Tweekender: 50 Cent’s fake beef gets a real $10m fight offer

How 50 Cent may have turned a fake Twitter fight into a real fight, and all the other news that's fit to tweet this weekend.


Kris Holt


Published Nov 9, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 7:40 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.

  • Twitter’s growing pains meant it had to find ways to cope with a sustained uptick in activity during major events instead of brief spikes.
  • Ongoing political protests in Kuwait are largely led by an anonymous Twitter account, according to a report.
  • What’s the optimal length for messages if you’re aiming for retweets?
  • U.K. TV host Phillip Schofield fended off criticism after he tweeted a photo of a guinea pig he ate.
  • Soon, anyone may be allowed to tweet from Canadian courts.
  • Here’s a look at how Con Edison’s social media manager dealt with widespread power outages in New York.
  • The new Archbishop of Canterbury was announced via tweets.
  • Michael Vick was not impressed with his brother’s Twitter rant after the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New Orleans Saints Monday.
  • When well-regarded chefs turn Twitter bullies it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
  • A boxing promoter offered 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather $10 million to fight after a phony Twitter beef.

The week’s best new accountsRon Perlman, perhaps best known as Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy’s Clay Morrow, is a Twitter convert.

Photo of the week: Since we’ve already published Barack Obama’s record-breaking victory photo, here’s soccer defender Marco Materazzi in front of a Paris statue depicting the infamous moment when Zinedine Zidane headbutted him during the 2006 World Cup Final. (@iomatrix23)

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2012, 7:26 pm CST