The New York Times Learns About Twitter's Halloween Name Game the Hard Way

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Nov. 1 2013 11:36 AM

The New York Times Is Still Getting the Hang of Twitter

Following Suzanne Somers unintentionally laughable Obamacare column published by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, the New York Times cobbled together a roundup of Twitter reactions for a "Hashtag Nation" column. The only problem: The Grey Lady apparently was unaware of the (kind of annoying) recent trend where Twitter users changed their display names in a nod to Halloween. And so this happened:

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