Category: Twitter

Twitter released three long overdue but actually awesome features for Periscope

"RIP Periscope," creators and analysts have been crying. Twitter's decision to introduce going live in its main app, release an API and increase the presence of the app throughout Twitter — let alone killing Vine — have caused them to foresee an end to Periscope. SEE ALSO: Twitter is adding pre-roll ads to Periscope as it warms up to profits Not so, apparently. Twitter announced Wednesday (amid the frenzy that is Samsung Galaxy S8's release) three new features on Periscope.  The first: Periscope videos can now play directly in Moments. You may say that's putting two dying properties together, and hey, maybe you're right. But for now, live videos from Periscope will improve Twitter Moments, which feature curated collections of tweets and videos.  Read more...More about Business, Tech, Apps And Software, Jack Dorsey, and Twitter Moments

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#BlackWomenAtWork hashtag uncovers the everyday racism black women face at work

The disrespectful and condescending treatment of two prominent black women in the U.S. has sparked a global hashtag campaign about everyday racism.  On Tuesday, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly said he couldn't listen to Congresswoman Maxine Waters' latest speech about Trump because of her hair, which he called "a wig." Later that day, U.S. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told veteran journalist April Ryan to "stop shaking her head" in response to an answer he gave. SEE ALSO: Bill O'Reilly attacks Maxine Waters' hairstyle, triggering world's largest eye roll Women around the world have since been sharing their "Maxine and April moments," using the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork to highlight the everyday reality faced by black women. Read more...More about Social Good, Lifestyle, Workplace, Watercooler, and Bill O Reilly

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Patrick Stewart is being compared to Kellyanne Conway and he couldn’t be happier

If someone asked you to compare Sir Patrick Stewart with another famous person in terms of looks, Kellyanne Conway probably wouldn't be the first to spring to mind. SEE ALSO: 29 times Patrick Stewart was hands down the most awesome guy on Twitter Then again, you may not have seen this photo. Something is happening in Hollywood tonightpic.twitter.com/hhDTqOtBx5 — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) April 19, 2016 That picture of Stewart in drag was shared by the man himself on Twitter last year. At the time he was compared to Helen Mirren. Recently, though, people have been making another comparison. Read more...More about Uk, Twitter, Tweet, Kellyanne Conway, and Patrick Stewart

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India’s ‘anti-Romeo squads’ aren’t going down well with literature lovers

What's in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all. India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up "anti-Romeo squads," which they say will ensure women's safety on streets.  However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. More importantly, they are upset that their beloved Shakespearean hero is being maligned for no fault of his.  "I thought he was quite a charming guy. UP cops need a new villain," tweeted one user. SEE ALSO: Indian government steps up efforts to check online trolling against women But what are these squads? And why are they called "anti-Romeo?" Read more...More about Policy, Social Media, Women S Rights, India, and Twitter Reactions

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J.K. Rowling uses SpongeBob to sum up her feelings about Brexit

Wednesday, March 29, is a hugely significant day in Britain — it's the day Prime Minister Theresa May officially starts the Brexit process by signing the letter triggering Article 50. For half the country, it's the start of what they voted for. For the other half, though, it's the last thing they wanted. J.K. Rowling falls firmly in the latter category. SEE ALSO: 67 ways your life may change if the UK 'Brexits' On Wednesday morning, she summed up exactly how she feels about Brexit Day using the sweet medium of SpongeBob. #BrexitDay pic.twitter.com/QX69qQyHcX — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 29, 2017 Read more... More about Uk, Tweet, Twitter, Spongebob Squarepants, and Jk Rowling

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Watching this robot print and burn Donald Trump’s tweets is oddly satisfying

Do you burn with rage every time you read a tweet from Donald Trump? Then we have the machine for you.  SEE ALSO: Trump wants to kill the energy program that helped make Tesla what it is today It automatically prints out the president's tweets, grabs them with a robotic arm, burns them with a lighter, and then deposits the remains in an ash tray. The videos are then posted to the "Burned Your Tweet" account on Twitter.  Here Trump tries to deflect attention away from his administration's ties to Russia. Sorry Donald, but that tweet is going up in flames.  Oddly satisfying. Let's watch it burn some more tweets, shall we? This one's for the "failing" New York Times, which, ironically enough, added a ton of digital subscribers after Trump became president.  Read more...More about Tweets, Robot, Twitter, Donald Trump, and Watercooler

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Bon Appétit is trying to make ‘hand salad’ a thing, but no one is falling for it

Our attempts at living a healthy lifestyle may have just hit a new low. On Monday, food magazine Bon Appétit tweeted out a link to a recipe for something called "hand salad." While the name is distasteful and can bring to mind some other horrible, more literal scenarios, the tweet came with a photo that shows you exactly what hand salad is in this case. SEE ALSO: Finally the perfect kitchen invention for people who hate making salads It's called a "hand salad" but let's not focus on that https://t.co/fRTxgR79cY pic.twitter.com/XWY0mbAqF4 — Bon Appétit (@bonappetit) March 27, 2017 Guess now we've reached a point in our society where we feel we can dip individual rom aine leaves into dressing and call it a "dish." Read more...More about Trends, Food, Bon Appetit, Twitter Reactions, and Salad

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Twitter is adding pre-roll ads to Periscope as it warms up to profits

Twitter has opened up another place for video ads, the buzziest online advertising sector, as it looks to find more revenue for its flight to profitability this year.  Starting Tuesday, select partners can apply to have ads run in front of Periscope videos.  SEE ALSO: Inside Twitter's decision to keep Periscope and abandon everything else These pre-roll ads come at an important time for Twitter — though isn't it always an important time (cc @realDonaldTrump)? The company, which Wall Street has obliterated for a lack of user growth and an utter loss of faith in leadership, is trading at record lows. Meanwhile, Snapchat is gaining the respect of the Street and pretty much everyone else (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?).  Read more...More about Tech, Business, Online Ads, Ads, and Twitter

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‘The Daily Show’ says it’s opening an actual library of Trump tweets and we don’t know what’s real anymore

Look, I don't know what the hell is going on here and if The Daily Show's claim that it's going to build a physical library of Donald Trump tweets is real or a joke but the idea is so weird I haven't wanted to believe something is real so bad since North Korea said it had unicorns.  SEE ALSO: Trevor Noah totally gets Ivanka Trump's crush on Justin Trudeau Not much is known about the library or if it's actually a thing that will happen or some sort of hoax-slash-joke that is being perpetrated on us. All we have to go on is a press release that takes the tone of many of Trump's tweets, complete with "Sad!"   Read more...More about The Daily Show, Twitter, Donald Trump, Entertainment, and Politics

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‘Serial’ team’s new podcast is a murder mystery ripe for bingeing

Remember that magical fall of 2014 when all everyone could talk about was Serial? The murder mystery podcast from This American Life happened to be serialized — a new episode every week — but their latest endeavor, S-Town just dropped in full. S-Town is about a lot of things, with a voice distinct from Serial and production quality of equal caliber. John, a This American Life listener, asks producer Brian Reed and the investigative team to come to his "pathetic little Baptist shit town" and explore a murder and a sexual assault allegation. SEE ALSO: This new podcast from the 'Serial' team is going to be your next obsession Read more...More about Reviews, Twitter, Binge, S Town, and This American Life

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