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The most-tweeted moments of the 2013 Oscars

Twitter can't get enough of the Oscars. During this year's Academy Awards ceremony, fans sent 8.9 million tweets about the show. That's 2.1 million for the red carpet and 6.8 million for the actual...

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Twitter alternative App.net is now free to join

Let's face it, most of us have been conditioned to expect Web services to be free. Despite what scammers would have you believe, Twitter, Facebook et al don't cost you a penny (at least at the base...

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Winnipeg murder suspect kept tweeting until his arrest

A murder suspect showed a brazen attitude as he continued to tweet about drug use and taunt law enforcement in the months between his alleged crime and his arrest. Devin Kingsley Hall, 26, was last...

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Twitter stats reveal surprising bias — or lack thereof

Depending on the event, Twitter leans to the left or right politically, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. But regardless of what's going on, there is always a healthy dose of...

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Jennifer Lawrence on Twitter? Not even close

Calling social media "confusing" and " overwhelming," established hater Jennifer Lawrence isn't keen on tweeting, Tumblr, or even googling. But since the Silver Linings Playbook actress doesn't think...

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#WeirdWednesday: Shaming people with sh*t taste in movies

  Time is a precious commodity. Thankfully, a swathe of opinionated so-and-sos are all too happy to give everyone advice on where to spend our time and money. Many people turn to critics and their...

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Twitter's role in Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster

Early Thursday morning, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul ended his rare talking filibuster as he blocked a vote on President Barack Obama's pick for CIA Director, John Brennan. The Republican Senator has taken...

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Twitter sticks up for your right to remain anonymous

Cyberbullies often hide behind the mask of a pseudonym, using a veil of anonymity to protect themselves as they spout vile comments at victims, sometimes even driving them to suicide. Though Twitter...

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Having conquered space, NASA turned to Twitter and Facebook

On Jan. 21, four years after NASA's first Tweetup event, those who attended the in-person get togethers for NASA's fans on the Web commemorated the anniversary in style. Participants in the daylong...

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Buzzed: Amanda Bynes, Justin Timberlake, and more

In Buzzed, we take a look at three things that trended over the weekend while you were away from your keyboard getting buzzed. On Twitter Amanda Bynes went to the mall. The "retired actress," as the...

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5 Vatican watchers to follow during the papal conclave

Who the next Pope will be is important to many more people than there are Catholics. He’s both the head of a state and of a religion. He influences relations among peoples and religious communities in...

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Twitter community, celebs team up to help jokester's family

Twitter's capacity for positive change came to the fore again as the community rallied behind the family of a woman stricken by a brain hemorrhage and small stroke. Matt Parise, a.k.a. @sucittaM, is a...

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If you must watch porn at work, at least close the blinds

You peek to see if anyone's nearby at the office. No one's there. You think it's safe to check out some porn. You're wrong. One man thought he could take a look at a random tube site from the solitary...

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Politician pays £14,268 to charity after retweet pledge takes off

At least one politician seems to be smarting after a retweet pledge stuck her with a sizable donation to charity. Fiona Mactaggart, Labour Member of Parliament for Slough in Berkshire, England,...

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Twitter complies with Russia's Internet blacklist law

On November 1, Russia implemented a controversial Internet censorship law. As of Friday, the country says, Twitter is on board. According to an announcement by Russia's Federal Service for Supervision...

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Republican Party seeks to reinvent itself online

On Monday, the Republican Party released its Growth and Opportunity Project report, the GOP's November election “autopsy.” The effort was launched by party chairman Reince Priebus and the final report...

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Daily Fluff: Kitty model tweets from behind the scenes of photoshoot

.teaser img { display: none; } Ever wonder what it’s like behind-the-scenes at a photo session for a famous feline model? Well, wonder no more. Check out the picture above, which was tweeted Swedish...

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TEDxSummerisle sounds real but isn't

In its 29-year history, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has shared “ideas worth spreading” through two annual conferences, a robust online archive of TED Talks, and a series of independently...

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Syrian Electronic Army claims @BBCWeather hack

It's cloudy with a chance of system-security failure at the BBC Weather department. You can chalk another high-profile Twitter hack up for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA): The Bashar al-Assad...

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Twitter turns 7, now has 200 million active users

Today, we celebrate the seventh birthday of the weird, wild world of Twitter. On March 21, 2006, cofounder Jack Dorsey sent his first tweet (and the oldest one still viewable). Dorsey’s historic tweet...

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