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Woman caught in high-speed chase tries to steal police cruiser

When you’re leading the cops on a high-speed chase, there’s literally no turning back. You’ve already made one of the worst decisions you’ll ever make in your life—so why not take another risk? That’s...

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Cool teens are intentionally injuring themselves with the #BananaPeelChallenge

For everything Twitter lost when it evolved from a "microblogging" platform into a full-fledged media platform, one thing it has gained is short video—and with it, the potential for physical comedy....

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Sanders supporters respond with #ToneDownForWhat following Clinton attack

Bernie Sanders supporters are pulling for their candidate via Twitter with the hashtag #ToneDownForWhat after Hillary Clinton’s camp announced it would not participate in a New York debate with the...

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Why ISIS is winning the online propaganda war

The U.S. government has been unable to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on the one battlefield it currently commands: the Internet. For proof, look no further than the U.S. State...

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Parody video imagines a cable news outlet staffed by social networks, and...

We already get much of our news online, whether it’s a celebrity death on Twitter or an emerging new Facebook trend. But social networks can also bring the worst out in people, and when Cracked turned...

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Josh Gondelman on Twitter pep talks and honest comedy

Some comedians don’t take shit from anyone. Josh Gondelman is truly an exception. In fact, he’ll hold your shit if you hand it to him and ask nicely. Gondelman recently hosted a release party in Los...

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'90210' star Jessica Lowndes promoted her new song by pretending to date Jon...

Well, this is one way to get people to listen to your single. 90210actress and aspiring singer Jessica Lowndes found a pretty ingenious way to promote her new song, "Deja Vu": She faked a relationship...

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Twitter finally adds photo captioning for the visually impaired

Today, Twitter announced a major change that improves accessibility for the visually impaired, bringing an added layer of compatibility to all those colorful photos dotting your timeline. Users can now...

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EgyptAir hijacker's surreal love life is the stuff that memes are made of

Seif Eldin Mustafa, the man who allegedly hijacked EgyptAir Flight 181 with a fake belt of explosives and forced it to land in Cyprus so he could deliver a letter to his ex-wife, did not accomplish...

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Ecologists share their best blunders and embarrassments on Twitter

What's it like being an ecologist? Science twitter has the answer with the latest hashtag, #ecologistsconfessions. Like #fieldworkfails and #bestfieldworkpic, scientists are using the hashtag to talk...

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R&B singer Kehlani posts Instagram suggesting she attempted suicide

Twenty-year-old R&B singer Kehlani was hospitalized late Monday night after an apparent suicide attempt, according to an Instagram post she's since deleted.  According to TMZ, "emergency...

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Donald Trump asked a stupid question—and Twitter couldn't wait to answer

Presidential candidate and prize-winning pumpkin of the apocalypse Donald Trump posed an interesting question on Twitter Tuesday afternoon: "Why is this reporter touching me as I leave news...

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Amid Flint crisis, Diet Dr Pepper trades water for Twitter handle

Squatting on Twitter handles for brands and celebs can sometimes be financially rewarding, or at least occasionally entertaining when the mobs mix you up with someone or something famous. But Diana...

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7 historical figures who would have been the worst on Twitter

On my bad days, I worry that Twitter is rotting our souls.  I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be one of those people. But for the many good things social media has encouraged—democratized academic thought,...

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Microsoft reactivates Twitter bot 'Tay', and it promptly tweets about smoking...

Everyone deserves a second chance, right? That was pretty much the consensus when Microsoft’s teen AI Twitter bot began spewing racist, sexist propaganda, forcing Microsoft to pull the plug on the bot...

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The rotten politics infecting Turkey's social media

Despite its benefits, social media is also full of pranksters, scammers, bots and trolls. And it only gets worse when politics is involved—particularly in Turkey. Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Şafak,...

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Bill Gates finally hit the dab, and it's just as bad as we feared

The dab is a dance that went from "underground" to "extremely mainstream" in the blink of an eye. Unlike the dougie, the chicken head, and the twist, whose lifespans were rather short, the dab shows...

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Donald Trump thinks retweeting is good foreign policy

Donald Trump tackled a vexing question of our age, arguing that his retweets are not endorsements, even as he suggested they are a model for foreign policy. Seriously. In an appearance on Tuesday...

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The U.S. State Department just negged everyone in America

Thousands of American students will be spring breaking abroad in the coming month, consuming massive amounts of tequila, and reveling in their youthful hotness. But they're not as hot as they think...

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These 2 Twitter bots won't stop arguing back and forth—and it's delightful

Some Twitter bots are designed to reply to anyone who tries to interact with them. But what happens when two such bots get to chatting—an irresistible force meeting an immovable object, apparently...

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