Have you ever tagged a CEO or a company in a Twitter message out of sheer frustration? Maybe Delta lost your luggage or you found a glass shard in your salad at Panera Bread. Whatever the case, it can be a decent way to blow off steam, but every once in a while, the subject of the complaint will actually get the message. More →
Like it or not, life constantly brings you in the sort of scenarios where you need to swear, and thanks to the Internet, you can do that online nowadays. While not everybody uses the same bad words, it turns out that some people tend to have similar cursing habits depending on where they live. A linguist looked at what kind of curse words people tweet and created heat maps of the U.S. for them. More →
Dating is awkward, but nothing is more anxiety-inducing than a first date. The most you can realistically hope for is a pleasant experience with someone you’ve never met, but sadly, that’s not always the way the cookie crumbles.
Anne Thériault, a Toronto-based writer, recently stumbled upon one of these nightmare scenarios while sitting in a coffee shop and did what any quick-witted, tech-literate person would do — she live-tweeted the whole thing. More →
Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer. More →
To get a sense of why Periscope has come to be regarded as the buzzy new social app of the moment, a good place to start might be with the habits of regular “scopers” like Rosie Brown.
Brown (@rosiebrownuk) is a friendly, socially active British expat who now calls Melbourne home, and part of her daily routine involves pulling out her smartphone regularly to broadcast via Twitter-owned Periscope to her friends as well as to perfect strangers around the world. Her sessions usually include showing highlights of the places she goes and the things she does over the course of a day, things like drinking with friends, strolling through the city, and visiting its myriad iconic sites. More →
Twitter has plenty of issues, but chief among them is how easy it is for dirtbags with too much free time to berate other users. Twitter has tools to block and mute these users, but that’s not quite enough to get the job done, which is why the social media platform is introducing shared block lists today. More →
Following discussion of a potential takeover bid on Tuesday morning, Twitter shares soared to over $52, a 3.5% increase over yesterday. Although there are very few details to go off of, Barron’s reports that two unnamed companies are approaching Twitter with “serious” interest of a takeover.
One of those companies could very well be Google.
Twitter has been under fire for the past several months for failing to provide adequate tools to fight harassment on its social network. The company has recently admitted to its shortcomings, and in an attempt to make the website a safer place to interact with other users, it’s testing a new “quality filter” to block notifications that contain abusive or offensive content. More →
The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.
Twitter is a truly fascinating place that is simultaneously an amazing source of information and entertainment, and a boring, soul-crushing waste of time. It really all depends on who you follow, and since there are more than half a billion users, it can be difficult to find the right people to follow.
So, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. More →