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Jessie’s Girl, Social Media, and Screwdrivers
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Charlotte Man Threatens to Hit Obama with “Lee Harvey Oswald Swag” on Twitter, Promptly Arrested Charlotte Man Threatens to Hit Obama with “Lee Harvey Oswald Swag” on Twitter, Promptly Arrested
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Threatening to kill the President of the United States is a serious offense. Threatening to kill the President of the United States on Twitter is outstandingly idiotic. Apparently, 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims thought it would be good idea to announced …

President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record
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Last night in Charlotte, President Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for a second term. This (and a few other high-profile speeches) made the final night of the DNC the most buzzed-about night across both conventions, in terms …

Bill Clinton, LivingSocial, and The Ring

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC] Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]
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At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was …

Club Sandwiches, Honey Boo Boo, and Bono

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz

Ever since the kickoff of the Republican National Convention last week, Twitter’s @Gov team has been hard at work monitoring tweet buzz – mostly in the form of total tweets and spikes in tweets per minute. For instance, last week …

Skrillex, Snapple, and Nicki Minaj

Follow @BenjySarlin (image) Benjy Sarlin @BenjySarlin Are people still flipping out over that Nicki Minaj line? If rap quotes were serious than NWA actually killed 20,000 people.  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite5 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto Follow @RobinMcCauley …

Mitt Romney Sees 14,289 Tweets per Minute During Speech Mitt Romney Sees 14,289 Tweets per Minute During Speech

One convention down, one to go. Last night in Tampa, Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination for President on the United States, and gave a speech that was part indictment of the Obama administration and part trip through memory lane. …

Jersey Shore, Pandora, and the Fresh Prince

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million

On Tuesday, Twitter told us that this year’s Republican National Convention had already produced more tweets that the entirety of the 2008 convention – and it hadn’t even gotten off the ground. When the 2012 convention smashed the 2008 convention …

Obama, WebMD, and Miracle Whip

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter
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After a short delay due to Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf, the 2012 Republican National Convention had its first true night of activities on Tuesday. Some of the high-profile speakers included House Speaker John Boehner, former candidate Rick Santorum, and …

Tampa, GarageBand, and Gluten

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Teen Tweets about Stalker Days Before Her Suspected Murder Teen Tweets about Stalker Days Before Her Suspected Murder
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It’s possible that a series of tweets could play a role in solving a brutal homicide in Gainesville, Georgia. 16-year-old Hannah Truelove was found dead last Friday (August 24th) in the woods next to her apartment. She had only been …

The 2012 GOP Convention Has Already Generated More Tweets Than the 2008 Convention The 2012 GOP Convention Has Already Generated More Tweets Than the 2008 Convention

More evidence today that the 2012 election really is the first true social media election: Twitter has announced that this year’s Republican National convention has already generated more tweets than the entire 2008 Convention. And this year’s party hasn’t even …

Snooki, GOP Convention, and Breaking Bad

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

The Genius Bar, Lance Armstrong, and Bongos

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Nickelback, the UFC, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Pottery Barn, Puerto Rico, and the iPhone 5

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Bruce Willis, Paradise City, and Radio Shack
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …