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L'Wren Scott's social media team draws criticism for tweeting after her suicide

After the suicide of fashion designer L’Wren Scott was announced yesterday, one would have expected her social media and PR team to go under the radar for a while, or at least post a few understated...

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How to throw the best/worst social media party

Leafing through TimeOut London the other day, I was in awe to discover an unattributed quote of mine on their society pages. It was a tip on how to throw the perfect sosh’ media party and be ridic...

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Did SXSW users find a new functionality for Tinder?

Over the past year, Tinder went from a curiosity to an essential app for single young people. It facilitates casual sex without seeming sleazy, and creates a low-stakes atmosphere while simultaneously...

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Putin's inner circle is viciously mocking the U.S. on Twitter

Perhaps more startling than Russia’s occupation of Crimea is just how brazenly they’ve gone about it. In the wake of an illegal referendum there that produced some highly suspect results, the White...

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Why is Twitter giving up on encrypted messages?

Twitter has a reputation for taking a bullish position toward governmental data collection. After the NSA revelations, Twitter joined companies like Microsoft and Facebook lobbying for increased...

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Is this woman tweeting to find love or shill a watch?

Erika Domesek, DIY maven and founder of innovative lifestyle brand PS I Made This, met the love of her life on an airplane. His name is Clauco. He was born in Torino, Italy and lives in Soho,...

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New Jersey teen sneaks to top of 1 World Trade Center

He’s remained fairly tight-lipped about his stealthy journey, but one thing is certain: For two hours, 16-year-old New Jersey daredevil Justin Casquejo was on top of the world (trade center). The New...

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It’s Twitter's birthday, and here's how you can find your first tweet

Twitter turns eight years old today. Like most 8-year-olds, it’s a young, constantly moving mishmash of hilarity, nonsense, and unexpected poignancy, and when it crashes, it crashes hard. Twitter is...

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The AP Stylebook's latest change is wrong, but that's never mattered less

The Associated Press Stylebook has long been a bible of sorts for journalists, helping news outlets maintain correct and consistent formatting, punctuation, grammar, datelines, and much more. So every...

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Even Turkey's president is sidestepping the Twitter ban

After Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan blocked access to Twitter Thursday, the Turkish people protested by quickly finding workarounds. In fact, Turkish users broke the record for the number of...

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Is this the first anonymous app that understands the power of secrets?

Imagine if Twitter had a function that automatically and accurately pulled up only the tweets from people in your immediate area, but you couldn’t see who tweeted what, just a stream of anonymous...

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Turkey, your Twitter ban isn't working—just check Twitter

If you try to access Twitter.com from Turkey right now, you'll be redirected to multiple court orders stating that the site has been banned. But for many Turks who use the social media site to protest...

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Parents are furious over Twitter account that chronicles their kids getting...

Teenagers like to drink. They also like to have sex. Sometimes, they like to do both at the same time. This is especially true in Long Island, which for the uninitiated, is basically like the...

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Police department is trying to curb prostitution by Facebook-shaming johns

Police are always coming up with new and inventive ways to shame and punish those who are involved in prostitution, from sending “Dear John” letters informing car owners their vehicles were seen in...

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The sweet agony of having an Internet crush

There is a lot of sex on the Internet. There are teenagers making love to Hot Pockets on Vine and 27-year-old medical students auctioning off their virginity. There are hookup apps and dating apps....

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As Turkey bans Twitter, Tor usage skyrockets

Tor, the most popular anonymizing network on the Internet, gained over 10,000 new users this week in Turkey alone as protesters fought back against a government ban on Twitter. The American social...

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These guys are wearing nothing but socks to fight cancer

Taking selfies for a good cause—it’s ego-boosting charity work that’s as old as the humblebrag. Why no, this photo of my immaculately clean, makeup-free face has not been posted to highlight my...

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Twitter is testing a feature to tell you if people ignore your tweets

Sometimes, Twitter can feel a little lonely, like a party where no one talks to you. Sure, celebrities and people with thousands of followers get feedback from fans regularly. But the median active...

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RIP, Twitter Music: You will not be missed

It’s Twitter Music’s swan song: The company announced that its Music app is shutting down just a year after it launched. The Twitter Music app is already out of the App Store, and if you’re one of the...

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Turkey strengthens its block on Twitter

When Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan enforced a long-threatened Twitter block last week, something surprising happened: Twitter use in Turkey increased. Turns out, the ban was very easy to work around...

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