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 Today 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 Friday 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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Anna Kendrick is Writing a Book of Funnies

Cool Girl Anna Kendrick is now adding the title of ‘published author’ to her résumé. The Pitch Perfect 2 actress has just signed a deal to write a collection of humorous personal essays for Touchstone. Kendrick is known for her clever tweets and scene-stealing wit so a book of LOLs sounds like a pretty good move.
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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

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

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

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

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