Whenever Werner Herzog says something, you should listen. Don’t just listen because the man speaks pure poetry with an alluring German accent. Listen because he’s usually smart, if a little grumpy. Case in point: He thinks Twitter is stupid.
Mere days after Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters, a hilarious fake Kylo Ren Twitter feed instantly went viral. Well another huge spoiler from the film has now made its way on Twitter and it’s related to Luke Skywalker.
The 1966 television show Batman oozes charm and insanity in equal measure. Some of that delicious mixture can be found in the hilarious names Batman gives his devices, each helpfully labeled for the benefit of the audience. Because the internet is fabulous, here’s a Twitter account that’s started collecting every…
In case you needed a laugh this afternoon, author Susan Jane Bigelow took to Twitter with a short fanfic about the lives of Fred, Velma and Daphne long after they were teenagers.
Dear, dear friends, we gather together today to mourn the untimely disemboweling of Jeffrey Wells, film critic, rent asunder “like a wildebeest being surrounded and torn apart by hyenas or wild dogs” by the “P.C. Twitter goons.” Wells’ crime was to bravely tweet that women would be too scared to see a movie.
You may have heard that Deadspin’s GIFs disappeared from Twitter. And then Deadspin disappeared from Twitter. And then Deadspin reappeared on Twitter. It all seems completely ridiculous, except all of it was a pretty standard blunt-force application of copyright law on the internet. The only unusual part was that…
Every once in a while, there’s a reminder of just how amazing Twitter can be. One moment, I’m running a harmless contest, and the next, Rian Johnson tweets me a photo of the cover page to the script for Star Wars Episode VIII.
People following biologists on Twitter got a bit of a surprise this morning: their feed is full of genitals. They can blame Anne Hilborn (@AnneWHilborn) and a few of her colleagues at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech.
This may be the only exciting piece of government paperwork you’ll ever read. Buzz Aldrin conquered Throwback Thursday forever last week when he shared his travel voucher from the Apollo 11 mission on Facebook and Twitter.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station as the hamster in NASA’s giant research wheel. While he’s up there, he’s been busy getting some stunning photos, and right now, doing a live Q&A on Twitter.
Turns out, things can get pretty silly when you’re stuck inside a vault for most of your life. Who would have thought?
At Wired, Renee Diresta and Gilad Lotan present an interesting analysis of “Anti-Vax Twitter,” a small, loud, and highly organized group of antivaxxers using Twitter to maximize their impact on policy and public sentiment.
Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.
JK Rowling has always been outspoken about her politics on Twitter. The Harry Potter author is a vocal supporter of Britain’s Labour Party, and she donated nearly a million pounds to the “No Campaign,” which fought to keep Scotland from becoming an independent nation.
Should a critic cease coverage of a game simply because a developer does not like them? According to one YouTuber, tensions between himself and a developer are pronounced enough to make any potential coverage that developer’s game biased.
Yesterday's solar eclipse was one of the most spectacular in recent memory. So it's a shame that thousands of people were duped into thinking this image — supposedly taken from the International Space Station — was the real deal. It's obviously not, and here's why.
One of the things that brings me joy in life is finding enthusiastic, friendly people working on interesting and unusual projects. Here's my short list of fantastic women who inspire me by doing cool things with science and sharing it all with us on Twitter.
If you love both science and art, Twitter was a wonderful place to be last week.