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May 6, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Tweet from atop Mt. Everest? Yes, you can. Kenton Cool , 37, British mountaineer, alpinist and guide, sent this tweet on Thursday: "@KentonCool: Everest summit no 9! 1st tweet from the top of the world thanks to a weak 3G signal & the awesome Samsung Galaxy S2 handset!” I couldn't confirm this was the first use of Twitter from the summit of the world's highest mountain, but like Kenton's last name, the hook-up was definitely ... cool. And you guessed it: Samsung funded his expedition to the world's highest peak.
February 4, 2014 | By Chris Foster
College athletics and social media outlets have been a hoot. Where else can you go to find out if a receiver is unhappy that he doesn't get enough passes? Or to read that a point guard hates all the haters? So it should come as no surprise that college compliance offices have become active in this realm. UCLA's compliance office launched its site with a post Oct. 7, Make sure to follow @UCLACompliance for the latest NCAA and Pac-12 Compliance news, interpretations, reminders and rules education!
August 3, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Athletes, journalists and fans aren't the only ones who have been tweeting from the London Olympics. For a more surreal look at the games, consider following the Twitter feed of the Olympic pool camera: @L2012PoolCam . That's right, a camera stationed at the bottom of the Olympic pool has been tweeting pictures of the world's fastest swimmers as they cut through the water, and the photos are eerie, gorgeous and awesome. "I match the world's best swimmers, stroke for stroke," the pool camera's Twitter bio reads.
July 6, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Kim Kardashian tweeted -- and then deleted -- after the Casey Anthony verdict. ( Los Angeles Times ) Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central roast is deliberately scheduled on the same night as Ashton Kutcher's "Two and a Half Men" debut. ( Los Angeles Times ) Paris Hilton's stalker was arrested outside her home. Again. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Inception" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is collaborating on a crowd-sourced story book.
June 19, 2013 | Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings apologized on Twitter on Wednesday after he posed for a photograph with firefighters wearing Mexican sombreros and fake oversized mustaches in front of a taco stand at a recent benefit event. The Hope for Firefighters event was held downtown and featured firefighters who cooked food and, in some cases, dressed in costumes. "I sincerely apologize for any insensitivity or disrespect to anyone offended by posing for the photo from the Hope for Firefighters event," Cummings said in a tweet.
March 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
What's going on with Amanda Bynes? The onetime child star has been sharing her inner thoughts on Twitter, and boy does it look hazy in there. She also seems to have a thing, to say the least, for rapper Drake. Up till now, the retired "Easy A" actress has had her share of legal woes involving alleged hit-and-runs and driving without a license. She's reached out via Twitter to President Obama to fire a cop who pulled her over, and her reported antics at a tanning salon - she denied the episode - definitely raised eyebrows.
June 11, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette, Los Angeles Times
Broadway's biggest night became the Twitterverse's trendiest topic on Sunday evening, drawing 140-letter shout-outs from industry stars behind-the-scenes, in the audience and on their couches. David Burtka ‏(Neil Patrick Harris' partner) @Davidburtka So excited for the Tony Awards tonight. I am usually way more nervous than NPH. Right before he goes on he is usually cool as a cucumber. Josh Groban ‏(he introduced the musical number from "Once") @joshgroban Front row?
August 1, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
Being identified through social media doesn't appear to have dissuaded one alleged Huntington Beach rioter from continuously updating his friends on Twitter. "To everyone that's tryna hit me up just know that I don't have my phone the detective had it lol," wrote a person identifying himself as Illario Niko Johnson on his Twitter account Tuesday night. Johnson, 18, of West Covina, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of felony arson, inciting a riot , participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse when ordered, Huntington Beach police said.
January 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Wondering where the grown-ups are in Justin Bieber's life? Well, his dad was with him Thursday, but in the wake of the singer's arrest on suspicion of DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license in Miami, manager Scooter Braun has briefly commented. "Been a long day," Braun said on Twitter late Thursday. "Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad. " Previously, he'd addressed a tweet directly to 19-year-old Bieber: "@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares.
January 2, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
Packing for a trip to the beach in Western Australia? Be sure to include your smartphone, and don't forget to check Twitter to see what the sharks are up to while you're there. Scientists have found a way, essentially, to have sharks let you know when they're close to the beach. They've tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that trigger a computer alert when a shark comes within about a mile of a beach. The computer then generates a tweet on the Twitter account of Surf Life Saving in Western Australia ( @SLSWA )
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