The Jews Will Be the First to Go: DMs Received Since Making Them Public

On April 20, 2015, Twitter made it possible for everyone to receive direct messages from the general public, should they so choose. Previously, you were only able to message the people currently following you. So several hours after the new feature was announced, I opted in. This was probably a mistake. » 5/19/15 5:55pm 5/19/15 5:55pm

Barack Obama Joined Twitter, and Now Twitter Wants To Fuck Him

President Obama joined Twitter today, and has amassed 1.1 million followers in the six hours since his first post. Though he has only tweeted three times since joining the social media platform, plenty of its 302 million active users have attempted to contact him via public replies. Many, I’ve discovered, have even… » 5/18/15 8:00pm 5/18/15 8:00pm

Man Bizarrely Compares Kim Kardashian's Tweets to Civil War Letters

The Daily Beast’s John McWhorter–linguist, professor, political commentator—has written a concerned meditation on the future of writing composition in America, hinged loosely on the fact that Kim Kardashian’s tweets are not as literate as letters penned by Civil War soldiers. » 5/11/15 10:10am 5/11/15 10:10am

Joss Whedon Quit Twitter to Work, Not Because of Scary Feminists

When Joss Whedon quit Twitter last week, many speculated that it was because of criticism he was receiving about the latest Avengers movie, which he wrote and directed. But now, in a lengthy interview with BuzzFeed, Whedon says that any analysis (including some from Patton Oswalt) that he did so because people were… » 5/06/15 9:50am 5/06/15 9:50am

Russell Crowe Learns What Clickhole Is. Congratulations, Russell Crowe!

ClickHole is a site owned by The Onion that satirizes online media’s never-ending quest for creating viral content. Though it began as a site that specifically parodied BuzzFeed-style listicles and content, it’s grown to satirize internet publications in general. Most recently, it’s begun posting brilliant faux oral… » 4/30/15 3:40pm 4/30/15 3:40pm

No One Thinks #FeministsAreUgly and It Wouldn't Matter if They Did 

In further proof that Twitter’s memory is goldfish short, controversy erupted last night over the hashtag #FeministsAreUgly, which was invented by two feminists of color all the way back in August of 2014. Last night, it exploded into controversy all over again, in a truly unholy convergence of 4chan trolls, a bad… » 4/27/15 11:10am 4/27/15 11:10am

Future Surgeon Farrah Abraham Tries, Fails To Burn Co-Star on Twitter

There’s nothing worse than someone who thinks they’re clever and mean when they’re really just kind of awful at jokes. Future top plastic surgeon of America Farrah Abraham must have missed that memo though because she tried to burn a Teen Mom’s baby daddy on Twitter and her insult was harshly de-nied. » 4/24/15 6:10pm 4/24/15 6:10pm

Twitter's Inexplicable New Settings Highlight Problems with Abuse

So Twitter created a rather obscure new setting in its privacy menu called “Receive Direct Messages from Anyone.” Now, people you don’t follow can send you a direct message, or DM, in private. Here’s why this setting got people’s knickers in a bunch — for some pretty good reasons. » 4/20/15 7:45pm 4/20/15 7:45pm

Unchill New Twitter Feature Will Allow People You Don't Follow to DM You

In the past several months, Twitter’s announced that it’s going to do more to make trolling less of an issue on their social media platform. A new announcement, however, suggests that the company may be making it easier than ever for strangers to contact you even if you don’t follow them back.
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Chinless Monster Todd Kincannon Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Former short-lived South Carolina Republican Party executive director and self-styled Twitter provocateur Todd Kincannon has been arrested on domestic violence charges. Kincannon says that he didn’t have any memory of the incident that led to his arrest, that he’d overdosed on Benzonatate and his brain, arms, and… » 4/06/15 11:45pm 4/06/15 11:45pm