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We Might Be Getting A New Feature On Twitter Thanks To Kim Kardashian

July 25th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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For all the side eyes and glacial stares that reality TV star-turned-celebrity Kim Kardashian garners, we’re actually high-fiving her for a change.

Friday (July 24) night, the social media-obsessed starlet took to Twitter to express a thought she had regarding an editing feature for misspelled words on the social networking site. Beyond all the socialite extremities and high maintenance mannerisms we see on TV, Kim has some issues she wants solved just like us, too. Honestly, nothing is worse than a misspelled word, especially on Twitter. We’ve all been there, scrambling to the tweet and re-post it before people begin sharing it with the masses. Clearly Kim has, too. In this case, she brought up an idea many of us have thought about before, but knew we didn’t have the power to make come to fruition:

For most of us, our idea would have been looked over, but Kim’s star status garnered an official response from Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey. While he didn’t promise a new feature, his speedy response sure sounds like they’ve put her request on their to-do list.

Well, looks like we’ll have Kim Kardashian to thank if Twitter decides to go through with this new editing feature.

 

#GrowingUpShy: Cringeworthy Moments We All Remember

July 23rd, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Twitter is at it again! Everyone who remembers #growingupshy is going to take a walk down memory lane with these tweets!

Since GrowingUpBlack Was A Thing, Let’s Try #GrowingUpGirl

July 21st, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Remember the trending topic #GrowingUpBlack that had us reliving some of the most shared nostalgic moments from our childhood? Well now, the internet is back at it again with the latest topic, #GrowingUpGirl. There are quite a few comical moments and then there are others that really make you think about the ways in which women are still seen as second class citizens in society. Check out some of our faves on the following pages.

Remember This? The Best of #GrowingUpBlack

July 15th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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#GrowingUpBlack has been taking over Twitter in the best way. Get ready to take a walk down memory lane with these hilarious tweets.

“Black Twitter Hates Me Forever”: Celebrities Who Probably Wish Social Media Would Calm Down

July 7th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Twitter can be a wonderful place — until you cross it. These big names recently found out how bad things can get when Twitter attacks.

The Food Is Still Not Ready? #CookoutNewsNetwork Roasts Everyone’s Fourth Of July

July 6th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Tea-spilling grandmas, burnt barbecue, and drunk aunties: some of your favorite memories from the 4th of July, brought to you by Twitter’s #CookoutNewsNetwork.

“That One Uncle At Every Cookout” And 15 More Starter Packs That You Will Instantly Recognize

June 11th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Have you seen these starter packs on Twitter? Get ready to recognize nearly everyone you know (including the people you try to avoid) almost instantly.

How To Turn Your Social Media Addiction Into Your Career

June 9th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Hear the words “Instagram model” and it’s tempting to roll your eyes. But you might be surprised at just how many users make serious money with the help of social media. Just how much? Enough to kiss a day job goodbye.

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Guinness Record For Shortest Time To 1M Twitter Followers

June 2nd, 2015 - By Tonya Garcia
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caitlyn jenner featTaking a page out of the Kim K playbook, Caitlyn Jenner broke the internet yesterday (she’s still trending on Twitter this morning) and broke the Guinness record for shortest time to one million Twitter followers.

It took Jenner a mere four hours and three minutes to reach the benchmark, beating the previous record of 4 1/2 hours set by President Obama.

As of this morning, Jenner has only posted three tweets. The first was the now-iconic Vanity Fair cover (amazing photos!). The second is the tweet below:

And shortly after, this tweet:

President Obama himself had this to say about Jenner’s story.

Since the cover was revealed yesterday, Jenner has received heaps of praise and support from the Twitterverse. Celebrities, regular folks and advocacy groups have taken a moment to congratulate Jenner on her new life, her strength and her fabulous new look. She’s currently up to 1.99 million followers.

h/t USA Today

The “Should You Fix His Plate” Question Reemerges On Twitter

May 19th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Even as a young girl, I was fascinated to see my mother fix my father’s plate. They were both clearly able-bodied people so I couldn’t understand why she was the one making his plate. While he was more than capable. After years of watching this, finally I decided to ask her what this was all about.

“Why do you fix Daddy’s plate when he could get it himself?”

My mother, having endured years of my persistent questions and slick mouth, responded with a twinge of an attitude.

“I don’t have to fix your father’s plate. And I don’t always do it. But it’s just a nice gesture. And I don’t mind.”

Well, that made sense. If she liked it, I loved it. And she was right she didn’t always do it and my father wouldn’t sit and starve waiting for my mother. Quiet as it’s kept, he could cook pretty well himself. He bakes exceptionally well.

I learned long ago, from watching my parents and my mother’s response, that a woman should do only what she feels comfortable doing for her man. And what works for some women doesn’t work for all. (Though I later learned that I too am not opposed to fixing a man’s plate.)

I’d reconciled this in my own mind and life but apparently, the topic came up again, when this picture went viral on Twitter.

There are two points of discussion here. Whether or not this woman should fix her man’s plate and the other woman who jumped up to do it while his significant other was there.

If you ask me, the other woman is completely out of line for offering to fix a plate for another woman’s man. If she’s offering to do something like this, she knows that this gesture is intimate and typically reserved for couples. Homegirl is looking for trouble. And honestly, if I were the type of woman who didn’t fix plates, I would expect my man to tell her he can fix his own plate or leave the one she prepared for the birds and small insects to devour. He shouldn’t eat from that plate like Adam and Eve shouldn’t have eaten from the Tree of Knowledge.

You’ll also notice in the original tweet, the man tells his girlfriend that he’s hungry. Which is one of the last things I want to hear from a man when there is food around and readily available. The fixing of the plate, as I’ve observed, is something I’ve seen offered, never expected or demanded. Because able bodies. Expecting me to fix your plate will have you severely disappointed. Let that gesture come from the goodness of my heart not the misogynistic nature of your expectations.

But that’s just me. Check out what some Twitter users had to say about it on the following pages and answer our poll below.

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