This week, Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West proved with their Twitter feud that the social media website is becoming one of the quickest and most efficient ways to generate buzz.
Their tweets to one another certainly generated plenty of this with Kimmel publishing droll comebacks to West’s all-caps outrage. West showed bemused Twitter onlookers just how much fury he could infuse into 140 characters. Kimmel and West have taken flame wars to the next level, and the Twittersphere seems to agree.
This year’s Emmys took place last Sunday. The awards also caused tweeters to jab away at their phone and computer keyboards, publishing play-by-plays of everything they thought went right and — more importantly — everything they thought went wrong. Most Twitter users were unsurprisingly fascinated with Tina Fey’s wardrobe malfunction, bored with how the awards played out (did anyone actually expect Breaking Bad not to win?), and moved by the tribute to Cory Monteith.
Andrew M.K., a musician who serves as the self-proclaimed spokesperson for the party boy lifestyle, is determined to market his relevance with plans to publish The Party Bible. The Twittersphere seems excited for this how-to book, which would guide the uninitiated through the necessary requisites for a party lifestyle just as wild’s as W.K.’s.
Executives for the forthcoming The Giver film have announced plans to add more star to an already A-list cast. Taylor Swift will join the ranks of Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Jeff Bridges, though it is not yet clear what role she will take. Regardless, her casting has not been well received with many Twitter users.
We’ve compiled some of the best examples of Twitter users waxing poetic on this week’s pop culture news.