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Cory Booker pauses Senate run to rescue trapped dog

Cory Booker once again answered the Bat-Signal to swoop in and rescue a poor dog. The Newark, N.J., mayor was alerted on Twitter to a dog locked in a small crate for four days. As is his way of...

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The story behind the $1,500 selfie

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Tumblr, or...

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Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Morsi is out

As the Egyptian army's deadline passed for Mohamed Morsi to resolve the mass protests against his government, the military told Morsi he was no longer the country's president. The news was first...

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How Vine's new features will change the community

Vine has revealed a big update to the video-sharing app that reshapes how community members discover interesting people and makes the best videos more visible. The discovery process on Vine has shifted...

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Twitter's new anti-spammer rules affect you, too

#TeamFollowBack might have a problem.  Twitter is fighting spam with new rules banning aggressive bulk following and auto-following. The restrictions are for third-party developers, but they do impact...

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Vine and the art of 6-second comedy

In comedy, timing is everything. It’s all about the anticipation and delivery, playing off of expectation and striking when the moment’s right. With just six seconds to work, Vine doesn’t leave much...

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All it takes to date Lolo Jones is 150,000 retweets

Some guy named Bubby Lyles just gave hope to every lonely kid on the planet with a hopeless celebrity crush and a Twitter account. Lyles scored a date with Olympic track star Lolo Jones, and all it...

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Jay-Z reinvents small talk on Twitter

Jay-Z isn't content with changing the face of rap. The best-selling rapper of all time is now trying to reinvent the way people talk on Twitter, and he's doing an amazing job at it, too. #Mylaugh is...

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3 theories about why Lady Gaga suddenly "shutdown" her Twitter account

A couple of years ago, Lady Gaga burst onto the stage from an egg at the Grammy Awards. Now she's going back inside the egg. Gaga's pretty much shunted her Twitter account back to the womb,...

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Twitter dress gives youth a voice among Sweden's political bigwigs

Every year, the great and powerful of Sweden converge on the island of Gotland for a summit.  Thousands of politicians, public relations workers, lobbyists, and celebrities gather for the Almedalen...

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Twitter is already auctioning ad space for the 2014 World Cup

When the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar are tearing up the turf in Brazil to win one of soccer's biggest prizes, Twitter's top advertising spots will long have been decided. The 2014 FIFA World Cup...

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Twitter discloses the IDs of users accused of anti-Semitism

Twitter has relented in its struggle to withhold the information it has on users accused of posting anti-Semitic tweets. Twitter said the data it handed over Friday will enable "the identification of...

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The USGS is tracking earthquakes with Twitter

BY JASON KOEBLER When people feel the ground shake, they talk about it.  That's never been more clear than when an earthquake struck Washington, D.C., in 2011. Even considering D.C.'s nerdy,...

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Laurie Simmons and 6 other celebrity parents on Twitter

Girls creator Lena Dunham’s mother and well-known artist Laurie Simmons has just started tweeting regularly. So far, she’s been signing tweets to her daughter “Love, Mom.” It’s exactly what a mom on...

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You can no longer search for Dwyane Wade on Twitter

Dwyane Wade has three NBA championship rings. He wears the number 3 on his Miami Heat shirt, chosen because it represents the Holy Trinity. Wade refused to answer questions at a postgame press...

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Everyone on Twitter is at the same party, and it's a nightmare

You know that one Twitter user who pollutes your feed with hourly updates about his band? How about the guy who retweets everything without contributing a single original thought? Or the...

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Dared by a 1,000 retweets, dude invades MLB All-Star field

During Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, one guy tried to make himself famous by running onto the field. As history tells us, those plans never quite work out, and such sports venue...

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WikiLeaks is not impressed with the new WikiLeaks movie trailer

The trailer for the new WikiLeaks movie, The Fifth Estate, was released yesterday, and WikiLeaks promptly took to Twitter to voice its dissent. Benedict Cumberbatch, he of Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek...

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Search engine CEO faces adultery allegations online

Try asking ChaCha, the rogue search engine that claims it has an answer to any question, what happens when your CEO's wife outs you as a cheater on Twitter.  Scott Jones, the site's founder, just...

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Police: Zimmerman verdict was excuse for L.A. teen "riot"

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Los Angeles 911 dispatchers were flooded with reports of a wild band of teens running into traffic, assaulting pedestrians, and looting. Now police, who suspect the...

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