Having been banned by Apple, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube — and having a significant amount of his content removed on Pinterest, of all places — it’s worth noting that Alex Jones and Infowars are both very much alive, at least on Twitter. Facing tremendous pressure from the loss of a bulk of his distribution network, Jones also has to contend with multiple simultaneous lawsuits accusing the Austin, Texas-based conspiracy theorist of defamation. The lawsuits primarily stem from comments made following a tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire, killing 20 six and seven-year-olds, and six adults. Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire? Don't get your hopes up. VISIT HARD FORK In a 2015 Infowars segment, Jones said: Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured. I couldn’t believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real … [Read more...] about And then there was Twitter
Twitter shares plunged in early trading as the social-media service reported weak user numbers, a day after Facebook suffered the biggest one-day loss in U.S. market history. Twitter said monthly users dropped by 1 million, and the company said it could witness a continued reduction in users. Shares of Twitter declined more than 16 percent in trading before the opening bell. The plunge mirrors Facebook's historic wipeout, which erased $119 billion of value from the social-media giant after it reported disappointing results. Both companies are suffering from similar issues involving fake accounts, charges of information manipulation by governments and individuals and rising concern about their impact on society. "We want people to feel safe freely expressing themselves and have launched new tools to address problem behaviors that distort and distract from the public conversation," CEO Jack Dorsey said in the company's Friday earnings statement. Twitter reported … [Read more...] about A day after Facebook’s rout, Twitter plunges on weak user numbers
By Rachel Cunliffe2009-01-04 13:08:08 UTC Rachel Cunliffe runs blog design company cre8d design and is co-founder of TV community network Throng. In 2008, Twitter really started to hit the mainstream and bloggers began adding widgets to their sidebars to display their latest tweets. In 2009, Twitter will become much more tightly integrated with the rest of the blog in a variety of ways - watch out for tweetbacks and tweetstats to make their debut, and tweet comments to TwitterRolls to start appearing on blogs. Here are 10 ways Twitter will impact blogs this year. Have your own predictions? Add them to the comments. 1. Tweetbacks Bloggers will start to add "Tweetbacks" to their blog posts. The simplest version will show the number of people who have tweeted this post (including all reverse engineered tinyurls). Tweetbacks are not yet available. Options will include: Showing what tweeters are saying about the post Replies to those tweets from others Showing who is tweeting the post … [Read more...] about 10 Ways Twitter Will Change Blog Design in 2009
There was no shortage of media from Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch this week. A computer-rendered animation prepared us all for the spectacle, set to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” as a kind of galactic music video. Everything was live-streamed as it happened. Then afterward, the viral video clip of the two booster rockets landing in tandem after the successful launch was certainly impressive, even if the third booster missed its mark. But the real iconic image from the launch, the one most likely to stand the test of time, is of the cherry-red Tesla Roadster that Musk embedded in the capsule of the payload rocket. A gleaming convertible floating through (actual, real) space, its wheels not spinning at all, an astronaut-suited mannequin posed, unperturbed, with its arm hanging out the side. The Earth eventually looms in the background, incomprehensibly large, seen through the windshield. It’s a staggering image — the first car ever in … [Read more...] about Elon Musk made history launching a car into space. Did he make art too?
It’s a commonly accepted, scientifically proven fact that Twitter is bad for you. Not only is it awash in a synapse-frying torrent of mental spew and unpleasant headlines, but the network is also a performative minefield waiting to destroy either your career or your emotional well-being — and quite often both if given enough time. However, some of us use Twitter for our jobs. And sometimes we still find Twitter occasionally enjoyable, like when we all get to watch a rocket launch together. If you’re on Twitter period, it’s a good idea to take precautions around your tweet history. We live in an era when alt-right trolls and political operatives will spend hours scanning the online footprint of a smear campaign target, all with the purpose of dredging up past jokes and verbal faux pas to twist into context-less, career-costing hit jobs. Look at what happened to MSNBC contributor Sam Seder in December of last year, when prominent alt-right voices elevated a joke … [Read more...] about How to delete your Twitter history