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The Threatening Meltdown That Got a Book Blogger Kicked Off Twitter

Last night, a Brooklyn-based literary blogger/podcaster/personality named Edward Champion suddenly began attacking the novelist Porochista Khakpour on Twitter, after Khakpour tweeted about Champion’s private threats against her. Before the night was over, Champion had been kicked off Twitter, and several other writers and literary agents had come forward to tell stories of Champion’s threatening and bizarre behavior.Read more…

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The Most Hated Man in Books

Book critic Edward Champion raised hackles this summer with a vulgar rant about female writers—and he’s just been kicked off Twitter for attempting to blackmail a female colleague.

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Is This The Most Hated Man in Books?

Book critic Edward Champion raised hackles this summer with a vulgar rant about female writers—and he’s just been kicked off Twitter for attempting to blackmail a female colleague.

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20 People to Follow on Twitter Before Tonight’s Scandal Premiere

Happy #ScandalThursday, gladiators. We hope you properly rested your thumbs this summer, because some serious live-tweeting is about to go down. Everyone knows that Scandal is “the show that Twitter built” and that starting around 8:50 tonight your friends will be flooding your feed with “EARN ME,” “#Olitz,” and other … More »

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Michael J. Fox Is Trending Thanks to an Army of Bad-Joke Twitter Bots

Usually celebrities trend on Twitter because they died, retired, or are One Direction. None of that describes Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox. So why are so many people tweeting about him?Read more…

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Peter Thiel Slams Twitter: “A lot of pot-smoking going on over there”

Everyone’s favorite gay libertarian hypocrite is up early this morning, and he’s got big opinions: Peter Thiel just hopped on CNBC to call Twitter’s executives a bunch of weed-snorting losers.Read more…

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ABC News Meteorologist: “Like Most People, Weather Makes Me Horny”

Most broadcast mets won’t say “heck” for fear that their more easily-offended viewers will stiff them. ABC News Meteorologist Rob Marciano likes to live on the hard edge. A loud crack of thunder can be exciting, but I don’t know how many weather geeks would admit it puts a kink in their isobar.Read more…

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ISIS-Linked Extremists Vow to Assassinate Twitter Employees

Demonstrating all the alacrity of a scorned online fedora-enthusiast and all the civility of—well, of a murderous jihadi—a social media account connected to allies of the Islamic State has issued calls to kill Twitter employees for trying to stamp out radicals’ accounts on the popular social service.Read more…

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Let’s Look at These Slavery-Inspired #EconomistBookReviews, Shall We?

So a Cornell historian wrote a book about how slavery, rather than God, the Marlboro Man or Vince Lombardi, fueled America’s capitalist development. But did you ever consider how nice some slaveowners were, Mr. Historian? Your Economist book reviewer did, and now he’s getting torched on Twitter.Read more…

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Twitter Killed Twitpic

Do any of you still use Twitpic, the image hosting service once synonymous with posting pictures on Twitter? TOUGH SHIT: the site is shutting down because Twitter threatened to sue them.Read more…

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The NYPD Is Forcing Cops to Attend Twitter School

The NYPD is very, very bad at Twitter, and yet for some reason, lately, it has only been encouraging hapless cops to tweet even more. If all those grizzled old Lennie Briscoe types are going to be trusted to navigate the world of hashtags and favs, they’ll need some education.Read more…

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The IRS Wants to Take a Bite Out Of Silicon Valley’s Free Lunches

No employee perk in Silicon Valley is as cherished as the gourmet meals dished out in corporate cafeterias. But soon, Google’s multimillion dollar chicken tab could come with a tax bill from the IRS.Read more…

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Troll guilty over MP ‘rape’ tweets

A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.

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Glasgow woman ‘promoting terrorism’

It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.

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Hamas Still Blamed for Kidnappings

After a weekend blowup on Twitter, it’s a case of ‘he said, he said’ between an Israeli spokesman and a BBC reporter.

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Everything to Know About Tove Lo, Sweden’s Newest Pop Sensation

Last week, the Swedish pop singer Tove Lo made her American TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers; she’s climbing up the Hot 100; and she’s about to tour with Katy Perry. It is time to learn who she is! Here’s what you need to know:It’s pronounced “Too-veh Lu.”But … More »

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NSA Spook-Turned-Twitter-Pundit Goes Dark After Dick Pic Surfaces

A well-known conservative pundit and secrecy expert who once worked as an NSA officer has deleted all of his social media accounts after screenshots leaked this weekend that appeared to show him sending sexy messages and a shot of his soft penis to a Twitter follower who was not his wife.Read more…

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How to Watch ABC’s Rising Star the Right Way

Despite the recent cancellation of The X Factor and American Idol’s steady decline over the past few years, ABC still thinks it can get America interested in a new singing-based talent show. Its trick? Live voting. Rising Star premiered last night, and by the looks of it, ABC is seriously … More »

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