February 8, 2014 |
"Flappy Bird" will not be available for download after Sunday morning, game developer Dong Nguyen said Saturday in a surprising series of tweets. The game has recently risen to the top of charts of both the Apple App Store and Google Play . Users tap their smartphone screen to propel a bird through a series of gaps between green tubes, which look like the ones in the popular Mario Nintendo video games. If a user hits a tube, his character dies. The point of the game is to get the highest possible score, but "Flappy Bird" is notorious for its extreme level of difficulty.
February 7, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- My Winter Olympic experiences have gone from telegrams to Twitter, from a small, isolated village in New York's Adirondack Mountains that produced a sports miracle few people knew about as it unfolded to an international resort on Russia's Black Sea where the world can keep up with every development almost immediately by consulting mobile devices that didn't exist even a few years ago. The Sochi Games will be my 10th straight Winter...
February 5, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Got a burning question for Twitter as it reports its first earnings as a publicly traded company? Twitter says it will field some tweeted questions during its conference call with analysts on Wednesday. Anyone can ask Twitter's investor relations team a question @TwitterIR using the hashtag #TWTRearnings. Twitter's investor relations team will look over the questions to decide which ones will be answered during the call, said Twitter spokesman Jim Prosser.
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!
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January 25, 2014 |
Singer/actress Courtney Love said she was thankful a jury sided with her in a landmark Twitter libel case. A Los Angeles jury determined Friday that Love did not defame her former attorney in a tweet. "It was a really great learning experience," Love said outside court. Love said she had worried that jurors would have difficulty relating to her and admitted that she was "controversial. " She said she was now more careful about what and how she posts. "I've been tweeting nicely for like three years now," said Love, whose handle is now @courtney.
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.
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January 24, 2014 |
Courtney Love, known for her brash behavior and four-letter words, won a landmark Twitter libel case Friday in which a Los Angeles jury determined the musician did not defame her former attorney in a tweet. Wearing a black dress, a cream cardigan and a string of pearls, Love was ecstatic outside the courthouse and kissed and hugged her attorneys. "It was a really great learning experience," she said, adding that she had avoided Twitter during the trial out of respect for the case.
January 13, 2014 |
The Golden Globes were the buzz of social media, with the comedic barbs from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler helping to propel the awards show to the top of the Twitter TV charts. The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC inspired nearly 2.4 million tweets that reached an online Twitter audience of 10.4 million people, according to Nielsen SocialGuide. The moments that drove the most conversation were "Breaking Bad's" win for best television drama, and the best dramatic actor award presented to the series' star, Bryan Cranston, according to Twitter.
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 )
December 23, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before deciding on a Chinese restaurant for Christmas. The Skinny: Another disappointing Sunday spent watching the Redskins blow a game. Fortunately, I've been reading the Johnny Carson biography by his former lawyer Henry Bushkin , which is proving a wonderful distraction to my team's woes. It's a great read. Monday's headlines include a recap of the weekend box office, critiques of "60 Minutes" and "Saturday Night Live. " Also more on "Duck Dynasty" and PR executive Justine Sacco's inflammatory tweet.