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Morrissey Tweets We’d Like to See

In case you haven’t already noticed the Internet going insane, here’s the news of the day: Morrissey has joined Twitter. So far he’s only tweeted once, but that hasn’t stopped us from amusing ourselves thinking up tweets we’d love to see (or, in some cases, are fully prepared to cringe over) from the man who’s started more fights over the years than pretty much anyone in the world of music. Just think of the amount of people he could have constructive discussions with! And Twitter lends itself so well to reasoned debate! What could possibly go wrong? … Read More

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Daniel Kibblesmith, the Man Behind the Hilarious @GOPTeens, on Trolling Republicans and DMing Rand Paul

Chicago-based comedy writer Daniel Kibblesmith is an unsung hero when it comes to trolling Twitter users. The former Groupon copywriter and current Onion News Network contributor is responsible for a handful of Twitter accounts aimed at confusing — and entertaining — the masses. His greatest achievement so far is GOPTeens, an account written in the style of someone’s uncool dad (complete with an overabundance of hashtags) trying to prove how hip conservative values are. I corresponded with Kibblesmith via email to find out where the idea came from, discuss the hilariously mixed reactions he receives on Twitter, and ask what he’d really tell the youth of America. … Read More

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A Eulogy for Twitter

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20 of the Internet’s Best April Fools’ Day Pranks

Thanks to the limitless possibilities the Internet has given us, today’s April Fool’s jokes are a lot more sophisticated than the ones American Girl Magazine used to suggest (“Put a dime and a safety pin in a box, give it to your friend, and say you got them a diamond pin!”). Tech startups (and, of course, established companies) have become especially big players, as they have the platforms, budgets, and creative minds to make really wacky ideas come to life. Some companies go all-out, like Google, which has at least five different pranks (just in America) on its multitude of channelsOthers, like Uber and TOMS, realize they’re a match made in heaven and combine forces into something beautiful. For your entertainment — and to help you avoid falling for an embarrassing prank — here’s a roundup of the best April Fools’ jokes the Internet has to offer today. … Read More

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Lil B Hosted a Twitter Open Forum on Rape Culture

Lil B is no stranger to the weird, debatably “toxic” world of online feminism. The prolific Bay Area rapper — creator, most recently, of 101-song mixtape 05 Fuck Em, dropped on Christmas Eve — regularly dispenses pearls of wisdom to his nearly 900,000 Twitter followers, from the relentlessly positive (“Try and get good grades in school for Lil B, i love you and thank you for trying”) to the endearingly weird (“i wanna send respect to all the animals that die everyday like walrus and others who people tend not to talk about and forget about”). The Based God has sounded off on behalf of his female fans before, most notably in response to Wendy Davis’ pink-sneaker clad filibuster this past June. … Read More

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