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New social network uses numbers, not names, for user IDs

Lovers of anonymity, rejoice! There is now a new site that caters to those of you who love the community aspect of social networks but hate having to divulge much personal information. Social Number,...

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Buzzed: Taylor Swift, the Strokes, and Lonely Island

In Buzzed, we take a look at three things that trended over the weekend while you were away from your keyboard getting buzzed. On YouTube Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island crew returned to Saturday...

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Pope admits social media is the future of evangelism

The Pope has called for Twitter users to spread the word of Catholicism. The pontiff used his World Communications Day 2013 message to ask devotees to think about how the likes of Twitter and...

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Government requests for Twitter users' info are on the rise

To mark Monday's Data Privacy Day, Twitter released its second transparency report, noting instances of government pleas for users' personal data, government requests to block content, and copyright...

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The Morning GIF: Vine vs. Instagram

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or...

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Daily Fluff: Cat annoyed by "Downton Abbey" spoilers

.teaser img { display: none; } By mirandate, FluffPo Correspondent St. Louis, MO — Francie, a cat who has long supported public television, became very annoyed Sunday when spoilers for this season’s...

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Trade trivia for Super Bowl tickets and cash in Twitter contest

Jim Irsay is at it again. The Indianapolis Colts owner made minor news last week when he sent $8,500 to an unsuspecting fan who correctly predicted the score (within a point) of the AFC Championship...

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Geraldo Rivera weighs Senate run on Twitter

Television personality and failed Al Capone treasure hunter Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday that he is considering a run for U.S. Senate in his home state of New Jersey.   During a segment on his...

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5 companies that won Twitter during the Super Bowl blackout

Between blackouts and Beyoncé, we almost forgot to talk about the Super Bowl ads on social media; but apparently there were some. Tide, Oreo, and Calvin Klein were among the companies that all proved...

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Your Twitter account is about to get much harder to hack

Twitter is apparently working on a way to make logins more secure. The company is hiring a software engineer, product security, whose duties will include designing and developing security features for...

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OpGm pits Anonymous against Goldman Sachs

It's flashback time in the world of hacktivism, as Anonymous once again takes on the Big Banks, just as Occupy did with Bank Transfer Day in November 2011. OpGm takes aim at the biggest, baddest,...

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Twitter bids its first pope farewell as Benedict XVI resigns

After the Vatican’s surprise announcement this morning that Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning at the end of the month, Twitter is reacting predictably: with terrible puns. It's a fitting farewell to...

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Online oddsmakers pick the next pope

The hunt for a new pope is on and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Cardinal Peter Turkson, and U2's Bono are just three of the candidates mathematically eligible for the pontiff's position. The Vatican...

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President Obama's State of the Union goes virtual

With just hours to go until President Barack Obama addresses the nation, the White House is preparing for an unprecedented State of the Union that will incorporate social media like never before. As...

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Twitter defies sheriff's plea for silence during Dorner manhunt

The hunt for suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner appears to have come to a brutal end, but if law officials had their way, we wouldn't have known about Tuesday's saga. A shootout between a suspect...

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Facebook hit with "sophisticated" hack

Facebook was hit with a "sophisticated" hacking attack in January that compromised the systems of a "handful" of engineers in an attempt to break into the site's servers. In an announcement posted to...

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Happiness according to Twitter

If you're happy and you know it, then tweet. And if you are spreading your joy in 140 characters or less, then you might live in Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Utah, or Vermont, at least according to a new...

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Hackers post Lil Wayne lyrics from Donald Trump's Twitter account

Donald Trump has joined the vaunted company of Burger King and Jeep by falling victim to a Twitter hack. The businessman tweeted Thursday lunchtime that his account had been  “seriously hacked,” and...

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Twitter bullies keep tennis star off the court

Rebecca Marino is walking away from the game she loves because of bullies on Twitter. On Wednesday, Marino announced that she would be leaving professional tennis. In 2011, the Canadian athlete was...

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The Onion under fire after Quvenzhané Wallis tweet

.teaser img { display: none; } Look, The Onion, we all know you're edgy and satirical and usually very funny. A tweet sent during the Oscars ceremony regarding 9-year-old Best Actress nominee...

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