1. Weird

    A Whole Bunch of Teenagers Tweeted Bomb Threats at American Airlines Because Humanity Is Terrible

    You'd think that seeing a teenage girl get into actual real-world trouble for tweeting a vague and incredibly-racist terror threat to an airline would make other people want to stop doing that. Of course, that's a fallacy on your part. Teenagers are not people. They are monsters.

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  2. Tech

    Twitter Would Really Like For You To Start Using Their Private Messaging System More

    When was the last time you got a direct message on Twitter? Be honest, it was most likely one of those automated "Thanks for following!" things from a verified social media "expert" account. From the looks of it, however, Twitter is hard at work making DMs less annoying and more useful for you.

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  3. Weird

    Updated: US Airways Just Tweeted A Picture Of An Airplane Heading In For A Very NSFW Landing

    Someone at US Airways is about to be fired. A typical twitter exchange with a complaining customer just ended with the company tweeting a NSFW image of an airplane flying into a vagina. US Airways has obviously already removed the image, but the Internet is forever and unfortunately for the perpetrator, so are the NSFW screencaps.

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  4. Tech

    Dutch Teenager Arrested For Twitter Threat, So Here Are Some Lessons We Can Take Away From This

    Hey, you know what's a bad idea? Sending terror threats to an airline over Twitter. But one teenager decided to do it anyway, and now she's been arrested. Here's what you can do as a Twitter user to not suffer the same fate as her.

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  5. Weird

    Teen Takes Netflix To Prom, We Have A Lot Of Questions

    In my day, taking Netflix to prom meant waiting by my mailbox for DVDs to arrive while practicing kissing on my own hands until I fell asleep. But apparently modern youth are better at asking out websites then I ever was: a teen asked Netflix to prom via twitter, Netflix agreed, and many bizarre mantlepiece pictures were taken (probably).

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  6. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: Robert Downey Jr. (@RobertDowneyJr)

    Okay, we know it's technically Saturday, but we're bringing you a day-late Follow Friday in honor of a very special someone who just joined the Twitterverse last night. Ladies and gentlemen, please go and follow the one and only RDJ. Or Tony Stark. We can't tell the difference anymore.

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  7. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: Wil Wheaton (@wilw)

    It's Follow Friday once again, and in honor of tomorrow's Tabletop festivities, we're telling you that you should go follow Wil Wheaton. You know, assuming you don't already.

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  8. Tech

    The US Government Secretly Created a “Cuban Twitter” to Stir up Political Dissent, Create “Smart Mobs”

    Somehow, the same government that can't set up a simple online signup form to save its life went full Zuckerberg and built an entire successful social media network... in Cuba. This must have been headed by the same people who made the turkey pardoning site for Thanksgiving, because that was easily the best functioning government website.

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  9. Tech

    Community College Tries to Have Twitter Account Pulled, Fails, Draws More Attention to Account It Tried to Have Pulled

    The president of Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania doesn't think the @NCC_Confess Twitter account is very funny, so he tried to have it pulled from the Internet. That went about as well as you would expect and resulted in a lot more attention for the account. Do they not have a class in How to Internet at NCC?

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  10. Entertainment

    Twitter Was Not A Fan of How I Met Your Mother‘s “Shyamalan Ending” [Spoilers]

    So... that happened. The final episode of How I Wound Up With The Canadian finally aired, and here are my favorite of twitter's theories about the show's twists. Ted sees dead people, the series' title was a cryptic clue all along, and a possible movie is in the works? That last one is April Fools, but nothing would surprise me after Robingate.

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  11. Entertainment

    Comedian Hannibal Buress Just Got a Bunch of People To Wrap Themselves in Toilet Paper on Twitter

    To promote his new special Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago premiering on Comedy Central Saturday night, Buress held an impromptu Twitter contest asking people to wrap themselves in toilet paper. Sure enough, people did it, and here they are.

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  12. Weird

    A Quick Primer on the Etymology of the Word “Orange” and Why They’re Sometimes Green

    This morning Rob Delaney tweeted about oranges, and it made me curious about the history of the word. It had come up in an earlier article about why we call redheads "redheads" and not "orangeheads," so I wanted to revisit it. Here's why oranges are called oranges and why sometimes they're green.

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  13. Tech

    Turkish Citizens Unhappy With Twitter Ban Express Their Outrage… on Twitter

    The Turkish Prime minister wasn't too happy with some things that were being said on Twitter. So, in a completely reasonable effort to make sure Turkish citizens don't have a platform to freely speak their minds (because who wants that?), he banned Twitter. Well, he tried, but it's not working out so well.

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  14. Tech

    Twitter Got a Tool to Look up First Tweets for Its Birthday, We’ve Got Some Famous Ones for You

    You're probably going to get a walk down memory lane in your Twitter feed today, because Twitter now has a tool to instantly pull up anyone and everyone's first tweet for its 8th birthday tomorrow. So, what did some of our favorite Twitter personalities have to say in their first 140 characters?

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  15. Tech

    #FollowFriday: Fake Library Stats (@FakeLibStats)

    It's that time again, Internet. #FollowFriday is our weekly segment where we recommend a Twitter account for you to follow. Usually we focus on people, but this week it's Fake Library Stats (@FakeLibStats).

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