If jihad doesn’t work out, the Islamic State probably has a future in public relations.Read more…
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The Boston Globe, among our country’s most venerated journalistic institutions, republished a New York Times story about chocolate on its website today. For some reason, the photo it chose to accompany that story on Twitter shows a chocolate butt plug next to a chocolate Santa Claus holding a chocolate butt plug.Read more…
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David Gregory, according to his bio, is a husband, a father and a journalist. He is also a man. A man who recently followed @sexc_body23—aka Redbone Booty—on Twitter. “I love Girls Booty!” reads Redbone Booty’s bio, and so does David Gregory.Read more…
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The last time a startup programmer taught a homeless man to code , the naive vanity project failed. A few engineering lessons failed to solve socioeconomic realities and the man was still sleeping in the streets eight months later. But Twitter has higher hopes for its new “learning center” where employees can “teach tech skills” to San Francisco’s homeless.Read more…
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No newspaper dares to publish the truth about the drug lords in Tamaulipas, Mexico, and those who break the silence on Twitter and Facebook are marked for death.
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No newspaper dares to publish the truth about the drug lords in Tamaulipas.
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Shonda Rhimes had some choice words for one of her Twitter followers on Sunday night, in response to the tweeter’s complaint that “The gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot.” In response, Shonda unleashed … More »
On the evening of October 17, 2013, a Twitter user named SpreadButter issued the following tweet:Read more…
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The Atlantic has embarked on a new quest, dubbed the Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, in which they survey 50 of tech’s foremost “executives, innovators, and thinkers.” Their findings proved something we already knew: many believe the tech industry is in a bubble.Read more…
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The sad, bizarre saga of Amanda Bynes trudges onward, with the 28-year-old former teen star entering involuntary psychiatric care in Pasadena, according to the family’s attorney. Sam Lufti (Britney Spears’ ex-manager when she had her meltdown) reportedly tricked her into going to the hospital under the pretense of setting up … More »
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The Amanda Bynes story keeps getting more and more distressing: After claiming that her father was “verbally and physically abusive” to her throughout her childhood, Bynes has recanted the story, blaming what she says is the “the microchip in my brain.” Bynes had been living with her parents under a … More »
While official reaction was overwhelmingly positive, on Facebook and especially Twitter, Pakistan’s middle class dredges up old conspiracy theories.
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The Amanda Bynes story keeps getting more and more distressing: The actress now claims that her father was “verbally and physically abusive” to her throughout her childhood, and that her mother was aware of the abuse but did nothing to stop it. Bynes had been living with her parents under … More »
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Louis C.K. has a feeling he’s discovered “the origin of the basic despair that we all feel in the pit of our being, that one thing we all share.” And it’s not, as he previously posited, the knowledge that each of us will be forever empty and alone . It’s that Earth is a Martian graveyard, and we’re all “seeded by marsian corpse DNA.”Read more…
When NFL player Ray Rice beats his wife, the media is outraged and demands action. When a Twitter engineer beats her wife, the media shrugs.
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At a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court this morning, Dana McCallum, a Twitter engineer and prominent women’s rights activist, accepted a guilty plea for two misdemeanors related to the alleged rape of her wife. McCallum, who is a transgender woman, was initially charged with five felonies for the alleged incident, which occurred in January.Read more…
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Amanda Bynes’ notorious Twitter account has been silent for months, but she appears to be back on Twitter under the guise of a “fashion designer” named Ashley Barks, a.k.a. @PersianLa27. Bynes denied having a secret account in March, after InTouch outed her as PersianLa, but “Ashley” has continued tweeting in the voice of Amanda Bynes since then.Read more…
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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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