- Did the Space Force logo rip off Star Trek? Friday 6:24 PM
- Disabled people with service dogs say Uber, Lyft drivers are denying them rides Friday 3:25 PM
- TikTok teen famous for greasy hair ends her 8-year reign Friday 2:48 PM
- Police handcuff brown man at subway station for carrying a toy gun Friday 1:20 PM
- Fake clip of Sanders quoting infamous ‘hot chip’ tweet is duping people online Friday 1:16 PM
- The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala alleges Scientologists behind dog’s death Friday 12:46 PM
- Eminem responds to critics: ‘This album was not made for the squeamish’ Friday 12:42 PM
- ‘The poet, the poem’ meme takes iconic lines and turns them into art Friday 12:40 PM
- People are making dark memes about the coronavirus Friday 12:27 PM
- Trump camp’s ‘head on a pike’ impeachment threat hit with memes Friday 11:34 AM
- What is the #FreeBritney movement, and why is Cher tweeting about it? Friday 10:52 AM
- This YouTuber claims the Saudi government plotted to kidnap him on U.S. soil Friday 10:30 AM
- Report: Jack Dorsey declined to host a fundraiser for Tulsi Gabbard Friday 10:22 AM
- Bernie Sanders plugs Joe Rogan endorsement—and women are furious Friday 10:04 AM
- Young woman using TikTok to document the end of her life says she’s dying next week Friday 8:43 AM
The Tweekender: How Hurricane Sandy dominated Twitter
More than 20 million Hurricane Sandy tweets were sent between Saturday and Thursday. Plus, more news from the week on Twitter.
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.
Congratulations! You all are now sending more than half a billion tweets a day.
Early investor Chris Sacca revealed gave an insight into internal Twitter turmoil.
An official Twitter app for Windows 8 is on the way.
Here’s a look at how Twitter turns breaking news into relevant search results within 10 minutes.
- Despite widely shared misinformation during Sandy’s East Coast impact, Twitter is not getting involved with fact-checking tweets.
10 Illinois students were suspended over tweets.
- Goosebumps author R.L. Stine wrote a terrifying tale in tweets for Halloween.
A Toronto Maple Leafs player adorned blackface for his Michael Jackson costume and shared a photo.
Nicole Scherzinger wore a not-at-all gimmicky dress that displayed tweets as fans sent them.
The arrest of a businessman over a Twitter comment led to a free speech debate in India.
- Leann Rimes is reportedly ready to sue more Twitter users.
Justin Trudeau, angling to become leader of the Liberal Party, is slightly more liked among English-speaking than French Canadian tweeters.
An educator tries to follow every teacher he can.
The week’s best new accounts: Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin might well turn out to be interesting on Twitter. He isn’t yet. So far, Laura Dern has mostly tweeted about her Colorado campaigning for Barack Obama.
Photo of the week: It’s Psy and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey. Little more needs to be said. (@psy_oppa)
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.