Tag Archives: Twitter

'Disappointed' researchers find lack of political voices on Twitter

Social scientists' analysis of 290,119,348 tweets from 193,522 "politically engaged" Twitter users during the 2012 presidential campaign conventions and debates found little creative thinking, and a slavish blitz of retweeting "elites" like @billmaher and @seanhannity, according to a new study. ...read more

Source: phy.org


Iraq tries to censor social media, but its success is limited

By Craig Timberg The Iraqi government moved Friday to block access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in a bid to disrupt the social media tools deployed by insurgents as they have swept through the country in a bold drive toward Baghdad. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Free speech or illegal threats? Justices could say

Messages posted on Facebook and Twitter or sent in emails can be tasteless, vulgar and even disturbing.

FILE – This Nov. 10, 2010, file photo shows parents waiting to pick up their children at Lakeside Elementary School in Pembroke Pines, Fla., after authorities lifted a lockdown of all schools in Broward ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Wozniacki: End of engagement 'a hard time'

By ESPN.com news services Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki admitted Thursday on Twitter that she was having a hard time with the end of her engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy, but received support from a famous friend as Serena Williams reached out with a message of encouragement. ...read more

Source: ESPN


Medvedev Criticizes Official for Threats to Block Twitter

By Reuters Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev criticized an official on Friday for threatening that Moscow could block online networking site Twitter, in an apparent attempt to allay fears that Russia could cut access. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times


Top Goldman Technology Banker to Leave

By By WILLIAM ALDEN Anthony J. Noto, a top banker at Goldman Sachs who led the initial public offering of Twitter last year, is leaving the Wall Street bank to join a firm that invests in technology companies. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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Twitter proposal brings Texans cheerleader to prom

Mike Ramirez is a high school football player who spent most of his time on the bench last season and works part-time at a local McDonalds. Caitlyn is a Texans cheerleader whose life is devoted to intense workouts, coaching tumbling classes and studying communications at the University of Houston.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Twitter stock slumps 18% as lockup expires

By Associated Press Twitter Inc. shares plunged to a record low after the company lifted restrictions on share sales by insiders and early investors, renewing concerns that Internet stocks are overvalued and sparking a sell-off in social-media companies. The stock slumped $6.90, or 18%, to $31.85 as about 480... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Computer scientists develop tool for uncovering bot-controlled Twitter accounts

Complex networks researchers at Indiana University have developed a tool that helps anyone determine whether a Twitter account is operated by a human or an automated software application known as a social bot. The new analysis tool stems from research at the IU Bloomington School of Informatics and Computing funded ...read more

Source: phy.org


BadRedhead Says… The Most Effective Social Media Channel Is…

By editor Easy: the one you like to use the most! Sounds basic and simple, but with all the advice flying around about ‘author platform' and being everywhere at once (not possible, I've tried), what's an author to do?
Let's deconstruct.
Each social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn) is designed differently, ...read more

Source: San Fransico Book Rewiew


Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.

This frame grab from a Twitter post from @OccupyWallStNYC shows a news photo of a New York City police officer wielding a baton during an Occupy Wall Street action in New York. The photo was posted in ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Twitter CEO, co-founders not to sell shares after lockup ends

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc co-founders, Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, and Chief Executive Richard Costolo have informed U.S. regulators that they did not plan to sell the microblogging company's shares after post-IPO restrictions are lifted in May.

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Source: Reuters


Stephen Colbert responds to Twitter controversy, deletes show account

NEW YORK - In his first night on the air since a campaign to #CancelColbert erupted on Twitter Thursday night, Stephen Colbert spent nearly his entire show Monday night responding to charges of racial insensitivity.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Stephen Colbert delivers the keynote address during ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination '

Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

Members of the Turkish Youth Union hold cartoons depicting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against a ban on Twitter, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Turkey Blocks Twitter Access Over Graft Recordings

By By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey blocked access to Twitter on Friday after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "rip out the roots" of the social media network where links have proliferated to recordings that appear to incriminate the Turkish leader and other top officials in high-level corruption. ...read more

Source: The New York Times


2 killed, 23 hurt in SXSW crash

At least two people died and 23 were injured at the South by Southwest interactive festival in Austin, Texas, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service Public Information Office said on Twitter, after responding to reports that a car had plowed through a crowd.

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Source: CNN Top Stories


From Icahn, a Wall Street Billionaire’s Version of Monopoly

By By WILLIAM ALDEN The activist investor Carl C. Icahn posted a photograph to Twitter showing an artist's rendering of "Icahnopoly: The Activist Edition," an imagined board game reworking Monopoly. In this version, Park Place becomes Herbalife, and there is no jail. ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Five basic questions about Obama’s budget that you were not afraid to ask

By Zachary Goldfarb President Obama released his budget plan today, and we asked for your questions on Twitter and in the comments section. Here are five of those questions -- and our answers. 1. How much does Obama's plan add to the deficit? Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


CHEESY OSCAR MOMENTPizza delivery guy gets 15 minutes at Academy Awards

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Kim Novak's appearance sets off Twitter warMcConaughey one of few to thank God in Oscar acceptance speech'12 Years a Slave' wins Best Picture, 7 wins for 'Gravity'Did Ellen really break Twitter?READ: List of winnersPHOTOS: So hot, or so not? PHOTOS: Memorable moments ...read more

Source: Fox News


WorldViews: Syrian extremists amputated a man’s hand and live-tweeted it

By Liz Sly, Ahmed Ramadan The extremist Syrian group deemed too radical even for al-Qaeda performed what may have been a Twitter first Friday: live-tweeting the amputation of a hand. The amputation took place in the remote rural town of Maskanah in the northern province of Aleppo, according to a series of tweets posted by ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Postgame notes: Kings don’t show up in the first quarter; watch Harden put on a scoring exhibition

By jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones) DeMarcus Cousins apologizes via Twitter following his first ejection of the season

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) puts up three fingers after scoring his 30th point in the second quarter against the Kings at the Sleep Train Arena. Harden finished with a season-high 43 points.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee


Alec Baldwin's Most Memorable Rants and Altercations

Alec Baldwin, 55, affirmed that he would "never" again use Twitter as a forum for which to express his thoughts and feelings. This comes less than a week after he fired acerbic verbal attacks at a reporter who claimed Baldwin's wife Hilaria was Tweeting during "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini's funeral. ...read more

Source: ABC News


Morning Agenda: @GSElevator’s Big Reveal

By By SYDNEY EMBER The identity of the person behind the Twitter account @GSElevator, long though to be a Goldman Sachs employee, is actually a 34-year-old former bond trader in Texas. | The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is on the verge of collapse. | U.S. and British authorities unite against rate-rigging. | Pension funds ...read more

Source: The New York Times


Some Olympians turning over social media accounts to sponsors

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name. ...read more

Source: Fox News


Some sponsors compose Olympians' tweets

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name.

FILE PHOTO - In this Feb. 8, 2014 photo, Ashley Wagner, of ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Olympians' social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsors

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name. ...read more

Source: Fox News