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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.
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 )
January 24, 2014 |
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.
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 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.
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.
September 24, 2013 |
St. Louis Rams officials released a statement Tuesday distancing the team from former player Ty Nsekhe, who appeared to be bashing the military Monday on Twitter. "On Monday, numerous media outlets published reports regarding comments made on Twitter by Ty Nsekhe, a former Rams offensive lineman. Many of these reports mistakenly identified Nsekhe as a current member of the Rams organization. Nsekhe was released by the team on August 31, 2013 and no longer has any affiliation with the St. Louis Rams," the statement said.
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.
December 2, 2013 |
This post has been corrected The AMC drama "The Walking Dead" was the most tweeted about TV moment of Thanksgiving week, according to newly released rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide. The show's mid-season finale generated more than 880,000 tweets that reached a Twitter audience of 5.9 million, making it the most social show for the week of Nov. 25. BET'S "Soul Train Music Awards," which featured performances by Jennifer Hudson, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Chaka Khan and T.I., ranked as the second most-tweeted-about show of the week, producing more than 400,000 comments that reached some 3.5 million users on Twitter.
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.