Former GQ Writer Admits She's the One Behind the @CondeElevator Tweets

In a sign that self-Twitter doxing might be becoming a trend, the woman behind the popular @CondeElevator account revealed herself to the public. » 2/27/14 1:30pm 2/27/14 1:30pm

Ladies on Twitter Love Calling Other Ladies Bitches and Sluts

If an alien species tried to assess human social interaction based solely on what we say to and about each other on Twitter, they'd think we were a pretty foul-mouthed, hostile bunch. And they'd likely be inclined to believe that women on Twitter, with their fondness for "bitch" and "slut" when talking to other women,… » 2/24/14 11:30am 2/24/14 11:30am

Twitter: Bad For Celebrities, Good For Porn Stars

Before Twitter, if a celebrity made an off-the-cuff remark during personal hours, maybe the public would hear about it, maybe we wouldn't. But when stars use Twitter, millions of thoughts — mundane, benign, distasteful, offensive — spread like wildfire. Celebrities like Chris Brown, Alec Baldwin, Ashton Kutcher and… » 7/19/12 5:10pm 7/19/12 5:10pm

Why Is 'Terrible Names For A Vagina' Trending On Twitter?

Hey, guess what was trending on Twitter earlier today? #TerribleNameForAVagina. (And #TerribleNamesForAVagina.) Some examples: » 9/20/11 3:55pm 9/20/11 3:55pm

Twitter Makes It Easy To Bug A Celeb For A Job

Perhaps because the medium lends itself to an illusion of closeness between regular schmoes and the celebrities they follow, delusional people are now using Twitter to harass their favorite athletes, musicians, and actors in 140-character bursts of their resumes, in an attempt to get hired as their personal… » 5/26/11 5:50pm 5/26/11 5:50pm

Apparently Nobody Told Jessica Stam About The Whole Bin Laden Thing

Following lots of fashion people on Twitter, as I do for this job, has its unexpected moments. When unforeseen, world-changing, big deal, really, actual news-news breaks, funny, strange, and strangely affecting things happen. Last night, for example, fashion writer Derek Blasberg wanted most to talk about where he was… » 5/02/11 4:33pm 5/02/11 4:33pm

On Twitter, There's No Such Thing As A "Direct Message"

The other day, a friend of mine got stood up. When she confronted her date, he protested: he had tweeted that he'd be running late. An extreme example, but part of something that must be addressed! » 6/17/10 3:00pm 6/17/10 3:00pm

Kim Kardashian, Internet Heavyweight

Kim Kardashian's Twitter feed is on this list of web sites getting the best ad rates — along with The Economist, ABC.com and WebMD. The copy here reads "$10,000 per Tweet." No further comment, beyond: ?!?!?!?! [AdAge] » 12/21/09 9:45am 12/21/09 9:45am

Cougars, Pumas, MILFs, And....TWITs?

Oh, dear. I'm not sure why the world feels that women need to place themselves into stupidly named sociological gangs in order to justify their existence. We have the Cougars, the MILFS, the Pumas, and now, the tragically dubbed TWITs. » 8/01/09 3:30pm 8/01/09 3:30pm