News, Political Stuff, Politics, Twitter

WWSD? Elucidifying ‘Refudiate’: An Open Letter by Sarah Palin

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, July 19th, 2010 5:00 pm

My fellow liberty-loving, equality-respecting, multiple firearm-owning American patriots,

Hi there! Many of you liberal types have expressed disdainment and constervation over my usage of a certain “fake” word. I am referring, of course, to the word “refudiate,” which I used in the following Tweet: “Ground Zero mosque supporters, doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.” Many of you Chomsky-readin’, Lady Gaga-lovin’, cornhole-pokin’ blue staters have used this word as an opportunity to mock me, taunt me, and cast Aspergers on my intelligence. And many of you remain unsatisfied by my attempts to justificate the usage of this word when I later Tweeted that “Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. English is a living language. Got to celebrate it!” MORE »


Opinion, Twitter

Sleigh Bells: Most Useless Twitter Page To Date

Nick Nicoludis :: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 4:45 pm

Sleigh Bells, the ultra-hip Brooklyn pop duo have proved something to me today: if you don’t do anything and are completely nonchalant, people will think you are cool. Think about those kids in high school/college who don’t give a fuck about eating by themselves and quietly smoke cigarettes while watching everyone else walk by. Everyone wants to know what their deal is and they are therefore deemed “cool/hip.”

Sleigh Bells may be applying the same concept to their Twitter page. Even though they have 1,692 followers, they have never posted a single tweet. Why? If they are too cool for Twitter school, why make a page at all? Is it just to make people aware that your band exists? because I think the hundreds of interviews/blog posts have done the for you job. So Sleigh Bells, let your first tweet explain the lack of previous tweets, and all you twitters out there, write your local congressperson and implore them to end the Twitter silence or delete the page.


Bands, Festivals, Today In Music, Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter!

Danielle Johnsen :: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 2:04 pm

It didn’t take long for bands, and more importantly record labels, to harness the power of Twitter. As we saw with MySpace a few years back, it seems that if you aren’t on Twitter, you don’t matter -at least in a marketing capacity. Newbies to the rock world, like MGMT and celebrated folks, like Echo and the Bunnymen, are the latest in the long line of major bands sigining up to tune in and tweet on. MORE »



RIP Lil Wayne’s Twitter

Shannon Hassett :: Thursday, February 25th, 2010 3:00 pm

For those without a Twitter, there are three important things to know about the site. The first is the meaning of a hashtag, which is any word that appears with a number sign before it (for example, #thisisahashtag). Hashtags were developed to create groupings on Twitter, meaning your tweet will automatically be linked to anyone else using the same hashtag by clicking on the tag. A list of the most popular hashtags, also called trending topics, is constantly updated within your profile, so things like #musicmonday and #nowplaying become very popular. Your second essential Twitter fact is the recent addition of @liltunechi, better known to the world as Lil Wayne. And the third, and perhaps most essential fact, is that @liltunechi is not here to fuck around. MORE »



Lil Wayne Gets a Twitter

Shannon Hassett :: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 2:30 pm

What else is there to say? Weezy‘s first post:
im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho !……….follow me biot¢h……….wudup mak……happy bday LO……8 days of freedom..ym


Comedy, News, TV Shows, Twitter

Twitter Account Gets Own Television Series

Danielle Johnsen :: Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 5:01 pm

Apparently if you want to become the next big thing in publishing or Hollywood, take to the internet. A few months ago it seemed that any sort of pop culture relevant blog, like This is Why You Are Fat and Look at This Fucking Hipster, were securing book deals, so it was only natural that the next step was to give Twitter users their own piece of the pie. @ShitMyDadSays, a Twitter account started in August by Justin Halpern, has not only scored more than 700,000 followers in the few months since its inception - it now has a production deal with CBS. MORE »