September 24, 2013 |
Rashad Johnson has a really cool football wound to show off. And the Arizona Cardinals safety did just that Monday night, tweeting out photos of the left middle finger that is now missing the top portion after an injury that occurred during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. #thefinger Blessed to be able to still go out and do what I love this season. #thankful #trulyblessed #birdgang pic.twitter.com/Z9WYq5TUz1 - Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49)
September 23, 2013 |
If there's one thing you can count on from awards shows, it's that they will be heavily tweeted about, and Sunday night's Emmys telecast was no exception. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, in which "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and "Behind the Candelabra" walked away with top honors, drew 924,700 tweets during its three-hour run, the most of any show for the week ended Sept. 22, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide. The awards show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who was joined by past hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch and Conan O'Brien during the opening monologue. While more than 900,000 tweets is certainly a big number, the Emmys didn't do as well on the social media site as recent youth-oriented galas, including Fox's "Teen Choice Awards," which got 4.4 million . Emmys 2013 full coverage: Best & worst moments | Winners and top nominees | Red carpet arrivals MTV's Video Music Awards last month generated a whopping 18.5 million mentions , thanks in part to Miley Cyrus' much-mocked performance. The first runner-up for the past week was the penultimate episode of AMC's "Breaking Bad," which brought in 325,000 tweets. Fox's Wednesday episode of Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" came in third, followed by the premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC. The series finale of the serial killer drama "Dexter" on Showtime was tweeted about more than 126,000 times, and the season closers...
September 23, 2013 |
The most buzzed-about social media moment of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards was not debate over winners and losers, but rather country star Carrie Underwood's tribute to the Beatles. It's been 50 years since the boys from Liverpool touched down on American soil and appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show. " Underwood's performance of "Yesterday" memorialized that moment in music history, and generated some 17,090 tweets per minute, according to Twitter. Social media became a forum for viewers to react to surprising moments, such as Jeff Daniels' win for lead actor in a drama for his role as the cerebral television news anchor in the HBO series "The Newsroom," which produced 11,240 tweets a minute. Emmys 2013: Full coverage: Best & worst Emmy moments | Red carpet video | Quotes from the stars | Top winners & nominees | Show highlights | Red carpet | Play-at-home ballot | Timeline | L.A. Times photo booth | Emmys presenters Other anticipated awards, such as Jim Parsons' lead actor in a comedy award for his portrayal of the fictional physicist Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory," or the best drama nod for AMC's critically acclaimed series "Breaking Bad" also reverberated through the Twitterverse -- with each producing more than 12,000 tweets per minute.
September 21, 2013 |
A Kansas professor was put on administrative leave Friday after a tweet he sent earlier in the week that blamed the Navy Yard shooting on the National Rifle Assn. Announcing her decision to put University of Kansas journalism professor David Guth on indefinite leave, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said in a statement that she sought “to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students.” The controversy over the longtime professor's tweet began Monday after news broke on the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., that left 13 dead, including the gunman, Aaron Alexis.
September 19, 2013 |
Chuck Woolery used to help people hook up on "Love Connection. " Now he's more interested in seeing President Obama and his liberal supporters get the hook. At age 72, the conservative game show host has become a prolific tweeter, with more than 67,000 followers. Unlike most celebrities, he's also not afraid to lay out his political views. Again and again and again. In the space of one hour Thursday afternoon, Woolery offered up more than 30 tweets - nearly all of them professing disdain for Obama, his healthcare program or progressivism in general.
September 17, 2013 |
It seems nothing can break "Breaking Bad's" hold on Twitter -- not even a storm of racially charged social media activity over this year's Miss America pageant. Sunday night's episode on AMC, titled "Ozymandias," brought more death and sorrow and drew almost 599,000 tweets, nearly double the number that last week's episode generated, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings On the same night, ABC aired the 2014 Miss America competition, in which Miss New York Nina Davuluri was crowned the winner after performing a Bollywood fusion dance for the talent portion, generating about 463,000 tweets. Many of the tweeted reactions to Davuluri's victory, which made her the first-ever winner of Indian heritage , were highly xenophobic . Coming in behind two episodes of Fox's "The X Factor," President Obama's 15-minute Tuesday speech about the ongoing situation in Syria unleashed about 232,000 tweets. Here are the rankings for the week that ended Sunday.
September 12, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- It was the tweet heard around the Twitterverse: "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. " Twitter's surprise announcement of its long-awaited initial public offering unleashed a firestorm of responses. "I guess you might say Twitter's IPO has been ... Verified," technology investor Hunter Walk quipped, referring to Twitter's practice of "verifying" the accounts of celebrities and other well-known people.
September 12, 2013 |
Twitter has filed for an initial public offering of stock, months earlier than expected. The 7-year-old microblogging site announced the news -- via tweet, of course -- on Thursday afternoon: "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. " A minute later, Twitter followed up its IPO tweet with a new message: "Now, back to work" along with a photo of employees in the company's San Francisco offices.
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September 9, 2013 |
The lunch-hour threat on Twitter was blunt: “If the rubbish can doesn't get picked up by Wednesday as promised, I'm dumping my trash in front of the mayor's house.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who keeps watch on Twitter traffic that mentions his name, was on jury duty Monday when he saw the message from Lorie B. du Preez, aka @LoricidexDoom on Twitter. He typed a personal reply. “Hey there - send us the address and we will see what happened,” Garcetti told du Preez, whose Twitter profile reads: “The Martha Stewart of Madness.
September 4, 2013 |
Ever wondered who first mentioned Justin Bieber on Twitter? Now you can find out. Social analytics firm Topsy announced it has indexed every public tweet that has ever been sent out and has made the information available to the public -- a feat no one else, including Twitter, has been able to accomplish. Topsy specializes in providing social data to companies, so it had already indexed many public tweets going back to July 2010. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far But Wednesday's update beefs up the company's indexing service with all public tweets going back to 2006, when Twitter launched and was actually called "twtter.