Category Archives: Twitter

We all have the potential to be newsmakers, so tweet accordingly

This past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself.   

I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much — and from the seemingly endless number of replies that were piling up, I wasn't the only one.     

It all started with a simple request from political and comedy writer Maura Quint: Tell me about the worst date you've ever had in 140 characters or less.

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ZeroFox secures $40m Series C to help manage social media risk

 ZeroFox, a startup that helps companies manage social media risk including scams, malicious links and account hijacking, announced a $40 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Redline Capital Management and Silver Lake Waterman (which is Silver Lake’s late stage growth capital fund). Existing investors NEA, Highland Capital Partners and Core Capital also participated. Read More

Chelsea Clinton just shut down Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rant with a single tweet

The 2016 election ended months ago, but for some reason, Donald Trump still can't seem to stop talking about the Clintons.

In an exceptionally scattershot tweetstorm on Monday morning, Donald Trump took jabs at his usual favorite topics — healthcare and former FBI Director James Comey. But this time, the president's tweetstorm included one notable addition: a jab at his former campaign opponent's daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

It all started when Trump received some backlash after the president's daughter, Ivanka — you know, the woman who claims she tries to "stay out of politics" — sat in for her father at a session at the G20 summit on Saturday. The internet was not particularly pleased with Ivanka's appearance, and people began questioning what qualifies her to represent the country while conferring with world leaders. Read more...

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Malala Yousafzai has officially sent her first tweets

Social media just got a little bit better after inspiring activist and Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, announced she will now be active on Twitter.

On Friday morning the 19-year-old sent her first seven tweets from her very own verified personal Twitter account to celebrate her high school graduation.

Yousafzai followed her first, simple "Hi, Twitter" message — which already had over 30,000 likes at time of writing — with a thread of six tweets explaining why she's finally decided to share her voice on the social platform after all these years.  Read more...

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