Canada’s biggest emo rapper is furious about being misquoted, and also having his cover stolen out from under him by a dead man.
It’s been a big couple days for everyone’s favorite Taran Killam impression, Piers Morgan. On Tuesday night, the Brit had on trans advocate Janet Mock to discuss her new book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. For those people watching at home, there might not have been any red flags that Mr. Morgan was crossing into the danger zone. A passing glimpse would have it appear that the interview, if not the most nuanced, was at least a sympathetic one. Mr. Morgan asked Ms. Mock how she had told boyfriends that she used to be a man. He told her she was attractive. For Piers Morgan, it wasn’t that bad of a show.
Later that evening on Twitter, all hell broke lose.
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(Anti) Social Media
Before heading uptown to a book party at Andy Borowitz’s elegant West End apartment last night, I checked his Twitter feed to see if he’d said anything interesting that day. The comedian’s satirical Twitter presence has earned him nearly half a million followers (sample tweet: “Maybe I’m a dreamer, but I wish mental health care were as easy to get as, say, a gun”). But to my surprise, his feed was virtually empty—and frankly, quite boring—a stark contrast to the lively account he maintained for several years.
Displeased with a New York Post story that ran this morning about his hunt for a cheaper apartment, ex-mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner took to Twitter today to declare the broker who leaked the story had “no class.”
Eric Schneiderman has mastered the art of the subtweet–a public message covertly addressed to a specific individual.
Anyone who deals in the news business knows that it’s a constant push/pull between creating content on a daily basis and implementing larger, new ideas. The best concepts can take months (if not years!) to formalize and put into practice. One of the worst feelings in the world for a journalist or editor is sitting too long on anything—a trend, a scoop, a new blog, whatever—only to find that someone managed to take your Truth and run it down the 50-yard line to their own Nieman Journalism Lab profile.
To that end, The New York Observer would like to formally plant a flag on the following ideas, which will no longer be available for use by any other media or nonmedia entity, from here to eternity, regardless of whether they see this post or not.
There’s something weird happening on Twitter involving PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, and nobody seems to know what’s going on.
Starting around 2pm, a series of seemingly unrelated Twitter accounts posted tweets that simply read “f gwenifill.”
We at Betabeat are avid followers of Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter feed. After all, you never know what you might find there.
So when we saw a LiLo tweet promoting taxicab disrupter Uber’s services and offering a promo code, we just had to know: was this the result of an official partnership between the startup and the star, or was Lindsay up to something shady?
It’s that time of year! Google has released the year-end numbers for searches and top trends in 2013. Betabeat has pored over the lists and separated the wheat from the gluten-free chaff to bring you this year’s most popular in tech.