Vine is dead

Vine Is Dead

Twitter is killing Vine. The social video service, which was bought by Twitter in 2012, was launched in 2013 and was an attempt by Twitter to complement its short, text-based social network with a place to make short, second-long videos. Through the use of looping 6-second clips, people used the service for comedy, music, sports…

J. K. Rowling sticks it to a homophobic ex-“harry potter” fan on twitter

J.K. Rowling Sticks It To A Homophobic Ex-“Harry Potter” Fan On Twitter

The rise of social media has brought about a heightened level of connectivity and interaction between celebrities and their fans. But like all correspondence that takes place via the Internet (and in general), not every person on the other end is nice. And sometimes, you have the misfortune of bagging yourself a crazy or two….

#askthicke hashtag goes horribly, predictably wrong

#AskThicke Hashtag Goes Horribly, Predictably Wrong

This week, VH1 made the questionable decision to let Twitter ask Robin Thicke questions via the #AskThicke hashtag. They had not noticed, apparently, that the Internet was abuzz with renewed contempt for Thicke over his new single, ‘Get Her Back’, a pushy attempt at winning back the affection of his estranged wife, actress Paula Patton….

#endfathersday hoax fools twitter

#EndFathersDay Hoax Fools Twitter

Another hashtag hoax overtook Twitter this morning, shooting up the trending tags list and sparking mass digital outrage. Initial tweets containing the hashtag called for an end to Father’s Day with claims that the holiday promoted patriarchy and rape culture. The twitter account @TashaPolwright, which has since been deleted, appears to be Patient Zero. The…

Twitter to allow photos in direct messages – what could go wrong?

Twitter to Allow Photos in Direct Messages – What Could Go Wrong?

Oh, Twitter. -Sigh- Twitter to Allow Photo Attachments in Direct Messages Twitter announced yesterday that the micro-blog giant will start allowing users to send photos to others using their Direct Message feature. While this sounds like a reasonable idea, with the amount of unsolicited messages from strangers that tend to float around the Twitter-sphere, we…