The Tweekender: Rolling Stones 50th anniversary setlist spoiled

All the news that's fit to tweet, in 140 characters or less!


Kris Holt


Published Oct 19, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 9:05 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 app maker Naan Studios shut down its desktop clients to focus on its Echofon mobile clients.
  • Twitter is offering some users $100 in advertising credit to get them to promote their accounts.
  • Twitter team member Buster Benson had some interesting thoughts on how expanded tweets (or Cards) could be used.
  • A California attorney hinted at legal action against United Airlines with a tweet.
  • Rupert Murdoch just can’t stop apologizing for insulting celebrities.
  • Kristen Stewart fears Twitter will lead to someone tracking down and killing her.
  • The Rolling Stones shared what looked like the setlist for the band’s upcoming 50th anniversary shows. Are there no surprises anymore?
  • The excellent @paulryangosling is run by a cadre of mom bloggers.
  • Slacktory’s Nick Douglas delved into “Weird Twitter” and found out all about the community’s innovative, hilarious tweets.
  • TalkSport is embedding streams of its radio coverage of English Premier League games inside tweets.
  • Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro revealed their new album cover bit-by-bit as fans tweeted the #biffyopposites hashtag.
  • A woman was hit with several charges after allegedly sending “dozens of derogatory and harassing” tweets to a judge and other officials.

The week’s best new accounts: Actor Justin Long signed up to promote President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. I’m looking forward to the day when he livetweets a TV showing of Accepted.

Photo of the week: Wyclef Jean wished himself a happy 43rd birthday by posing in his underwear while straddling a bike. We don’t get it either. (@wyclef)

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*First Published: Oct 19, 2012, 7:35 pm CDT