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Arrested: 14-Year-Old Girl Who Tweeted To American Airlines She Was Al-Qaeda Member

Arrested: 14-Year-Old Girl Who Tweeted To American Airlines She Was Al-Qaeda Member

The teen was arrested by Dutch police after she posed on Twitter as an al-Qaeda member. Police spokesman Roland Ekkers said the girl, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, turned herself in to Rotterdam police in the company of a parent Monday and is now being interrogated. The tweet posted Sunday said it […]

April 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Actress Quits Twitter Because Of ‘Mean’ Trolls

Minnie Driver has had it with the trolls on Twitter. Photos snapped by paparazzi of the 44-year-old British stunner during her vacation in Miami with her 5-year-old son, Henry, surfaced earlier in the week. And apparently her six-pack abs were not impressive enough for some commentators, since the photos elicited some body-shaming negativity online. Their […]

April 11, 2014 / More... ( comments)

The Din of a Million Starlings

In the shadow cast by the SCOTUS McCutcheon decision, let’s discuss the futility of the unimportant opinion. The sheer vanity inherent in the expression of an idea in a world where everyone is shouting into the same dark cave and only the stupidest and loudest are heard. (Clears throat, pauses… and begins.) Twitter: Millions of […]

April 7, 2014 / More... ( comments)

U.S. Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’ To Stir Unrest

The United States built a “Cuban Twitter” to try to undermine the communist regime there. Yet its users were neither aware it was created by a U.S. agency with ties to the State Department, nor that American contractors were gathering personal data about them, in the hope that the information might be used someday for […]

April 3, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Stephen Colbert Distances Himself From Controversial Tweet

The internet was ‘atwitter’ yesterday over a tweet from @ColbertReport some saw as racist. The tweet (now deleted) was a follow-up on the satirist trashing of the Washington’s NFL’s Teams questionable use of a mascot many feel is disparaging of Native Americans. Colbert humorously suggested on his program that a similar approach reaching out to Asians should […]

March 28, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Turkey Defends Banning Twitter

Turkey is defending its ban on Twitter claiming it prevents “character assassination.” What Turkey really didn’t like was that it was exposing government corruption. “Twitter has been used as a means to carry out systematic character assassinations by circulating illegally acquired recordings, fake and fabricated records of wiretapping,” the prime minister’s office of public diplomacy […]

March 22, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Twitter May Sideline @ And #

Twitter news chief Vivian Schiller says the reply sign (@) and the hashtag (#) are “arcane.” Twitter’s @vivian calls hashtags & @s “arcane”: “We are working on moving the scaffolding of twitter into the background” @cwarzel — Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) March 17, 2014   Repost This Article Now read this:‘Antisocial Network’ Helps You Avoid People […]

March 21, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Turkey Bans Twitter, Uproar Ensues

In a continuation of a disturbing pattern by jittery leaders across the world Turkey is the latest nation to ban Twitter. It’s not known how long this black-out will be in effect but it follows similar actions by leaders in Syria, North Korea and Iran. Turkey’s courts have blocked access to Twitter days before elections […]

March 21, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Controversial Jeopardy Champ Loses, Internet Reacts

Ken Jennings and Jeopardy purists can finally exhale. Arthur Chu (aka King Arthur) was dethroned last night by challenger Diana Peloquin. Chu outraged many fans of the long running game show by using an unconventional strategy. Rather than working categories one at a time and from top to bottom Chu veered all over the board […]

March 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Republican Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Tweet

To his credit, Minnesota Congressman Pat Garofolo admitted he had bought into racial stereotyping and apologized. …Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from the St. Paul suburb of Farmington, tweeted Sunday night: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.” Garofalo […]

March 11, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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