Health & Fitness

The state of American health, as told by Twitter

The folks over at Bay Alarm Medical took a closer look at nearly 500,000 geotagged tweets to determine just what people were saying about being sick, and where in the U.S. they were saying it.

Trends with Benefits: Don’t walk and text in NJ, or try to train AI on Twitter

This week on our weekly podcast Trends with Benefits, the DT round-table of experts dissects Apple's March 21 event. Also on the docket: an AI chatbot learns to be a Nazi from trolls, and VR porn.

Oculus VR CEO reveals that the first Rift headset has shipped

The Oculus Rift seems like it's been in development forever. But that's not true, of course: we've just been really eager to get our hands on the final $600 consumer-based product. The company revealed on Thursday that the first unit has…
Social Media

Ricky Gervais, Steve Martin, Amy Schumer, and more tweet tributes to Garry Shandling

Celebrity comedians Ricky Gervais, Steve Martin, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow have taken to Twitter to share their tributes to comedy legend Garry Shandling, who passed away this afternoon at the age of 66.
Social Media

Twitter: Cute stickers for photos could be on their way

Hey, Twitter users, have you ever felt the need to add a sticker to a photo before posting it? If so, you'll be pleased to know that the app could soon include such an option, though we're not sure everyone will go for it.
Social Media

LeBron James claims he’s joining Snapchat after Twitter controversy

NBA superstar LeBron James has tweeted that he is ready to join Snapchat as soon as this week. His decision comes after he unfollowed the official Cleveland Cavaliers account on Twitter, fuelling speculation about his departure from the…
Social Media

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey talks predicting the future, improving Moments

Fresh off its 10th birthday celebrations, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey talks the future of the company in an extensive new profile of the social media entrepreneur. Topics on the agenda include user growth, Periscope, live content, and hiring…
Social Media

Twitter turns 10: the most popular tweet, emoji, and users of all time

Twitter is celebrating its tenth birthday by sharing its biggest moments as part of its #LoveTwitter campaign. From the first-ever tweet to the post that has been retweeted the most times, find out the most popular trends of all time.
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Twitter analysis finds Clinton and Trump followers have identical gender balance

In a paper titled “Deciphering the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign in the Twitter Sphere: A Comparison of the Trumpists and Clintonists,” researchers lay out their attempt to study the demographics of Trump and Clinton’s respective…
Social Media

Facebook and Twitter are trying to acquire rights to stream live TV content

If Facebook and Twitter get their way, you’ll be able to stream live TV content via their social media platforms. The two companies are vying for rights to do so, according to a report from the New York Post.
Social Media

Lost a glove or a sock? Tom Hanks could help you find it

When not acting or producing Hollywood blockbusters, Tom Hanks likes to tweet items of lost clothing he stumbles across while out and about in NY City. And sometimes those items even end up being returned to their original owner!
Social Media

Twitter may be keeping its 140 character limit after all, CEO says

While Twitter has rumored to be doing away with the 140 character limit, CEO Jack Dorsey says the rumors have been greatly exaggerated, as the 140 character limit is here to stay. But is Dorsey telling the whole truth?