What Twitter Taught Us

What Twitter Taught Us

Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator Is Not Happy That Instagram Is Now on Android: ‘EWW’

In its first day on the Android platform, Instagram, the massively-popular photo-sharing service that’s already captivated the Steve Jobs set, clocked 1 million downloads. But not everyone is pleased.

As it turns out, Odd Future’s Tyler the Creator, who has 20,685 followers on Instagram and was recently voted the top rapper to follow, is something of an Android-hater. Yesterday, the outspoken 21-year-old tweeted out the following: Read More

What Twitter Taught Us

How Many People Have Seen Anthony’s Wiener by Now?


Rep. Anthony Weiner finally admitted to being the twit behind the crotch shot blasted from his Twitter account last week, but the story just won’t die. “I am deeply sorry I lied about this, but at the end of the day, I lied because I was embarrassed,” he sniffed during a 27-minute press conference that was as excruciating for the audience as it was ignominious for the speaker, in part because conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who broke the story of the mistweet, hijacked the podium, Kanye-style, demanding “vindication.”

But if Rep. Weiner was embarrassed about a photo that was visible for 12 minutes before he erased it, he must be mortified now. Read More

What Twitter Taught Us

Plot Thickens: @RepWeiner Says Crotch in Pic Could Be His, as Internet Sleuths Up New Evidence

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Rep. Anthony Weiner’s new lawyer should just tell him to shut up and let Twitter do the talking.

Technology seems to support Rep. Weiner’s story that some hacker was responsible for tweeting a picture of a crotch in briefs at a 21-year old girl from the congressman’s official account, and the congressman has enterprising bloggers, Twitter users and commenters to thank. Read More

What Twitter Taught Us

Let the “I’m at Google I/O” Humble Brags Begin

Tickets for Google’s annual I/O showcase of new products sold out almost immediately after they went on sale, the site throwing up 503s and the furtive queries–“do you know any way to get a badge for I/O?”–started circulating the same day. “The tickets disappeared so fast you’d’ve thought it was for a Justin Bieber concert,” local dev Eddie Nwabuoku wrote on the New York Tech Meetup mailing list. The conference starts tomorrow and the lucky few are excited. And tweeting. Yay. Read More