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December 13, 2013 |
An autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office shows that homicide detectives in Beverly Hills initially thought that veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen had died in a drive-by shooting. The report offers a look into the investigation of the killing, which police later concluded was a random attack carried out by a transient riding a bike. Chasen was killed Nov. 16, 2010, as she was driving home from a movie premiere after-party about half an hour after midnight.
December 12, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has caused an uproar with a controversial change to its blocking policy. It used to be that when you blocked a user, it meant that person could not follow you and could not track your updates on the service. Now even if you block someone, that person can still see everything you do, interact with you and receive your updates in his or her timeline. You just won't see that person's activity on Twitter. That means blocked users can retweet or favorite your tweets.
November 15, 2013 |
Let's be honest, sometimes there's no better way to waste time on a Friday at work than on Facebook. And after stumbling upon the addictive new website "What Would I Say?," wasting time got even more fun. The website culls old Facebook activity and uses the information to predict a future status based on what you talk about and how you talk about it. The result: a sometimes funny, sometimes nonsensical status that is often uncannily accurate. "What Would I Say?" got even better when we discovered that users can generate statuses for Facebook pages belonging to celebrities or organizations.
November 15, 2013 |
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has provided a steady stream of shock, controversy and dismay over the last six months. With his admissions of drug use, his off-the-cuff foul language and a stubborn refusal to quit his job, he's kept his name in headlines. On Friday the Toronto City Council surprised no one by voting 39-3 to strip Ford of some of his mayoral powers. The Associated Press has come up with a Rob Ford timeline that hits all the highlights of the last half-year. (Do you remember when he called the media a "bunch of maggots"?
November 12, 2013 |
For its first new major feature since becoming a publicly traded company, Twitter on Tuesday announced custom timelines, which are public feeds that users can create and add tweets to. Using the TweetDeck app, users can create new custom timelines and name them whatever they want. Once the timeline is created, users can add tweets manually. Later on, users also will be able to program custom timelines to grab tweets on their own. "This means that when the conversation around an event or topic takes off on Twitter, you have the opportunity to create a timeline that surfaces what you believe to be the most noteworthy, relevant Tweets," Twitter said in a blog announcing the feature. PHOTOS: Google barge to be 'unprecedented artistic structure' Each custom timeline will have its own Web address and page.
November 8, 2013 |
If you're having trouble loading up profile and other pages on Facebook on Friday morning, you aren't alone. A glitch appears to have affected several users of the world's most popular social network by leaving them unable to see their profile pages, their friends' or the pages of others whom they follow. [Update 10:03 a.m., Nov. 8: Facebook said this glitch has now been resolved. "Earlier today, we experienced an issue that prevented some people from loading Timeline or Pages content for a brief period of time," the company said in a statement.