2014-11-01 03:52:45

UPDATE: Edward Snowden Reportedly To Fly To Oslo, Norway After Moscow. Edward Snowden, the NSA Whisleblower boyfriend of Lindsey Mills, is as of this writing at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Aiport, having arrived on Aeroflot flight SU213, and from Hong Kong. Mr. Snowden was successfully transported out of Hong Kong when the U.S Department Of Justice failed to provide...

Colorado Springs is being threatened by a fire that my friend, Tonya Hall, of the Tonya Hall Radio Show, says is suspicious. She lives in the town and is helping her friends move out of the area as this blog post is being written. According to various reports, four wildfires across the Front Range and about 2,500 or more homes have been, or are being evacuated. The...

UPDATE: More Godzilla San Francisco Set Information Revealed! UPDATE VIDEO: Godzilla is still being filmed in Surrey, BC, and while that outdoor work is going on, there’s a photo from an indoor set that’s getting a lot of buzz, and another that was virtually ignored by the media, but gives the biggest clue yet to what is going to happen when the movie’s...

Serena Williams beat Maria Sherapova in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, to take the 2013 French Open. And while Maria Sherapova worked to make a game of it, really, it was no contest. The first-time-since-1995-pairing of number one and number two in Women’s Tennis ended with Williams winning at Roland Garros for the first time since 2002. Here’s the Twitter reaction: Serena...

Maria Sharapova, the number two Women’s Tennis Player in the World and Serena Williams, number two Women’s Tennis Player in the World, are playing now at the French Open at Roland Garros Paris. It’s the first time that number one has faced number two in 28 years, or since 1995. Here’s two live Twitter tweet streams, one for Serena and the...

The Nokia Lumia 928 Phone Twitter Party has started online and in the process of the discussion led by @tapinflunce, the hashtag #Reinvented hit #7 in Worldwide Twitter Trends. The deal is if you answer any of the following questions, you could win a Nokia Lumia 928: What do you value most about a smartphone camera? What’s your biggest photo fail and why did...

Miley Cyrus, who rose to fame via The Disney Channel, before striking out as a teen sex pot singer and movie actress (remember my video on her lap dance?), is one of a number of celebrities and brands to schedule Twitter-based question-and-answer sessions and to help in promotional efforts. In this case, the promotional effort is for her new single “We Can’t...

Oklahoma is being tormented by more bad weather, just one week after a massive storm and killer tornado ended the lives of 50, insured many more, and destroyed schools and much of the town of Moore, Oklahoma. Today, all of Northern Oklahoma is under a severe thunderstorm warning condition, and there have been reports of tornados touching down near the town of Perkins,...

Chad Johnson’s out of jail and back to Twitter. No, this hasn’t been announced anywhere but here first. And that’s because media today doesn’t do a good job of following up on good news, after the bad news about, in this case, Chad Johnson’s arrest for a probation violation. You can’t Twitter tweet from jail, I don’t think. ...

Jennifer Aniston, the famed star of Friends, and movies like Just Go With It, just goes with being an A-list star and knows she’s going to be seen out and about. That was the case on May 11th at NOBU, where Tarek Al-Azbat was in the right place to take a series of photos, the one you see being the clearest of them all. Here’s his tweet: Spotted the beautiful...

Angeline Jolie, the famed actress and wife to Brad Pitt, announced she had a double mastectomy to avoid the chance of breast cancer. How has all of this played out in social media? Well, let’s take a look. Jolie Already Has Highest Google Search Intensity Possible One thing is clear, Angelina Jolie didn’t need PR help from such an announcement as her Google...

Carrie Underwood was named the next singer of the NFL, NBC Sunday Night Football Game theme “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” on Tuesday of this week. During the press conference call, Ms. Underwood, an American Idol legend said that she would make a new version of the tune that was originally sang by Faith Hill until she decided she didn’t want to...

Hope Solo accidentally Twitter tweeted out her phone number for all to see on April 24th, and caused a ton of calls to her now old phone number. Since the number’s old, as she got a new phone, we can see the old Twitter tweet: You fools fall 4anything!Wanted to see how easy it was! Uhad my number but for a second! But say hello to my new phone & u ain’t...

