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'Retweets equal laughs': Why comics can't get enough of Twitter

With a format tailor-made for one-liners, Twitter has become the world's biggest stand-up comedy club. TV comedy writers and an original "SNL" cast member tell Crave why the tweet's the thing.

By November 24, 2014


Twitter quietly tests 'share' replacement for 'retweet'

Several users were unhappy to find their "retweet" button replaced with an option to "share" tweets. So, was this just another experiment or a sign of things to come?

By March 27, 2014


Orion's Belt is made of leather, and other hilarious #NewSpaceFacts

Comedy Central's nightly #HashtagWars game on Twitter reveals important information about the goings-on in our universe and beyond. Note: Matt Damon is from Mars, Ben Affleck is from Venus.

By October 6, 2015


Geocache beats out retweet, cosplay as new Scrabble word

Fans vote for "geocache" to be added to the Official Scrabble Dictionary. Don't even try to get a double-word score for "twerking."

By May 23, 2014


High schooler does deal to trade finals for 15,000 retweets

A Texas high school student agrees with his art teacher that if he can get 15,000 retweets, his whole class can skip their final exams. The school is not impressed.

By May 11, 2014


The Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign has already begun on Twitter

"Yeezus" has political ambitions, but he's not ready to run just yet. That hasn't stopped a "Kanye for president" bid for the highest office from kicking off on Twitter right away.

By August 31, 2015


Mindless retweeting is the target for artist's fib-producing 'Factbot'

Eric Drass' Factbot cooks up bogus "facts," attaches pix to create "nice meme-type image-and-text" combos, then Tweets them to see how they spread. Drass wants us to question our "reality tunnels."

By April 10, 2014


As NASA flies by Pluto, Google doodles it

Technically Incorrect: It wouldn't be a momentous event unless there was a Google doodle.

By July 14, 2015


Man charges iPhone on train, arrested for stealing electricity

Technically Incorrect: A British artist plugs his iPhone into a train power outlet. An officer of the law doesn't like that.

By July 13, 2015


JK Rowling's gloriously serene putdown of Serena Williams Twitter troll

Technically Incorrect: A man opines that Wimbledon champion Serena Williams looks like a man. The Harry Potter author decides to sock him. And tens of thousands approve.

By July 13, 2015