Posts tagged "twitter"

All Of Twitter Watched And Waited For Justine Sacco To Land In Africa Last Night After PR Exec Tweeted Racist AIDS Joke

Welp, that was interesting. Late yesterday, I told you about Justine Sacco, the IAC Communications Executive who tweeted a racist joke about AIDS shortly before departing on her flight to somewhere in Africa. While Sacco was in the air…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2013

2013: The Year In Selfies

In 2013, Oxford, those crazy ol' coots, officially added the word "selfie" to the dictionary. Oh humanity, how far we have come. I am an unabashed fan of the selfie, as it's just one way of documenting the fact that yes, I do indeed exist (and I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 17, 2013

Today’s Lady News: #NotYourAsianSidekick Blows Up Twitter

The hashtag discussion #NotYourAsianSidekick blew up on Twitter over the weekend, and drew attention to the marginalization of Asian-American women in feminism. The hashtag was started by Suey Park, an organizer and writer. [BBC, Salon] What R. Kelly teaches us about how sexual predator…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 16, 2013

Rashida Jones Addresses That Time She Told Other Women To “Stop Acting Like Whores”

You may remember back in October when Our Collective Imaginary Best Friend/"Parks & Rec" actress Rashida Jones gave everyone a big case of the "UGHs" when she took to Twitter to complain about the over-sexualization of female celebrities. In a series of tweets, Rashida mused "she who comes closet to showing the actual…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

10 Reasons Reading Rob Delaney’s Book Will Make Your Life Better

If you are on Twitter and don’t follow @RobDelaney, you need to rethink your life. It’s like going to Italy and not eating pizza, or driving through New Jersey for the first time and not listening to Bruce Springsteen, which I’m pretty sure is illegal. Bruce Springsteen is the King of New…
By: Carla Ciccone / December 3, 2013

GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP's official Twitter account -- acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus in Birmingham, Alabama -- racism has ended. I'm not sure when it happened, but it must have been recently. I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2013

GAP Rallies Around Sikh Model After Ad Was Defaced By Racist Graffiti

GAP's #MakeLove ad campaign features a variety of diverse models, including Sikh actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who appears in a simple, beautiful portrait with illustrator Quentin Jones next to the words "Make Love." The image appeared on billboards and in NYC subway stations, where unfortunately, the sight of Ahluwalia's turban inspired…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2013

#KanyeJobTitles Is The Internet’s Best Response To Kanye’s Latest Boast

Nope, not quite done talking about Kanye's Big Day Out yet! One of the other notable quotes that came out of Kanye's mouth yesterday, beyond all the gushing he did about Kim Kardashian, was when he, while telling Angie Martinez why he was dropping Nike and starting a partnership with Adidas, explained…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2013

LeAnn Rimes Is In A Twitter Fight With Her Ex-Husband Over Gay Remarks

I don’t think LeAnn and Dean have spoken since their divorce, really, but the words they’re exchanging now aren’t all that friendly. Apparently LeAnn retweeted a photo of herself and Sheremet the other day, which the original poster had captioned: “Remember the good old days when @leannrimes was just a chubby country bumpkin married to a…
By: Evil Beet Gossip / November 26, 2013

13 Selfies I’ve Taken (And How Feminist They Are)

Over the last few days, a bunch of ink has been spilled discussing the topic of selfies -- officially the word of the year! -- and whether or not they're good or bad for women. First, at Slate, Rachel Simmons suggested that selfies are a powerful self-esteem builder for girls. Erin Gloria…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2013

Join Us Tonight: We’re Live Tweeting Through “Nashville”!

For those of you who watched "Nashville" last week, you're aware that they left us with the most shocking, WTF cliffhanger ever. I literally yelled "WHATTTT?!?" and paced around my living room for 20 minutes. And Lesbe honest...you probably did, too. (See what I did there?) Thankfully, they're picking up where they left off tonight…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2013

Guy Live Tweets Couple’s Breakup On Brooklyn Rooftop — And It’s Awesome

Brooklyn-based writer and comic Kyle Ayers was minding his own business, enjoying the view from his rooftop with some friends, when a couple arrived and proceeded to breakup in front of everyone. So Kyle took to Twitter, as one does. "A couple is breaking up on my roof right now," he tweeted Saturday evening. "I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2013

This Couple Broadcasts All Their Fights On Twitter — Brilliant Idea Or Horrible Idea?

When I first started to read the New York Magazine article about a couple from Chicago that broadcasted all their fights on Twitter, I was skeptical. I thought: Ugh attention whores! They’re as bad as the junior high couples on Facebook who writes passive-aggressive comments about each other. Get over yourselves! …
By: College Candy / November 11, 2013

12 Signs You’re Suffering From Twitter Burnout

Twitter burnout is among us. With the company going public to potential investors last week, Twitter Burnout Syndrome (yes, I just coined that myself) is an actual financial concern. People have a history of getting overwhelmed by the site's tendency to dominate their lives and taking a hiatu…
By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2013

Kylie Jenner Sparks Twitter Frenzy Over Her Misuse Of The Term “Bipolar”

The kombined Kardashian-Jenner klan is famous ("famous") for lots of things (or, rather, one thing that has splintered off into lots of things): multiple revealing reality television shows, media ubiquity, 72-day marriages, explicit discussion and occasional tasting of bodily fluids, giving birth on camera … you get it. Not one of these things even begi…
By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2013

Horrible Rape Joke Goes Viral On Twitter

This. This is an example of a not funny rape joke. And yet it's one that many, many people have posted or retweeted on Twitter, without criticism, thereby lending their tacit approval of the statement that rape is somehow flattering. The Tumblr blog Fucking Rape Culture is keeping a list of all…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2013

The Vatican Had No Idea Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” Was About Heroin

Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, was trying to do a solid by tweeting lyrics from the Lou Reed song "Perfect Day," as a tribute to the late singer who passed away this weekend. You can see…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2013

Tweeting Bra Lets Your Followers Know Every Time It’s Unclasped

If your tits could tweet, what would they say? Well, now you can kind of, sort of, find out -- OgilvyOne Athens has created a bra that tweets every time it's unclasped, giving your special list of followers a heads up that you're free-boobin' it. The thing is, 99 percent of the time that I take…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 25, 2013

The Best Of The #MensRightsMovies Twitter Hashtag

I love reading about how clever trending hashtags are born. The Daily Dot has a post about the currently trending #MensRightsMovies hashtag, which was born out Aaminah Khan's punning tweet about bronies, above. The hashtag took off almost instantly, with hundreds of others contributing their ow…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2013

Sorry, I’m Not Cool With FU_Makeouts

Regret what you did last night? Well that's rough. Imagine how much rougher it would be if your whole college campus could see a play-by-play of it on the Internet. Welcome to Fordham University's  "Gossip Girl"-like Twitter account, FU_Makeouts, which documents students' hook-ups for their classmates to see. Students are encouraged to "embarra…
By: Claire Hannum / October 22, 2013
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