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Tinder, Trump, and the perils of Twitter tantrums

It is one of the great ironies of the Internet that an app built around rejection can’t handle it. Mary Jo Sales swiped left, and Tinder did not take it well. In her recent her recent Vanity Fair...

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Twitter will censor tweets in Turkey, but it won't snitch on Turkish users

Twitter hides a lot of content that Turkey doesn’t like, but a new report shows that the social network at least isn’t snitching on its users. According to Twitter's new transparency report, in the...

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The #CancelWendyWilliamsShow hashtag has a selective outrage problem

Wendy Williams skewering pop stars is about as natural as shade on a cloudy day. Social media went atwitter Thursday evening after Williams placed an unlikely figure within her infamous crosshairs:...

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Cheeky police ask the Internet if anyone is missing their weed plants

If you're a parent, one of the lessons that should be imparted to your kids is that, by and large, policemen exist to help those in trouble. If there's danger, we tell our offspring, find a policeman...

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Josh Groban turned Donald Trump's bombastic tweets into a song

Josh Groban once graced us with an album of Kanye West tweets for Jimmy Kimmel, and now he's doing the same thing for someone else who's just as hated. Donald Trump, who already got a new campaign...

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We talked to @Media__Steph about bae, branding, and content

Twitter contains multitudes. You’ve probably heard of Black Twitter, Weird Twitter, and Social Justice Twitter. There are hundreds of loose communities like these, each with their own esoteric humor,...

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Mike Epps' wife caught him trying to slide into someone else's DMs

Comedian Mike Epps just learned the hard way that social media isn’t as private as he might have hoped—as did his wife.On Aug. 15 Epps tweeted at ceciCitra, who had earlier tweeted about spoilers...

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How Twitter rescued this comic artist and his dog from a hole

Just when comic artist Ryan Q. North and his dog, Chompsky, resigned themselves to spend the remainder of their lives in an empty pool in the middle of nowhere, Twitter came through and saved the day....

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Rosie O'Donnell turns to Twitter for help finding her missing daughter

Former View host Rosie O’Donnell is reaching out to the Internet to help find her 17-year-old daughter, who has gone missing. According to O’Donnell, her daughter Chelsea hasn’t been seen since Aug....

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Chelsea Manning punished in prison for old toothpaste, Vanity Fair magazine

Chelsea Manning was sentenced to a 21-day restriction on recreational activities by a disciplinary review board on Tuesday. A three-person military board found her guilty of attempted disrespect, the...

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Subway Jared and the case of the abusive 'nice guy'

His name is Jared. Fifteen years ago, Americans welcomed the Indianapolis native into their homes and hearts, inspired by his story of dropping nearly 250 pounds on the “Subway diet.” The 20-something...

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A stunning look through the lens of #WorldPhotographyDay

In 1837 two Frenchmen by the name of Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre invented the great-great-great-grandfather of the selfie when they created the photographic process known as the...

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New Planned Parenthood video reignites anti-abortion outrage

A seventh Planned Parenthood video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a California-based anti-abortion group accusing the women’s health organization of profiting off the sale...

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Apparently, 80 percent of Americans think their good spellers

The stalwart lexicographers at Dictionary.com on Thursday announced that four out of five adults claim to be good spellers. To which we can only say: “LOL, your crazy.” The idea that 80 percent of the...

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Bernie Sanders supporters need to stop behaving like a cult

Bernie Sanders is very much the man of the moment in the Democratic Party. A self-avowed Democratic Socialist and rising presidential contender, Sanders hopes to pull off an Obama-style upset against...

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Twitter and Facebook are changing how we react to natural disasters

If you have friends in Nepal, you might have seen a Facebook notification from them shortly after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated that country. The social-media alert is part of Safety Check,...

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WhipClip lets you snag high-res snippets of your favorite shows

BY SUNDI ROSE-HOLT A new app called WhipClip is taking water-cooler chatter to the next level. As TV evolves into a multimedia platform, producing quality, evocative programming, so must  our...

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NASA patiently promises that an asteroid will not hit Earth in September

A two-mile-wide asteroid will not be wiping out the Earth in September, so you can cross that off your list of things to fear. NASA's Asteroid WatchTwitter account, run by staff from its Near Earth...

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Arizona school district is putting anti-sex-ed stickers in science textbooks

When Suzanne Young picked her 14-year old son from school on Wednesday, he handed her his 9th grade biology textbook. “You're going to want to read this,” he said, pointing to a sticker on the inside...

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How rapper Kitty raised $39,000 on Kickstarter to finally make an album

Rapper Kitty gave serious consideration to quitting music altogether if this Kickstarter thing fell on its face. It's a vulnerable, difficult gesture to ask the Internet to fund a creative venture—a...

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