How To Enjoy Twitter Without Working Yourself Into A Frothing Rage

In general, Twitter is superb. I use it for work, and I love it. As with anything, of course, there are minor aspects that'll make you want to spike your phone/computer into the pavement. But there are incredibly simple actions you can take to minimize the amount of Bad Twitter you have to endure. » 3/23/15 11:05am 3/23/15 11:05am

Twitter's New Threat Reporting Tool Is a Useless Punt 

Twitter, a service that admits it sucks at dealing with trolls, just announced a new tool for reporting harassment to the police. It looks like a good step at first glance—if you ignore the fact that it's a responsibility dodging, spineless fix that's highly unlikely to help anyone being harassed or threatened… » 3/17/15 1:33pm 3/17/15 1:33pm

Ashley Judd Is Pressing Charges Against March Madness Twitter Trolls

Insurgent star and longtime University of Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd received some ugly March Madness-themed Twitter backlash during Sunday's SEC Tournament championship game. » 3/17/15 12:20pm 3/17/15 12:20pm

Twitter to Crack Down on Revenge Porn By Asking 'Did You Want This?'

Twitter is stepping up their anti-revenge porn efforts by revising its rules about what tweeters can and can't share and that includes consent surrounding sharing intimate photos. » 3/12/15 11:50am 3/12/15 11:50am

Here's What the Internet Thinks About the Idea that Rap Causes Racism

Well, well, an old, racist social-science-for-actual-dummies chestnut is finding yet another form of its eternal life thanks to our friends at Morning Joe, who decided to use their Wednesday morning camera time to opine about how black Americans are responsible for their own oppression—i.e. if a bunch of rich-ass… » 3/11/15 12:10pm 3/11/15 12:10pm

Cameron Diaz Is Over That Social Media Thing She Did to Make Her Money

In 2014, Cameron Diaz joined Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote her new book and her new film. But since September, her activity on all platforms has dropped off considerably (read: entirely). Wonder why? » 3/02/15 6:45pm 3/02/15 6:45pm

Justin Bieber Is Begging Seth Rogen to Roast Him

Justin Bieber is scheduled to be roasted by Comedy Central on March 30th. This should be a joyous time in his life. He just turned 21 years old, he's finally grown into his head and a bunch of famous people are going to talk shit about him on national television so he can pretend to be self-aware. » 3/02/15 5:40pm 3/02/15 5:40pm

If Anyone Deserves Gonorrhea in His Eyeball, It's War Machine

MMA fighter and alleged domestic abuser War Machine is awaiting trial on charges that he beat ex-girlfriend Christy Mack nearly to death. War Machine's brother Michael has been issuing jailhouse letters from War Machine on the fighter's Twitter page: in the latest ones, he claims to have found Jesus, and reminisces… » 2/09/15 4:30pm 2/09/15 4:30pm

Twitter CEO: 'We Suck at Dealing With Abuse And It's All My Fault'

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo just admitted something many people have been saying for a long time: Twitter is awful when it comes to abuse and harassment. But Costolo, who admits that the awful behavior of trolls is driving users away, is taking personal responsibility and plans to change how Twitter deals with users… » 2/04/15 11:35pm 2/04/15 11:35pm

Argentine President Mocks Chinese Accents While on Trip to China

Statecraft! It's a delicate art. But it shouldn't take the ghost of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to tell you that racist accent mockery on Twitter doesn't get you very far in diplomatic negotiations. Maybe somebody should inform Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, though. » 2/04/15 1:50pm 2/04/15 1:50pm

Don't Quit the Social Networks You Hate. Bend Them to Your Will

We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just "quit" Facebook altogether. Here's why that's a silly idea, and what you can do… » 2/04/15 1:09pm 2/04/15 1:09pm

This Hacker Claims He's Trying to Sell Taylor Swift's Nudes to TMZ

For a few minutes this week, Taylor Swift's official Twitter and Instagram accounts were being run by someone who is not Taylor Swift. She's back in control of her social media—but the hacker tells me he obtained private DMs—and nude photographs—and is attempting to sell them to TMZ. » 1/29/15 6:55pm 1/29/15 6:55pm

Taylor Swift Twitter Hackers Gonna Hack

Taylor Swift, the one pop star who hasn't done anything to hurt anyone, has been the target of a malicious hack (hack hack hack hack hack hack). Her Twitter and Instagram accounts were compromised earlier this afternoon, but rather than capture her DMs and demand cash, the perpetrator asked for something much more… » 1/27/15 2:00pm 1/27/15 2:00pm

Aziz Ansari Calls Rupert Murdoch a Racist Piece of Shit on Twitter

While we were all busy trying to decide which joke about George Clooney was the most gratuitous of the Golden Globes, comedian and actor Aziz Ansari was spending his Sunday evening devoted to more worthy causes. Specifically, he was calling out Fox News pond scum Rupert Murdoch for his legacy of racist bullshit and… » 1/11/15 11:45pm 1/11/15 11:45pm

Charlie Sheen Calls Kim Kardashian's Ass "Giggly," Among Other Insults

America's favorite cokehead, Charlie Sheen, took to the Twitters to lambast Kim Kardashian for allegedly turning down a 6-year old's autograph request, calling her ass a "giggly bag of funk" (that she "dare call an ass"!) and telling her to "go f yourself" before taking a quick swipe at Kanye West, signing off as "c",… » 1/11/15 7:00pm 1/11/15 7:00pm

Teen Goes on Creepy Twitter Campaign to Take Friend's Hot Mom to Prom

Anthony Pinnisi says he was just joking when he asked his friend Chloe if he could take her mom to prom if he got 500,000 retweets, but when she agreed, he didn't just laugh it off and ask someone age-appropriate, he started a creepy Twitter campaign complete with the mom's bikini pics. » 1/09/15 12:50pm 1/09/15 12:50pm

Model Who Posed With Bieber Getting Death Threats For Touching His D

Lara Stone, the model who pulled the short straw when it came to posing partners for Justin Bieber's new Calvin Klein ad campaign, is now getting death threats because Beliebers (the same people who wanted Anne Frank dead because Justin mentioned that she was a "great girl") think she got way too close with their… » 1/08/15 1:49pm 1/08/15 1:49pm