It turns out the ignorant tweet from Paris Hilton about Nelson Mandela that went viral turned out to be faked.
NPR's Code Switch covers today's historical anniversary of the March on Washington with a project that has them tweeting moments from that summer as they happened then.
Follow their Twitter, and NPR's special coverage of the Anniversary ceremony starting at 2 p.m. EST today.
Over this weekend, the stand-up comedian brought the art of trolling to the next level with a series of two-part tweets that were intentionally cut off mid-sentence, confusing his million plus followers and conservative bloggers alike. For the complete archive of Oswalt's troll-tastic two-part tweets, check out this Storify list.
If you are going to play "catch me if you can" with the law enforcement, it's probably not a good idea to use your smartphone, let alone tweet "catch me if you can" directly at the district attorney. Believe it or not, this is exactly what the former Amtrak employee Wanda Podgurski did while on the run from insurance fraud charges filed against her in San Diego, essentially paving the road for the authorities to track her down using Twitter's geotagging metadata. Shortly after getting arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Baja, Mexico last week, Podgurski was promptly transferred back to the San Diego courthouse for arraignment.
Have you met IKEA Monkey, the 7-month-old runaway primate dressed in a shearling coat that was found casually wandering around a Toronto IKEA store yesterday? According to the National Post, the monkey was spotted by staff members in the store's upper parking lot after escaping out of the cage and the car belong to its (now former) owners. This picture (shown left) was subsequently posted online by Bronwyn Page via Twitter, where the fashionable simian has already become a meme of sorts.