Earlier today, the official Twitter and Flickr accounts of the North Korean government were hacked, leaving behind such treasures as this pig-faced Kim Jong Un. The sad part is the poor bastard monitoring North Korea’s social presence probably had to commit suicide after seeing that image before he shamed his entire family.
So this entire Twitter conversation happened recently, between Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and several members of Starfleet. This is absolutely the best thing to happen on Twitter ever.
It sounds like a joke, but it’s not… it’s a serious issue the Vatican had to consider when Pope Benedict recently became the first Pope ever to join Twitter, though Leo X did have a MySpace profile. Normally, it’s Church rules that when the pope speaks publicly, it becomes official Church doctrine. In this case, they have said his tweets will not… so I guess that gives Benedict the power to talk all the crazy shit he want.
Last night’s first presidential debate was the most tweeted political event in history— IN HISTORY— I know! It even broke the previous tweet record from when Pompeii was destroyed. Among the zillions of tweets was one from the official KitchenAid Twitter account, from a KitchenAid employee who “won’t be tweeting for KitchenAid anymore”. Thanks Obama, that’s one more job lost.
Several days before last night’s crazy Olympic opening ceremony, 23 year old Greek triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou was sent home after she tried to make a shitty joke about Africans in Greece on her personal Twitter account. The Greek national team found the joke racist and in poor taste, so they sent her packing.