Twitter Called Out by Civil Rights Groups For Lack of Inclusion


Twitter is being called out this week by major civil rights organizations. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, led by Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Color of Change are putting the heat on Twitter to release their diversity numbers for their staff. Facebook, Linkedin, Google and Yahoo have already complied with this request, only to showcase their ever-so […]

World Cup Beats Super Bowl On FaceBook & Twitter With Record Interactions

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NMR has long suspected it, but never been able to confirm it until now: people outside of the USA use social media. The World Cup finale between Germany and Argentina pretty much destroyed Twitter and Facebook, setting new records on both sites for commentary. Twitter maxed out at 618,725 tweets a minute in the wake […]

Which Twitter Record Was Shattered During a World Cup Game?


If you noticed your Twitter timeline blowing up with World Cup tweets over the weekend then you’re not alone. The Brazil/Chile game that took place Saturday in Rio was one of the most tweeted events of all time according to the micro-blogging platform. Saturday’s game broke records with 388,985 tweets being sent every minute. The […]

Game Developer Attacks PewDiePie on Twitter, Deletes Account After Negative Response

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Son, you done kicked off a damn firestorm. “Fez” game developer Phil Fish learned a hard lesson about attacking sacred internet cows after he posted a negative Twitter stream about PewDiePie’s ability to earn $4 million a year from posting “copyrighted content.” Said Fish on Twitter: “YouTubers should have to pay out a huge portion […]

Man Suing Illinois Over Twitter Arrest After Making Parody Account of Mayor

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Okay, so Peoria, Ill. has no sense of humor. Jonathan Daniel is now suing the city of Peoria after his house was raided, his possessions were seized and he was arrested … over a joke Twitter account. Doesn’t that seem like something that would happen in, I don’t know, Lebanon and not the U.S. of […]

Twitter & Facebook Gear Up For World Cup Insanity With New Soccer-Friendly Features

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Like social media? Like soccer? Peep this: Just in time for this year’s World Cup, Twitter is re-rolling out its old gimmick World Cup feature: hashflags. Yup, Twitter hopes that restoring your option to embed miniature pictures of your nation’s flag in your tweets will help save their lagging new customer growth initiative (yup, Twitter […]

What If They Follow You? CIA Officially Joins Twitter With A Joke

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The CIA just became Twitter’s most popular new social media commentator. With just one tweet they’ve already garnered more than 102,000 followers and have become the talk of the social media message boards. Dropping their first tweet today, which reads: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” the CIA has […]

Twitter Scavenger Hunt Has Mysterious Millionaire Leaving Clues & Envelopes Of Cash For You To ‘Pay It Forward’

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Who doesn’t love a good Twitter treasure hunt? A Twitter user going by the handle @IHidTheCash claimed Wednesday that they’d won a significant amount of money, but life with all that money wasn’t very fun so they were going to start stashing the money around Washington D.C. in the hopes that the finders of the […]

Tiny Chihuahua Rescued From Busy Freeway Becomes Viral Star on Twitter, Facebook


From our ‘Heartwarming Stories’ department: A chihuahua has a new lease on life — and, likely, a new home. The little pup became a viral sensation after it was stranded on a freeway median near Contra Costa, Calif. and had to be rescued by the California Highway Patrol, an image of which they posted to […]

Twitter Troll Sent To Prison For Eight Weeks Over Insensitive Death Comments

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Isn’t it weird how internet trolls always look exactly how you’d expect them to? Doughy, unattractive middle-aged white guys, all of them. It’s just like how when I read about someone celebrating their Quinceañera and I just know it’s going to be, like, a 15-year-old Hispanic girl. Uncanny. An internet troll in England was sentenced […]

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