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Twitter hashtag of the week: Biologists snort at stupid animal names

Technically Incorrect: Have you heard of the bananaquit? How about the Slippery Dick Wrasse? If you haven't, the #StupidCommonNames Twitter hashtag is for you.

By September 3, 2015


Amazon adorns New York subway with Nazi insignia

Technically Incorrect: To promote its new series "The Man in the High Castle," Amazon decides to confront strap hangers with Nazi and Japanese war symbolism. The ads are reportedly being pulled, but it's not clear by whom.

By November 24, 2015


Instagram's website now lets users search hashtags, locations

The photo-sharing app amps up its website with a new search feature that lets users discover people, places and hashtags just like they do on its smartphone app.

By July 20, 2015


Fox News creates New Year's hashtag, gets old, old problems

#OverIt2014 was the hashtag created by Fox News. It showed, yet again, the dangers of audience participation on Twitter.

By December 31, 2014


Outcry after Apple head says women don't know how to find music

Technically Incorrect: In a TV appearance, Jimmy Iovine suggests that Apple's service helps women do that music thing that they're allegedly not so good at. Because "not everyone knows a DJ."

By November 22, 2015


DiGiorno's horrific laugh on domestic violence Twitter hashtag

#WhyIStayed trended yesterday, after the release of a new video featuring NFL player Ray Rice and his then fiancee. DiGiorno Pizza decides to tweet a joke on it. Apology accepted?

By September 9, 2014


Yo goes beyond 'yo' and adds hashtags, links

The app launched as the "simplest and most efficient communication tool in the world" by only allowing users to say "yo" to each other. Now it has some extra features.

By August 12, 2014


Hacker group: We'll wipe ISIS off the Internet

Twitter accounts affiliated with the Internet vigilantes known as Anonymous vow to besiege the Islamic militants with "massive cyber attacks."

By November 16, 2015


Twitter tries out new feature to corral hashtags running rampant

The company is describing the hashtags in an update to its iOS app to give those not in-the-know some insight into what they mean.

By August 1, 2014


Facebook to use Safety Check tool more widely after Paris attacks

The social network drew criticism for activating the status tool after the crisis in Paris but choosing not to switch it on after bombings in Beirut the previous day.

By November 15, 2015