Posts Tagged: twitter
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Books You Might Like Because Some People on Twitter Thought I'd Like Them

Yesterday, Haley had sent me to the library since I've never read any Zadie Smith (I know!! I know!!!!!!!!). I asked Twitter for some additional recommendations, and they gave me more stuff than I could read in a lifetime, so I wanted to share it with you: These Are the Books that My Twitter Followers Think You Should Read. You'll Never Guess What Comes Next. (Books.)

Consider it your holiday homework assignment (after The Pillow Book, obviously). I ended up checking out Changing My Mind, by Zadie Smith, Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward, and, of course, the crown jewel— Simon and Garfunkel: The Biography, by [...]

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The Unfollowed Pie

 

Previously: The Heartland Pie

Ann Friedman is sorry this pie is so mean and understands if you need to unfollow immediately as a result.

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Feminist Twitter Avatars

If you’re a lady who occasionally spouts the odd homage to gender equality and you’re considering existing on the internet, you’re in for a surprise. Some people already don’t like your stupid lady face. They think you’re going to come in and spill cosmopolitan all over the xhtml while laughing too loudly, ruining everything. Before we go further, answer these three questions:

a)    Do you believe in having autonomy over your body?

b)    Have you ever had a margarita?

c)    Have you read a forum on hair removal in the last 12 months?

They’re going to hate you.

Consider using one of these preemptive internet avatars for your social accounts, [...]

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How Has Waka Flocka Flame Changed Your Life?

The Source gathered this story from a woman known on Twitter as @WebDiva423, a 53-year-old from Florida who credits an internet bond with the rapper Waka Flocka Flame for giving her the courage to end her marriage and essentially turn her life around. Who needs therapy? From Dianne's posts:

Now, my ex-husband and I had always had problems. We were on a typical bad relationship roller coaster; good times followed by bad times followed by good times and so on. Finally, the good times were just too far between and although the bad times subsided too, we fell into a very polite and civilized existence. That is, until Waka [...]

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The Best Time I Vomited After Deleting My Twitter

Some months after turning eighteen, by way of opportune timing and a dearth of homework, I became internet famous via a certain charming blog. “The Seventeen Magazine Project” was a sweetly precocious treatise on the oppressive nature of teen magazines and one of the first blogs to really rally behind the person-lives-X-lifestyle-for-X-months construct. It had privilege checking, watered-down third-wave feminism, and the kind of self-aware, coming-of-age narrative that makes leftist media outlets cream their jeans.

Within days of the project launching I had an easy thousand Twitter followers, which doesn’t seem like a lot now, but it was for an average non-celebrity in 2010. In a matter of [...]

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A Conversation with Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a writer for The Daily Beast whose work has also appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, The Nation and the Washington Post. He is also somewhat of a lightning rod for ideologues: you might've seen his debate with Buzz Bissinger on NYMag, any number of people in his face on Twitter, etc. I’ve wanted for a long time to talk to Jamelle about writing, racial and political dialogue, the discursive practices of the internet—and how he manages to handle all of those things with great unflappability, grace and humor. (His Twitter bio states, "The real racist.") We talked on the phone [...]

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How to Tweet, Featuring Prince

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PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET… TESTING 1, 2…

— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013

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PRINCE'S 2ND TWEET. — PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013

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PRINCE'S 3RD TWEET: DID EYE ADD 2 MUCH PEPPER? pic.twitter.com/3jfe3rb41g — PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013

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pic.twitter.com/fSXb1jvFkx

— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013

Sorry, but we've all been doing it wrong. (Cher may have cracked the code, though?) Here's a snippet of his new single.

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Megan Amram…For You!

Here’s a hot tip: if you're interviewing a comedian over the phone, don't do the transcribing yourself.

First, you'll experience lots of technical difficulties, because your laughter will have made the comedian's responses inaudible.

Second, you will have to live with every dumb joke you made in a vain attempt to impress said comedian, and you will never be able to look at yourself in a mirror again without flinching in shame. I learned this the hard way.

I really, really want Megan Amram to think I'm funny, because I think she's very funny. Megan is the type of funny that brings her 33,400 Twitter [...]

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Who We Tell When We Watch Our Parents Die

I’ve spoken to very few people about what it was like to be in a room watching my mother take her last gulps of air. It was dinnertime, dark. We’d just had pizza. We’d been taking turns sitting by her side when there was a change in her breathing. All the oxygen drained from the room. When my mother died, it was just my family in a semicircle, alone together with what moments ago had been “her,” but in the span of seconds had become “her body.” She was 63.

When I read that comedian Laurie Kilmartin was live-tweeting her father’s dying days, I recoiled as though from an uppercut [...]

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When Will "PILE OF POO" Take Its Rightful Spot at No. 1?

Via Hairpin pal Lindsey Weber, "Emoji Tracker" lists the realtime use of emoji on Twitter. Unexpected delight here: the all-caps rollover text describing each emoji. "FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE AND WINKING EYE" = ;P