The Taxpayer Has Bought David Cameron A Plane, And Twitter Can't Decide On A Name

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he and his senior ministers will be getting their very own private plane at a cost of £10million. The c...

'Ben Carson Wikipedia' Hashtag Reveals Offbeat Theories Beyond The Pyramids

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, who is currently leading national polls in the Republican primary race, this week defended a the...

People On Twitter Are Suggesting New John Lewis Christmas Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Comedy

The John Lewis Christmas Advert has officially been released, and it wasn't long before people on Twitter jumped on the retail giant's trend of having...

Top 5 social media blunders

Melissa Davis | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

We regularly bring you examples of ways in which everyone from politicians to celebrities and even 'normal people' have managed to make spectacular bl...

Hashtag Oldschool

Olivia Tilley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Tech
Olivia Tilley

So there I was, sat at my laptop, (scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter rather than working) when 20 hashtags, three selfies and a handful of emoji's later and I'd decided I'd had enough. I found myself wanting to go back to the 'good old days'. I know - I'm only 23! There shouldn't be any 'GOOD OLD DAYS' yet!

Everyone Basically Just Used #AskBoris To Make Jokes About #PigGate

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Comedy

It's that time again, when the Mayor of London and MP for Uxbridge sits down to answer questions posted on Twitter with the #AskBoris hashtag. And,...

The #McDonnellFacts Hashtag Is Trolling The Shadow Chancellor Big Time

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's new Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnel, has become the target of an unfortunate Twitter hashtag following his appearance on BBC1's Quest...

The #QueenFacts Hashtag Has Been Hijacked And It's Wonderful

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Comedy

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history, Euronews started tweeting out facts about the royal wit...

People Are Suggesting Ways For The Media To Smear Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Jeremy Corbyn is a man with a target on his back, mostly being shot at by various right-wing press outlets who have nothing to go on - there was that ...

People Are Going To Extreme Lengths To Make Football More Interesting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Once again, it's Transfer Deadline Day which means anyone who doesn't like football needs to recede into a hole for 24 hours to avoid the endless bori...

16 Totally Useless CV Skills We Can All Relate To

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

We all have a few totally useless "skills" that we can't really put on our CVs. The little things we pick up throughout life that have no real-world a...

Female Scientists Respond To Tim Hunt's 'Sexist' Comments In The Best Way

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Female scientists have united on Twitter with the hashtag #DistractinglySexy in response to "sexist" comments made by Cambridge PhD graduate, Sir Tim ...

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

#BeatlesRecipes Is A Pun-Filled Nostalgia Fest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Comedy

The folks at Midnight have done it again... They've come up with another hilarious trending hashtag. This time it's #BeatlesRecipes. Lettuce Be #Be...

How Effective Is Social Media in Mobilising Societal Change?

James Barber | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
James Barber

During a time of such social and political upheaval in which political leaders are seen more as being the problem than the solution, hashtags have given people something to believe in. In the absence of effective political leadership hashtags have created a space in which people can connect, unite and march side by side.

Feminists Are Setting The Record Straight On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist hashtag which was originally intended to mock feminists has been ironically reclaimed by them on the internet - and it's the best thing ever....

Penguin Asked People To Tweet At Them With #YourMum And Everything Went Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Social media is such a turbulent and fluid platform, sometimes marketers need to think outside the box. The folks at Penguin Books did what many ot...

Tweeters Using #DearMe To Share Inspiring Messages For Their Younger Selves

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To coincide with International Women's Day, YouTube has teamed up with a host of popular female vloggers to encourage people across the world the shar...

Internet Takes Aim At Lying NBC News Anchor Brian Williams

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

Leading US news reporter Brian Williams recently announced he would take a leave of absence after admitting he lied about being on a helicopter that w...

#MyJanuaryIn5Words Summarises January Perfectly

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January is nearly over, and, as seems to be tradition with anything that's hashtag-able nowadays, a stampede of Twitter users have taken to the site t...

Indonesian Muslim Women Are Using Selfies To Fight Oppression

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Indonesian women have been posting streams of selfies in definace of a fatwa by prominent Muslim author Felix Siauw. Nemu foto selfie hijaber commu...

This Is How You #RuinAWeddingIn5Words

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings are stressful: you've got the bride who's been wired since 6am (and is currently freaking out over a stray curl), the best man who's trying t...

13 (Incredibly Absurd) Policy Suggestions For The Ukip Manifesto

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tim Aker has been relieved of his position as Ukip's policy chief after the anti-EU party became impatient with him, it was revealed on Tuesday. Th...

14 Most Important Hashtags Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

Over recent years, Twitter has gone from a celebrity-chasing app to an important political tool which can be an instrument of real change. With glo...

When You Apply #TheSunLogic, Everything Gets Really Weird

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

The Sun has branded Russell Brand a hypocrite, because he pays rent. The tabloid alleged that Brand, a part-time political activist, was involved ...