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Twitter Was Crucial in Making Ferguson a National Story

Giuseppe Crosti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Giuseppe Crosti

Ferguson is a very small town, and given the media's reluctance to properly cover the story, the recent unrest could not have received national attention without people sharing their stories on Twitter.

Scientists Are Using Twitter Data To Track Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science

Computer scientists at Johns Hopkins have built an algorithm that uses Twitter to gather information about mental illness trends. Researchers combe...

Why I Was Wrong About Twitter

Adam Grant | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Admitting defeat, I was dragged onto Twitter kicking and screaming. I thought it was a necessary evil. And I was wrong. In the past year, I've grown fond of Twitter. It might be partially due to cognitive dissonance. But it's also due to six benefits that no one mentioned.

How Twitter Trends Can Be Misleading

Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Just because something is spreading through the social network’s echo chamber doesn’t mean it’s representative of the American public. In fact, it’s not.

Imagine Your Favorite Rappers in High School...

Posted 02.11.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

What To Do When You're Bored

Posted 01.24.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

What's The Most Annoying Thing People Always Tell You?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

#Cuttingforbieber, Alleged 4Chan Hoax, Trends On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen

Following the release of photos suggesting that Justin Bieber was smoking marijuana at a party, the hashtag #cuttingforbieber -- a supposed protest ag...

20 Reasons You And Your Ex Don't Get Along

Posted 10.12.2012 | Divorce

What was the one thing you and your ex constantly fought over? On Friday, Tweeters revealed what drives them crazy in relationships, from lack of ...

Twitter Promoted Trends: Taking Political Advertising to the Next Level

Ericka Andersen | Posted 11.27.2012 | Technology
Ericka Andersen

What costs over $100,000 and lives for only a day? It must be something pretty valuable for that kind of cash -- something political investors would consider essential in driving their message.

Top 25 Dating Dealbreakers

Posted 06.28.2012 | Divorce

Are you newly single? Has it been ages since your last date? Not to worry, the Twitterverse has got you covered. When #ICantDateYou started trendin...

#ThingsISAYDuringSchool: Hilarious Tweets From Disgruntled Students

Posted 04.19.2012 | Teen

Whether they're intentional or unintentional, we all have those signature stock phrases that we spew over and over during the school day. Whether it'...

WATCH: 'To My Unborn Child' Twitter Trend Inspires Poignant New PSA For Gay Youth

Posted 04.05.2012 | Gay Voices

Last month's infamous #ToMyUnbornChild Twitter trend has become the subject of a poignant new public service announcement. Though many of the ini...

#ToMyUnbornChild Twitter Trend Sparks Homophobic Tweets

Posted 03.16.2012 | Gay Voices

In what can be seen as a disturbing sign of the times, a seemingly harmless Twitter trend quickly descended into a flurry of homophobic statements fro...

On Social Media, Most Consumers Play Nice

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 02.28.2012 | Small Business

The Web may be home to plenty of negative chatter, but turns out most people have no interest in badmouthing companies online. In fact, according to a...

The Most Bizarre Valentine's Day Trending Topic On Twitter: #FagDay

Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices

It what can only be described as the most bizarre of Valentine's Day crazes on Twitter, the hashtag #FagDay was one of the most popular trending topic...

The Twitterverse Shares Their #HighSchoolMemories!

Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

Whether you love high school or you're counting down the days until graduation (read: freedom), these are four years of your life that you'll never f...

Hashtags Aren't Just For Twitter Anymore, Teens Report

About the authors: Jimmy is a senior at Maine South High School and Omar is a junior at Pritzker Colelge Prep. Both are student reporters for The Mas...

The Best #FakeMegynKelly Tweets

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly caused a stir on Monday's "O'Reilly Factor" when she stated that the pepper spray used on seated UC Davis students was, "a...

When Did You Know It Was 'Over'? Twitter Users Weigh In

Posted 11.15.2011 | Divorce

When did you know your relationship was over? The question took the Twitterverse by storm Tuesday, as #iknewitwasoverwhen became a trending topic ...

The Funniest #FoodMovies On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 10.25.2011 | Comedy

Earlier this week, a South African foodie site called Food 24 decided to try their hand at the Twitter hashtag game. They started #foodmovies, the ide...

Twitter Users Come Clean WIth The Best #LiesIveToldMyParents

Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents

The teacher didn't assign any homework. I'm just going to a friends house. I have no clue who scratched the car. Children, no matter the age, are c...

WATCH: Who Is Derek Bieber?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

Don't worry there isn't another Bieber, it's only Justin. But if you were wondering why "Derek Bieber" has been trending on Twitter since yesterda...

What You Were Reading When You Were 13

Zoe Triska | Posted 10.06.2011 | Books

There were quite a few regrettable things we did, thought, adored and listened to when we were 13. We liked Blink-182 (please don't tell anyone), had ...

Celebrities On Tumblr: 10 Famous Blogs You'll Go 'Gaga' Over

The Huffington Post | Rae Votta | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology

The middle Jonas Brother, Joe, is new to the world of Tumblr. Unfortunately he's so new that he hasn't learned how to spell the blogging platform's na...