The Threatening Meltdown That Got a Book Blogger Kicked Off Twitter

Last night, a Brooklyn-based literary blogger/podcaster/personality named Edward Champion suddenly began attacking the novelist Porochista Khakpour on Twitter, after Khakpour tweeted about Champion’s private threats against her. Before the night was over, Champion had been kicked off Twitter, and several other… » 9/26/14 5:17pm Friday 5:17pm

DiGiorno Crashes Discussion on Domestic Violence With Pizza Joke

The release of security footage that showed now-ex Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching his fiancee in the face spurred many female users of Twitter to discuss their own experiences with domestic violence. The ensuing discussion involving women's stories of why they they stayed with or left their abusers was… » 9/09/14 2:20pm 9/09/14 2:20pm

How Twitter Could Beat the Trolls, And Why It Won’t

Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter's response has been tepid at best—and as far as squashing trolls goes, it's the most we can ever expect. » 8/20/14 4:58pm 8/20/14 4:58pm

Taco Company Surprises Twitter Users With Glorious Cheese Bukkake

Hello, Twitter! Meet Old El Paso, purveyors of fine taco shells and now the proud creators of #cheeseblasted, a hashtag that you can almost taste. Why? Well, because Old El Paso had the bright idea of awarding unsuspecting users with photos of themselves getting blasted with a hot cheese dust facial. Fun! I can… » 8/12/14 8:30pm 8/12/14 8:30pm

Would a Woman Ever Track Down a Lost Crush on Twitter? Probably Not.

They met on a flight from Barcelona to Dublin and hit it off instantly. Then they were separated at customs, and she waited for him, but he never showed. Both were smitten, but only one of them could launch a social media campaign searching frantically for the other without looking desperate. That would be the dude. » 8/09/14 4:00pm 8/09/14 4:00pm

What Happens When Celebs Clumsily Tweet to Promote Their Projects

At Splitsider this week, Meredith Haggerty expertly explored what happens to the social media accounts of television shows that go off the air. "Sad things," she concludes. Well, while the accounts of actual people who join social media platforms to promote said shows aren't always quite as sad, they are pretty funny… » 8/01/14 3:20pm 8/01/14 3:20pm

Men Like Women Best When They Listen Listen Listen

According to new research that confirms that many men are actually less well-muscled versions of Disney's Gaston, men find women most sexually attractive when we're listening to them talk. Coincidentally, those findings were released during the same week that one prominent female blogger publicly urged people to stop… » 7/30/14 2:30pm 7/30/14 2:30pm