Twitter Beats Expectations In Q1 2014, Active Users Top 250 Million

Twitter published its earnings report for the first quarter of 2014, and the social network saw revenue of $250 million. $226 million was directly from advertising, a 125 percent increase year-over-year. Q1’14 ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $1.44, up 96% y/y. #TWTRearnings — TwitterIR (@TwitterIR) April 29, 2014 While user growth didn’t impress Wall […]

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Finally Announced, People Are Already Complaining On Twitter

After months of being teased by Star Wars alums Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher on Twitter, the official casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII has been handed down by Lucasfilm, and yes, Luke, Leia and Han are back. They’ll be joining returning stars Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, as well as an all-new cast […]

Tony Nominations Announced As #TonyNominations Trends On Twitter

Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu have announced the nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards. The pair took to a stage at the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe. Stopping by for a quick reminder to watch the show was 2014 Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman. The telecast airs live on CBS on June 8. We already […]

NBA Legend Larry Johnson Calls For All-Black League, Twitter Reacts

New York Knicks executive and NBA legend Larry Johnson wants black players to form an all-black league. His comment was made following remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made. On Saturday night Johnson sent out the following tweet: Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our […]

Twitter To Let Verified Users Know When Tweets Go Viral

Twitter recently added real-time pop-up notifications to its website, and has began rolling out a “significant engagement” feature to its iOS app. It’s essentially another way of saying “Your tweet/tweets are going viral,” and is currently only available to users who are verified. Our friends over at The Next Web caught a glimpse of the new […]

Betty White Speaks In Favor Of Gay Community In Larry King Interview [Video]

With each new day, different celebrities are speaking up about gay rights. Either popular stars are coming out or defending equality for all. A few days ago, America’s sweetheart Betty White did just that. During her interview on “Larry King Now,” White was asked a multitude of questions from fans on social media. Most of which were […]

Minnie Driver Responds To Body Critics With Nude Tweet

Minnie Driver has responded to critics of her body with a nude tweet. The 44 year old actress had previously been attacked online following the publication of her in a bikini appeared online. Despite being 44 and a mother people still felt the need to point out her flaws. That criticism ended with her deleting […]

Social Media Remembers The #ArmenianGenocide

Social media has remembered the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, with the hashtag #ArmenianGenocide trending on Twitter this morning (April 24). The genocide, which commenced on April 24th, 1915, was the Ottoman Government’s systematic extermination of its Armenian subjects from their historic homeland in the borders of the country now known as Turkey. The […]

Hashtags Get Their Own Song: “You Only Talk In #Hashtag”

You Only Talk In #Hashtag from Dave Audé vs Luciana is obtaining a lot of online buzz…and why wouldn’t it: it’s a song about Hashtags. The song was released April 9th, however only started to trend following strong promotion from Perez Hilton. Hilton wrote: First we got the Selfie song. Now we have… The #Hashtag […]

Tumblr More Popular For TV Than Twitter, Study Finds

Twitter is a great companion to TV, and recently the social network acquired two social TV analytics companies. According to a new study though, Tumblr sees more TV-related activity. The study was commissioned by the Yahoo-owned, GIF heavy social network with the help of Pulsar, a social data intelligence company based out of the UK. […]

#NationalSendYourManNudesDay Trends Globally With Weeks Funniest Twitter Tag

National Send Your Man Nudes Day has gone global, with the hashtag #NationalSendYourManNudesDay topping Twitter in various countries across the globe. As we reported here yesterday, the hashtag is being used to send out jokes, and after trending strongly April 22nd, it’s dominating charts April 23rd. It’s hard to know where even to start, as […]

New Twitter Layout Released For Everyone

Were you green with envy when you saw select Twitter users getting access to the new site design, while you sat around with the old layout? Did you feel like you were stuck in 2013? If so, you might want to go ahead and open your Twitter feed, because the new design has finally rolled […]

Ellen Page Gives Animals New Names On Twitter

Sometimes it’s a good idea to get a second opinion. Maybe your animal has the wrong name and you need a new one from someone else, say, Ellen Page. Early Tuesday morning, the “Juno” star’s simple tweet snowballed into a hilarious morning on Twitter. I love renaming my friends dogs like a total jerk. — Ellen […]

Palcohol Powdered Alcohol Makes Social Media Drunk With Interest

A new “powdered alcohol” called Palcohol has social media buzzing, with news of the substance trending on Facebook, Twitter and Google. Palcohol is, as suggested a powdered form of alcohol, similar to powered milk. You add Palcohol to water and bingo: instant alcoholic drink. Once launched the company intends to offer six different flavors; two base […]

Harvard Medical School Using Twitter To Study Food Poisoning

Twitter, Harvard Medical School, and Boston Children’s Hospital have teamed up to study food poisoning. The social network on Thursday announced the partnership, which provides both institutions with free access to Twitter’s social media data pipeline. The two medical institutions were “one” of six institutions to receive access via the Twitter Data Grants program.  That […]

Twitter Blocks Accounts Responsible For Turkey Leaks

Twitter has blocked the accounts that posted the sensitive information that caused  Turkey to being its war on social media. Twitter apparently was responding to a court order issued by Turkey’. According to their policy account, Twitter will not remove information simply because a government authority asked them to. Instead,  they only remove content or […]

Researchers: Twitter Can Be Used To Predict Crime

Twitter posts can be used to predict crime, says researchers. They aren’t talking about #420 posts either. It isn’t as simple as looking for tweets where people talk about committing crimes. Outside of some incredibly stupid exceptions, people rarely tweet about crimes they plan to commit. Instead, researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated that […]

Stoners Celebrate A Happy 420 Day On Twitter

Stoners worldwide are celebrating a Happy 420 Day with the term trending on Twitter April 20. 420 day, considered by some as weeds holy day, celebrates weed use on April 20th based on the nickname for weed 420. The term 420 itself is said to have came from a belief that stoners like to light […]