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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Wendy Greuel is still seriously pondering a run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but hasn't made a final decision, according to sources close to her. But the former Los Angeles city controller and failed mayoral candidate appeared to offer a few hints at a Cosmopolitan magazine panel in New York City last week. "If you lose, run again. That's what the guys do," she told the crowd, according to tweets of the event. "This isn't the end of my career. I still want to make L.A., and the country, better.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Turns out lingerie and the Internet were made for each other. The "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," which aired on CBS, generated the most Twitter conversation of any prime-time television show during the week of Dec. 9, according to Nielsen's Twitter TV rankings. An audience of more than 8 million people saw some 1.5 million tweeted remarks about the Victoria's Secret runway show, which also ranked as the top-rated telecast of the night among young adults. ESPN's airing of the presentation of the 2013 Heisman Trophy to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston attracted an online audience of 5.6 million people exposed to some 350,000 tweets.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter is reportedly testing a timeline that shows tweets that were sent from a nearby location. The short messaging service may be experimenting with the feature, dubbed "Nearby," as a way to get more Twitter users to share their geo-location database. According to the Wall Street Journal , the Nearby timeline has appeared on various users' Twitter smartphone apps in recent days. The test feature has only shown up for users who have previously given Twitter permission to see and display their location.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers. Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to reveal her breasts, bare but for two strategically placed red stars proclaiming “Merry Christmas.” "THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple ,” Cyrus tweeted. Later, she added, “It's not about getting your [breasts]
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
It's that time of year again. Yes, yes, the holidays. But in addition to garlands and lights, lists of highlights from the previous 12 months abound. Facebook has its " Most Talked About in 2013 " list, Tumblr has a whole blog dedicated to " Year in Review ," and Instagram released top trends and posts of 2013 . Twitter also isn't letting us forget what we tweeted about this year. It breaks down 2013 by month and by four topics: news, entertainment, sports and showcase.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a quick reversal, Twitter has rolled back most of the controversial changes it made to its “block” feature after a sharp outcry from users. The mass protest on Twitter was the first for Twitter as a public company. Executives held an emergency meeting Thursday night to deal with the escalating situation. Twitter users took to the service to protest under the hashtag #RestoreTheBlock. They said the changes to the block feature would encourage online abuse and harassment on the service.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has caused an uproar with a controversial change to its blocking policy. It used to be that when you blocked a user, it meant that person could not follow you and could not track your updates on the service. Now even if you block someone, that person can still see everything you do, interact with you and receive your updates in his or her timeline. You just won't see that person's activity on Twitter. That means blocked users can retweet or favorite your tweets.
OPINION
December 5, 2013 | Meghan Daum
It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers. Explaining that he was on a delayed flight trying to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner, he described the shockingly rude antics of a fellow passenger named Diane. Over a four-hour period, Gale tweeted a blow-by-blow of a feud that apparently played out through an exchange of handwritten notes, which Gale snapped photos of and posted on his Twitter feed.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twitter made headlines Thursday by appointing its first female board member, Marjorie Scardino. But it turns out the former Pearson chief executive had never sent a tweet prior to joining the company. Scardino's first tweet came after the @Twitter account announced her appointment. "@twitter Thank you. There couldn't be a more exciting time in Twitter's history to join!" the new board member tweeted Thursday morning. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' Scardino's lack of tweets might make her seem unqualified for the job, but if anything she's just as qualified as several others on Twitter's board of directors.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
A woman's panic and her discovery of her husband's death played out in real time in a heart-wrenching series of tweets Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver, Wash. Caran Johnson follows police activity by scanner and live-tweets "the crazy things that happen in the 'Couve," as her account says. At about 2 p.m., Johnson began tweeting @ScanCouver about a freeway accident that she said sounded "horrible. " She realized her husband, Craig, was late getting home and tweeted with the hash tag "panic.
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