It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.
VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>
Poor LiLo is now cut off from not only drugs, booze, and any number of bad-influencing enablers, but also from email and Twitter, which, apparently, she has an compulsion toward as well, addictive personalities being what they are. Sources say that she can only use the phone for two hours a d ... More >>
Let us all take a moment in honor of irony, that cute little concept that makes awkward things so funny, like when Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell takes a giant crap on Twitter in his recent New Yorker interview and blog post, and shortly thereafter, has his working methodology outed by Jo ... More >>
Here he is with the flight attendant who allegedly had a lot to say about Puffy's bathroom regimen50 Cent's Twitter page is going to get someone arrested. Possibly him. Possibly you. It's no surprise, of course, in this age of the Twitter-obsessed rapper, that 50 would take to the format with ... More >>
A couple days ago, zeitgeisty rapper B.o.B stopped by Chelsea Handler's talk show. There, he disclosed an interesting detail: despite the fact that he and Paramore's Hayley Williams share dual billing on what is far and away the biggest song of his career, "Airplanes," the two have never met ... More >>
via the Committee to Protect Journalists Kosuke Tsuneoka, free from Afghanistan prison after five monthsAfter five months of imprisonment in Afghanistan, Japanese journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka is a free man. His captors, an Islamic militant group, set him free this weekend, and while the exact r ... More >>
Goodbye to all that. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week one of our team successfully transitioned into the "expert" phase of her juggalo fascination, the rest of us just kind of got silly. Hence: the top ten songs named "Fuck You" or the immediate equivalent; Jay-Z's ten most shameful rock and r ... More >>
The Oxford Dictionary of English really, really, really wants to be cool. Its latest edition, out now, includes 200 new phrases, from chill pill to staycation and more! This is not the Oxford English Dictionary, by the way, which presumably would never deign to include "chillax" on its pages, ... More >>
On Saturday, a bug with a new Twitter URL-shortener shook the fabric of the universe, allowing tweets to go well over 140 characters if you were nerdy enough to a) be at home and online during the small window of time and b) get it to work. Scrambling on weekend hours, the good folks at Twitt ... More >>
Kanye's teeth next to Steven Holme's former profile pic. Coincidence? We think not. Kanye West joined Twitter last week. Elaborate Web Shenanigans ensued. Here are our favorites.
May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>
Yesterday, Kanye West traveled to tech world, baffling a crowd of cellphone-toting Facebook employees by performing in their Palo Alto cafeteria, a cappella, in a sharp suit and matching scarf. Why they couldn't get him some sort of beat-delivery apparatus is unclear, though these raps sound more ... More >>
via Daily NewsOn Friday night, for a 15-minute period, we were hunkered down in our windowless bathroom (just in case!) as our Twitter flashed "Tornado WARNING" from New York's Office of Emergency Management, NotifyNYC, and, of course, the National Weather Service. (A warning, for future refe ... More >>
Yesterday, much to this blogger's shock, a Twitter account claiming to be much-revered former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan made its presence known to me. This is funny, because I've closely followed two other iterations of Kaplan on Twitter, @CrankyKaplan and @WiseKaplan since early Marc ... More >>
Hey! Have you seen or heard about this awesome new mural of the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets' quirky Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov and smaller-shareholder-but-nonetheless-awesome co-owner Jay-Z? It's right above Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks play! Know what both teams h ... More >>
Late last night, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff informed the world that he gave the go-ahead to execute Ronnie Lee Gardner via firing squad ... via Twitter. Minutes later, Gardner was shot, but it was Shurtleff's Tweet that was heard around the world. Twitter often lends itself to off ... More >>
Okay, so it's the 3rd "real person" from Twitter, but still: ABC News White House correspondent Jake "The Octagon" Tapper celebrating talking to the public, putting "real person" in scare-quotes, even having this be a notable occasion -- a reporter! Talking to real people! -- and also having ... More >>
via People.comAll of this recent news about Lindsay Lohan's SCRAM bracelet possibly outing her as an unreformed boozebag made us wonder about the SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) itself. How does it know the difference between spilled alcohol and alcohol that exits through the ... More >>
So Saturday night Yeasayer played a free show at Governors Island (first of the season) that was apparently a summer-heralding alt.utopia for all those fortunate to get in before the ferry situation became untenable. For those who missed out (and a few who didn't!), however, well, let's just ... More >>
For most people looking for jobs in the food and restaurant industry, Craigslist is, for better or worse, a one-stop shopping destination. But while it lists plenty of opportunities for would-be line cooks, servers, shot girls, and social butterflies, it's lacking in gigs that don't involve t ... More >>
The ego-fulfillment-potential with Twitter's a strange one: you can opt-in to receive emails to notify you of new follows - people who'll now hang on your 140-word burst transmissions about how you bushed your teeth with deodorant this morning - but not the sad side of things: People Who're T ... More >>
Given the number of local/artisanal/seasonal Brooklyn businesses that have sprouted over the past few years (to say nothing of the past few months), it was only a matter of time before someone noticed that a) there were a lot of them and b) barring Twitter, attempting to keep up with their pr ... More >>
If your Twitter followers are all gone (NOOOOO!) it's because Twitter is working on fixing a bug that can force one user to follow another.
