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When pranked, the State Department proves it's as humorless as Rex Tillerson's face

Rex Tillerson's State Department is a cold and humorless vacuum, in which laughter suffocates, and smiles are forbidden.  And we know this how? Because there was an April Fool's joke, that the State Department did not like. Like all April Fool's joke, it was innocuous and silly. Show More Summary

Twitter goes Lite for developing markets

Twitter is looking at developing regions again as it struggles to find new users elsewhere, and it's taking a page out of the playbooks of its rivals for inspiration.  The San Francisco-based company today announced Twitter Lite, a stripped...Show More Summary

Twitter invokes the allure of one of its biggest users for its billboard ads

To promote the nature of real-time news on its platform, Twitter is turning to one of its more unfiltered, famous users — U.S. president Donald Trump. The social network is plastering his likeness on its billboard ads all over Tokyo's...Show More Summary

This MIT professor with a reality show is the Kardashian of physics

César Hidalgo is an Associate Professor at MIT who's studying the human collective learning process. He travels all over the world to advise organizations and give speeches.  Hidalgo recorded his life over a period of three months when he visited seven cities in five countries, providing an alternative kind of reality TV. Show More Summary

Tibetan Lama gives up monkhood for marriage and people love it

Love conquers all.  Thaye Dorje, the 33-year-old leader of Karma Kagyu, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, has abandoned monkhood to marry his old friend.  While he will now have to renounce some of his duties, he will...Show More Summary

Trump's tweet about women just made the internet's head explode

No Donald. Just, no.  The president tweeted out a video Thursday about how "only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we truly be able to (you have not heard this expression before) make America great again." Only...Show More Summary

Facebook's fundraisers now help you raise money for yourself and friends

If you're hoping to raise money for a good cause, but it isn't tied to a specific organization, Facebook just changed the game. The social media giant has expanded its fundraisers tool, now letting users create personal fundraiser pages to raise money for themselves, friends, and people or things not on Facebook. Show More Summary

India's 'anti-Romeo squads' aren't going down well with literature lovers

What's in a name? Shakespeare said. But there could well be something in it after all. India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has set up "anti-Romeo squads," which they say will ensure women's safety on streets.  However, many cry foul and see this as moral policing. Show More Summary

NBC will air the 2018 Olympics live because social media always spoils everything

Finally! NBC will air the 2018 Winter Olympics live across all U.S. time zones.  You can thank — or blame — social media.  SEE ALSO: These terrible photos might explain why Donald Trump rejected an offer to throw a first pitch NBC'sShow More Summary

Indian Twitter is standing by Nigerian students facing racial violence

Indians on social media have come out in support of Nigerian students who faced racial attacks in a Greater Noida shopping mall on Monday.  They have called out the inherent racism in the country and expressed shock and disappointment...Show More Summary

Tinder scammers fool 30 men into sending money over

Swiping right on the wrong person could be costly. A scam cooked up by two men on Tinder has netted at least 30 victims, who transferred "millions of baht" to the two between 2014 and 2016, authorities told the Bangkok Post. SEE ALSO:...Show More Summary

'Town Hall' is here, but don't expect to start DMing with Trump

Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your "Settings" tab and enter your address to see a list of your reps and policymakers at the highest levels—including the vice president and president. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer went an entire press briefing with something in his teeth

It was bound to happen with the White House press briefing always scheduled right after lunch: Press Secretary Sean Spicer held Monday's press event with food stuck in his teeth the entire time. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry walked the red carpet with quinoa stuck in her teeth. Show More Summary

The story behind the viral picture of a young woman's arrest in Russia

Hundreds of people were arrested across Russia on Sunday for taking part in anti-corruption protests that demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.  The biggest was in Moscow, where around 8,000 people, including opposition...Show More Summary

Alex Jones got relentlessly mocked after this tweet about the Queen

Alex Jones is not having a good week.  First, the conspiracy theorist apologized on Friday for spreading the unfounded theory that a D.C. pizza restaurant was at the center of a child sex-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton.  SEE ALSO:...Show More Summary

13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win

While Twitter can be a platform for dialogue and community, it has gained a reputation for being a space where misogynistic trolls roam free — tweeting their hatred at will.  SEE ALSO: 11 times Emma Watson was the hero we all needed In...Show More Summary

'The Art of the Deal' gets a new chapter on Twitter after TrumpCare collapses

Welpity welp welp welpington.  If you care to venture onto the Twittersphere over the next few hours, you're likely to be bowled over with tweets about the flaming pile of sewage that was once the healthcare bill championed by President...Show More Summary

'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails show

Ever since the National Park Service's main Twitter account appeared to "go rogue" on President Donald Trump's inauguration day, people have been using the department and its various park-specific social media accounts as a rallyingShow More Summary

Trump aide comments on travel ban, gets instantly dragged on Twitter

It's safe to say that many British people weren't happy about the Trump administration's reaction to the London attack.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about the London attack — and got instantly dragged First Donald Trump Jr. was...Show More Summary

Twitter hails 'braveheart' mother who jumped on a leopard to save her son

A woman in Mumbai is being hailed a hero on Twitter after reportedly jumping on a leopard to rescue her little son from its claws. The incident is believed to have taken place in northern Mumbai in an area bordering a forest-park.  The animal leaped out of a dense thicket at around 9pm local time. Show More Summary

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