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Users of New Video App Want to See Your Fridge

'Fridging' is Periscope's first meme

(Newser) - Tech analysts are comparing it to the early days of Twitter: users of a new social media app getting acquainted with something fresh—and sharing some incredibly mundane stuff in the process. Freshly launched live-streaming app Periscope has a lot in common with popular rival Meerkat , but one big difference... More »

Princeton Review to Swift: Your Grammar Still Stinks

Though test prep company is sorry it misquoted her

(Newser) - Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review this week for misquoting her lyrics and accusing her of using bad grammar, and yesterday the test prep company told MTV that, while it's sorry for the misquote, it stands by the poor-grammar claim. The "Fifteen" lyric, as quoted in the... More »

JK Rowling Schools Fan on Gay Dumbledore

Fan couldn't 'see' the character as gay

(Newser) - JK Rowling is the subject of headlines touting her " perfect ," " brilliant ," " amazing " response to a fan who asked her yesterday, "I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way." Rowling replied : "... More »

Meerkat Video App Is a Massive Hit

It streams live video to Twitter

(Newser) - Are you Meerkatting? If the question makes no sense, you have not heard of what's being hailed as social media's Next Big Thing: The Meerkat app allows people to stream live video to their Twitter accounts. It first emerged as a big hit at the South by Southwest... More »

Larry King Does Not Tweet Like the Rest of Us

Or, as he might say, he does not 'Twitter' like the rest of us

(Newser) - "I Twitter every day," says Larry King. And referring to it as "Twittering" instead of "tweeting" is not the only thing that makes King's social media habits a bit different from the norm. As he explains to the Washington Post , King tweets by calling (on... More »

Ashley Judd: Why I'm Going After Abusive Trolls

In essay, actress writes of recovery from rape and incest

(Newser) - As a huge Kentucky fan, Ashley Judd would love to be spending all her time talking basketball these days. Instead, she's researching what legal action she can take against the Twitter trolls who heaped "humiliating and violent" abuse on her when she dared to tweet a negative opinion... More »

Starbucks VP Flees Twitter After #RaceTogether Fail

But Corey duBrowa is back online now after 'cascade of negativity'

(Newser) - After Starbucks announced its #RaceTogether campaign on Monday, many online users aimed their racial concerns toward the Twitter account of Corey duBrowa , the company's senior VP for communications. But the heat proved too much for duBrowa to handle: By Monday night, his Twitter account was deleted, CNN Money reports.... More »

Ashley Judd Pressing Charges Over Abusive Tweets

Actress got deluged while rooting for Kentucky

(Newser) - Ashley Judd isn't just complaining about a slew of vulgar tweets she received, she's pressing charges. The actress was watching her beloved Kentucky Wildcats take on Arkansas Sunday when she sent out a tweet accusing Arkansas of playing dirty, reports the Chicago Tribune . Cue the avalanche of abusive... More »

Mayor's 'Good Wife' Tweet Targets Hollywood

Evanston, Illinois mayor defends city's liberal record

(Newser) - Evanston, Illinois—politically conservative? Not according to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, who hit Hollywood with a tweet in defense of the city's progressive voting record, the Chicago Tribune reports. It started when an episode of the CBS drama The Good Wife had robocalls going out to Evanston residents portraying a... More »

ISIS Announces 'Real War'— Against Twitter

Online post threatens co-founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter employees

(Newser) - Twitter's efforts to block ISIS-related accounts appears to have earned co-founder Jack Dorsey a special place on the militant group's radar. An anonymous online post yesterday on a Polish site used by computer programmers featured an image of Dorsey, with crosshairs superimposed over his face and a warning... More »

What It's Like to Have a Dumb Tweet Ruin Your Life

Jon Ronson tells Justine Sacco's story

(Newser) - When an offensive comment on social media makes headlines, the rest of the world may revel in outrage—while the person who made the regrettable tweet watches her life quickly unravel. And while the Internet moves on to its next controversy, the debacle isn't over so fast for the... More »

Jeb Bush Aide Quits Over Offensive Tweets

New CTO's thoughts on 'sluts' embarrass Jeb's PAC

(Newser) - If the chief technology officer Jeb Bush's PAC hired this week had been savvy enough to clean up his social media history sooner, he would probably still be in the job. Instead, Hipster.com co-founder Ethan Czahor resigned yesterday after offensive tweets going back as far as 2009 surfaced,... More »

Hitler Bot Hijacks Coke's Twitter Campaign

'Make It Happy' meets Mein Kampf

(Newser) - It was almost inevitable that Coca-Cola's automated campaign to combat online negativity would be hijacked by pranksters—but the "Make It Happy" team probably wasn't expecting a Hitler bot. The campaign turned the words of negative tweets into happy ASCII cartoons, but after noticing that a white... More »

Argentine President Mocks Chinese Accent

...while in China for business reasons

(Newser) - Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is in China today, where she met with President Xi Jinping to sign various agreements and spoke at a conference attended by 1,000 businessmen in an effort to raise Chinese investment in Argentina's struggling economy. And yet, she still thought it would... More »

Slain Journalist's Tweet Against Hate Makes Waves

Kenji Goto reflected on what he'd learned in Syria, Iraq

(Newser) - More than four years ago, journalist Kenji Goto tweeted a message whose power has only grown after he was apparently killed as an ISIS hostage. The tweet, the AP reports, has gone viral both in Japanese and in English. A translation of the Sept. 7, 2010 message: "Closing my... More »

Taylor Swift: Good Luck Finding Nude Pics, Hackers

Singer's Twitter account gets hacked

(Newser) - Apparently there is at least one celebrity who doesn't take nude pictures: Taylor Swift. Her social media accounts were hacked yesterday by the Lizard Squad, a group that's claimed responsibility for a number of other recent cyberattacks . The group threatened to release nude photos of Swift, but she... More »

Stockbroker Loses Job Over Hit-and-Run 'Joke'

'It was a joke gone bad,' says Brit Rayhan Qadar

(Newser) - Humor is all about knowing your audience, and 21-year-old Brit Rayhan Qadar apparently didn't really know his. The stockbroker made an ill-advised "joke" on Twitter Monday morning and lost his job over it. The offending tweet (his account is now private, CNET notes): "Think I just hit... More »

Experts: Facebook Lies Create False Memories

Study says online lies are 'damaging' our memory

(Newser) - Lying your tushy off on social networks may impress your friends, but research suggests that it can also create false memories and disconnect us from our true self, the Telegraph reports. "Being competitive and wanting to put our best face forward—seeking support or empathy from our peers—is... More »

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ignites a Christmas Brouhaha

With a tweet about Isaac Newton

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson's Christmas musings might not have made it to the cosmos, but the Twitterverse is buzzing with them: As CNN reports, Tyson on Thursday tweeted out birthday greetings to a babe who went on to rock planet Earth. Except not that babe."On this day long... More »

CNN's #AskACop Doesn't Go So Well (for Cops)

Yes, another hashtag fail; yes, Don Lemon

(Newser) - It's been a year of epic hashtag fails: first #MyNYPD , then #CosbyMeme , and now CNN's #AskACop. In advance of the station's "Cops Under Fire" town hall segment last night, hosted by Don Lemon, CNN put a call out for people to tweet questions to its panel... More »

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