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.
August 19, 2013 |
Lady Gaga's feud with sassy celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is heating up. The one-time BFFs are airing their dirty laundry on Twitter, and the latest accusation has Hilton (real name Mario Lavandeira Jr.) repeatedly issuing a statement about the whole thing on his blog. This isn't the first time Hilton has gotten into it with a celebrity. His list of feuds includes spats with will.i.am., Khloe Kardashian and Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean. PHOTOS: Lady Gaga through the years But let's rewind on the current kerfuffle, shall we?
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.
February 21, 2013 |
Mix two actors with reputations for passion and stormy personalities and it's not surprising things did not turn out as planned for an upcoming Broadway production of "Orphans" that was to have starred Shia LeBeouf and Alec Baldwin. LeBeouf quit the play on Wednesday citing "creative differences. " "Orphans," by Lyle Kessler, is still scheduled to open on April 7, with previews starting on March 19. After he withdrew from the play, LeBeouf used Twitter to post email exchanges that somewhat illuminate the differences.
July 15, 2013 |
We may not have heard the last of Ruth Bourdain . When Josh Friedland, the author of the long-running Twitter parody decloaked Thursday in the New York Times , some assumed he might be hanging it up for good. In fact, Friedman himself might have assumed that. But today he's already having second thoughts. Much to the relief of tens of thousands of followers. “I'm leaving my options open,” Friedland said from his home in Maplewood, N.J. “This [decloaking] wasn't necessarily coupled with a plan to end it. On the other hand, I thought I'd just about done everything I could do with the character.
February 18, 2013 |
The fast food twitterverse erupted in a frenzy Monday morning when the Burger King Twitter account was hacked. Someone call the Twitter po po. The Burger King feed was innundated with tweets mentioning McDonald's and the account profile read: "Burger King official twitter account. Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped = FREEDOM IS FAILURE. McDonalds.com. In a hood near you... " Earlier Monday, if you searched for the King's Twitter account, the McDonald's name would show up. Now, when you click on the profile, it says, "Sorry, that user is suspended.
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!"
January 8, 2013 |
A lot of people are making a big deal of the dispute Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and center Barrett Jones had during Monday's 42-14 victory over Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is one of them. But he's not criticizing him, he's pointing out that the flare-up is what made the Crimson Tide a championship team. "We just saw why bama will be bcs champs @10AJMcCarron and @barrettAjones not afraid to confront each other in order to win. #respect," Bryant tweeted after the incident . If anyone knows about confronting teammates, it would be Bryant.
June 12, 2013 |
Warren Buffett, otherwise known as the Oracle of Omaha, tweeted for the third time ever this week to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton, otherwise known as the former secretary of State and first lady of the U.S., to Twitter. "Hello @Hillaryclinton!," Buffett wrote. "Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45" By Wednesday, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway known for savvy investments had deleted the tweet, but not before rampant speculation that the number 45 was a not-so-subtle suggestion that Clinton run for president in 2016.