Before the Hashtag, There Was the Octothorpe

If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The "#" didn't always have this… » 12/18/14 1:10pm Yesterday 1:10pm

The Most Detailed Tweet Map Ever Includes 6,341,973,478 Tweets 

If you've tweeted in the past 3.5 years, you're probably on this map. A data artist named Eric Fischer has spent the past few years on the seemingly Sisyphean task of tracking every single geotagged tweet, and he recently posted the final product: A lovely light map of 6.3 billion tweets. » 12/05/14 1:35pm 12/05/14 1:35pm

Do the Over-the-Top Twitter References In Chef Totally Ruin the Movie?

I finally got around to seeing Chef, the Jon Favreau film about a chef who joins Twitter and (SPOILER ALERT) starts a food truck. Now food trucks and Twitter go together like Korean BBQ and tacos but in this film the tweet-integration was ridiculously blatant—really, to the point of distraction. So much so that when… » 11/21/14 8:25pm 11/21/14 8:25pm

How To Delete Your Old Tweets Now That All of Twitter Is Searchable

The news that Twitter has made its entire archive searchable may have caused you to cheer loudly or break out in a cold sweat. If it's the latter, don't panic just yet—locating and deleting your old tweets isn't too difficult. Read on to find out how to take advantage of Twitter's newly expanded search capabilities… » 11/20/14 11:07am 11/20/14 11:07am

SNL Shows Why the Internet Should Never Write a TV Show

If there is one thing the internet has a lot of, it's opinions. When things don't align with our conservative or liberal viewpoints, we tend to vehemently voice our concerns via Twitter. With Woody Harrelson hosting, Saturday Night Live decided to see what would happen if Twitter dictated a sitcom's characters. » 11/16/14 12:00pm 11/16/14 12:00pm