More Twitter Articles

  • Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter. Twitter also grew its user base more than expected,...

  • Intern for Maine Democrat suspended for vulgar tweets

    Imagine the outrage if an intern for a Republican congressman sent tweets referring to women with derogatory words, discussing sexual acts or disparaging religion. Keep that outrage, wonder and then read on to learn about a Democratic intern.

  • Talks on fixing Veterans Affairs are now just angry tweets

    Despite bipartisan agreement that Congress must act quickly to help end significant wait times and neglect of patients at the nation's Veterans Affairs hospitals, lawmakers have reached a serious impasse that threatens to derail a deal just days before the August recess.

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday...

  • Poor baby: Rep. Kristi Noem sums up how the national debt affects you in one photo

    Deficit hawks like to say that reckless government spending is mortgaging our children's future. Rarely do they capture this as vividly as Republican Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota.

  • The CIA's Twitter #fail

    The CIA's venture into the social networking world is a colossal embarrassment thus far. It does, however, reveal something that Washington hoped to keep secret: that it remains fundamentally unsavvy about how to use social networking to advance policy -- rather than political -- goals.

  • Left-leaning Twitter apparently just discovered that Bill Maher says really stupid things

    Bill Maher, a noted Democratic donor and stand-up comedian, drew the ire of Twitter users Thursday evening after he compared the Islamic terrorist group Hamas to a "crazy woman."

  • Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the nation's international aid agency is probing a once-secret Obama administration program that created a social media network in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned. The review centers on the U.S. Agency for International Development's...

  • Surprisingly, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign didn't bring back the Nigerian girls and was mocked by their abductors

    Who could have imagined that a Twitter hashtag championed by first lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood celebrities wouldn't change the minds of terrorists?

  • FIFA claims 2 Twitter records for Germany rout

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA is claiming two Twitter records for Germany's stunning 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinals. FIFA says there were 35.6 million Twitter posts about the game on Tuesday, making it the most tweeted sports event. FIFA says the previous record was 24.9 million...

  • Barack Obama doesn't know what @BarackObama says

    Children from Central America are crossing our southern border by the hundreds, Iraq is a smoldering mess, and it's hard to say how long it might be until Israel and Palestine declare all out war, but first, some important news on presidential Twitter protocol.

  • Twitter names Goldman Sachs executive to CFO post

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is hiring a Goldman Sachs executive as its new chief financial officer, continuing a shake-up that has led to the departures of several executives in recent months. The social media company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it hired Anthony Noto, 46, to...

  • Twitter confuses @SCOTUSblog with real Supreme Court

    It was a rough day for the crack reporters at SCOTUSblog.

  • What's the appeal of really stupid articles on the Internet?

    As the broader economy floundered over the past several years, one area has boomed: the proliferation of outrageously stupid articles on the Internet.

  • Needs more hashtag: State Department announces expansion of social media campaign against terrorism

    As conflict in the Middle East intensifies, the U.S. State Department is sticking to what it knows best: hashtag activism.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

  • Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

    Nashville One name is ubiquitous at a July 22 rally for Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr, and it isn’t Joe Carr’s. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee senator Carr hopes to defeat in the August 7...