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TSA Bans Uncharged Cellphones on Certain Flights

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Sunday that it will not allow cellphones or other electronics on U.S.-bound planes originating at some international airports if the devices are not charged up. The ban is part of heightened security measures surrounding …

Kanye West Booed After Onstage Rant

Controversial rapper Kanye West was booed at the Wireless Festival in London on Friday, after going into a 20-minute rant in protest of the media during his set. West was filling in for Canadian singer Drake, who had fallen ill. …

Great White Shark Bites Man Off California Beach

A great white shark attacked a man as he was swimming off of Manhattan Beach in southern California Saturday. The 7-foot-long juvenile great white was hooked by a pier fisherman at the time, and the long-distance swimmer got in the …

Things Tim Howard Could Save, or Why We All Love the Internet

As USA goalkeeper continued to make amazing save after amazing save in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium, people started making jokes on Twitter like Tim Howard could’ve saved my parents’ marriage and Tim Howard just saved me 15% on …

#AskThicke: Robin Thicke Trend Gets Trolled BIG Time

Sometimes an idea should just stay an idea. Especially when it comes to celebrities and social media. Singer Robin Thicke is experiencing one hell of a backlash to both his album Paula, named after his estranged wife Paula Patton, and …

Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds

Twitter’s Vine announced that it is now showing loop counts on its iOS and Android apps, and on the web, to show how many times people have looped a video. The loop counts also appear on Vine embeds around the …

‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets ‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets

It looks like Twitter users may soon be able to purchase items directly from tweets. And after the launch of mobile app-install ads, why not? A “Buy Now” has been spotted within the Twitter mobile app. Re/code shows tweets with …

Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault Hey Twitter, the Hobby Lobby Ruling Isn’t SCOTUSblog’s Fault

SCOTUSblog is a private blog, sponsored by Bloomberg Law, that’s “devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.” It’s one of the most-respected sources for Supreme Court coverage …

Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce

Twitter is acquiring mobile retargeting company TapCommerce, as first reported by Re/code . While not officially disclosed, the price is said to be “in the ballpark” of $100 million. TapCommerce and Twitter both just announced the acquisition in a blog …

Twitter Makes App Promotion Ads Widely Available Twitter Makes App Promotion Ads Widely Available

Twitter announced on Monday that it is expanding its mobile app promotion offering to all advertisers globally after beta testing it since April. The offering makes use of Twitter’s interest, keyword, TV, and Tailored Audience, gender, geo, language, and mobile …

Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features

Bing announced on Friday that it is rolling out a feature that lets you search for specific Twitter profiles or hashtags. If you just do a hashtag search, it will give you results for recent tweets for it like so: …

Amy Van Dyken Stays Positive After ATV Accident

On June 6, former gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken’s life changed forever following an ATV wreck in which she severed her spinal chord. While doctors were able to perform surgery to save Amy’s life, she was left paralyzed …

Jennette McCurdy Disses Ex-Boyfriend Again

Jennette McCurdy is dissing her ex again, this time on Twitter. In what has become known as her trademark outspoken style, McCurdy recently told the world that “sometimes I look at old photographs of my ex and I cry because …

Danica Patrick: Just Like Us. Sometimes.

Danica Patrick has endured a few exciting changes recently. The lovely racing starlet has teamed up with the Florida Lottery, and as a result has added a little pink to her No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet. The Florida Lottery has come …

Cat Perches On Cop, Looks For “Mew” Evidence

A cat perched on a cop during a burglary investigation. Then, like so many cats before it, it went viral. Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson said that officers were responding to a call from a woman who arrived home and …

With Social Media Advertising, Are People Just Tuning Out? With Social Media Advertising, Are People Just Tuning Out?

Companies often believe they can use social media to increase brand awareness and tap into a new customer base. But, as Gallup findings suggest, consumers are highly adept at tuning out brand-related Facebook and Twitter content. These channels do not …

Twitter Announces SnappyTV Acquisition Twitter Announces SnappyTV Acquisition

Twitter announced on Thursday that it has acquired SnappyTV, which lets broadcasters edit TV snippets for social media. Twitter Director of Product Management Baljeet Singh explains the reasoning behind the acquisition: “One of the best ways to follow events as …

Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs

Twitter announced through its support account today that users can new share and view animated GIFs on Twitter.com, and in its Android and iPhone apps. Here’s proof: Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and …

John Anthony Brooks’ Game-Winner Made Twitter Absolutely Explode John Anthony Brooks’ Game-Winner Made Twitter Absolutely Explode

Sure, there are plenty of great reaction videos showing crazed U.S. soccer fans losing their collective mind in the 87th minute of Monday’s World Cup game against Ghana. But I just love this simple timelapse of Twitter activity before and …

Zachary Levi Announces Marriage Via Twitter

Zachary Levi is officially off the market! The Thor: The Dark World actor reportedly tied the knot over the weekend. On Monday, June 16, Levi and his new wife Melissa “Missy” Peregrym took to Twitter with an official announcement about …

Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets

Currently, if you want to rebroadcast a tweet and provide your own commentary, there are two ways to do it. First, you can copy the tweet, add ‘RT’ in front of it, and provide your commentary either before or after …