The Tweekender: How an astronaut celebrated Valentine’s Day

All the Twitter news that fits (in 140 characters).


Kris Holt

Internet Culture

Published Feb 15, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 12:31 am CDT

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.

  • Music fans sent more than 14 million tweets about the Grammys.
  • pay-by-tweet service from American Express doesn’t sound like something that will ever be abused or annoying (/sarcasm).
  • Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx got hacked.  
  • Jim O’Heir, a.k.a. Jerry from Parks and Recreationtried to define what a slut is.
  • mother’s tweet to Rupert Murdoch could spell the end for topless women on The Sun’s Page 3.
  • Relax, ABConnoisseurs: Major Garrett’s curse-laden tweet was just a joke. Well, maybe.
  • Saudi authorities are struggling to monitor the volume of tweets in the country, and thus having trouble censoring them.
  • Here’s Jim Carrey, dropping some knowledge about existentialism and the meteorite, and going mad today apparently.
  • A Tory MP is giving up Twitter for Lent.
  • Meanwhile, in Canada, a vengeful ex-boyfriend allegedly created a fake account for his former lover and posted explicit photos.

The week’s best new user: If Black Thought is anywhere close to being as awesome at Twitter as his Roots bandmate Questlove, he’ll be fun to follow.

Photo of the week: Actual person-in-space Commander Chris Hadfield is the best thing on the Internet right now, and he’s pulled off another trick by showing how astronauts celebrate Valentine’s Day. (@Cmdr_Hadfield)

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2013, 8:16 pm CST