Celebrity Twitter Blunders

Amy Dupcak :: Friday, July 9th, 2010 5:45 pm

Twitter has shown itself to be an extremely revealing and sometimes useful medium over the last year, though it doesn’t always reveal its “celebrity” users in the best light. Namely, tweets with grammatical errors make you look pretty stupid. I now find myself feeling pretty stupid for scouring the internet in search of the ill-conceived Tweets “celebs” are writing to their millions of followers, but my loss is your gain. Here’s a Twitter list of the “strange, yet somehow compelling” and the “downright dumb.” MORE »



MTV Searching For A Twit

Colin Jones :: Monday, June 14th, 2010 2:50 pm

Well it looks like MTV is once again recycling old ideas to stay “hip and relevant.” Today, the once important and now reality show giant announced they are looking for a Twitter Jockey, or a TJ.
In an interview with the New York Times MTV’s general manager Stephen Friedman confirmed that the network was looking to create a position that would entail being MTV’s Twitter face. MORE »



My Twitter Is A Day Old And I Already Fucking Hate It

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 5:30 pm

Last week, I was talking to some new acquaintances at a party. Our conversation turned to Twitter, which seems more or less unavoidable lately. I feel as though I’m always having to throw around the phrases “social media,” “shrinking attention span,” and so on. The simple fact that I have the same conversation with so many different people, and so frequently, probably speaks to the exact condition we’re discussing: People on the whole have very little time or energy to delve too deeply into broad, unique topics.  Instead, we all talk to each other about Twitter (for some, the conversation is had on Twitter itself) because it’s easy. MORE »


Dick of the Week

Dick of the Week: M.I.A.

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, May 28th, 2010 2:35 pm

M.I.A. (or Maya, or /\/\/\Y/\, or 8====D), you dick!  Over the course of the past year or so, M.I.A. has been many things: political pundit, designer of weird, geometric leggings, pregnant, champion against the ginger race — you get the picture.

Recently, she’s done many things in what appears to be part of another personal pursuit — becoming completely fucking obnoxious. MORE »



Justin Bieber and Betty White, America’s Hottest New Couple

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, May 7th, 2010 4:45 pm

Two figures from opposite ends of the age spectrum have emerged as the most beloved and ubiquitous celebrities in modern-day America.  What do Betty White and Justin Bieber have in common?  Well, they’re both adorable and have swarms of fanatical followers (Twitter followers, in Justin’s case).  They’ve both recently done or will do much-hyped SNL appearances that go viral about an hour after they air.  Their most important similarity, though, could melt America’s collective brain with a little careful planning.  Betty White is a self-proclaimed “cougar,” and the Bieb often professes his crushes on older women.  There’s only one logical way that either of them could get any more famous than they already are, and I think I’ve figured it out. 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.



Joanna Newsom Guests on Upcoming Roots Album

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 1:00 pm

How I Got Over, the Roots album due out in June, boasts some fairly high-profile guest musicians, including John Legend, Jim James, and now Joanna Newsom.  The squeaky soprano recorded new versions of the vocals on the song “The Book of Right-On,” which was originally recorded in 2004, to appear on the album.  ?uestlove, the drummer for the Roots, posted this video on his Twitter yesterday of him layering the sample of Newsom’s voice with beats, as well as lots of charming laughter and commentary. MORE »



Library of Congress Goes Full Tweet Ahead

Shannon Hassett :: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 5:15 pm

Ever get depressed thinking about how all your great tweets just get lost to the internet ether? Well chin up, because the Library of Congress has decided Twitter is a valuable indicator of historical and cultural trends, significant enough so that all public tweets dating back to the site’s 2006 inception will be archived and made available for the public record. No word yet on what method will be used to sift through the literally billions of tweets, but there’s a good chance new search tools will be developed as a result, prompting Matthew Raymond, director of communications for the Library to conclude, “[There] are discoveries that are going to be made that we can’t even conceive of right now.”


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 »



Big Bad Twitter Reveals a Vulnerable Scott Brown

Shannon Hassett :: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 4:45 pm

Twitter has been the source of many a hot topic as of late. It was a single tweet that sparked rumors of a career ending New York Times piece on David Paterson, and it was through that little blue bird that we learned Fall Out Boy would be no more. Yesterday, the social networking site scored its greatest triumph yet, prompting a politician to expose his own weakness at the hands of a Hail Mary to fundraisers. Scott Brown, self-proclaimed Goliath of the Republican party and unstoppably popular candidate for reelection in 2012, made no attempt to hide his fear when Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh tweeted “Some are talking about you running vs Scott Brown in ’12. I’m Chair of MA Dem Party. My email is [email protected] cell-617-650-9311.” MORE »



Aziz Ansari Announces New Tour!

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 3:15 pm

The man who is Raaaaaaaandy is returning to the stage, and I couldn’t be more excited.  He announced the “Dangerously Delicious” tour on his Twitter five hours ago, and the pre-sales for ALL the shows have already sold out.  I guess he really has blown up!  You can buy tickets the day of the regular release on his website on 3/20.  He’ll be debuting all-new material at the shows, and I’m itching to get tickets.  Oh, and he’s performing at Bonnaroo, too!  Here’s hoping for more Harris and Darwish jokes! 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



I’ve Decided to Follow the Dalai Lama…Literally

Johnny Sanford :: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 12:30 pm

Sure, it’s been said that Twitter has no plan to create revenue, but perhaps if the CEO starts following the Dalai Lama’s twitter feed he’ll give up his (high paying?) job in exchange for some saffron yellow and purple monk robes. That’s right, the Dalai Lama is one of the forefront activists representing freedom from tyranny and you can now follow his daily thoughts and musings on Twitter.
Having met Evan Williams, one of the founders of Twitter on Sunday, the holy leader reportedly “laughed” and then signed up yesterday. What is the sound of one hand clapping? I’m not sure, but perhaps I’ll find out now that I’m one of the 60,000+ followers of his feed. But what pearls of wisdom has he chosen to dish out thus far? MORE »



Twitter Feed Gets CBS Show

Isaac Lekach :: Monday, February 22nd, 2010 2:00 pm

Twitterer @shitmydadsays has apparently inked a deal with CBS to bring his father’s quips to the boob tube. Not only that-but William Shatner will allegedly star in it. If you haven’t been following the tweets, you should still be able to deduce what you’re in for based on the handle alone. Not that we have the power to make your dreams come true, or anything-but what other Twitterer would you like to see get a TV show or ink a book deal? My vote: @FATJEW