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‘Snitch-tagging’ destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter

‘Snitch-tagging’ destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter

April 2, 2019

First came Twitter. Then came Twitter fights. Then came Twitter passive aggression: Insults that don’t explicitly identify the person being criticized are so pervasive they have a name, the subtweet. Now that subtlety is being punctured by a rising Twitter behavior — snitch-tagging. A snitch-...

Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet

August 29, 2017

By Jeff Weiner Orlando Sentinel (TNS) A visiting assistant professor at the University of Tampa was “relieved of duty” after describing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey as “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican last year, the school said Tuesday. Kenneth Storey, whose LinkedIn ...

Twitter warns some users about potential ‘state-sponsored’ hacks

Twitter warns some users about potential ‘state-sponsored’ hacks

December 18, 2015

By Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times (TNS) Several Twitter users said they have received warnings from the microblogging company that their accounts may have been targeted by “state-sponsored actors.” The warnings, which some users said they received Friday, say that the hackers may have been tryin...

Snapchat? Twitter? Millennials aren’t that interested

September 29, 2015

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) All millennials are hooked on social networks like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, right? Maybe not, according to survey results recently published by investment firm Battery Ventures. The findings, which came from an Ipsos poll conducted online in August from a s...

Twitter Confirms Purchase Of Live Video App Periscope

March 17, 2015

By Queenie Wong San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Live video streaming could be the next big social media craze, and Twitter has thrown its hat into the ring. The social network confirmed Friday that in January it purchased Periscope, a San Francisco startup that is creating a live video...

Business Tread Carefully When Taking To Twitter

Business Tread Carefully When Taking To Twitter

May 8, 2014

By Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee (MCT) To tweet or not to tweet? As companies flock to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to tout their brands, many businesses are still struggling to strike the balance between immediacy and the need to exercise enough control to prevent ill-advised...

Social Media: Fun AND Idiotic

Joe Lose, Writer

April 5, 2014

It's no secret the vast majority of Americans are on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Other than those main two, there's a multitude of other social media tools that let everyone see your stupid selfies and read all about your ridiculous boyfriend or girlfriend troubles.  Social media isn't all bad, though....

Twitter CEO Is Visiting China But Still Has No Plans To Launch There

Twitter CEO Is Visiting China But Still Has No Plans To Launch There

March 27, 2014

By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Dick Costolo is on his first trip to China. Costolo is spending three days meeting with Shanghai government officials and university administrators. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with stud...

Technology Hooked

Technology Hooked

Britt Young, News Editor

April 19, 2012

Fifteen years ago bag phones were in cars and the internet was scarcely used by students in the Midwestern schools.  Moving the present, some people are so involved with technology they can not live without it for one full day. Many people comment how they have several hundred Facebook friends, but...

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