With hundreds of millions of tweets per day, it’s impossible to follow everything happening on Twitter. Every Friday, the Daily Dot rounds up notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or fewer.
- Twitter's made some internal changes that might streamline its management structure.
- The company's cofounder, Jack Dorsey, wants to become the mayor of New York City. Only he's been talking about the job for some time.
- Meanwhile NYC mayoral candidate Joe Lhota wants to meet the man behind the excellent @DrunkHulk.
- Twitter's being sued for $50m over its delay in handing over the identity of anti-Semitic tweeters.
- A nice guy soccer player gave a fan game tickets after tweeting back and forth with him.
- David Bowie hit the top of the U.K. album charts. His son, Duncan Jones, had some sly praise:
- Jon Hendren, a.k.a. @fart, discussed the inner workings of "weird Twitter."
- An MP criticized another over a dating ad on a Twitlonger post. Maybe he doesn't realize such ads are based on your own browser history.
- Twitter is growing fast in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, apparently.
- Is Lindsay Lohan using Twitter as a "probation diary"?
- Anna Kendrick has some choice words for recipe writers:
Anti-abortion hackers attack Planned Parenthood, release databases, employee data
Planned Parenthood is having a rough month.
Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are worried about weapons that think for themselves
They want to prevent our annihilation.
John Oliver delivers a much-needed wake-up call on drug laws and mandatory minimums
'Prison sentences are like penises. If used correctly, even a short one can do the trick.'
Why Airbnb could be making it even harder to find affordable housing
Is Airbnb at all responsible for the rise in housing and rental prices in cities across the country?
Did Conan O'Brien steal this comedy writer's tweets?
A San Diego man claims he's the author of four jokes that ended on on late night.
Nail salon owner attempts to mansplain away N.Y. Times' nail salon exposé
Sarah Maslin Nir's 'Unvarnished' series has spurred a war of words on Twitter.
NSA to destroy phone data it illegally collected on millions of Americans
But not until the lawsuits against the agency are resolved.
Crisis Text Line lets you DM a trained therapist—and it's free
Don't want to talk about your problems? Text about them instead.
What the obsession with Jennifer Lopez’s birthday dress says about us
The problem isn’t what Lopez wore. It's how we’re talking about it.
James Murphy wants to turn NYC’s subway system into a symphony
The man behind LCD Soundsystem wants to make your commute sound sweeter.
Vine star Matthew Espinosa under fire for debuting blackface character at VidCon
He's facing criticism for his actions, but insists he's a 'good person.'
Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig debut trailer for 'Electra Woman & Dyna Girl'
These are the superheroes we need and want.
Vine star Carter Reynolds barred from VidCon
Reynolds controversy continues to grow as he's removed from his hotel room.
'The Voice' and 'The Tonight Show' are getting hands-on at this year's VidCon
'The Voice,' 'Heroes Reborn,' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' all head to Anaheim.
The 2015 VidCon must-hit list
Here's where you need to be when.
Connor Franta's new label focuses on music curated by digital influencers
Franta has already tested out the concept.
Katie Couric set to interview Ze Frank at VidCon this month
Old media and new media meet at YouTube creators' biggest convention.