Wednesday, May 14th, 2014


SOAPTAG: (soʊp tæg) A trending hashtag related to a political or social cause that a person uses to briefly indicate that they care deeply about said cause, before quickly getting back to their daily Buzzfeed quiz. “That’s so awful about those kidnapped African girls.” “Yeah, I totally tweeted the soaptag #BringBackOurGirls yesterday.” “Good for you! I need to get

Friday, January 24th, 2014

You Are Registered As A Participant In A Mass Disturbance

Protesters in Kiev, Ukraine recently received an ominous text message based on their proximity to the ongoing demonstrations in the center of the city. It’s easy to feel like technology is helping citizens organize and protest against the government...

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Columbus Live Tweets First Siting of America

Today, many un-furloughed Americans find themselves with a day off of work, thanks to Columbus Day, which celebrates the 521st anniversary of Columbus’s first encounter with the Americas. On October 12, 1492, at around two in the morning,...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

99 Problems But a Binkie Ain’t One: New Tweets Reveal Day-to-Day Lives of Famous Babies

When New York Magazine reported that celebrities and “media elite” are creating Twitter usernames for their babies, we couldn’t believe it. But indeed, many celebrities and other high-profile Twitter users are not only reserving spots for their...