ComPost: Twitter


Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Teenager who tweeted threats to American Airlines is now in custody

Being a teenager is more hazardous than it used to be.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  teenagers, Twitter

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Twitter is changing to look like Facebook and it needs to not

I don’t want to become obsolete!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Twitter

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Totally unrelated ‘TWTRQ’ stock soars with news of Twitter IPO, because people are the best

We totally understand how the stock market works.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:31 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, TWTR

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Why that Jimmy Kimmel vs. Kanye West shout-down on Twitter matters

The new landscape unfurls.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:17 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jimmy Kimmel, kanye west, media, Twitter

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Horse_ebooks, Prancercise and the problem with ironic entertainment

The new idiot village.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  horse_ebooks, Internet, prancercise, Twitter, youtube

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Pax Dickinson and How Not To Be, online or anywhere else

And where you work.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, Internet, Social Media, Twitter

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Baby’s First Twitter, because the world is terrible

Ugggggggh.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  babies, Social Media, Twitter

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/29/2013

Scott Simon's powerful live-tweeting from his mother's bedside

Read it now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:15 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Twitter racists, the National Anthem Kid, the NSA and you

What's private, though?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national anthem, racism, Twitter

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/12/2013

TBD, @HillaryClinton, really?

Here we go again.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hillary, Twitter

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Twitter, Tumblr, #FreeJahar and the Boston bomber Rorschach test

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston marathon, Twitter

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/23/2013

After the AP hacking, a guide to sorting fact from fiction

More like "broken news."

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ap, Twitter

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Forget 140! The new resume is a single character!

Trends continue to be trends!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:20 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Bill Clinton gets dragooned onto @PrezBillyJeff Twitter by Stephen Colbert

You can drag a Bill to Twitter, but can you make him tweet?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  clinton, Twitter

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Happy Birthday, Twitter!

It's seven. And not going anywhere.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:53 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Congratulations, Joe Salazar and the #LiberalTips2AvoidRape hashtag

A winning formula for the worst conversation possible.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/04/2012

In defense of the bathroom smartphone user

It was your own fault for not letting us use them at the table.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Smartphone, Social Media, Twitter

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Harry Reid’s Twitter Town Hall

And other uses of Oprah’s old time slot

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:17 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 09/09/2011

The NBC News Twitter hack — or, how not to yell ‘Fire!’

How not to yell “fire” in a crowded theater.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:16 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, 9/11

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011

CrazyKhazei, fake Paul Krugman, and stupid Net tricks

“I will post it online and no one will find out!” and other famous last words

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, the Internet, Scott Brown, oy

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

GOP 2012 Twitter debate was a joke.

And the punchline was everyone involved.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, oops, Twitter

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Obama’s Twitter town hall — a social media fail?

And we’d know that if he really answered the questions...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Barack Obama, fail

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Weinergate — Anthony Weiner’s Twitter image problem

Trouser weasels?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Weiner, weinergate, Twitter

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/19/2011

The ladies who laugh: Twitter, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and funny women

Don’t believe me? Ask Tina Fey.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  womenfolks, Twitter

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Why I hate Twitter

It’s five years old today...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:11 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, kids these days

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Gov. Rick Perry blocks journalists on Twitter -- really?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is blocking journalists on Twitter. But not all journalists? Does Gov. Perry not grasp that anyone can still read his account? @GovernorPerry is not locked! It's visible to everyone! So this seems like a particularly inane...

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Epic Failures, Only on the Internet, Petri | Tags:  America, oops, technology, twitter

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Time Person of the Year Mark Zuckerberg and the DSM -- making the world safe for narcissism

(Mark Zuckerberg - Paul Sakuma, AP) I know why Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's Person of the Year. It's not because of his achievements, although they are legion, or because of The Social Network, although it was an engaging...

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  Facebook, The Year That Was 2010, narcissism, twitter

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/11/2010

After the U.K.'s Twitter Joke Trial verdict, we need a sarcasm mark

Q: Did you hear the one about the guy who made a joke on twitter about blowing up an airport and then was taken to trial, found guilty, and had his appeal overturned? A: I guess I can't tell this...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet, Only on the Internet | Tags:  airplanes, twitter