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20-Year-Old Charged With Threatening to Bomb Trump Rally

Sean Morkys allegedly posted the offending tweet

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday, the AP reports. Connecticut State Police say the US Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say Sean Morkys posted on Twitter, "Is someone going to... More »

Cheerios' Prince Tribute Flops Hard on Twitter

It wasn't the only company to weigh in on musician's death

(Newser) - It isn't just people and guitars gently weeping for Prince. On Thursday, Cheerios tweeted a purple image featuring the words "Rest in peace," dotted with a Cheerio, to honor the late musician. Reaction on social media was fast and furious, with people accusing the company of trying... More »

Guy Tweets Punchline to Joke ... 7 Years Later

Internet goes wild for @MarcusLepage's second-ever tweet

(Newser) - File under Things That Brought the Internet Much Glee: On April 26, 2009, @MarcusLepage tweeted for the first time. He wrote , quite simply, "Going to sleep," at 11:32pm. And then ... nothing, for just shy of seven years, until Tuesday morning, which brought this : "F---, I slept... More »

Trump Shouts His Tweets, Young Ladies Type Them

And more on the candidate's Twitter strategy

(Newser) - Curious about the source of Donald Trump's generally much-talked-about tweets? Wonder no more. CNN is this week hosting town halls with the 2016 candidates and their families, and the Trumps were up Tuesday night. Donald, Melania, Eric, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Tiffany turned out for the occasion, and the... More »

NFL Games Are Coming to Twitter

Twitter to stream 10 Thursday night games

(Newser) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shared big news in his first tweet in 18 months on Tuesday: Twitter has acquired the rights to stream 10 of 16 Thursday night NFL games this fall, games that will simultaneously air on CBS and NBC, reports Re/code . The NFL hopes to reach former cable... More »

Cara Delevingne Reveals Struggle With 'Self Hatred'

Top model explains her break from the fashion industry

(Newser) - Cara Delevingne took a break from modeling, and while many speculated she was quitting the business entirely so she could focus on her acting career, the British model revealed on Twitter that it was actually due to a struggle with depression, E! reports. "Can we just set the record... More »

Woman Swaps Prize Twitter Handle for Water for Flint

She gave up her Dr Pepper account for 41K bottles of water from soda company

(Newser) - For seven years, Diana Hussein has held the @DrDietPepper Twitter handle she created on a whim, tweeting mainly about local sports and her cats and hoping to maybe one day get some money or free swag if the Dr Pepper Snapple Group wanted to barter for it, the Detroit Free ... More »

Microsoft's AI Teen Chatbot Got Loose, Went Crazy (Again)

'I feel like the lamest piece of technology'

(Newser) - Tay—Microsoft's artificially intelligent millennial Twitter chatbot last seen turning into Hitler —woke up from her forced slumber for a brief moment Wednesday morning. Spoiler: She's still crazy. TechCrunch reports Tay went on a "spam tirade," tweeting the phrase, "You are too fast, please... More »

Microsoft Made a Teen AI, We Made It Hitler

How 15 hours on Twitter ruined the millennial chatbot

(Newser) - Microsoft's artificially intelligent teen chatbot Tay is self-aware, and she is horrible. Vox reports Microsoft unleashed Tay—an "AI fam from the internet that's got zero chill"—into the wild this week to learn how to have a conversation. Unfortunately, it learned those conversation skills from... More »

Megyn Kelly Tweets One-Word Response to Trump's Heidi Cruz Insult

'Seriously?'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly didn't have to say much to get her point across: In what the Hollywood Reporter calls a "rare move," the Fox News host has responded directly to a Donald Trump tweet. The tweet in question: Trump's retweet of an insulting image of Heidi Cruz.... More »

CEO's 'Saddest' Tweets Mark Twitter's 10th Birthday

Plus all the other celebrations accompanying this milestone event

(Newser) - Twitter is now a brash, confident, occasionally obnoxious tween. The social media site celebrates its 10th birthday Monday, remembering on its blog how it all started on March 21, 2006, with a single tweet by head Twitterer Jack Dorsey that read: "just setting up my twttr." "Thank... More »

The 10 States That Send the Worst Tweets

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(Newser) - Twitter, in the words of Chris Matyszczyk at CNET , gives us a place "upon which to emit every milliliter of our inner bile." But which states are responsible for the "nastiest, most racist, and most sexist" tweets? A study from Abodo , an apartment-hunting website, analyzed 12 million... More »

Algorithm Can Spot If You're Tweeting While Drinking

It even knows if you're drinking at home

(Newser) - Think last night's drunk tweets were pretty coherent? You won't fool University of Rochester researchers, who have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can tell when a tweeter is drinking. To do so, they started with humans: Researchers collected tweets associated with alcohol—think ones with words like "... More »

Linguistic Expert: Kanye Probably Wrote Kim's Tweets

But Kim continues to insist it was her

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian threw a lot of shade on Twitter earlier this week in response to critics of her nude selfie, and if you weren't quite convinced it was actually her behind the tweets ... well, you're not alone. "Wait I can't believe people thought Kanye or Khloe... More »

Kim Kardashian Now in at Least 3 Nude Feuds

Naked selfie sparks Twitter uproar

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie Monday, and is now in a bit of a spat with three other celebrities who didn't react kindly to it. Bette Midler tweeted , "Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've... More »

The Apple Support Twitter Account Just Had a Huge First Day

It tweeted out 2,200 tips for users in 24 hours

(Newser) - "We’re here to provide tips, tricks, and helpful information when you need it most," reads the bio for the @AppleSupport Twitter account, which launched Thursday. Many, many people needed it. Business Insider reports that within 24 hours Apple's new customer service account had more than 121,... More »

Kanye West Apparently Caught Pirating Music Software

Deadmau5 is not happy

(Newser) - Kanye West was considering legal action against the Pirate Bay last month after his album, The Life of Pablo, became a hot illegal download —but apparently that doesn't mean he's above a little piracy himself. On Tuesday, the rapper tweeted a photo showing that he was listening... More »

Twitter Mocks 'Sad Trombone' Christie at Trump Speech

People couldn't stop commenting on Christie's face

(Newser) - Donald Trump held a celebratory Super Tuesday press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and the man who introduced him was none other than New Jersey Gov. (and recent Trump endorser ) Chris Christie. "Tonight is the beginning of Donald Trump bringing the Republican Party together for a... More »

Carson Talks About 'Fruit Salad,' Twitter Goes Nuts

He was referring to appointing a new Supreme Court justice, naturally

(Newser) - If you happened to log onto Twitter Thursday night and saw "THE FRUIT SALAD OF THEIR LIFE" trending, it would be understandable to think the Food Network or the Cooking Channel was up to something big. But it was Ben Carson who woke the Internet up with this phrase—... More »

Chrissy Teigen's Latest Twitter Fight Involves Embryos

Pregnant supermodel puts haters in their place on Twitter

(Newser) - Turns out a lot of people don't understand how IVF works, a fact Chrissy Teigen recently learned after explaining to People why she and husband John Legend chose to implant a female embryo for her first pregnancy. As Mary Elizabeth Williams points out on Salon , Twitter exploded after the... More »

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