In a perfect world, Leslie Jones would’ve spent her Monday celebrating the release of her new childhood-ruining movie, Ghostbusters: Attack of the Feminmiminismsists, but instead she’s putting up with some bullshit on Twitter. Monday night, Jones exposed and called out the insanely racist abuse she’s been receiving.
The internet is, generally speaking, a garbage dump suffused with vitriol and poison. “But surely,” some might ask, “the one, tiny corner of Twitter devoted to Cool Pope Francis would be a respite for our bitter, blackened hearts?” To which the answer is: of course not, no.
Do you see it? Batman v Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder posted the above photo on his Twitter account Monday and, in the back left corner, revealed our first look at the new Flash costume.
Want to add some fresh excitement to your reading list? Over on Twitter, people are tweeting lists of amazing science fiction and fantasy authors (who happen to be women and people of color) under the #YouDon’tKnowSFF hashtag. As in, you don’t know the whole genre unless you’re reading these folks.
The truth is out there. And by “out there” I mean anywhere but the internet. We see hundreds of images flash in front of our eyes every month. But these are the ones you might have seen recently that deserve a second look. Because they’re all fake.
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.