, and try to feed into the rumors about a fight between Azalea and Nicki Minaj. Snoop’s been repeatedly comparing her looks to Marlon Wayans’ character in “White Chicks” and put up a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014

I’m So Tired Of This Sentimental BS About How Social Media Is Bad For Us

Are you buggin’, Prince Ea? Yes. You are buggin’. Social media is not that bad. I am seriously about to headdesk over here over the critiques this video for “Can We Auto Correct Humanity?” poses.
Let me tell you a story about my childhood. When I was very young, my dad commuted by train,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 12, 2014

Dianna Agron’s Edgy New Topless Pics Are So Cool You Won’t Recognize Her

Whoa, check out Quinn Fabray! I have never thought anything bad about Dianna Agron, but I’ve never thought much about her at all. Dianna Agron was good on Glee, but she generally didn’t have a lot to do on the show besides careen wildly between good and evil, depending on what drove the plot from…

By: The Gloss / October 2, 2014

The Soapbox: TIME Shouldn’t Question #WhyIStayed

While the direct blame for abuse rests solely on the abusers, we live in a culture that supports and perpetuates the cycle of violence. It is on all of us to listen, support and validate the voices of those who come forward. Victims shouldn’t feel censored or have their stories dismissed just because there isn’t…

By: Katie Klabusich / September 12, 2014

20 Powerful #WhyIStayed And #WhyILeft Tweets From Twitter’s Domestic Violence Conversation

Yesterday, after TMZ released video footage of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice brutally attacking his then-fiance Janay Palmer, Rice was cut from the team by the NFL. Instead of sympathy or concern, Janay has mostly been the target of criticism, in particular for marrying her abuser and/or somehow inciting the violence in the first place.

By: Claire Hannum / September 9, 2014
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