Actual Twitter background of Tweeter #8 When it comes to L Train service, Williamsburg's skinny-jean choked underground thoroughfare, you never know what sort of experience you'll encounter--homeless dude Aladdin sing-a-longs (saw it yesterday), public drunkenness across the spectrum, and, most reli ... More >>
Yesterday, Twitter's media blog hinted about releasing an actual way to embed Tweets in blog posts that's less annoying and more functional than doing screen grabs. "This will change the way we blog forever!!!" we said. Today, they introduced the questionably named, but seemingly quite useful, Blac ... More >>
Last week, we learned that the Library of Congress was archiving every single public Tweet since the dawn of Twitter in their National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The Twitterverse, while largely pleased that its words were going to be immortalized by the U.S. Govern ... More >>
The Library of Congress announced this morning that it has acquired the complete archives of Twitter and all the brilliant insights therein. That's every single Tweet, regardless of relevance or potential usefulness. Yup, even yours. Now future generations can learn how #youknowitsarecession and po ... More >>
If you're planning on a frolic in a field of flowers, bring along some Kleenex.If your eyes are all red and swollen and scratchy and you're feeling generally like you got hit by a truck, or maybe a large, blooming plant of some sort, it's not because you drank too many glasses of the good stu ... More >>
That sound you heard was a few thousand reporters shitting bricks of varying volumes, and it gets louder by the day with each Tweet. Literalized, it would sound something like a someone throwing a boulder the size of a small child into a calm river. The Tweets and Twitterers are coming for yo ... More >>
Today, in our daily Twitter roundup, there're lots of people getting shitfaced in New York for St. Patrick's Day, and...we could care less about them, here. More important is the beef we smell cooking up between a familiar gossip columnist and a familiar New York rock act. Where is it? And wh ... More >>
From her Twitter"Not sure whose fantasy this is," notes friend-of-SOTC Ryan Dombal on his indispensable, visually arresting Twitter feed. Our obsession with this fine lady only grows. Let this also serve as notice that Oscar the pink monkey has been safely recovered.
With the caveat that humans must take Diplo's Twitter updates with a grain (several grains, probably) of salt--although his version of what happened the night of the Grammys was probably way better than anything that actually did happen--everyone else in the above Tweet is definitely on the real p ... More >>
Oh boyTwitter don't lie, folks. Or at least, the verified NKOTB account doesn't. Tune in to Jimmy Fallon tonight for the funkiest version of "The Right Stuff" ever.
When New Yorkers travel beyond the local transit system -- which, during this festive holiday season, generally means to the airport -- we suddenly devolve into a world-weary Scrooges, darting through terminals and over tourists. Luckily Twitter, our ultimate venting venue, gives us beleaguer ... More >>
And so the 1000TimesYes Twitter record review project ends, not with a bang but with a Boyle. (What do you want, it's a holiday week, our A material is on a plane somewhere.) Seriously though Chris, 2009 is wondering why after it made you a viral video star and the go-to representative for music c ... More >>
Surely you want to be in the room when, in some unfathomable dork ritual, 1000TimesYes Twitter auteur, F2K contributor, and YIMBY procurer Christopher R. Weingarten gets one some sort of stage and/or platform and sends his "1000th tweet LIVE @ midnite," thus capping his quixotic, insane, and ... More >>
We're taking the Public Radio fund-drive approach to Twitter. Support your local Village Voice food bloggers by going to Twitter right now, and clicking "follow!" In return, you'll get a tote bag with the Village Voice logo on it, and a free subscription to the New Yorker. No, actually there's no to ... More >>
The journalist who wrote the AP story on Twitter's new wine label couldn't resist the joke: "Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them?" Lol. The bigger punch-line, however, is that the founders of the social media site that requires its users to write in abbreviat ... More >>
What kind of people use Twitter? Horrible celebrities, political obsessives -- and, it now appears, people who actually care that the Emmys changed their broadcast so that eight of the awards will not be presented live. The affected categories are (deep breath) best drama-series writing, bes ... More >>
Stereogum and Swedish young folks Peter Bjorn and John have cooked up a Twitter-related secret show for tonight. Want in? Holler at Stereogum's Twitter. You still have seven minutes. Also, other bands are playing the Cake Shop this evening. So maybe this is a late one?
So there you have it. As of 2:30, APW Sunday has been delayed for at least a few hours: Twitter chatter, which I encourage you to monitor before making the trek yourself, suggests a several-hours delay that may go on for a few hours yet. More updates as events warrant. Yoy.
After the Jump Festival, the annual three-day local music convocation organized by local music bloggers--"the ones on the front lines, crushed into the barrier, braving bad music; earsplitting acoustics and drunken mobs, all to bring you a daily look at the New York music world"--has announce ... More >>
ilovemypit/flickr How many rolling restaurants can city streets bear? Midtown Lunch brings news of, yes, the launch of another food truck, this one called the Bistro Truck. It's scheduled to open for business in Union Square by the end of the month, and will offer a menu of Moroccan specialties ... More >>
Since we're not really going away for the weekend, we needn't burden you with a Week in Review. We'll be updating in real time via the Sound of the City Twitter all day tomorrow, tossing off boozy bon mots (hopefully) or just really lame observations, at least until all our iPhones commit suicide ... More >>
From the Grizzly Bear singer/lead Twitterer's Twitter comes this delightful snapshot from last night's star-studded Wilco/Yo La Tengo fete at Coney Island, about which much more later. The two gentlemen behind Droste and Feist have no idea they're sharing a car with such indie-rock royalty, and in ... More >>
Posted to her Twitter, with the caption "I have no self control." Your move.
(To paraphrase Stan Mack, all monologue is reported verbatim) 12:54 PM June 3rd [first tweet] It's really weird when you open a new Twitter account and you follow no one and no one is following you. The room feels really empty. 1:12 PM June 3rd OK, 10 minutes, and I've got my first follower. Tha ... More >>
In April, New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear helped novelist Bret Easton Ellis set up a Twitter account, in a very Talk of the Town-type ("This is the real BEE," he wrote, and said aloud, "What should I put, BTW, FYI, OMG?") Talk of the Town piece. Since then, twitter.com/eastonellis has proceeded at ... More >>