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Lindsay Lohan Live-Tweets Brexit Vote

She urged Brits to back the 'Remain' side

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan—British politics junkie? Lohan—or somebody using her Twitter account —delivered some surprisingly in-depth and passionate commentary Thursday night (commentary that had been scrubbed by Friday morning) as the results from the UK's "Brexit" referendum came in. She praised people in the Shetland Islands and... More »

You'll Probably Share This Story Without Even Reading It

Study finds 3 out of 5 people share stories on Twitter without ever clicking on them

(Newser) - Three out of five people sharing this story on social media will do so without actually reading it. That's just science. A study published this month looked at more than 59,000 articles from the BBC, Huffington Post, New York Times, Fox News, and CNN shared on Twitter. It... More »

Rowling Mourns Orlando Victim Who Worked at Harry Potter Ride

'I can't stop crying,' she writes of Luis Vielma

(Newser) - Harry Potter author JK Rowling is mourning one particular victim of the Orlando massacre: "Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old. I can't stop crying. #Orlando," Rowling tweeted early Monday, along with a picture of Vielma. "Thank You... More »

Man's Steph Curry Tweet Gets Him Fired

Moe Wahdan lost his job as a result

(Newser) - A Cleveland Cavaliers fan apparently trying to get under the skin of the NBA's MVP instead ended up losing his job. The 21-year-old sister of Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tweeted Wednesday morning that Curry's whole family was heading to Cleveland to watch him play in... More »

Clinton Launches Nuclear Meme Attack on Trump

He's going to need some ointment for that sick burn

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton set the internet on [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] Thursday when she hit Donald Trump with what the Verge describes as "an old, but hardly stale meme." “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary," Trump tweeted . "He wants four more years of Obama—but... More »

Hacked NFL Twitter Account Announces Roger Goodell's Death

And CNBC fell for it

(Newser) - Preventing an outpouring of grief we're sure would've rivaled those for Muhammad Ali and Prince, reports of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's death Tuesday turned out to be a hoax. “We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57.... More »

Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest Hacked

Group says they found his password in LinkedIn leak

(Newser) - Hackers have managed to embarrass Mark Zuckerberg, but not Facebook: A group calling itself OurMine Team claimed responsibility after the Facebook founder's Pinterest and Twitter accounts were hacked on Sunday, reports the New York Daily News . The hackers said they had found Zuckerberg's details in last month's... More »

More People Now Use Snapchat Than Twitter Each Day

Or so say Bloomberg's sources

(Newser) - A tech milestone: Sources tell Bloomberg that 150 million people use Snapchat each day, more than the 140 million who use Twitter each day. Snapchat started out four years ago as an app that quickly deleted photo messages after they were sent to other users, but now allows users to... More »

Twitter's Most Popular User Got Hacked

Katy Perry is the latest victim

(Newser) - Katy Perry fans were probably surprised when she tweeted a "miss u baby" in the direction of Taylor Swift on Monday. As it turns out, that wasn't Perry making up with her rival pop star—Perry's account was hacked, reports US Weekly . That's quite a feat... More »

Marco Rubio Goes on Epic Tweetstorm Over Unnamed Sources

Senator made big return to Twitter after 'WaPo' article

(Newser) - Little Marco Rubio made big waves on Twitter Monday night in what Gawker is calling a "charmingly unhinged s--t fit." Rubio, largely absent from Twitter since he dropped his presidential bid , made his unabashed return after a Washington Post story Monday by Chris Cillizza headlined "5 people... More »

Pot Lover's Twitter Exchange With Cops Goes Viral

'There needs to be more weed in Florida'

(Newser) - "Who's in Sarasota, Fla., and has weed?" That was the question posed via Twitter earlier this month by a high school senior from South Dakota who was visiting Florida, The Frisky reports. (OK, more correctly, she wrote , "WHOS IN SARASOTA FLORIDA AND HAS WEED.") While... More »

Sources: Spy Agencies Lose Access to Analyzed Tweets

Twitter is blocking Dataminr service to government, says a WSJ report

(Newser) - Twitter has barred US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that parses tweets to alert clients to events like terror attacks over fears of appearing too chummy with federal agencies, sources tells the Wall Street Journal . For two years, the government has had access to the service, provided by private... More »

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 »

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