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Families of flight MH370 learn the fate of their loved ones in a text

Today, the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean. While there is no definitive proof proving what happened to MH370,...

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The Black Keys promote new album with bizarre video, Mike Tyson tweet

If you’re a band releasing an album or planning a tour these days, you’ve got to get creative. Ohio duo the Black Keys took “creative” to bizarre new heights over the weekend. To promote their...

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Illness and a selfie obsession drive teenager to consider suicide

Teenager Danny Bowman took more than 200 selfies a day. Bowman, 19, could spend up to 10 hours trying to capture the perfect photo of himself. No matter how many times he played with his hair or...

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Scandinavian businessmen say 'no thanks' to panels without women

Business leaders in Scandinavia are sick of attending conferences where women aren’t represented. So they’re going to stop altogether. Even better, men invited to speak at these events are saying “no...

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How to ruin a children's book in 140 characters

Lifelong readers love to reminisce about the books they grew up on, but as hardened, cynical adults, they’re also willing to face up to the gritty realities of life not often featured in children’s...

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Dude calls out NYC Housing after apartment ceiling collapses for the fourth time

Derek Smith and his roommate Philip Rossi have had enough of their living situation. You would’ve, too, if you rented an apartment whose ceiling has collapsed four times in the course of your lease,...

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Oh hey, Twitter, your promoted tweets are completely irrelevant

Hear that dull, thudding sound? That’s the sound of thousands of social marketers’ heads repeatedly hitting their desks, thanks to a new study from Deutsche Bank about the effectiveness of promoted...

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Turkish court orders Twitter reinstatement

A Turkish court has ordered the country's controversial ban on Twitter to be lifted. In the most direct sense, Twitter has been blocked in the country since Friday, when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

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Why Turkey's Twitter ban won't work

BY RYAN HOLMES Last week, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter—at least, he tried to. “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter,” he said. “I don’t care what the...

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You can now tag people in Twitter photos and upload albums

For the past few years, Facebook has introduced update after update to make itself more like Twitter. Hashtags, verification checkmarks, using the @ sign to tag friends… for a while, it seemed like...

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Those missing celebrity tweets have been recovered

When Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie tweet went missing, it was our generation's equivalent of the Mona Lisa being stolen. Maybe that's a bit of an overstatement (is it though?). But it was certainly...

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How to stop apps from tweet-jacking your Twitter account

It’s a simple mistake, but one that can clog your Twitter feed: Giving apps permission to post from your account can lead to embarrassing automated tweets, like a daily post telling everyone how many...

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This Twitter app knows how much you're worth

At this point, I think it’s fair to say that everyone joined Twitter for the exact same reason: to make it big and then immediately sell out. But what’s your price?  Wonder no longer: By giving...

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Twitter may swap retweets with 'shares'

Someone at Twitter headquarters appears to be having a serious identity crisis. Just yesterday, the company introduced a major change to its photo-sharing feature, a distinctly Facebookesque upgrade...

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Stolen Twitter accounts now more valuable than stolen credit cards

Most savvy Internet shoppers are careful about how they use their credit card info online. But perhaps they should be more worried about their Twitter passwords. On the Web's black markets, stolen...

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We don't need Twitter's help finding new music

Last week Twitter pulled the plug on its #Music app after less than a year. Today Twitter has announced that it is embarking upon a partnership with Billboard to build real-time charts using data...

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Turks are mocking their prime minister's high voice on banned sites

The best explanation for why Turkey banned YouTube on Thursday remains an embarrassingly real leak of top-level government officials discussing possible military action with Syria. But it doesn't help...

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Even Stephen Colbert thought this 'Colbert Report' tweet went too far

A tweet from The Colbert Report account earlier today has people on Twitter embroiled in an argument over satire and racism. The Twitter account for the satirically conservative Comedy Central show...

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Are Rand Paul and Cory Booker all tweets and no action?

On Dec. 23, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) had what is typically termed by the media as a Twitter meltdown. In a nod to Festivus, a holiday from the TV sitcom Seinfeld marked by an ‟airing of grievances,...

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No, these pot-smoking drunks aren’t running for mayor of Toronto

Like most political propaganda, the glossy posters feature candidates staring steely-eyed into a brighter future. Unlike most political posters, the slogans are decidedly more salt-of-the-earth....

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