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Rick Perry Twitter account posts then deletes attack on district attorney

Texas Gov. Rick Perry had what you might call an “oops” moment last night when his official Twitter account sent out a personal attack on the district attorney whose office recently indicted Perry on...

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#IfMyPhoneGotHacked exposes Twitter’s deep-seated privacy fears

On Sunday, hackers leaked a massive cache of celebrities’ personal photos, exposing the intimate, private moments of people like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to the entire world. Almost...

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CeeLo deletes Twitter account after tweeting his insane definition of rape

Curious about the distinction between consensual sex and non-consensual sex? Well, obviously the first person you’d ask to clarify this question is singer and The Voice judge CeeLo Green, who took to...

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The KKK's new anti-Internet strategy will rot your teeth

When they said, "The South Shall Rise Again!" it’s unlikely anyone was thinking about candy. But strangely, candy is precisely what the Ku Klux Klan has been using in its recruitment tactics lately....

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No, HBO isn't resurrecting 'Flight of the Conchords'

Sorry, fans of the fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand: Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, better known as the Flight of the Conchords, aren’t filming new episodes of their HBO series, which...

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WikiHow actually tries to claim that the site is not for jokes

It is my happy duty to inform you that Jon Hendren, known to legions of Twitter acolytes as @fart, has written a new wikiHow page. It is a well-refined joke of the highest order. just made a wikihow:...

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New service makes your Twitter favorites private again

Twitter announced last month that it would start occasionally injecting tweets into users’ timelines if someone the user was following had favorited them. What followed was a weeks-long backlash over...

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5 ways you can help confront racism in the wake of Ferguson

If you’re like most of the smart, kind, politically invested white people I know, you’ve probably been watching recent events via the Internet and the news and thinking, “I am very informed on these...

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The rise and fall of Twitpic, beloved GIF tool for the Twitter elite

Twitpic, one of the most popular Twitter image- and video-sharing services, announced today that it will be shutting down on Sept. 25 due to a conflict with Twitter over the use of its API. Until...

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Twitter's timeline changes might not be as disruptive as we think

Twitter might get rid of the thing that makes you like it more than Facebook: its true chronological news feed. Or at least that's what everyone is raging about.  Yesterday at the Citi Global...

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Delaware governor 'looking into' why he tweeted pic of sexy Estonian model

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell's staff is "looking into" why his official Twitter account tweeted a racy photo of underground Estonian artist and model Darja, who goes by Precious Little. "At Warner E.S....

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Iran's president takes to Twitter, speaks out against Internet filters

One of the 21st century’s great debates is raging in Iran over the right to a free and open Internet. One week after an Iranian Ayatollah condemned high-speed Internet as “un-Islamic," Iranian...

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5 things you can do to counterprotest Michael Sam trolls

When Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in NFL history, was cut by the St. Louis Rams at the end of August, it was unclear whether or not any team would be willing to welcome him into their...

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I lived a day according to Benjamin Franklin's schedule and it changed my life

Long before to-do-list apps existed, Benjamin Franklin was providing us with a daily schedule for success. Considering that my current reminder/checklist system consists of emailing myself tasks, I...

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You can now buy things via Twitter

Twitter is testing a 'buy' button with a select group of U.S. based users that will let you purchase items that appear in tweets, the company announced today. Twitter says the feature, which is...

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Unplugging for an exclusive first listen of Aphex Twin's 'SYRO'

I had assumed that my smartphone would be confiscated at the door for Aphex Twin’s New York listening party on Saturday. I’d won a free ticket via online lottery for the show, if you could call it...

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The 15 best/worst tweets politicians deleted this summer

During the traditionally hot and humid August in Washington, Congress escapes for a summer recess, which they prefer to call a "district work period." This week, they’re back in session, providing a...

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Twitter users capture the fiery destruction of Six Flags’ Colossus

Several Twitter users captured a serious fire that ravaged one of southern California's signature roller coasters. The Colossus, a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Cali.,...

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DiGiorno makes major faux pas with #WhyIStayed joke

On Twitter Monday evening, domestic-violence victims shared their personal strories in response to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s horrific assault of his wife. They used the hashtag...

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How to sell women their own exploitation

The Anna Nicole Story. Liz & Dick. This is the kind of “ripped from the headlines” celebutainment feature that stalwart cable channel “for women” Lifetime (in the words of its most famous—albeit...

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