Wall Street Journal Twitter Account Hacked

The main Wall Street Journal Twitter account was hacked Tuesday afternoon May 7th. The hacking was apparently undertaken by the Syrian Electronic Army as part of a dispute with a security researcher the hacker group dislikes The @WSJD account tweeted a headshot of security expert Ira Winkler on the body of a cockroach, with the […]

Twitter Response Rates Up 3%, But Brand Response Times Still Behind [Infographic]

Twitter has revolutionized how businesses help customers, and according to the most recent data from Socialbakers, response rates are up three percent overall. Every quarter, the social media statistics company publishes its Socially Devoted report, which measures brands’ use of social media for customer service. While response rates were up, the average response rate in the first […]

Amazon Now Lets You Tweet To Add Products To Your Cart

Amazon is making a new feature available to Twitter users that allows you to add products to your cart by replying to a tweet with a special hashtag. Dubbed #AmazonCart, it’s open to customers in the US and UK. Being one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, customers and companies frequently share links to product pages. If you […]

Ex PayPal Exec Back On Twitter Delivering FUs To All And Sundry

Disgraced former PayPal Executive Rakesh Agrawal, who was fired last week from abusing his fellow employees on Twitter is back at it again. Clearly having hit the bottle again, Agrawal took to Twitter Sunday with some more delightful tweets, including clear attempts to make himself completely unemployable in Silicon Valley. The night started with him […]

Seth Green Eats His Booger In Conan Interview [Video]

Hunger is a terrible feeling. What do you do when you’re busy, no refrigerator in sight, or being interviewed on television? Get creative. Seth Green was a little too comfortable last Wednesday night on Conan, probably forgot thousands of people were watching, and tried to stealthily eat his own booger. I ain’t saying he a […]

Demi Lovato Shows Off Backside In Thong Bikini

That thong th thong thong thong! Demi Lovato used Twitter to show off her ass-ets this morning when she posted a risqué selfie poolside. Is there a better way to wake up world? Feel free to change your phone and computer backgrounds now. She tweeted, “When in Brazil… #NEONLIGHTSTOURSA” with the following photo: *heavy breathing* Sisqó should […]

Facebook And Twitter Tied For The High School Cool Crowd [Study]

Facebook in particular hasn’t had the greatest track record with teens, but numerous studies also point to teens leaving Twitter for social networks like Instagram. According to new data from the Harvard Institute of Politics, Twitter and Facebook usage among high school seniors is tied. Harvard recently surveyed over 3,000 people ages 18 to 29 […]

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 […]