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Monica Lewinsky to deliver a TED Talk this month

Monica Lewinsky broke her decade-long silence with an acclaimed essay written for Vanity Fair less than a year ago, and that was just the beginning.  Lewinsky, a self-proclaimed social activist, who...

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Hillary Clinton's email-transparency promise is an empty gesture

With a single tweet, Hillary Clinton has finally broken her silence on the scandalsurrounding her use of personal email accounts, rather than official government ones, during her tenure as Secretary...

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Chelsea Handler goes topless to prove her breasts are real

This article contains sexually explicit material. These days, it seems as if Chelsea Handler’schest is discussed almost as much as her comedy. That’s largely due to the fact that the host has taken a...

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Silicon Valley wants the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide

Hundreds of the world's largest and most powerful companies filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday urging the justices to legalize gay marriage across the country in a case that...

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Google apologizes after accidentally tweeting that it supports Gamergate

Does Google support the toxic sexism of Gamergate? Yes—or so the company claimed Thursday night in a tweet that it almost immediately retracted.Gamergate, the vicious anti-feminist subculture war that...

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Internet Explorer has the saddest corporate Twitter account

Internet Explorer is not a great browser. It was never widely loved. Its market share is slowly shrinking, as more people switch to Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. IE, once so dominant that its...

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How #BlackOutDay is empowering people of color

Selfies are going viral on Tumblr and Twitter, but these aren't the typical Kim Kardashian Instagram selfies. The hashtag #BlackOutDay is taking over social media, with many members of the Black...

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The everyday user's guide to better tweets

BY CHRIS WREN I have been looking into Twitter cards recently and noticed that people often publish tweets without delivering linked content in an optimal format. Below I will summarize how to format...

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Is this the Islamic State's version of Facebook?

The Islamic State allegedly launched its own social network this week. The new site, 5elafabook.com, is likely an effort to regroup the militant group’s famously tech-savvy Internet operation after...

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How #FilmDis is transforming the conversation about disability in film

Film and disability don't have to be mutually exclusive, but you wouldn’t know it from what Hollywood has to show you. While exploring gender, sexuality, race, and gender identity in film school, I...

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'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon passes away at age 59

It was announced today that Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 59. His passing was announced on Facebook this morning via the Sam Simon Foundation, which...

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Kim Kardashian's tweets are less inane when Bette Midler sings them

The queen Bette Midler has already tackled TLC. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she stared into the void and put the tweets of Kim Kardashian to music. She hit all the classics: Kim’s tweet about...

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Georgia police kill naked, unarmed veteran, sparking new outrage

Though #BlackLivesMatter activists were originally spurred to protest by the high-profile deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner last year, 2015 has been no less dangerous for African-Americans.  In...

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'House of Cards' joins the Netflix–AT&T net neutrality fight

When corporate policy battles escalate into Twitter feuds, everyone wins.  To fight criticism from AT&T over a recent net neutrality gaffe, Netflix has enlisted one of its most powerful...

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Silicon Valley money trail shows that tech leans Republican

There are tech companies that everybody loves and tech companies that everybody hates, and never the twain shall meet—except at the occasional high-profile FCC meeting. How to tell one from the other?...

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Ohio 'Poopgangsta' wanted for letting loose on 19 cars

I don’t know if there’s a specific Marvel superhero who deals with this sort of thing, but please, someone, give him or her a call: This dude has pooped on 19 cars in and around Akron, Ohio. Locals...

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Twitter bans revenge porn

Following Reddit’s efforts to ban nonconsensual intimate images from circulating on the site, Twitter has updated its terms of service to ban the sharing of intimate content without consent of the...

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Darren Criss drops hints about the song he wrote for the 'Glee' series finale

Glee may be ending in a week, but star Darren Criss has been slowly counting down to the series finale by giving Gleeks daily tastes of an original song he wrote for the episode. Criss, who plays...

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We put conservatives and liberals on the wrong Twitter lists—and then it got...

It started out as a prank—and maybe that’s all it ever was. Comedy writer Zach Heltzel, a friend of mine, told me about a new feature he discovered on the Twitter platform SocialBro. It allows you to...

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Jimmy Kimmel got President Obama to read mean tweets about himself

You’d think being the Commander in Chief would prevent Pres. Obama from seeing the appalling things people write about him on Twitter. He has people to run that for him, plus Congress and Fox News do...

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