Social Media To Get Less Sexy As Vine Bans Porn And Most Nudity

Social Media To Get Less Sexy As Vine Bans Porn And Most Nudity

While most Vine users only post short, looped videos of their adorable cats, or of them and their friends making funny faces into the camera, there is apparently a subset of Viners who have been using the service to share their most private moments. But that’s coming to an end, with Vine announcing last night that it will no longer allow sexually explicit content. [More]

Twitter Freaks Everyone Out By Accidentally Sending A Bunch Of Password Reset Emails

Twitter Freaks Everyone Out By Accidentally Sending A Bunch Of Password Reset Emails

If you received an email from Twitter telling you to change your password and do it now, take a deep breath and don’t panic. You (probably) weren’t hacked and it’s not a phishing scam — someone at Twitter basically hit the wrong button late last night and sent an email to a bunch of people that weren’t meant to get it. [More]

More Money, More Women And More Countries Featured In 2014 Forbes Billionaires List

More Money, More Women And More Countries Featured In 2014 Forbes Billionaires List

The world’s wealthiest individuals are taking over from the looks of the 2014 Forbes Billionaire List. This year’s list has more billionaires, more women and reaches more areas in the world than ever before. [More]

#FreeEmily

Woman Spends Harrowing 45 Minutes Locked Inside Department Store, Live-Tweets The Experience

When you try to leave a store only to discover that you’ve been locked inside and no one is around to help, many thoughts may cross your mind. “I’ve got to tweet this” probably won’t be one of them, but you’re not the Canadian writer who spent a harrowing 45 minutes or so locked inside a Hudson’s Bay store in Toronto. [More]

One Month After Being Hijacked, Twitter Finally Restores @N Account To Rightful User

One Month After Being Hijacked, Twitter Finally Restores @N Account To Rightful User

Several weeks ago, the Internet was abuzz with the story of how hackers had taken advantage of idiocy at Paypal and GoDaddy to hijack developer Naoki Hiroshima’s personal website and hold it hostage until he handed over the keys to his coveted @N Twitter handle. Now comes the good news that Twitter has finally put that account back under the control of the person it originally belonged to. [More]

Man Claims He Was Burned Having Relations With A Pizza, Domino’s Responds Perfectly

Man Claims He Was Burned Having Relations With A Pizza, Domino’s Responds Perfectly

Listen, pizzas are for eating. Whatever else you do with them — and we won’t judge you but also do not necessarily want to know — you’re probably on your own, so far as injuries go. That being said, whoever runs the Domino’s UK Twitter account is more than patient than someone else might be when dealing with complaints of alleged burns incurred during pizza fornication. [More]

One In Every 13 Words On Twitter Is The Kind We Can’t Use In This Post

One In Every 13 Words On Twitter Is The Kind We Can’t Use In This Post

Scientific research is the most fun when it can tell us something about our f*&%@*# selves. Oh, pardon me, I was just writing as one might on Twitter, where apparently one in every 13 words is the kind we can’t use in polite company, much less in this post. Hi, Mom! [More]

Consuming the World Wide Web, one potato shape at a time.

Birds Eye Creates “Mashtags” Potato Shapes So You Can Eat The Internet

Because it’s just not enough to consume the Internet with your eyes/brain, Birds Eye is trying to get people to eat the darn thing with its new Twitter-themed “Mashtags” potato shapes. Ah yes, potato shapes — the redheaded step children of French fries and tater tots. [More]

(Tom Raftery)

Get Your Health Insurance Company’s Attention: Use Twitter

Over at ProPublica, they recently learned what we at Consumerist have known since 2008: when you’re having customer service trouble, sometimes the best way to use alternate means to get the attention of someone who can help you. Propublica discovered that some consumers are using Twitter to navigate the intensely personal and deeply confusing world of health insurance. [More]

