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If the Easter story is true—and I’m an agnostic, so I neither confirm nor deny the truth of what I’m about to discuss—something really amazing happened roughly 2,000 years ago. The Romans put a Jewish preacher up on a cross, killed him, and buried him … only to see him leave his grave a few days later, visit some friends, then rise to heaven with a promise to return.
A hip Vietnamese restaurant in Beverly Hills has begun "shaming" guests who no-show for their reservations, by revealing their names on Twitter. Upon consideration, the practice is absurd. Who would genuinely be ashamed about having this information made public? It's not very nice to the restaurant, sure, but would your friends or family would really give a damn if they found out you flaked out on a reservation? Besides, unless you've got an unusual name, who's to say you're the "Kyle Anderson" in question.Hi Kyle Anderson (323), I hope you enjoyed your gf's bday and the flowers that you didn't
Social media experts and holier-than-thou journalists (ahem) will tell you that Twitter changed the way we receive information. The rest of humanity will tell you that Twitter changed the way we receive jokes. Whether it's known local comedians like Chip Chantry or one of the many hilarious local parody accounts, Philly's web presence is teeming with humor. Here, five of the best joke accounts in the city.
And the award goes to...D.A. Seth Williams! For his fearless following of pornographic twitter accounts! Oh, nope, sorry that was just me dreaming. The real winner of Time's annual Twitter power rankings, of course, was Mr. Questlove:Questlove tweets at a frenetic pace, whether he’s promoting his 9-5 gig on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, geeking out over drum gear or sharing Instagrams of his solo DJ sets and performances with The Roots. His enthusiasm is infectious.There's something about Time magazine gushing about cool Twitter feeds that neutralizes any coolness they may have had. Time also makes the grievous error of
Hashtags are everywhere these days—from the Oscars #BestDressed coverage to a pamphlet I got from my doctor’s office. Whether you like it or not, Twitter's taken over the way we communicate. Last year, a Rhode Island theater gained fame for designating "Tweet Seats," where show-goers could tweet reactions during the actual performance. Closer to home, a Temple University professor encourages his students to tweet during class. Live-tweeting, it seems, is everywhere.
Gather ’round, children, and I'll tell you a tale. In the Land Before Twitter, if someone clamped a hand over your mouth after you spoke 140 letters, you'd think he was a fascist and definitely not go on a second date with him. In the Land Before Twitter, reporters who covered foreign wars had to leave their bedrooms. And in the Land Before Twitter, intelligent, impulsive people made snap judgments—ill-informed judgments, stupid judgments—largely without consequence, having shared them only with a few drunk people sitting on a couch at a party.