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 […]

Cops Raid Home, Seize Computers And Cell Phones Over Satirical Twitter Account

The war against freedom of speech in social media isn’t limited to China and Turkey. Cops in the city of Peoria, Illinois have brazenly seized computers and cell phones from a home suspected of being connected to a satirical Twitter account that mocked the city’s mayor, Jim Ardis. Three people were  taken into custody at […]

Seth Rogen To Nancy Grace ‘You Are A F—ing Dumbass’

Sometimes, you just have to call them as you see them. That is what actor and noted marijuana advocate, Seth Rogen, did when responding to Nancy Grace’s Anti-weed tirade on Twitter earlier today. Nancy Grace was going on about a Colorado shooting where the suspect who, according to Police via CNN, may have been on […]

Season 2 ‘Orange is the New Black’ Trailer Is Here And It’s Perfection

Call off work for Friday, June 6 and have your Netflix viewing device ready and full charged. The second season trailer for “Orange is the New Black” has hit the internet. Hard. Who is ready to throw pie? Netflix released the trailer on Youtube today and its views are increasing fast. Already a top trend on […]

Twitter Announces App Install Ads

Twitter sees around 75 percent of its revenue from mobile, and in taking a page directly from Facebook, announced mobile app install ads today. The social network is working with MoPub, one of the world’s largest mobile advertising exchanges, who reaches over one billion unique users and processes 130 billion requests each month. Currently, app install […]

It’s Officially Legal To Say Someone’s ‘F***ing Crazy’ On Twitter

This just in: You can say someone is “f***ing crazy” on Twitter to your heart’s content, according to a little something called THE LAW. “Of course I can say someone is ‘f***ing crazy’ on Twitter,” you protest. “I can call 10 people a f***ing derpnugget before breakfast and still be well-within my Constitutional rights!” You’re […]

Beyoncé and Jay Z Together For A Summer Tour

If you need to take a few seconds to remember how to breathe, you’re not alone. Beyoncé and Jay Z have decided to bring their royal marriage to the stage. Social media is blowing up with excitement watching Beyoncé sit beautifully at the very top of Facebook Trending (rightfully so). The ground is shaking in preparation for […]

Sky To Let Twitter Users Watch Or Record Shows

You’re at your in-laws’ house. Your significant other promised you would be home by 9pm, the airing time of Game of Thrones in the U.K. and that you would get to watch it. Your significant other lied. You come to this realization at around 8:45, while your father-in-law is halfway through telling you about his footie […]

Mediacom Fails At Customer Service On Twitter

Let me start by clearly stating that I am not a fan of Mediacom, and for good reason. As a customer of the broadband service provider I have had more than half a dozen well-documented technicians visit my home. Over the last 12 months my service has been nothing but a massive headache. Most of […]

Twitter Looks To Former Google Employee For Better Mobile Presence

Twitter has been a publicly-traded company for just over six months now, and today added former Google employee Daniel Graf as its VP of Consumer Product. Graf comes from a major background in mobile, functioning as CEO of online and mobile video platform Kyte for six years until it was acquired in January 2011. Working […]

Twitter Acquires Social Data Partner Gnip

Twitter acquired two companies focused around social TV analytics last month, and today added social data company Gnip to its team for an undisclosed sum. Gnip is one of the largest providers of social data, and first partnered with Twitter in 2010 at a time when the social network was really hitting its stride. To […]

Mimi Faust Has A Sextape, Sadly Social Media Cares

  Mimi Faust, the star of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” has a sextape, and sadly social media cares. Mimi trended on Twitter early morning April 15th, and the term “Mimi sex tape” was sadly the second most searched term on Google. Mimi is a main character on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” If […]

#Bloodmoon Trends As Total Lunar Eclipse Is Seen By Billions

A total lunar eclipse has social media talking as a blood moon is seen by billions worldwide. The “blood moon” is a phrase that describes a phase during the eclipse where the moon appears to be a coppery red color. The eclipse, which is viewable across North and South America, parts of Asia and Australia […]

The 10 Best #PurpleWedding Memes On Twitter [Photos]

If last night’s Game of Thrones episode “The Lion and the Rose” is still burning a hole in your DVR, you might want to bounce off of this spoiler-heavy page right this instant, because we’re totally going to talk about that super important and shocking thing that happened that has caused you to completely avoid social media […]

KFC Chicken Corsage Is A Real Thing Available For Purchase

#HowDoYouKFC? Normally in the privacy of my own home where I can unhinge my jaw and just drop fried chicken down my throat in peace. But right now, there is another option targeting all high school students attending prom. KFC has launched a new promotion called #HowDoYouKFC which brings together one old tradition of buying […]

Twitter Employees Welcome Painting Of Celeb-Filled Oscars Moment

Ellen DeGeneres’ special photo at the Oscars set a new retweet record with now over 3.4 million retweets, and Twitter recently added new decor to its headquarters. This past Thursday, employee Lauren Mitcheom tweeted a photo of the epic moment as a painting that now hangs on the office wall: Hey, @TheEllenShow! We painted a picture […]

Twitter Co-Founders, CEO Don’t Plan On Selling Shares

Twitter went public on November 6, 2013 and while shareholders will soon be able to sell shares, several key people will be holding out. According to a SEC filing published Monday morning, Co-Founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and CEO Dick Costolo “have no current plans” on selling any shares. May 6 is when the lock-up […]

Internet Ad Revenues Surpass Broadcast TV For The First Time

Internet advertising revenues have surpassed broadcast television for the first time. The figures release by IAB show that U.S. interactive advertising (internet) revenues for 2013 hit an new of $42.8 billion, exceeding broadcast television advertising revenues of $40.1 billion. The report providex a breakdown of online figures which stated: mobile achieved triple-digit growth year-over-year, rising […]