The White House Is Archiving Every Tweet Begging @POTUS for Sex

Earlier today, the President of the United States and the holder of the highest office in the land, Barack Obama, debuted the first, official Twitter account run by the President and the President alone. Because of how the internet works, hundreds of people immediately asked the President to please sit on my face,… » 5/18/15 6:50pm Monday 6:50pm

Google Glass 2.0, and Other News You May Have Missed

You’ve probably been engulfed in the Apple Watch media maelstrom. Wondering what else happened in tech this weekend? Like how the new Google Glass will be made by a fancy Italian eyewear brand? We’ve got you covered with BitStream, our cheat sheet for tech news and rumors that might’ve slipped past your radar. » 4/27/15 9:00am 4/27/15 9:00am

Twitter's Inexplicable New Settings Highlight Problems with Abuse

So Twitter created a rather obscure new setting in its privacy menu called “Receive Direct Messages from Anyone.” Now, people you don’t follow can send you a direct message, or DM, in private. Here’s why this setting got people’s knickers in a bunch — for some pretty good reasons. » 4/20/15 6:40pm 4/20/15 6:40pm

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning's Prison Twitter Account Is a Mystery

On April 3rd, 581 days after a military court sentenced her to 35 years in prison for leaking some 750,000 classified documents, Chelsea Manning burst back into the public eye with a new Twitter account. What the hell is she trying to do? We talked to the people running her account to find out. » 4/17/15 5:15pm 4/17/15 5:15pm

Cut Through the Noise on Twitter with TweetDeck's Engagement Filter

With 500 million tweets sent into the ether every day, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff on Twitter. This is one of the areas where power-user-tool-of-choice TweetDeck can lend a hand. It includes an engagement filter to let you focus in on high-profile tweets and cut out the less important ones.… » 3/30/15 11:25am 3/30/15 11:25am