Elizabeth Taylor passed away yesterday at the age of 79, leaving millions of mourners behind who are showing an outpouring of love for the iconic film actress on Twitter. RIP Elizabeth Taylor was trending for the better part of the day, and for good reason. Read more
A UK judge rejected a newspaper’s application to use Twitter to “live broadcast” the verdict and sentences in the case of two men charged with helping gunman Raoul Moat, a notorious murderer from Newcastle who died last year after a police manhunt and the ensuing standoff ended in his suicide.
Proposed cuts to the federal budget have included some head-scratching line items, but one that’s not getting nearly enough attention threatens funding for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the animals it protects. Earthjustice has kicked off a social media campaign to bring awareness to this dire environmental situation, and the campaign itself is pretty brilliant. Read more
Ah, celebrities. The best parts of Twitter can often be summed up by our ability to watch some famous person give their PR handlers heart attacks in real time with their unfiltered commentary on life. There are plenty of perfectly pleasant but blatantly boring celebrity tweeters. Below we’ve listed some of our favorite entertainers who are anything but boring.
Celebrities putting their fame to good use through charity events and fundraisers is nothing new. Times have changed, however, in that network telethons are no longer necessary for the rich and famous to plead with their fans to donate to the cause du jour. Enter TwitChange, a celebrity auction site that lets fans donate in exchange for Twitter fame.
The app’s intuitive and visually appealing interface has long made it a fan favorite among mobile Twitter users and these new features make it arguably the most powerful social media app on the market.
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