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‘#Hillary2016′ Tops Twitter Trends as Former President Bill Clinton Fires Up DNC Crowd

‘#Hillary2016′ Tops Twitter Trends as Former President Bill Clinton Fires Up DNC Crowd

Mario Tama/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — If people on Twitter had their way, Hillary Clinton would take one more crack at shattering America’s highest glass ceiling.As former President Bill Clinton took to the Democratic National Convention&rs…

Donald Trump Plays Doctor on Twitter with Autism Claims

Donald Trump Plays Doctor on Twitter with Autism Claims

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mostly quiet since his last birther allegation, Donald Trump Thursday to went on Twitter to peddle a theory that claims vaccinations cause autism in young children.“Massive combined inoculations to small child…

NYPD Identifies Source of Threatening Tweets

NYPD Identifies Source of Threatening Tweets

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Police Department has identified the person whose Twitter account issued threats of an attack “just like in Aurora” on the Broadway theater where Mike Tyson’s one-man show is playing.”We have identi…

Twitter Gives Police Info on Source of Threatening Tweet

Twitter Gives Police Info on Source of Threatening Tweet

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Twitter has now turned over information it had initially denied to the New York Police Department about the user whose account issued threats of an attack “just like in Aurora” on the Broadway theater where Mike Tyson’s one-man sh…

NYPD to Subpoena Twitter for ‘Just Like in Aurora’ Tweet

NYPD to Subpoena Twitter for ‘Just Like in Aurora’ Tweet

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The New York Police Department has demanded that Twitter release the name of a user who threatened an attack “just like in Aurora” on the Broadway theater where Mike Tyson’s one-man show is playing. The NYPD plans to su…

Amanda Bynes Cleans Up Her Twitter Account

Amanda Bynes Cleans Up Her Twitter Account

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Amanda Bynes did some house cleaning on her Twitter account Monday. 
The 26-year-old actress removed everything but her name, avatar and a link to her WhoSay page on her @AmandaBynes account.Bynes strippe…

Ellen Page Gets Death Threats on Twitter

Ellen Page Gets Death Threats on Twitter

Gary Gershoff/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities reportedly are investigating death threats that were sent via Twitter against Juno actress Ellen Page.“I’m going to murder Ellen Page. She’s dead,” one message read, according…

Twitter Political Index Tracks Obama, Romney Sentiment

Twitter Political Index Tracks Obama, Romney Sentiment

Joe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Want to see who is ahead in the presidential race based on tweets and only tweets?  Well, now you can.On Thursday, Twitter launched its Political Index, a dedicated site at http://election….

Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets Tweeted by GaGa, Bieber

Women’s Gymnastics Team Gets Tweeted by GaGa, Bieber

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — What’s the best way to get a music superstar to acknowledge your presence on Twitter?  Be a gold medal-winning Olympian.After snagging the gold medal at the London Olympics Tuesday night, the U.S….

Olympic Rules: One Bad Tweet and You’re Out

Olympic Rules: One Bad Tweet and You’re Out

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — A tweet insulting athletes from another country has cost a second Olympian a spot at the games.Michel Morganella, one of the players on Switzerland’s Olympic men’s soccer team, sent out such a tweet fo…

Romney’s VP Search Chief Teases on Twitter

Romney’s VP Search Chief Teases on Twitter

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Beth Myers, the head of Mitt Romney’s secretive vice presidential search, kept the mystery alive Friday when she gave a “Friday Follow” shout out to a number of potential running mates for the presumptiv…

Olympics 2012: London Eye Ferris Wheel Changes Color Based on Tweets

Olympics 2012: London Eye Ferris Wheel Changes Color Based on Tweets

EDF(LONDON) — London is jumping on the trend to bring Twitter to inanimate objects. On the heels of Stanley, the piano that took requests via Twitter, the London Eye Ferris Wheel is getting some Twitter integration.For the next two months (through the…

Twitter Experiences Second Major Outage in the Last Six Weeks

Twitter Experiences Second Major Outage in the Last Six Weeks

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Only six weeks after experiencing a widespread outage, Twitter went down again Thursday for most users. At around 11 a.m. ET, Twitter users started to see their streams come to a screeching halt and were not able to…

Jackson Family Feud: Randy Jackson Says Katherine Jackson to Head Home

Jackson Family Feud: Randy Jackson Says Katherine Jackson to Head Home

Lester Cohen/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Katherine Jackson, apparently struggling with bad health, is headed back to Los Angeles from Arizona after she was reported missing last week, her son Randy told ABC’s Good Morning America this morning, also…

Twitter Backlash After Online Retailer Posts ‘Clueless’ Aurora Tweet

Twitter Backlash After Online Retailer Posts ‘Clueless’ Aurora Tweet

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Online shopping site Celeb Boutique took advantage of the trending topic, #Aurora, following the mass movie theater shooting in the small Colorado town, causing a stir of angry responses from Twitter.&ldqu…

Twitter 6th Anniversary: How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be

Twitter 6th Anniversary: How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — We know what you are thinking: Wait, didn’t Twitter just celebrate its sixth birthday? How is it now celebrating its anniversary? Well, on March 21, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet …

Chris Rock Upsets Some with Controversial Fourth of July Tweet

Chris Rock Upsets Some with Controversial Fourth of July Tweet

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Chris Rock’s July Fourth tweet has some people in a decidedly non-festive mood. On Wednesday, the comedian tweeted, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure…

Alec Baldwin Back on Twitter

Alec Baldwin Back on Twitter

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — So much for Alec Baldwin leaving Twitter.On Monday, he deactivated his account.  But the 30 Rock star has since resumed tweeting, only this time he’s using the account for his foundation, @ABFalecbal…

David Axelrod Tweets Hit Romney for ‘Bermuda Tax Shelter’

David Axelrod Tweets Hit Romney for ‘Bermuda Tax Shelter’

Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senior Obama strategist David Axelrod on Wednesday offered something of a fireworks display on Twitter, launching a barrage of messages meant to draw attention to two reports that highlight Mitt Romney&rsquo…

Twitter’s Expanded Tweets Now Include Article Excerpts and Video

Twitter’s Expanded Tweets Now Include Article Excerpts and Video

Twitter’s new expanded view. Image credit: Twitter(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday Twitter made it a lot easier for you to see just what might be in those links before you click. Its expanded tweets, a feature which has already shown YouTube videos or Instag…

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