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Obama's Running Wild In Alaska With A Selfie Stick

President Obama’s trip to Alaska this week intended to shine a spotlight on climate change. But he’s also there for a social media spree, including using a selfie stick. Presidents, they’re just like us!


Donald Trump's Instagram Attack Ads Are The Future Of American Politics

Donald Trump just posted a new attack ad against Jeb Bush on Instagram. And in typical attack ad form, it takes quotes from Jeb, uses them out of context, and tosses in photos of criminals while spooky music plays in the background. I have seen the future of American politics, and whether it includes a President Trump or not, it’s filled with Instagram attack ads.


Why Doesn't Instagram Allow Me To Manage Multiple Accounts Like Twitter Does?

The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo and post the photo. It made me wonder: Why doesn’t Instagram make it as easy as Twitter to move between accounts?


Teen Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to send money through Bitcoin.


#JunkOff Is Turning Twitter Into A Wondrous And Definitely NSFW Sex Museum 

People following biologists on Twitter got a bit of a surprise this morning: their feed is full of genitals. They can blame Anne Hilborn (@AnneWHilborn) and a few of her colleagues at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech.


Twitter Is Shutting Down Even More Government Transparency Accounts

Twitter has blocked 31 transparency-seeking accounts from accessing its developer API. These accounts all archived and made public the deleted tweets of powerful people like politicians. Twitter’s actually been doing this for a while now.


This Livetweeting Of 'The Iliad' Is The Best Thing On The Internet Today

Almeida Theatre and the British Museum are presenting a 16-hour reading (and livestream) of Homer’s Iliad voiced by beloved actors today. Their insanely awesome Twitter account is providing a play-by-play of the epic with modern flourish.


Twitter Removing 140-Character Limit For Direct Messages From Today

Briefly: Slide on in: Twitter Direct Messages have now, finally, had their 140 character limit removed.


Tinder's Twitter Account Is Freaking The Hell Out

In a recent article, Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”, Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales threw seven kinds of shade on Tinder and everything it stands for. Rather than issue a tersely-worded statement upholding its belief in the sanctity of marriage, Tinder found the keys to the Twitter account, and let loose.


Kim Kardashian's Instagram Ads Are Under Fire From The FDA

Kim Kardashian has shilled for a wide variety of different products, including diet pills and Silly Bandz. But her recent promotion of a morning sickness drug on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook has gotten her into some hot water with the FDA.


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