Tag: Twitter

The Star Of The Upcoming ‘Shang-Chi’ Movie Is Reliving His Amusing Interactions With Marvel On Twitter

Getty Image It’s been less than 24 hours since Kevin Feige graced the stage at Hall H to announce Marvel Studios’ plans for Phase Four. Even so, the superhero cinematic powerhouse’s Comic-Con presentation has already been picked apart and analyzed to death. Though a few nuggets of newsworthy information and, in the case of Shang-Chi […]

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Soulja Boy’s Time In Jail Has Reportedly Led To Some Major Lifestyle Changes

Getty Image Soulja Boy was released from jail early after spending three months behind bars. While he was locked up, the rapper had a lot of time to reflect on his life. After taking time to reminisce, he reportedly decided it was time to make some major lifestyle changes. Soulja Boy is tightening his circle […]

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Keanu Reeves Gave Some Of His Fans A ‘Breathtaking’ Experience, And People Can’t Handle It

Getty Image We already knew that Keanu Reeves is an ageless hero for our time, but his recent appearances in Toy Story 4, Always Be My Maybe and just about everything concerning Bill & Ted Face the Music has proven this time and time again. Speaking of Bill & Ted 3, writer Ed Solomon recently […]

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‘What You Gonna Do Phone the Police?’ London Police Twitter Is Hacked

For the Twitter feed of London’s Metropolitan Police, Friday seemed like an ordinary day. It announced some arrests. (Teenagers obstructing a road at a protest.) A man was jailed in a murder case (life, for killing a “friendly pensioner”). Then things started to go sideways. For about 40 minutes, the account spewed messages, some irreverent, […]

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‘Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?’: Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Screenshot: Fox Nation (YouTube) Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things. As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived […]

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Social media, vanity metrics, and the push for quality over quantity

To say that social media is not in the best of places at the moment would be something of an understatement. Trolling, abuse, conspiracy theories, propaganda, and terrorism have become increasingly active, and the companies behind these platforms — despite some efforts — are largely failing to stay in control. Cyberbullying is one of the […]

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Will Trump’s Racism Sink the G.O.P.?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Most Republicans met President Trump’s racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color with silence, mild rebuke or whataboutism. This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate whether the Grand Old Party has fully […]

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Covering Protests Where There Is a Distrust of Social Media

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Daniel Victor, a reporter in Hong Kong who covers news in Asia and overnight news in the United States, discussed the tech he’s using. What are your most important tech tools for doing your job? My desktop assaults me […]

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Kellyanne Conway Is Getting Dragged Online For Asking A Reporter ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’

NBC NEWS We’re on day three of the president trying to either defend or double/triple/quadruple/etc. down on Sunday’s racist Twitter thread about the so-called “squad,” and it’s still going strong. The day after her husband published a Washington Post op-ed calling her boss “racist,” Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway sparked controversy after asking a Jewish reporter, […]

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Senators Ask The FTC To Investigate How Social Networks Curate Their Content

How do websites like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter determine topics that are supposedly relevant to you? Presumably, this is based on how you use their websites, where based on your searches, history, browsing habits, and so on, it will surface information that it thinks is most suitable for you. Advertising However, there have […]

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Trump Apparently Thinks Al Qaeda Is Spelled ‘Alcaida’ And People On Twitter Are Losing It

Getty Image Donald J. Trump has been in overdrive the last two days, which started with a tweet thread in which he said racist things about unnamed “progressive Democratic congresswomen” clearly meant to be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fellow “squad” members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. For many, that a sitting president of the […]

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Trump Triples Down On His Racist Tweets About Several Congresswomen Of Color, Spurring Plenty Of Reactions

Getty Image On Sunday, an evidently angry Donald Trump indirectly tweeted at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib after the four new congresswomen testified before the House Oversite Committee about the detention centers along the United States-Mexico border on Friday. Among other things, the president repeated some common racist arguments that […]

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Kevin Smith Will Host A Live Reading Of His Never-Made ‘Clerks III’ Script For A Charitable Cause

Getty Image Whenever he’s not too busy working on the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, writer and director Kevin Smith is ruining (or improving) Stranger Things, defending his oeuvre and all kinds of other things on socail media. His latest bit? Announcing a special live reading of his unproduced Clerks III script for a charitable […]

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New Twitter.com Experience Arrives with Dark Mode, Improved Direct Messages

New twitter.com experience is public. Since September last year, Twitter has been working on revamping its platform for desktop. And now the company has finally thrown open the new Twitter experience for everyone. Firstly, Twitter.com now comes with a dark mode interface, something we have already seen on mobile apps. The company has also added […]

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8 Ways to Minimize What’s Bad about Social Media and Keep What’s Good

First, here are Professor Kecmanovic’s suggestions. #1 Commit to times when you will not use social media. Kecmanovic feels strongly that you should not let social media disturb your sleep. Keep your phone and computer out of your bedroom. She also suggests that you turn off your notifications or your phone when you are interacting with […]

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Twitter rebuilds website for ‘write once, run everywhere’ philosophy

Twitter today began rolling out a new version of Twitter.com, rebuilt “from the ground up.” The company says the project, which impacts the front end and the back end, has been years in the making. Twitter’s biggest redesign in nearly seven years is meant to be a clean slate that will help the team more […]

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Trump’s Telling Several Congresswomen Of Color To ‘Go Back’ Where They Came From Predictably Backfired

Getty Image Noting that President Donald Trump says sexist, racist and xenophobic things on Twitter (and in person) is a moot point. Even so, every once in a while, his latest early morning diatribe will be enough of something new to garner even more criticism (and, sadly, acclaim) than his usual outbursts. In this regard, […]

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Twitter Loves the Opera Diva Karita Mattila. And She Loves It Back.

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France — On Karita Mattila’s Twitter page — where her profile photo is a refined portrait, but the background image is a blurry cellphone shot of her cheesing joyfully — you’ll find a simple biography that begins: “Finnish soprano. Going strong. Having fun.” Going strong may be putting it lightly. At 58, Ms. Mattila, […]

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A White House Correspondent Departs the Jaw-Dropping Trump Beat

WASHINGTON — Choosing a single day that epitomizes Donald J. Trump’s presidency — amid the endless tangle of jaw-dropping, reality-bending, norm-shattering days — is a fool’s errand. But for a White House correspondent departing the beat after eight years, Thursday came awfully close. From Mr. Trump’s morning Twitter rant (asking how anyone could vote for […]

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Twitter Went Down Across The Globe, And Everyone Has Jokes (And Conspiracy Theories)

Getty Image Twitter went down for users across the globe for about an hour on Thursday. As Cnet reports, many were confronted with a landing page that read, “Something is technically wrong” whenever they tried to log in during the early afternoon (on the United States east coast, that is). Their official account cheekily posted […]

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