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How to Defeat ISIS with Twitter Trolls

With all the handwringing over how ISIS is “winning” on social media, recruiting young people using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, one policy wonk thinks we should fight back. He’s got disturbingly detailed plans for how the US government could borrow troll strategies to defeat ISIS on the internet. » 7/15/15 9:21pm 7/15/15 9:21pm

Ferrari Formula One Car Has A Dick Butt In UPS Logo [Update: It's Gone]

UPS opened up a can of worms when they decided to do a photo mosaic for their logo. The idea was to use fans' Facebook photos as the background. Of course, someone had Dick Butt (which is a doodle of exactly what it sounds like) as their photo. Now Dick Butt will take a glorious ride aboard the Ferrari SF15-T. … » 4/09/15 9:50pm 4/09/15 9:50pm

How To Enjoy Twitter Without Working Yourself Into A Frothing Rage

In general, Twitter is superb. I use it for work, and I love it. As with anything, of course, there are minor aspects that'll make you want to spike your phone/computer into the pavement. But there are incredibly simple actions you can take to minimize the amount of Bad Twitter you have to endure. » 3/23/15 10:35am 3/23/15 10:35am

Even The Chicago Cubs Are Owning Darren Rovell

You would think that after a career full of attempts at being clever on Twitter backfiring, living BrandBot Darren Rovell would give up the bantering aspect of the platform and stick to reporting on whichever 8,000 calorie food abomination is being introduced in a minor league ballpark near you. But Rovell is… » 3/18/15 8:18pm 3/18/15 8:18pm

How To Talk To Girls On Twitter Without Coming Off Like A Creepy Rando

So, here you are, my friend, following a lot of brilliant women on Twitter (I hope). It's so fun, and the best part of Twitter is connecting with people, so you want to reply to some of her great tweets with your own great opinions and jokes! Cool, cool, but here are some things to keep in mind. » 2/17/15 11:51am 2/17/15 11:51am

Is Competitiveness Poor Sportsmanship?

Thanks to social media, sportsmanship has taken on proportions well beyond the usual no-cutting-the-course, no-tripping no-brainers. Recently, the brand of sportsmanship that's garnered attention—and been called "inspiring"—includes stopping mid-race to help a fallen competitor, at the cost of personal achievement.… » 12/05/14 8:34pm 12/05/14 8:34pm

The Premier League Is Banning Goals Being Posted to Vine and Twitter

If there's one thing better than a wonderful goal in soccer, it's reliving it over, and over, and over, and over. Preferably in slow-mo. Ideally as a looped GIF. And almost certainly sourced from social media. But sadly, the UK's Premier League is stamping out all such behavior. » 8/15/14 10:26am 8/15/14 10:26am

Boris Becker Has A Custom Boris Becker Phone Cover

This is an image from Wimbledon today of Novak Djokovic's coach, Boris Becker, snapping a photo with an iPhone encased in what appears to be a cute picture of Boris Becker and his family. It's basically the photographic equivalent of the following sentence, which appeared in a press release not long ago: "Becker… » 6/23/14 4:47pm 6/23/14 4:47pm

The Iron Sheik's Wrestling Rise, Drug-Fueled Fall and Twitter Rebirth

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He hates Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sprite, Tony Romo, the Ultimate Warrior, North Korea and Mondays and considers Oprah Winfrey, Peyton Manning, Sarah Silverman and Garth Brooks the "Real Bubba." After years of wrestling foes and demons, the Iron Sheik is off the mat and feistier than ever. » 3/17/14 6:19pm 3/17/14 6:19pm