Talking to Gary Richardson (@garyyesgary) About Writing Jokes and Twitter's Power to Make Something Huge
by Jenny Nelson Gary Richardson is a writer and performer having the time of his life in Brooklyn. He performs live around the city and encourages you to see him do live stuff if you can, but to find his internet stuff if you can't. This week I talked with Richardson about three of his favorite twee... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd
Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their panties in a bunch (i... [Read More]
 
Talking to Clickhole's Cullen Crawford (@hellocullen) about Twitter, Brands, and More
by Jenny Nelson Cullen Crawford lives in Chicago. He is a staff writer at Clickhole.com and was previously a staff writer at the Onion News Network. Crawford has a pit bull named Gristle that he loves very much and is very proud of and has the Twitter accounts @dougepisodes, @pinterestfake, and @laz... [Read More]
 
Marvin Gaye, Robin Thicke, and Why Nobody Cares About Stolen Jokes
by Eddie Brawley On Tuesday a jury in Los Angeles found Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams guilty of copyright infringement and ordered them to pay $7.3 million for copying elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” for Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.&rdq... [Read More]
 
Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) on Literary Twitter and the Linguistic Career of "lol"
by Jenny Nelson Ariana Lenarsky is a musician, poet, and comedian from Los Angeles. She’s written for places including McSweeney's and HuffPo, and writes, performs and produces at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. Lenarsky also studied classical vocal performance and sang with the band cossb... [Read More]
 
President Barack Obama reads “Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live
President Barack Obama appeared as a guest on Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. Before he sat down for an interview with Kimmel, Obama took part in the show's popular recurring segment, "Mean Tweets," reading aloud the jabs that random trolls and other people have typed about him on Tw... [Read More]
 
Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) Talks About Twitter and "Aggressively Glamorous Humor"
by Jenny Nelson Gabby Noone is a writer and student based in New York City. She’s a staff writer at Rookie Mag and has contributed to sites such as Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, and The Cut. Noone’s tweets cover topics like pop culture, fashion, and feminism, with her takes often approaching th... [Read More]
 
'SNL's Uneasy Relationship with Twitter and Online Critics
by Erik Voss Last November, SNL aired a mock promo for a hacky, whitewashed family sitcom called "The Dudleys." In the sketch, a voiceover explains the various lengths the show has gone to satisfy complaints on Twitter — "You tweeted, 'It's 2014, why can't any of The Dudleys be gay?' Well, we ... [Read More]
 
Eudora Peterson (@Pjetey) on Twitter's Character Limit and Not Overthinking Jokes
by Jenny Nelson Eudora Peterson is a New York City-based comedian whose work has appeared on The Hairpin, The Toast, and more. She currently runs Fashion What Ifs, a fashion advice video series on Jezebel’s beauty and style site Millihelen. Recently I asked Peterson to share and talk about thr... [Read More]
 
How I Used Twitter to Spy on My Fans, by Iliza Shlesinger
When Iliza Shlesinger released her latest stand-up special, Freezing Hot, on Netflix a month ago, the former Last Comic Standing winner decided to employ Twitter hashtags as fleeting graphics onscreen alongside her routines. Sure, she'd like to be a trending topic as much as the next comedian. But s... [Read More]