GoDaddy Admits Maybe It Should Have Helped User With Hijacked Account

GoDaddy Admits Maybe It Should Have Helped User With Hijacked Account

Earlier this week, developer and long-time Twitter user Naoki Hiroshima lost his coveted, valuable Twitter handle (@N) after hackers took control of his personal website via GoDaddy and held it hostage until he released the account. Last night, GoDaddy finally admitted that maybe it should have listened to Hiroshima when he first contacted the company. [More]

Hacker Hijacks Website In Extortion Attempt, GoDaddy Refuses To Talk To Actual Owner

Hacker Hijacks Website In Extortion Attempt, GoDaddy Refuses To Talk To Actual Owner

It’s the modern-day bureaucratic nightmare — Someone steals something that belongs to you, and the one party that could easily do something about it refuses to listen to you because its records show that the thief is the rightful owner. According to developer Naoki Hiroshima, someone lusted after his Twitter handle (@N) so badly that they went to great lengths, hijacking his personal website in a (sadly successful) extortion attempt. [More]

Just a small sampling of the anti-McDonald's Tweets using the #CheersToSochi hashtag.

McDonald’s Olympics Social Media Campaign Backfires, Transforms Into Pro-LGBT Protest

McDonald’s attempt at using Twitter to promote its role in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has not gone exactly as the fast food chain planned — that is, unless it planned for the LGBT community to use this campaign as a way to publicly shame the company for its sponsorship of the games. [More]

Former Senate Majority Leader Takes His United Airlines Hatred Public

Former Senate Majority Leader Takes His United Airlines Hatred Public

Here’s a reminder that the airlines hate us all, no matter how wealthy you are or what positions of power you may have held. [More]

Movie Producers Love Critic’s Tweet As An Ad… After Mention Of The Competition Is Edited Out

Movie Producers Love Critic’s Tweet As An Ad… After Mention Of The Competition Is Edited Out

The primary goal of a movie critic is not to sell movies, but to review them. Which seems like a simple enough idea, right? Apparently not simple enough for Scott Rudin and his fellow producers behind Inside Llewyn Davis, who not only took one of New York Times critic A.O. Scott’s tweets and turned it into an ad (which ran in the NYT itself), but edited out any mention of competing movies in doing so. Oof. [More]

Patton Oswalt’s “Brand Tweets” Are Awesome, But Probably Not What Your Boss Wanted

Patton Oswalt’s “Brand Tweets” Are Awesome, But Probably Not What Your Boss Wanted

First things first: If you don’t like naughty language (think: word for genitalia that rhymes with “clock”), you’re probably not going to want to read Patton Oswalt’s Twitter response to a company asking if he’d like to get paid for tweeting about popular brands. If you don’t mind a bit of potty talk and some rather cringeworthy topics, then you’re gonna love everything the comedian said. Because it’s relentlessly harsh and awesome and happy new year to us all. [More]

Twitter Changes Blocking Policy To Be More Stalker-Friendly, Realizes Maybe That Wasn’t A Good Idea

Twitter Changes Blocking Policy To Be More Stalker-Friendly, Realizes Maybe That Wasn’t A Good Idea

Yesterday, Twitter announced out of the blue that it was making a change in the way it allows users to “block” followers, effectively turning it into a mute button that allowed stalkers to keep reading and responding to your Tweets — you just wouldn’t see it. After a backlash from users who pointed out this isn’t a great idea, the company canceled that plan. [More]

Nope, It’s Still Too Soon To Use Pearl Harbor To Sell Booze And SpaghettiOs

Nope, It’s Still Too Soon To Use Pearl Harbor To Sell Booze And SpaghettiOs

When has enough time passed to turn a tragedy into just another day on the calendar to sell drink specials? Some marketers thought that the 72 years that have elapsed since December 7, 1941 was enough time that it’s OK to mention the anniversary in their marketing. One mention was pretty innocuous, the other…not as much. [More]

No need to write a eulogy for the man. Everything you need to know about Mandela can  be found at your local art-house cinema.

Today In How Not To Tweet: Using Mandela’s Death To Plug A Movie

South African freedom fighter and that country’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95. What better way to pay tribute to the man than by shilling for the newly released movie about his life? [More]