January 2, 2014 |
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 )
February 4, 2014 |
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 twitter.com 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!
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.
August 3, 2012 |
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 |
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.
February 25, 2014 |
Steve Elkington must be feeling pretty good about himself right about now. The 51-year-old former PGA Championship winner appears to be the first famous athlete to make inappropriate comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, the NFL prospect who came out publicly as gay two weeks ago. ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing ..... - Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine....
November 14, 2012 |
Giancarlo Stanton is displeased. He's angry. He's furious. Hmmm. None of those seem quite right to describe how the Miami Marlins outfielder feels about the reported blockbuster trade that sent three of his teammates -- All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and ace right-hander Josh Johnson -- to the Toronto Blue Jays for prospects on Tuesday,. I'll try again. He's sore. He's extremely cross. He's feeling pretty huffy right now. Still no good. I've got it -- he's teed off!
June 11, 2012 |
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?
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August 1, 2013 |
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.