Retweet.RIP is a service by Will Cosgrove that, once given access to your Twitter account, systematically turns off retweets for everyone you follow. You can turn them back on again, too, but let's face it—you probably won't.
If you're a power user who has spent a lot of time fine tuning which accounts you get retweets from and which you don't, this tool is not for you. It will heartlessly ruin all of your hard work. So don't click either button.
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Poe's law in action! What could be more white than posting a selection of unopened and unused supermarket condiments as sardonic proof that white people do in fact season food?
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Shahak Shapira reported hundreds of racist, sexist, abusive or otherwise hateful Tweets.
Twitter didn't delete them, so he sprayed them on the pavement outside the company's offices in Germany.
Update: Shahak Shapira's name was missing the "r". I eget the eo. Read the rest
Sadly, it's already sold out, but Trump tweets toilet paper is perhaps the gift of 2017. While you're waiting for stock to replenish, you can instead wipe your arse on his face. Read the rest
The FAKE NEWS media has never been so wrong. Or so DIIRRRRRRTY! Read the rest
Bernie Sanders presented a large printout of a Trump tweet in the U.S. Senate, to remind that body that Trump is a dangerous moron. Remixes flooded the net, but what if you can't shoop? Bernie.gomix.me is here to save the day! Feed it a tweet ID and it will generate an image of Bernie presenting your tweet in the U.S. Senate. [via Anil Dash] Read the rest
Caity Weaver spotted that Sure Deodorant
had inaugurated a poll in which not a single person voted. Read the rest
Politiwoops, already dead in the U.S., now dies in 30 more countries. They rely on Twitter's API, after all, which the company has long made clear is not a public service. The problem: it kills something that keeps politicians honest.
"It’s a terrible shame that Twitter has made this decision. Politwoops has been an important new tool in political accountability in the UK and abroad. Politicians are all too happy to use social media to campaign, but if we lose the ability for this to be properly preserved, it becomes a one-way tool."
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He's been getting it from all sides
, lately: months of griping from Gamergaters, reaction to an outspoken tweet slamming the sexism in someone else's
movie, and now a feminist backlash
against the tone-deaf portrayal of Black Widow in his
latest movie. Read the rest
Now that Twitter's finally made old tweets available, you might be inclined to nuke a few. Developer Benjamin Jackson created a tool that makes it seem easy: the Shame Eraser
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Supervelma sells lovingly-stitched tweets from the mind of Kanye West at Etsy. Discounts are available for anyone who would like a set of three or more tweets. Read the rest