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Iran's Supreme Leader slams U.S over Ferguson

On Monday, Iran's supreme leader sent out a series of tweets slamming the United States for the treatment of African-Americans on his English-language Twitter account. Yes, even the Grand Ayatollah...

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St. Louis police and St. Louis Rams at odds over apology

The St. Louis Rams do not appear interested in kowtowing to the St. Louis County police.Following a "hands up, don't shoot" protest by five Rams before Sunday's 52-0 win over the Oakland Raiders...

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The magical legacy of Turds of Misery, the Internet's favorite long-lost rock...

Say what you will about the Internet and how it’s destroying our lives. But sometimes it introduces you to your favorite new band, Turds of Misery. The Iowa-based '70s rock band was featured on...

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Twitter finally improves its harassment-reporting system

Twitter is notoriously awful about dealing with user abuse, but thanks to new updates, reporting and blocking people on Twitter is getting easier. The microblogging service's latest UI improvement...

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YouTuber permanently banned from JetBlue as security threat

A Mean Girls joke on Twitter got a YouTuber permanently banned from flying JetBlue this holiday season.Vlogger Matthew Lush said a technical failure on JetBlue's website booked him on a flight without...

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Twitter is upgrading its photo filters

Mobile photographers, rejoice: Twitterreleased new photo filters and features that allow for more granular editing. Like Instagram, Twitter’s photo filters will now let you change the intensity by...

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This hack sounds an alarm at our #basic tweets

Basic is having a moment. We’re all drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes, wearing our Uggs boots, watching Love Actually, and embracing basic—and, apparently, tweeting about it. On average, people are...

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How the smartest brands dominate social media

For as long as brands have existed, they have tried to communicate with customers in interesting and endearing ways. The entire purpose of a marketing department is to entice potential customers into...

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James Blunt says Atlantic Records asked him to stop tweeting

James Blunt has taken another shot at Atlantic Records in what is apparently a very public campaign to get dropped by his label. This time, Blunt is claiming that Atlantic asked him to quit using...

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Bestselling author throws fit after snub in meaningless New York Times list

Ayelet Waldman, author of several successful novels and a bestselling book about how hard it is to be a mom, has never come across well online. Whether she’s stoking rage with a contrarian blog,...

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NYPD hashtag becomes a bitter joke after Eric Garner ruling

To be fair to NYPD Chief Joanne Jaffe, there probably isn't any combination of 140 characters that will soothe the public after an officer who choked a man to death for selling cigarettes escaped a...

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Buckle up, tweet a selfie, and Toyota will donate a car seat

Toyota's vehicular safety record isn't sterling, but it knows a good public-relations campaign when it sees one. That's why the company is asking its Twitter followers to post photos of themselves and...

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The Internet wants Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz to run for president

If Facebook and Twitter are to be believed, the 2016 presidential election will come down to Hillary Clinton versus Ted Cruz.A Politico analysis of Facebook posts and tweets mentioning potential 2016...

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NBC's 'Peter Pan Live': As it happened

NBC is doing a live, musical theater version of Peter Pan Thursday. It should provide three hours of tranquil quiet for parents everywhere. We'll keep you up to speed with the latest reactions and...

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An artist mapped the location of more than 6 billion tweets

A considerable amount of chatter has been made in regards to thedumb  things people tweet, but considerably less attention has been paid to precisely where people were when they tweeted those dumb...

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French Toast Crunch is the latest '90s nostalgia food to stage a comeback

The Twitter masses demanded it, and by god, they got it. No, not justice for unarmed black men killed by police with impunity—don't be absurd. We're talking about French Toast Crunch, a General Mills...

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Catching up with the IKEA monkey, 2 years later

The Internet, as intellectual scolds always tell us, is radically shortening our attention spans. We can barely remember what happened five minutes ago, let alone five weeks prior. In this series, the...

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Following Senate report, some Americans double down support for CIA torture

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a bombshell report on Tuesday morning revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) lied about the effectiveness and cruelty of its...

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Indianapolis police department in hot water for misusing 'We Can't Breathe'...

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department appeared to make a huge public-relations blunder last week in a tweet that used the hashtag #WeCanBreathe. That hashtag is a variant of the phrase "I...

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Twitter recaps its biggest moments of 2014

As the year comes to a close Twitter wants you to take a trip down memory lane. The company released its annual #YearOnTwitter report, revealing the obvious: When big things happen, we head to...

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