‘Ignore this’: Jonathan Franzen’s top 10 writing tips get gleefully trolled on Twitter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jonathan Franzen Several authors hit back at the American novelist, questioning his logic and issuing their own mock advice Following the publication of his writing tips, Jonathan Franzen trended in top Twitter lists around the world. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian American novelist Läs mer…

Without a fair tax on tech, it’s the end of the state as we know it | John Harris

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Technology Without a fair tax on tech, it’s the end of the state as we know it John Harris Big tech companies are transforming societies – but their pitiful contributions aren’t enough to help governments adapt Illustration: Thomas Pullin Alongside the results of Läs mer…

Rebel Wilson apologises for claiming to be first plus-sized lead in a romcom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Movies The actor faced a media storm as she initially blocked Twitter complaints, before acknowledging other stars including Mo’Nique and Queen Latifah Backtracking … Rebel Wilson. Photograph: AFF-USA/Rex/Shutterstock Rebel Wilson has apologised after claiming she was “the first ever plus-sized girl to be the Läs mer…

People Can’t Stop Laughing About Twitter’s Hilarious Election Countdown Glitch

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the final days leading up to the midterm elections, a Twitter mistake got people buzzing. On Thursday, Twitter rolled out a new countdown feature for the #BeaVoter campaign to urge people to vote before it’s too late. But according to the countdown some Läs mer…

Gab forced offline following anti-semitic posts by alleged Pittsburgh shooter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apps PayPal, Stripe and Joyent abandon support of social media site that hosted posts by Robert Bowers An archived posting by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers from the social media website Gab. Photograph: AP Gab, the social media site described as “Twitter for Läs mer…

Elon Musk says $40m tweet was 'worth it' after being fined

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Elon Musk Musk and Tesla fined $20m each for misleading investors over privatisation plans Elon Musk introduces a new electric SUV. He has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla but will remain as chief executive. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters Elon Musk, the billionaire Läs mer…

Twitter Apologizes for Mishandling Reported Threat From Mail-Bomb Suspect

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (Bloomberg)—Twitter apologized for the way it responded to Rochelle Ritchie, a former congressional press secretary, when she first alerted it about an apparent threat made against her by mail bombing suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc. “The Tweet clearly violated our rules and should have been Läs mer…