Posts tagged "twitter"

Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control

In light of the last month's ruling by the Supreme Court that some employers with religious objections to birth control can deny coverage to female employees, Lena Dunham asked her followers Twitter to start an conversation about why we need the stuff in the first place. I need birth control because I have endometriosis and…

By: Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge whether there was a more salacious reason behind their sudden decision to end things. Maybe after a couple glasses of wine and watching half of…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 22, 2014

Here’s What Happens When You Accidentally Sext Your Dad (And Live Tweet The Fallout)

When Twitter user Nyjah accidentally sent a nude selfie to her dad, he was less than pleased. Below, the hilarious harrowing saga of sexting gone majorly wrong. First, sheer panic: OMG HOW DO YOU CANCEL A TEXT MESSAGE !! — nyyy nyyy (@dearfashionn) July 8, 2014   i just sent a nude to my dad.

By: Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

Let’s Revel In The Most Glorious #AskThicke Tweets

Last night, VH1 asked Twitters users to tweet interview questions for Robin Thicke -- big mistake. The #AskThicke hashtag took a totally different turn than the network planned and became a sounding board for Thicke's creepy, misogynistic behavior. Watching him get called out on his douchecanoe behavior was some of the better entertainment I've see…

By: Claire Hannum / July 1, 2014

Frisky Rant: Stop Calling Social Media Managers “Professional Tweeters”

I met a man last night who, upon telling him that I'm a Social Media Manager, replied by saying, "So you're a professional tweeter. Aren't all girls?" Not only was his comment sexist and untrue (so don't even get me started on that), but if I were a goddamn professional tweeter, I would have said…

By: Katie Oldenburg / June 11, 2014

Do You Think Instagram Is More Personal Than Facebook?

I don't spend much time on Facebook or Twitter, but it's not because I'm "above" social media -- I just happen to pour all of my social media obsession into Instagram. Yesterday, when my friend sent me an article called "You're Using Instagram All Wrong" (um, I didn't know there was a "right" and  "wrong"…

By: Claire Hannum / June 6, 2014

“Undateable” Actor Chris D’Elia Calls #YesAllWomen “Terrible” And “Shitty”

During a chat with HuffPo Live on Thursday, comedian Chris D'Elia, who stars in some sure-to-be-canceled show called "Undateable," decided to weigh in on the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen. To recap: the hashtag was launched following last Friday's mass murder near UC Santa Barbara, which shooter Elliot Rodger justified in a misogyny-drenched, 137-page manifesto and i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

#AllMenCan Crowdsources How Men Can Be Good Allies

"Hashtag activism" gets a bad rap. My thoughts? Hey, it can't hurt. And I like the idea behind the hashtag #AllMenCan, especially since I think it's a natural reaction for any human to feel defensive (hence the all-too-common refrain "Not all men!"). It looks to have generated yesterday from the Twitter user @PenguinGalaxy. #AllMenCan crowdsources ideas on how me…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

#YesAllWomen: Women Tweet Stories Of Their Personhood Being Violated

Friday night, six people were killed in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of UC Santa Barbara, by Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old bent on "retribution" for his lack of success with girls. Rodger died as well from, police believe, a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Various YouTube videos, internet forum comments, and a 140-page manifesto (which I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2014

#WorseCollegeClasses Is The Hashtag Of Our Nightmares

Comedy Central’s game show @Midnight features a segment called Hashtag Wars and this week’s topic was #WorseCollegeClasses. To honor finals week and remind students that it could be worse, each game show contestant had to come up with college classes students wouldn’t want to take like “Advanced Meth or Fart History.” Twitter followers got to…

By: College Candy / May 22, 2014

How To Watch The Sunrise On Twitter

Twitter data analyst Simon Rogers used the geotags on all Tweets that mentioned the word "sunrise" to create this animated map of the sun's first light -- and people talking about it -- moving across the world. Sure, it's not quite as breathtaking as watching an actual sunrise (OK, not even close), but it's still…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2014

Brighten Someone’s Day: Send Free Starbucks With Tweet A Coffee

The other night, I received a phone call from my bank's fraud department alerting me that some toolbag in Michigan tried to use my debit card information to purchase $400 worth of groceries. Since my information was obviously compromised, my trusty debit card was shut down immediately. It's going to take a week for my…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 4, 2014

Meet Your Latest Social Media Obsession: Granny “Badass” Baddie Winkle, “Stealing Your Man Since 1928″

on my way to steal your man pic.twitter.com/ZK0KmYJLbw — baddie (@baddiewinkle) April 24, 2014 I don't think it's legal to adopt grandmas, but if it were, I'd want Baddie Winkle to join my family. She's 86 years young, a great-grandmother, and one badass bitch. She only surfaced on the social media scene in the beginning…

By: Katie Oldenburg / April 26, 2014

14-Year-Old Girl Arrested After Cracking Terrorism Joke On Twitter

A 14-year-old Dutch girl found out the hard way that it's not a good idea to tweet a "joke" about terrorism ... when she got arrested after doing so. The teen, who went by "QueenDemetriax_" on Twitter and is apparently named Sarah, tweeted to American Airlines yesterday: "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan.

By: Newser / April 14, 2014

US Airways Twitter Account Shows Complaining Customer Exactly Where To Stick It (NSFW)

Well, this is one way to approach online customer service. Earlier today, a US Airways customer tweeted a complaint about a flight delay to the company's official Twitter account. US Airways sent back a fairly standard response (90% of airline Twitter feeds are canned apologies tweeted at irate customers), but when the customer wasn't satisfied,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 14, 2014

A New Study Suggests Twitter Could Cause Your Divorce, But I’m Not Convinced

According to a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, people who are very active on Twitter are more likely to be involved in intense confrontations in their relationships -- the kind that are catalysts for things like cheating, breakups and divorce. At least, that's what the evidence points to, but I'd take it with…

By: Claire Hannum / April 9, 2014

Preserve Your Best 140-Character Zingers For All Eternity With An Etched Wood “Permanent Retweet”

Have you ever written a truly hilarious, perfectly constructed, exceedingly clever tweet, sent it out into the Twittersphere, and then felt like, "Damn, that's it?" I mean, 10 retweets and 15 favorites is nice and all, but what if you want your tweet to have a more lasting legacy, to exist in the actual physical…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 3, 2014

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true "Colbert Report" fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who "doesn't see race." A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2014

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it's from a celebrity and it says this: "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever." Pretty racist and disturbing, right? Of course it is. Then you realize that it was tweeted from the Twitter…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2014

You Can Actually Hire Someone To Live Tweet Your Wedding For $3,000

In case simply posting wedding pics on Facebook isn't enough — and these days, apparently that isn't enough for most people — you can now have someone LiveTweet your wedding for the oh-so-reasonable fee of $3,000. "Just in time for wedding season," W Hotels in New York City will offer up "social media wedding concierges" to manage all things digital…

By: Claire Hannum / March 26, 2014
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