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Sarah Silverman's obituary for her dog is devastating

Last night, comedian Sarah Silverman posted some sad news to Twitter: Her longtime canine companion, Duck “Doug” Silverman, had passed away, after 14 years together. Duck appeared in several episodes...

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Mom forces sons to block female Facebook friends if their photos are too slutty

Helicopter parenting is so passé. You know what’s in right now? Parenting other people’s kids, via social media. Just ask Kimberly Hall, director of women’s ministry at All Saints PCA in Austin,...

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With all the virtual, is there any time left for reality?

by ZAN MCQUADE I can’t remember the last time I was truly alone. I’ve been in rooms by myself, of course—alone in the physical sense many times—but none of those times was I actually by myself. In my...

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Dad bets on daughter to beat Bieber to 100 million followers

Talk about having faith in your kids. A man has 10,000 reasons to believe his daughter will soar past Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to reach 100 million Twitter followers before anyone else.  Karim...

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This guy livetweeted his vasectomy

Livetweeting events is commonplace on Twitter. During sporting events, award shows, political speeches, or any episode of a popular TV show, you can bank on users sharing their witty thoughts with...

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EA schedules a 'Sims' Twitter takeover on 9/11

Show of hands: Who thinks Sept. 11 is a weird day for The Sims to run a “Twitter takeover?” While much of the world will mourn those lost on that fateful 2001 day, an unlucky Electronic Arts employee...

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Patton Oswalt skewers Toronto International Film Festival on Twitter

Not content with skewering politics and other social concerns, comedian Patton Oswalt took to Twitter yesterday to take good-humored potshots at one of the entertainment industry’s biggest red carpet...

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1 chipped tooth has the Internet buzzing over a movie sequel

Does this Twitter photo mean we get a new Dumb and Dumber? Jim Carrey shared a photo of his (very real) busted fang on Twitter as he starts work on the follow-up to Dumb and Dumber. His costar Jeff...

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Business Insider's bigoted CTO resigned, but the tech industry has a bigger...

If you were wondering why Pax Dickinson, the N-word-spewing, feminist-bashing tech industry pariah du jour, still has a job, wonder no more. According to New York magazine, he's just been forced to...

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Directioners convince Harry Styles to call a cancer-stricken fan

A tweet from One Direction star Harry Styles made an ailing fan made so excited that hospital staff had to adjust her oxygen. Kelcey Hallinan of Dunmore, Pa., was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma—a...

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On Twitter, New Yorkers weave an oral history of 9/11

Twitter has found the perfect way to commemorate the communal horror of the September 11 attacks. On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, the hashtag #wherewereyou—possibly a nod to the Alan Jackson...

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Esquire.com commits the 9/11 gaffe of the day

There’s a good chance a classic 9/11 essay crossed your transom at some point this morning: “The Falling Man,” which takes as its starting point a photograph of a man plummeting to his death from one...

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Comedian gleefully retweets corporations' tone-deaf 9/11 tributes

Yesterday, comedian Joe Mande tweeted that the following day would be “Twitter Christmas.” Was he excited for sober remembrances of those who died in the attacks of 9/11? Of course not: he just...

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Yes, Twitter, it is 'hump day'—It's also September 11

It’s only natural that the hashtags #NeverForget, #Remember911, and #september11 would be trending on Twitter today, but an irritating coincidence seems to be melting the brains of a significant...

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Tangled Web: I want my girlfriend's Twitter friends

Thanks to the Internet, we now have a host of new ways to offend, enrage, misinterpret, creep out, or alienate people. In the Tangled Web, we field your questions about how to be a decent human online....

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Juror's Facebook flirting could overturn murder conviction

A juror who was apparently too shy to introduce himself to an expert witness in person sent a flirty Facebook message that might be enough to overturn a murder conviction, a court ruled. The Tennessee...

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Twitter 'confidentially' files for IPO, tweets about it publicly

If you've ever wanted to own a part of Twitter, you may soon have your chance. The company revealed—in a tweet, naturally—that it filed the required paperwork with the Securities and Exchange...

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The bizarre history of One Direction and dead pets

We all know that loving a band can drive some people to emotional extremes. From Elvis and Beatlemania, legions have fans have screamed, raved, and bawled for the songs and singers they adore. But...

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Craiglist ad offers apartment with roommate who won't shut up about Syria

One thing you learn very quickly when apartment hunting in New York: There’s always a catch. If something sounds too good to be true, then it is—or someone else bought it while you were busy being...

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How many tweets does it take to fall in love?

For many singletons looking for love, Twitter has replaced steady dates, group outings, and phone calls as the preferred way to court the object of your affections. The European electronics retailer...

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