February 14, 2012 |
President Obama today advised men everywhere to "go big" when it comes to Valentine's Day plans for their loved ones. Apparently for him, that includes a love tweet directed at the first lady. The president's campaign Twitter feed included this message this afternoon: "Hey, @MichelleObama: Happy Valentine's Day. " It was signed "-bo," which is meant to signify that the message was, indeed, from the commander in chief himself. Mrs. Obama hasn't responded yet. But she did post yesterday on her own account about the fact that Al Green's hit "Let's Stay Together" was on his campaign playlist this year.
May 6, 2011 |
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.
March 15, 2013 |
As conflicting reports on Lil Wayne's health continue to burn up the blogosphere, the rapper ostensibly took to Twitter on Friday evening to thank his fans and attempt to debunk any thoughts that his condition is grave. “I'm good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love,” the tweet read . But the quick line only fueled further speculation -- and confusion. Responding to reports from TMZ that the rapper was in a medically induced coma, Mack Maine, president of Wayne's Young Money imprint, had tweeted that the superstar was "alive and well" and bashed TMZ for its reports -- which at one point said he was receiving last rites (an update that was later removed without explanation)
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.
February 8, 2013 |
Twitter has made it possible for its search tool to display some tweets older than a week -- a feature users have long been asking to have. "Previously, Twitter search results displayed Tweets going back about a week. We've developed a way to include older Tweets, so you can see content that goes beyond the more recent Tweets," Twitter said in a blog announcing its search tool's new capabilities. It, however, doesn't mean that Twitter search will display all tweets that have ever been sent.
July 20, 2011 |
Six Republican presidential candidates participated in a tea-party sponsored debate on Twitter on Wednesday - and the results showed both the promise and the limits of the social medium. The format allowed the six, Reps. Michele Bachmann and Thaddeus McCotter, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, ex-Sen. Rick Santorum, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, and businessman Herman Cain, to interact directly with supporters and detractors - and allowed their respective messages to be relayed and retweeted across the ever-expanding platform.
June 18, 2010 |
The Lakers, with their Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics, produced championship ratings for ABC, and the game worked the same magic on Twitter. The website had already experienced record activity from the World Cup. On an average day, Twitter gets about 750 tweets per second, for a total of about 65 million a day. The top three tweeted goals of the week: Japan scores against Cameroon on June 14, with 2,940 tweets per second; Brazil's first goal against North Korea on June 15, 2,928 per second; and Mexico ties South Africa on 11 with 2,704 per second.
October 4, 2011 |
Upon learning that the NBA owners and players' union were unable to come to a labor agreement after a four-hour meeting Tuesday, many of the players took to social media to express their dismay. The NBA then announced that it had canceled the rest of the exhibition schedule and was on the brink of canceling regular season games. Here are some tweets from NBA players: ?DeAndre Jordan, Clippers center, "To all the NBA fans out there…. sorry!" Jordan also said, "I also want to say sorry to all the people who work in the arenas that don't have any means of income right now … way to go owners!"
August 13, 2012 |
The 2012 London Olympics were a highly talked about topic this summer, and Twitter's got proof. More than 150 million tweets were sent out about the Games over the last 16 days, the social network said. The company put together a blog post Sunday night with measurements on the most-tweeted-about events, athletes, sports as well as other statistics as the 30th Olympic Games drew to a close. Among the most tweeted events, Usain Bolt stole the show with three of the top five.
August 30, 2012 |
After getting cut by the Miami Dolphins following spending a night in jail on suspicion of headbutting his wife, Chad Johnson decided to get his football fix elsewhere. But when he tried to play Madden '13, he had a rude awakening. He couldn't find his avatar. Tweeted Johnson: "That awkward moment when you realize you're not on Madden13 and you have to create yourself. " Johnson tweeted that message Wednesday to his 3,733,709 followers. Since Johnson is no longer on a roster, his avatar was moved to the free agent pool.