Is Twitter Notifying Users When Their Tweets Are Shared in DMs? No. What? Of Course Not.

Twitter is a lot of things, but where it consistently excels is as at being a petri dish to watch context collapse in real time. Take, for example, a very obvious joke turned nightmare scenario circulating credulously across the platform today via a celebrity news account. Read More >>

Terry Pratchett Predicted the Rise of Nazis Online During an Interview with Bill Gates in 1995

Most of us weren’t online back in 1995, let alone getting most of our news from online sources. But the late fantasy author Terry Pratchett knew what was coming. And a newly unearthed GQ interview from 1995, with Bill Gates no less, reveals that Pratchett really could see the future. Read More >>

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Funny Twitter Person Blags Job With The Man

Someone who did a good tweet has won the modern internet lottery. We're not talking about a Christmas book deal, a retweet off Armando Iannucci or being blocked by Graham Linehan; the doer of the winning tweet is going to work with tech primadonna Elon Musk, manning the carmaker's social media accounts. Read More >>

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Twitter and Facebook Should Give Us a ‘Start From Scratch’ Button

The best buttons on the internet are all children of the “delete” key. Read More >>

A Coconut Water Brand Is Offering Free Piss on Twitter Because This Is the Future

When they looked to the future, some in the 20th century imagined wondrous technological advancements. Others foresaw a world of global totalitarian control. The future we ended up with, however, has had a little bit of both—plus a beverage company offering to send a hater some human urine on social media. Read More >>

A Good Omens-Themed Prophetical Twitter Account May Have Heralded a Major Endgame Spoiler

What happens when the warnings of Agnes Nutter combine with modern popular culture? Well, it might be Avengers: Endgame spoilers, apparently. Read More >>

Indians Are Roasting Their Army for Posting ‘Evidence’ of a One-Footed Yeti on Twitter

On Tuesday the Indian Army’s public information account tweeted photos of tracks in the snow along with an image of a stoic team of officers. “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited [sic] Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019,” the caption read. “This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.” Read More >>

Twitter’s Avengers: Endgame Fans Are Too Excited to Spell Correctly

We’re all thrilled about the Avengers. But, no matter our joy, we have to remember the fundamentals. Be nice to other people. Don’t spoil movies for people who don’t want them spoiled. Remember to spell the name of the movie correctly. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Reaches Deal With U.S. Securities Watchdog Requiring Tougher Oversight of His Bad Tweets

Elon Musk has reached a deal with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission following a dispute over his bad tweets and what he can — or more specifically, can’t — share on the platform after he was accused of violating the terms of an earlier agreement. It now looks like Musk will (really) have to clear some of his Tesla-related tweets with a lawyer. Read More >>

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Trump Makes Himself Extra-Welcome by Accusing the UK of Spying

We've only just found out that beloved world leader Donald J. Trump is coming to the UK for a state visit, which as you can imagine was met with rapture and delight. Now, he's made himself even more welcome by rehashing "unproven and unverified" accusations that we've been spying on him. Read More >>

St George’s Day is Actually Next Week, Say Church Nerds

In classic Brexit Island fashion, it seems no one can work out exactly when our patron saint's day actually is. Read More >>

The Scientist Fighting the Dumbest Kind of Bad Science Reporting on Twitter

Less than two weeks ago, a Twitter account highlighting one of the cardinal sins of bad science journalism popped up online, catching the eye of scientists, reporters, and the public: @justsaysinmice. Read More >>

Twitter Doesn’t Want You Sharing This Link About TV Piracy

Twitter is home to some of the vilest neo-Nazis, racists, and homophobes on the planet. But don’t even think about discussing the one topic that’s apparently taboo on the platform: piracy of TV shows. Read More >>