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The hypocrisy of Facebook and Apple supporting Charlie Hebdo

The massacre of 12 people at the Paris offices of controversial newspaper Charlie Hebdo earlier this week brought a tidal wave of solidarity for the victims and support of free speech—even from those...

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Mittens-for-koalas campaign may be a stunt, is definitely unhelpful

The Internet is abuzz with a call to arms—or hands—from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Yesterday, the group asked people to sew tiny cotton mittens for koalas injured in what has become an...

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In defense of 'social justice warriors'

Looking back on 2014's headlines, some are calling it the “year of outrage.” Much of that outrage rode on gut reactions to undeniably awful stories of violence abroad and at home, from Russia to...

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Musician Front Porch Step accused of sending inappropriate texts to underage...

Singer-songwriter Jake Mcelfresh, better known as Front Porch Step, is facing allegations of online misconduct with underage fans, according to the New York Times. The 23-year-old Ohio-based musician,...

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'Tweets for you' is Twitter's worst experiment yet

I was scrolling through Twitter this morning, catching up on the news of the day, when suddenly a bunch of tweets from people I don't follow appeared in my timeline. By now, I'm accustomed to the...

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'Tweets for you' is Twitter's worst experiment yet

I was scrolling through Twitter's iOS app this morning, catching up on the news of the day, when suddenly a bunch of tweets from people I don't follow appeared in my timeline. By now, I'm accustomed...

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J.K. Rowling had the best response to Rupert Murdoch's Muslim-blaming tweet

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to condemn a comment made by News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in France.Murdoch used Twitter...

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Lena Dunham says Twitter trolls drove her offline

At the Golden Globes 2015 red carpet show, Girls auteur Lena Dunham told host Ryan Seacrest she deleted her Twitter because "I'm trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally." She called...

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Instagram fixes bug that exposed private photos from once-public accounts

Instagram has quietly released an update to address a loophole in its privacy settings that had allowed public access to photos marked private. Typically, photos posted to private accounts are...

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Ohio State wins first-ever College Football Playoff

Cardale Jones started three games for Ohio State this season—a Big Ten championship game, a national semifinal, and a cruise control win over Oregon Monday to hand his school its eighth national...

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We interviewed Twitter's most famous bear—and he interviewed us back

With its diverse array of creatures and its plethora of sights and sounds, Twitter is not unlike a forest. It's fitting, then, that one of the most popular anthropomorphic accounts on the site belongs...

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How to use Twitter as a choose-your-own-adventure game

The microblogging service Twitter is revolutionizing the world 140 characters at time. It has helped topple dictatorships and report on secret counterterrorism raids. It has given rise to...

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One of YouTube's biggest stars just casually tweeted a racist slur

When we last left YouTube star Shane Dawson, he was being called out by fellow YouTuber Franchesca Ramsey for doing blackface in past YouTube videos and suffering no repercussions from the community....

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Women respond to controversial orgasm study with #NotPee hashtag

This article contains sexually explicit material. To most people, encountering a woman who can ejaculate is sort of like encountering a gun-rights advocate at a Park Slope beer garden: It’s a rare,...

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Investigating a porn star's bizarre Twitter rant against Chris Brown

A porn performer lashed out at Chris Brown on Twitter, claiming he tried to pay her for sex and then harassed her on social media. Brown’s camp tells us the rumors are “a waste of all of our time.”...

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For female directors and writers, Hollywood sexism still prevalent

Each year, the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film releases a report on the professional progress of women in the film industry. Although as it turns out, "progress" may be too strong...

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Marvel TV stars tweet adorable photos to pass time at press event

For TV stars, there's nothing quite like meeting the press at the Television Critics Association's annual press tour. Who knows how many interviews you'll have to do from a hotel room over the course...

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People are blaming Muslims for Chipotle's lack of carnitas

In case you’ve somehow forgotten about that tear-jerking Super Bowl commercial from a few years back, Chipotle is about way more than just serving up amazing burritos that cure all your hangover...

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#BlackLivesMatter protesters block highway with concrete barrels outside Boston

Law enforcement and commuters were equally baffled this morning by a #BlackLivesMatter demonstration that saw Interstate 93 blocked in Milton and Medford, Mass. Some activists had apparently managed...

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Pew survey finds that social media can heighten our awareness of friends'...

Good news for all of you social media addicts: apparently, using services like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat doesn't actually increase your stress levels. As with any relatively new technology,...

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