- Hong Kong protesters wear LeBron James masks Wednesday 7:58 PM
- Gina Rodriguez has said N-word before, Twitter discovers Wednesday 6:54 PM
- How to stream Chiefs vs. Broncos on Thursday Night Football Wednesday 6:00 PM
- Feds take down dark web’s largest known child porn site Wednesday 5:33 PM
- Ben Shapiro says his ‘man body’ is just as controlled as women’s Wednesday 5:06 PM
- Genius turns Kylie Jenner’s ‘rise and shine’ meme into alarm ringtone Wednesday 4:14 PM
- In ‘Tell Me Who I Am,’ twin brothers grapple with hidden trauma Wednesday 4:13 PM
- Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix over ‘The Laundromat’ Wednesday 3:07 PM
- ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ is a gorgeous noir with little below the surface Wednesday 1:14 PM
- Jameela Jamil and Sara Sampaio got in a Twitter feud over ‘long-starved’ models Wednesday 12:52 PM
- Freddie Prinze Jr. will straight-up school you about the Force don’t @ him Wednesday 12:18 PM
- Woman hosts Instagram funeral after she ‘killed’ $102K in student debt Wednesday 11:45 AM
- YouTube beats Netflix as go-to streaming platform for teens Wednesday 11:41 AM
- The tallest man in America posts emotional YouTube video from hospital room Wednesday 11:31 AM
- Nintendo Switch subreddit implodes amid Hong Kong protests Wednesday 11:14 AM
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TweetDeck (the company) may be shuttered after failing to file accounts on time.
On Twitter’s site, links and @mentions noe become a different color and the text changes hue when you pass the character limit when tweeting.
A proposed New South Wales law would ban courtroom tweeting.
In a neat project, a pair of artists drove to the location of geotagged tweets and took photos inspired by those messages.
Spammers grabbed the account of Doctor Who‘s Karen Gillan.
Canada’s prime minister “sometimes” sends his own tweets.
A Liverpool FC soccer player quit Twitter for now after asking for a girl’s number, except the other tweeter was apparently a guy.
Young Bahraini women are being recruited to halt the spread of false information on Twitter.
Worst news ever: Don’t expect Jennifer Lawrence to use Twitter any time soon.
A Barcelona soccer player is looking for someone to tweet for him. And he’s paying.
Golden Globe-winning director Michael Haneke does not dig the excellent parody account in his name. Ellen Page does, though.
Photo of the week: Vice President Joe Biden asked a question to a fictional character behind the Reddit AMA in his name via Twitter, collapsing the Internet’s infrastructure in the process. He’s a ‘vette guy, didncha know? (@VP)
Based in Montreal, Kris Holt has been writing about technology and web culture since 2010. He writes for Engadget and Tech News World, and his byline has also appeared in Paste, Salon, International Business Times, Mashable, and elsewhere.