Papal threat display


Author Jim C Hines is in fine form. Read the rest

Edward Snowden is now @snowden


The exiled whistleblower signed up for Twitter today, using @snowden. Read the rest

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Trump Generator lets anyone get insulted by The Donald


Feeling left out because Donald Trump hasn't insulted you by name on Twitter yet? The Trump Generator lets anyone create a customized insult from the rich lexicon of Donald disses, then they'll post it on social media. Read the rest

T-shirt extols the best response to Twitter trolls

Getting harassed on Twitter? You know what to do. And so does this tank top.

Student suspended for tweeting two words will get to sue his school, police chief

Rogers, MN honor student Reid Sagehorn was suspended after he tweeted two words, using his own device, on his own time, off school property. Read the rest

Watch Bill Nye read mean Tweets about himself

My favorite: "You pretend the global warming fairy is real even as you live in a mansion. Maybe do cartwheels for voodoo." (Wut?) Read the rest

Lawsuit claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes from Twitter


In a lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, San Diego resident Robert Kaseberg says his lulzy tweets about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, airlines, and the Washington Monument all made it into the late night host's monologue. Read the rest

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Nihilist Arby's is the best thing on Twitter

Nihilist Arbys

Follow it here. Read the rest

Twitter removes wallpaper images from profiles

Laptop with glowing screen.
Here's something nice to be angry about! Twitter just took away everyone's background wallpaper, leaving only the blinding absence of color. Your wallpaper was ugly and they didn't like it.
"We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users," a Twitter spokesperson told Mashable Monday. "Now, background images are only available where logged-in users will see them publicly (Tweet pages, list pages and collections pages). You can find help center content about customizing your design and where it’s visible on Twitter here."

Once again we see #FFFFFF privilege at work on social networks. Read the rest

Let's turn everything into Facebook


Nick Bilton does not approve of how Twitter works. Read the rest

Twitter adds the most awkward version of blocklist sharing you could imagine

It's the equivalent of coming to a dessert party with stale celery sticks.

Twitter chief resigns

Dick Costolo. Photo: Stephen Lam, Reuters
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey

Mapping the disciplined ranks of anti-vax Twitter

Anti-vax Twitter consists of several thousand vaccine denialists whose present project is stopping California's mandatory vaccine bill, through campaigns of lockstep tweeting to lawmakers, workplace and home-based harassment of dissenters, and coordinated SEO campaigns that muddy the waters for concerned parents who try to research the subject. Read the rest

@Theresamaybot: a twitterbot that puts you under suspicion and won't say why

A bot inspired by UK Home Secretary Theresa May's pledge to bring back the systems of unaccountable mass surveillance that the EU forced the UK to abandon. Read the rest

Charting what harassment looks like on Twitter

A non-profit group analyzes what harassment looks like on the social media platform, and how Twitter responds to it.

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