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How a lightbulb in a vagina became the symbol for Iran's sex-ed failings

This story contains sexually explicit material and may be NSFW. Talk about shining some light on a dark subject. If you’ve ever watched Untold Stories of the E.R. or Sex Sent Me to the E.R. on TLC,...

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Twitter is now showing you tweets from users you don't follow

In an update on its company blog, Twitter just announced that it will start showing you tweets from users that you don't follow. In a departure from its roots as a pure, solely user-curated social...

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Gubernatorial candidates spar on Twitter over football fandom

University of Georgia star running back Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely last week after he was accused of accepting money to sign autographs. Gurley is one of the latest college stars accused...

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Hey Twitter, please verify Carl Winslow already

Twitter this week has been a veritable clusterfuck of awfulness: Between Gamergate and overblown Ebola panic, the microblogging service is a pit of despair. But have no fear, veteran television and...

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Twitter's newest cards turn tweets into mixtapes

Twitter is many things to many people—and now it's one more. The company just announced support for a new kind of Twitter card that embeds audio, a feature that opens up some cool music discovery...

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Soccer Twitter was not happy after Mario Balotelli missed this goal

When an American football player messes up, fans get angry. When a European football player messes up, fans get really angry. That’s exactly what happened to Italian footballer Mario Balotelli after...

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Author slammed for stalking negative reviewer

Lest you think #Gamergate is the only industry scandal with paranoids trying to ruin one anothers’ lives under the guise of a quest for integrity, I direct you to this chilling Guardian essay by...

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Worst online dating fling ever ends with a woman stuck in a chimney

You know, maybe people are right to be suspicious of online dating—if it leads to scenes like this one, anyway: Early yesterday morning, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., residents reported crying noises,...

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Creator of 'Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian' says #Gamergate is anti-harassment

This just in from the Department of Remembering What Happened Two Years Ago: A Gamergate activist who claimed that the movement doesn’t tolerate online abuse is, of course, the same dude who gave the...

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What if Fox News covered the pumpkin riots like it covered Ferguson?

Before we allow the riots that erupted at an annual pumpkin festival in Keene, N.H., this past weekend to recede into the ocean of history, we here at the Daily Dot feel it appropriate to ask a tough...

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Jawbone Drop makes social music playlists easy and fun

Anyone who has hosted a party, ridden shotgun on a roadtrip, or compiled a diverse iTunes library knows what they’re subjecting themselves to: endless requests of “Hey, can you play this song?” Thanks...

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Why the Internet needs Monica Lewinsky

It’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to trade places with Monica Lewinsky. Not only is she destined to be remembered in textbooks as the “other woman” in one of America’s most infamous sex scandals...

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Madeleine Albright just burned Conan O'Brien so hard on Twitter

If you’re going to dash off a Halloween joke at the expense of a former U.S. Secretary of State, better make it Colin Powell—because Madeleine Albright goes for the jugular. Conan O’Brien just found...

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The Queen of England just sent her first tweet

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, just sent her first tweet. The British head of state posted...

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Dan Hoyle puts the Internet in its place with 'Each and Every Thing'

“First off, I’m not against the Internet,” Dan Hoyle told me over lunch. It’s a sentiment that snakes through Each and Every Thing, the actor and writer’s latest one-man show, which might otherwise be...

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Sorry Twitter, #Ebowla isn't as funny as you think it is

It’s been said that humor is the best defense mechanism against fear. On Thursday night, that dictrum was put to the test on Twitter, after New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and city, state, and...

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How to gain a million followers on Twitter without really trying

It was April of 2009 when everything changed. I had been on Twitter almost two years at that point, as @abigvictory, using it mainly as a platform for crude jokes and observations about sports. I was...

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Why China wants to pay you to spread propaganda on the Internet

It’s worth remembering that social media isn’t always what it seems. Sometimes a company might want to leverage a flashy hoax to get some commercial attention, or a group might be spreading a...

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How Occupy Wall Street turned into Gamergate shills

Astonishing many, Occupy Wall Street’s largest Twitter account, which is under the control of a single New Yorker, tweeted its support on Friday for Gamergate—a group whose members have bullied and...

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Twitter is finally acquiring photo-sharing service Twitpic

Over the past few months, the photo-sharing platform Twitpic has been embroiled in a contentious battle with Twitter, with the latter company claiming that Twitpic infringed on its trademark. This...

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