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#My2K: Why Twitter is Obama's modern-day "bully pulpit"

He's the most powerful politician on earth—at least on Twitter. Now, President Barack Obama is using his social media capital to rally support for his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” using the...

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NFL team denounces rookie linebacker's anti-gay tweets

The Cleveland Browns organization is denouncing its rookie linebacker Tank Carder’s recent slew of anti-gay tweets. In a Twitter-based rant last week, the 23-year-old addressed a critic by tweeting...

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Mars Curiosity rover hasn't found signs of life—yet

Sorry, David Bowie: There is no proof of life on Mars just yet. Following a NASA announcement that it was set to reveal some exciting findings from the Mars Curiosity Rover, rumors spread that it had...

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Activists try workarounds during Syria's Internet blackout

On Wednesday, Syria became the third country to shut down its Internet, following Egypt and Libya in 2011. While Egypt and Libya shut off their citizens’ access to the global Internet early in their...

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Should the NFL do more about players' homophobic tweets?

The NFL won’t penalize a Cleveland Browns player for posting homophobic tweets, leaving a prominent gay sports blogger disappointed with the league’s inaction. Rookie linebacker Tank Carder tweeted...

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Buzzed: Drake, Fieri, and scoring coke on Twitter

In Buzzed, we take a look at three things that trended over the weekend while you were away from your keyboard getting buzzed. On Twitter Novelist Bret Easton Ellis tried to use Twitter this weekend...

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What will the Pope's first tweet be?

Pope Benedict XVI is not following @God. At least, not on Twitter, where the pontiff has opened a personal account. The @Pontifex username was registered back in February, but the Vatican did not...

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Edmonton police ask Twitter users not to point out speed traps

In free societies, there’s always a balancing act between the police’s need to investigate and arrest criminals and everyone else’s right to be left alone unless they’re actually committing a crime....

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Noah Kravitz hints he got off scot-free in @PhoneDog case

The case of Noah Kravitz vs. PhoneDog, believed to be the first to actually put a price tag on a Twitter follower, has finally ended in a settlement. And while you have to read between the lines a...

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Mayor Cory Booker starts his week of living on food stamps

Two weeks ago, Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker made a pledge to walk a proverbial mile in his struggling neighbors' shoes, telling his Twitter followers that he'd "try to live on food stamps in New...

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Hailie Mathers backs off all the Haylor hate

It appears that Hailie Mathers never, ever meant to cause all that outrage. A Twitter user claiming to be Eminem’s One Direction-obsessed daughter is apologizing on Twitter for her mischievous tweets...

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Australian Defence Force considers tweeting military operations

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is looking at how it uses Twitter and Facebook, and hinted that it one day may follow in the footsteps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) by providing up-to-date...

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Buzzed: Beyoncé, Jenni Rivera, and Bush

In Buzzed, we take a look at three things that trended over the weekend while you were away from your keyboard getting buzzed. On Twitter A slew of celebrities took to Twitter to share their...

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Twitter fined over late corporate filings

Authorities in the U.K. have fined Twitter after the company failed to file its corporate accounts on time. Twitter UK was due to submit the reports by Sept. 30, but has yet to do so, according to Sky...

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Visualize your last year on Twitter with nifty infographics

Some tweets are like tornados, devastating the landscape. But most are like breezes, quickly forgotten. A new tool from Twitter and Vizify helps tweeters reflect on their last year in the community,...

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Japanese school apologizes for student's Twitter prank

A school in Japan was compelled to apologize for a student’s irresponsible Twitter prank. After the country was rocked by an earthquake last week, @Reonandnene urged followers to retweet a message...

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Chinese outraged government can use Twitter while they can't

Chinese Internet users are seething after discovering the country’s official news outlet, Xinhua, owns a Twitter account. Twitter is blocked in China, so if you want to tweet from beyond the great...

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Can this girl ride the IKEA Monkey's coattails to online fame?

Have monkeys replaced cats as the key to Internet fame? Bronwyn Page hopes so. Page was one of many shoppers interviewed on Dec. 9 after she spotted the “IKEA monkey,” a monkey that was wearing a...

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Business Insider reports ads are coming to Instagram

Ad-free Instagram was too good to last, so it’s no surprise Facebook announced that advertising will soon come to the popular photo-sharing app. Well, not exactly—the Facebook marketing VP Carolyn...

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How an “armed robber” trolled Twitter and got 700 new followers

One man made lemonade from lemons as he turned an accusation of being a bank robber into hundreds of new Twitter followers. After an armed robbery and shooting at a pawnshop in Moreno Valley, Calif.,...

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