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the NFL and Twitter announced Thursday also includes using Periscope and Twitter for pregame coverage, highlights, historical content, breaking news and analysis.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.
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.
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.