The most notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or less.
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 less.
A Dallas police department tweeted a video game score by accident.
How do you define Twitter? Several New Yorker readers tried to do so in a single tweet.
Tweetping is a fascinating visualization of tweets in realtime.
A hotel in Egypt sent an SOS over Twitter as people stormed the building.
Downton Abbey‘s Brendan Coyle had some choice words for a fan who didn’t like his thoughts on Margaret Thatcher.
Oprah Winfrey didn’t take kindly to being described as “old.”
Piers Morgan’s wife is tired of his Twitter usage. Us too, Celia, us too.
- To prove that there’s a parody account for everything now, there’s one for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s spectacles.
The week’s best new users: Say hello to Mark Boal, writer of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, and football legend Joe Montana. Also, Digg Kickers is a feed of every story on Digg, but with the excellent subheadings instead of headlines. It’s all kinds of great.
Photo of the week: Here’s an island (the Chatham Islands, east of New Zealand) that looks like a the Ghostface character from Scream when viewed from space. (@Cmdr_Hadfield)
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