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Why everyone is talking about an app no one wants

Looking at the headlines, you might not know what Jelly is exactly. You will get the basics:  It's Twitter cofounder Biz Stone's latest startup. It recently launched. It has something to do with...

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Islamic rebels forbid Somalis from using the Internet

Radical Islamic militants in Somalia have have taken a stand against the Internet, and are forbidding anyone in areas they control from providing it. Al-Shabaab, designated as a terrorist group and...

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Am I a narcissist because I tweet too much?

Why do people tweet? Maybe it’s because they’re narcissists, says science. More specifically, millennial narcissists (so just… millennials?) prefer to tweet, while old narcissists prefer to post...

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Following Twitter backlash, U.K. McDonald's forced to rethink youth ban

Apparently, delinquent teens have been a problem of late at a McDonald’s location in southeast London’s Sidcup neighborhood—so management decided to do take a stand. Earlier this week, a misspelled...

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This little bird will tell you how good you are at Twitter

Leave it to Twitter, home of the fail whale, to dress up an analytics experiment as a feel-good robot that tells you when your posts are really great. @achievementbird is a tiny Twitter experiment...

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Is this the end of Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism saga?

If Shia LaBeouf is to be believed, his month-long Sorry Not Sorry apology tour has drawn to a close today, not with a bang but with a whimper. The actor took to his favorite social network in the...

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Mom banned for sharing birthing photos: Is Facebook a prude?

A California woman had her Facebook account temporarily suspended after she broadcast her homebirth on the site, which she did via other social networks as well. Ruth Fowler, the new mother of a...

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After questionable selfie, Kevin Durant claims phone was hacked

Many a celebrity has claimed “hacking” after an unfortunate photo leak, but basketball star Kevin Durant may actually be telling the truth. Durant, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, claims his...

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LeBron James hosts an impromptu overnight Q&A on Twitter

Miami Heat star LeBron James seemed to suffer some insomnia early Saturday morning when he arrived back in Miami from a two-game road trip in New York. Bored and not-yet-sleepy at about 5 a.m. (EST),...

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Muppets Golden Globes ad perfectly skewers Internet commenters

Who thought that one of the best parts of the Golden Globes would have been a commercial? Muppets Most Wanted doesn’t come out until March 21, but it didn’t stop the movie from being outraged that it...

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Gabby Sidibe deserves the Golden Globe for best tweet

There was a lot of levity at last night’s Golden Globes, as well as a few cringe-worthy moments, oh-snap jabs, and walking memes. And then there was actress Gabourey Sidibe. What people — women...

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The only thing worse than 'group selfies' is what people are calling them

Just when we thought we hit peak "selfie" usage, someone had to go and coin the word “usie.” It's a photo in which the subject of the selfie is joined—or crowded, or photobombed—by at least one other...

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This uberfan produced a line-for-line 'Reservoir Dogs' remake—all in tweets

First, the original Star Wars trilogy was told using icons. Now, Quentin Tarantino's epic breakout film Reservoir Dogs is being told through tweets. In what had to be a painstaking endeavour, an...

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The tragic selfie that sparked a social media revolution

There are selfies that make us laugh. There are selfies that make us cry. There are selfies that make us laugh, cry, and kinda throw up in our mouths a little bit. And then there are selfies that...

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Cereal-loving roommate wanted for a certain Washington, D.C., home

Seeking third roommate for a two-bedroom house near Capitol Hill. Potential candidate needs to be OK with laundry on the floor, perhaps the occasional rodent, and must love cereal. Oh, and you need to...

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Sorry, 'HIMYM': Casual TV racism won't fly in the social media age

On Monday night, an episode of How I Met Your Mother aired, called “Slapsgiving 3.” The title references a long-running joke about a slap bet on the show, but this episode’s storyline also included...

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Christina Ricci has the Internet crawling into fridges to take selfies

This week alone, we’ve seen both Jennifer Lawrence and LeBron James turned into hashtag memes on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, as people replicate their Golden Globes attire and on-court theatrics,...

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The definitive ranking of all Twitters

Presented without commentary, with love to Tim Herrera. 19) Media Twitter This Is A Tweet About A BuzzFeed Story About Other BuzzFeed Stories About A Valleywag Post By Sam Biddle About A Racist Tweet—...

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The humble paper receipt as a social platform? Don't laugh, it's happening

Yesterday, the Internet had a pretty good time making fun of Jack Dorsey. The Twitter cofounder and Square CEO (he of many Web startup hats, really) was making a speech at the National Retail...

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Now you can follow elephants on Twitter

Elephants are among the smartest and most socially sophisticated animals in the world. They show empathy for their fellow creatures and grieve when a family member dies.  And now they’re on Twitter....

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