Cory Booker Asked Mindy Kaling to Dinner on Twitter and People are Going Nuts

shutterstock_517748623 (1) Literally, we can’t even. This week on The Mindy Project, Mindy Lahiri made a joke about Newark and Senator Cory Booker. Booker tweeted at Mindy Kaling to say first, “Ouch,” and second, that he still loves her: Kaling wrote back to say the love was mutual: Then he asked her to dinner in Newark: And she said
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Would you pay $19.99 a month for a no-ads premium Twitter?

Breaking news alerts, more analytics, summaries of what your followers are tweeting about: Twitter is considering a “new, more enhanced Tweetdeck,” with no ads, The Verge reported Thursday. Some users received a survey about it: Several of the premium features listed, like advanced publishing features and analytics, are already available through third-party social media management tools like Socialflow and Buffer. Last summer, Twitter released a tool called Twitter Dashboard aimed at tweet scheduling for businesses, but it shut down just a few months later.

Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 24

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Twitter Might Build a Paid Subscription Service for Power Users (Casey Newton / The Verge) 2. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are Bidding to Stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Games (Kurt Wagner / Recode) 3. How Are Your Stories Performing on Distributed Media? Facebook and Chartbeat are Teaming up to Solve the Mystery (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 4. Norwegian Weekly Newspaper Kommunal Rapport Uses Data Journalism to Build its Digital Presence (Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk) 5. ‘Vice News Tonight’ Seeks To Reinvent TV News For Millennials (David Folkenflik / NPR) 6. ‘News is Not Netflix’: Personalization’s Appeal Remains Uncertain for Some Publishers (Max Willens / Digiday) Get the Daily Must Reads Continue reading "Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 24"

Dunkin’ Donuts is Eliminating the Coffee Coolatta and Customers Are Outraged

shutterstock_288314891 It’s the end of an era. Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that the Coffee Coolatta will soon be no more. According to Business Insider, Chris Fuqua, the senior vice president of brand marketing said “Our Coffee Coolatta isn’t good enough,” and they’ll be replacing it with a frozen coffee. On the one hand, it’s probably not the best idea to drink too many Coffee Coolattas. A large frozen Coffee Coolatta with cream contains 800 calories and 86 grams of sugar. Still, however, customers are absolutely devastated:

Must Reads in Media & Technology: March 23

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Medium Launches Memberships for $5 Per Month (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. The Gender Gap Persists at Many Top News Outlets in the U.S., and it’s Reflected in How Stories are Reported (Shan Wang / Nieman Lab) 3. LinkedIn is Rolling Out a Trending Topics Section (Kurt Wagner / Recode) 4. Gizmodo’s Raju Narisetti: 25 Percent of Revenue is From Commerce (Brian Morrissey / Digiday) 5. Facebook Just Changed the Mobile Web Landscape With Header Bidding (George Slefo / Advertising Age) 6. I Studied How Journalists Used Twitter for Two Years. Here’s What I Learned (Alecia Swasy / Poynter) Get the Daily Must Reads in Your Inbox!


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Say What? ThinkProgress Likens Gorsuch To ‘College Boyfriend,’ Scooby Doo Villain

2015-04-06-YouTube-RT-Millhiser Ian Millhiser, a senior fellow at the left-wing Center For American Progress, posted a series of bizarre Tweets on Wednesday about Neil Gorsuch that likened the Supreme Court nominee to a variety of fictional creatures. Millhiser gradually got more specific about his Gorsuch as pop-culture villain comparisons:

Kristi Yamaguchi Tells Nancy Kerrigan to ‘Break a Leg!’ On Dancing With The Stars

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In what seems to be a classic case of forgetting who you’re talking to, Kristi Yamaguchi had an interesting choice of phrase when wishing Nancy Kerrigan the best of luck on the current season of Dancing With The Stars. The former figure skater (and DWTS champion) took to Twitter today to tell the other former figure skater to “break a leg!” Of course, in addition to her Olympic and world medals, Kerrigan is known because she was attacked after a practice session at the 1994 U.S. figure skating championships, and had her leg broken. Predictably, Yamaguchi is getting roasted for her choice in words.