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NFL, Twitter announce more content, including 30-minute show

Boston Herald

The NFL will provide more content on Twitter, using the social media platform to air a 30-minute show five days per week during the season. A deal between the NFL and Twitter announced Thursday also includes using Periscope and Twitter for pregame coverage, highlights, historical content, breaking news and analysis. The NFL will produce the live digital show during the season on Twitter, and it will be hosted by NFL Network talent. It will cover breaking news, game highlights and fantasy projections. The NFL and Twitter have had a partnership since 2013.


Teacher's Twitter Post About Twitter Goes Viral

NPR Technology

A teacher in Kansas wanted to teach his third graders how quickly information can spread, so he sent a tweet explaining his lesson and asking people to retweet. It now has more than 180,000 retweets.


Time to say goodbye to these overused Twitter joke formats

Mashable

There are not that many ways to make jokes on Twitter. Most jokes follow some kind of viral template -- which is (one of) the reasons the platform often feels like a cursed echo chamber. And, of course, some formats are better than others. Even the good ones -- which should have finite shelf lives -- tend to overstay their welcome. SEE ALSO: Wholesome memes aren't just cute, they're subversive as h*ck That is why, despite our trepidation, we gotta call it on the following joke formats.


Does Latinx Twitter Exist?

WIRED

A few months back, I began following the #nomames hashtag on Twitter. It's Spanish slang that was born out of a bit of vulgarity; the words literally translate to "don't suck," a phrase that can have … certain connotations. But the term has evolved into a flippant response, a phrase that roughly means, "no way" or "you've got to be f--ing kidding me." I first learned about #nomames a few years ago, when an entrepreneur and rapper I've long followed on Instagram, Chingo Bling, best known for his album They Can't Deport Us All, launched a comedy tour called the No Mames tour. I had no idea what the term meant, but it felt like a cultural signifier that I, as a Latina, should be aware of.


Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump's Twitter

U.S. News

An employee looking to write their name in history deactivated President Donald Trump's personal Twitter account Thursday evening. At around 7 p.m. users were met with the message "Sorry, that page does not exist" when they landed on Trump's Twitter. His account was down for 11 minutes.