November 12, 2011 A family argument at a Burger King becomes national news when a patron live tweets the fight. Commentator Dave Pell sees an ethical lapse in broadcasting the incident. But he doesn't expect disgust will protect the public from similar events in the future.
October 14, 2011 Attitudes toward vaccination, as expressed on Twitter, help researchers track whether or not people are getting their flu shots.
September 21, 2011 With the social media and micro blogging giant seeking ways to boost revenues that are disproportionately small compared to its user base and Google and Facebook already deep into selling political ads, the pressure was strong for Twitter to move in this direction.
The desk of yours truly, on a Friday. And yes, it is typically this clean.
August 2, 2011 With the popularity of social media increasing, journalists are now sharing more of their daily grind with the world. Journalist Carlton Purvis' blog, "View From My Desk," gives media consumers a look beyond the bylines and head shots.
July 29, 2011 The Obama re-election campaign unleashed the Twitter dogs of political war, Friday, urging voters to tweet Republican lawmakers to encourage them to compromise on debt-ceiling and deficit-reduction legislation.
July 28, 2011 With the debt-ceiling hanging Damoclean over Capitol Hill, politicians may not be speaking to each other very much, but they are using the latest technogadgetry to talk with – or, at least, to --their constituents.
July 14, 2011 When the verdict for the Casey Anthony trial was announced, people reacted strongly in every way and in every form. The case was already a televised event but social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook took the uproar to new heights.
Computer scientists say Twitter can tell us a lot about public health trends.
July 13, 2011 Social and computer scientists are figuring out how to mine Tweets for intelligence of all sorts. Now some resourceful researchers are figuring out ways to mine Twitter data to find health trends.
July 6, 2011 Obama's "I don't think we should even get to the constitutional issue" is not the same as "no." He clearly doesn't want to get there but it sure sounded like he was keeping all his options open, including what some are calling his nuclear option of just ignoring the ceiling.That would trigger a constitutional crisis even if it averted a default crisis.
July 6, 2011 President Obama hosted the White House's first Twitter town hall Wednesday.
As Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey looked on, President Obama sent the first presidential tweet at the start of the town hall.
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July 6, 2011 President Obama responded to questions that came in through Twitter via #AskObama.
July 6, 2011 When you're a U.S. president, you can never have too many followers. So it makes sense, then, that President Obama would eventually turn to that ultimate population of followers, the 140-character delimited Twitterverse by holding the first White House Twitter town hall Wednesday.At the event scheduled to start at 2 pm eastern time and "presented" by Twitter, people will be able to tweet their questions to the hashtag #AskObama.
July 5, 2011 Over the weekend, someone posted messages on the page claiming that President Obama had been killed. It was about 10 hours before they were removed. Hackers who call themselves The Script Kiddies claimed responsibility.
May 19, 2011 During a Twitter interview with NPR's Andy Carvin and Marc Lynch of ForeignPolicy.com White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said stability in the region will come from change.
May 19, 2011 "Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can't. Deal. With. The. Blathering," someone in the agency wrote, thinking it would go on a personal account. That individual no longer has access to the official Twitter page.
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