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Don't listen to William Shatner—'Star Trek' is totally political

My phone buzzed and I looked down to see a text from my friend Myra. "You're the only person I know who can successfully pick fights with celebrities," she said. I immediately ran to Twitter. Picking...

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Top U.S. official wants tech companies to be liable for hosting terrorist...

Should social networks be liable if terrorists use their platforms? According to one senior official at the Department of Justice, the answer might be yes. “We have a new technology, terrorist groups...

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Demi Adejuyigbe on Vine, 'Gilmore Guys,' and mashing up Hoobastank and Outkast

Sometimes you’re on the Internet, and you’re slapped awake by a thought. “Has anyone ever mashed up Neu! and New Kids on the Block?” you call into the void known as Twitter. Somewhere in the void,...

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Iran's Supreme Leader tweets photo of what appears to be Obama holding a gun...

Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is getting a lot of attention on Twitter today, thanks to an image he posted that looks very much like President Obama holding a gun to his own head.  Khamenei is a...

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Twitter is allowing users to claim copyright infringement on tweets

Twitter has a bit of a theft issue.  People have been stealing tweets and jokes on the platform for years, and it seems that more people are starting to take notice. Twitter is now sending DMCA...

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Vine star Matthew Espinosa under fire for debuting blackface character at VidCon

Matthew Espinosa, a Vine personality with 5.7 million subscribers, showed up at VidCon this weekend dressed in what many are calling blackface, and caused a chase on the convention floor before coming...

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Kenyans launch #SomeoneTellCNN after network calls their country a 'terror...

Kenyans are furious at CNN for calling Kenya a “hotbed” of terrorism, and they're venting their frustration at the network in a powerful, constructive way. The CNN story by Barbara Starr, the...

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Did Conan O'Brien steal this comedy writer's tweets?

A man is alleging that Conan O'Brien stole four of his jokes from Twitter and reworked them for late-night TV. But the comedy legend's team isn't taking this lying down.A San Diego comedy writer named...

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Twitter says it's struggling to attract new users, teases major changes

In what was one of Twitter's most candid earnings calls to date, interim CEO Jack Dorsey and CFO Anthony Noto agreed: Twitter is still failing at convincing people to use its service. This lack of...

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Fake marriage proposals will get you tons of social-media engagement

There's nothing more uplifting than a bunch of notifications letting you know that a slew of randos from your hometown have liked your latest selfie or life announcement on Facebook. In the search for...

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'Daily Show' correspondents interrogate Jon Stewart with viewer questions

With The Daily Show winding down, fans have plenty of questions, and both Jordan Klepper and Hasan Minhaj are determined to make Jon Stewart answer them—no matter the cost. As far as...

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Why it's nearly impossible to become Snapchat famous

Snapchat has quickly become the hippest, coolest contestant in the social media platform pageant. The app’s soaring popularity among millennials makes it an attractive destination for both...

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Teens should have the chance to erase their online mistakes

While everyone makes questionable choices in their youth, it’s only recent generations that have had social media force their adolescent mistakes into their adult lives. It’s a problem society needs...

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Local TV news station asks for photos of the moon, probably won't be doing...

Who doesn't like to see a nice full moon way up in the sky? And who could blame a local TV news station for asking its viewers to send it pictures of a full moon? We certainly can't blame...

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Drake v. Meek Mill: So, who won?

Late Thursday, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill retaliated to consecutive diss songs from superstar Drake. A feud that began with a tweet, then some Instagram posts, then a Tumblr post, came full circle...

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The media's problematic portrayal of Samuel DuBose in one NBC tweet

Can you tell why Twitter is furious with this NBC News tweet about the murder of Samuel DuBose?  The network earned a wave of criticism for tweeting an outdated mugshot of DuBose alongside with a...

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Scientists share their most embarrassing fieldwork stories

Remember that time scientists tweeted beautiful, breathtaking, amazing photos of the totally badass stuff they do out in the field? The new Twitter hashtag #fieldworkfails tells the rest of the story....

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Bill Nye reads some of the mean, anti-science tweets he receives

To drum up some donations for the documentary on beloved scientist Bill Nye, he read some of the mean tweets he receives. Nye’s mean tweets are a little different than the ones trolls usually tweet at...

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Teenage sisters are hoping to snap a selfie with all the 2016 presidential...

What's cooler than a selfie in front of a historic monument? A collage of selfies with every 2016 presidential candidate. New Hampshire teenagers Emma and Addy Nozell, 15 and 17, respectively, are...

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Former NFL star Chad Johnson Ubers to stranger's house for FIFA 15 duel

Minutes after proclaiming himself the King of FIFA 15 on Twitter, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson declared Monday that he was ready to take on all video game comers. For a man who in his employed...

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