Social Media is waging another war on mainstream media as of 3:07 AM Monday, April 22nd, where one of the Twitter trend terms is “How The Media Failed” and for a moment right below it, and in the eighth spot was “Boston Bombing Coverage.” The trend was caused by the webblog Mashable’s headline “How the Media Failed in Its Coverage...

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. As of this writing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, is thought to be the person who was for all practical purposes cornered in a boat behind a house on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. Here’s the Twitter stream for #Watertown: Tweets about “#watertown” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Stay...

MIT in Boston Shooting proves, once again, that Social Media beats Mainstream Media by miles. The central tools in the monitoring of the horror at MIT, which has now turned into a chase for a car-jacked Mercedes Benz SUV in Cambridge, complete with shots fired at pursuing officers, is this online police scanner: Broadcastify: Boston Police, Fire, and EMT The second...

Kobe Bryant’s second major injury this year, a probable torn achillies against the Golden State Warriors at home at Staples Center, has so upset his fans and basketball observers, that they took to Twitter to publish well-wishes under the hashtag #PrayForKobe. It’s an outpouring of support not seen since this injury caused by Atlanta Hawks’ Dahntay Jones...

Harlem Shake vs Gangnam Style. Which video brand is gaining more mentions in social media? Well, according to an infographic this blogger received from BeckonPr and as an intro to their new site Ghergich.com via email, it’s the Harlem Shake. At least on Twitter. The inforgraphic reports that there have been 10.4 million Harlem Shake-related tweets, versus just...

NFL Combine Future Lessons? Many! There are many things that have been learned as the college football season, all-star games, and combine are now in the books and ‘Pro Days’ are in full swing. What is less apparent is what is going on rather quietly behind the scenes. The game of football is finally taking on the concept treating data, side by side with “old fashioned”...

Just hours before free agency began yesterday, the Atlanta Falcons received a huge boost when future Hall of Fame Tight End, Tony Gonzalez announced that he would return for one more year. Gonzalez had previously said that he was 95% sure that the 2012 season would be his last, he even skipped the pro-bowl because he said he wanted his last game to have been with team...

Live stream by Ustream Al Gore’s at SWSX! Former Vice President, and later Presidential Candidate, and then Current TV founder Al Gore is at SXSW for a great keynote with Walt Mosberg of All Things D. Here’s the Twitter stream around “Al Gore.” Tweets about “Al Gore” !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Stay...

Live stream by Ustream Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and before that, PayPal, is the focus of a SXSW keynote today, where he just said that he’s willing to help Boeing get the 787 program off the ground after revelations that its battery system is faulty. Here are the questions asked of Mr. Musk on Twitter: Tweets about “#askmusk” !function(d,s,id){var...

Burger King, as of this writing, is facing a major social media crisis: the company that brought you the Whopper has made a huge one, allowing its Twitter account to be hacked because of an all too simple password that’s “Whopper123.” The attackers have defaced Burger King’s Twitter account to include the McDonald’s Logo, and altered the...

Posterous has announced it’s shutting down its platform April 30th, as it’s Founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal said that they’re focusing their efforts 100 percent on Twitter. That’s a massive mistake – not focusing on Twitter, but that they have to give up 4 million content producers in the process. In fact, the more I think about it, the madder...

By: Azucena Rasilla (@ChroniclesOfAzu) I attend Art Murmur/First Friday almost every month, in fact, I look forward to it. I get the chance to introduce this fantastic event to those friends who are either, not from Oakland, or have never been. Last night was no exception; I brought along a friend, who although from Oakland had never attended First Friday, and was a bit...

Thanks to some fans who checked in other places, Hope Solo’s photos with her husband Jerramy Stevens are still up on her WhoSay account. Last week, this space reported that she took all of her photos of she and her new husband off Twitter – that’s normally a sign that something’s wrong. It’s common for anyone to take such an action with...

Hope Solo’s back in action on Twitter, after an absence of tweets dating back to December 21st. But, and as it happened coinciding with the Seattle Seahawks’ NFC Wild Card Playoff victory over the Washington Redskins, the World’s Best Soccer Goalkeeper and Olympic Gold Medal Member Of The U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team, elected to start tweeting. The...

George Lucas And Mellody Hobson, the seven-year-long relationship between the legendary filmmaker, creator of Star Wars, and Irish Coffee-lover (I had one with him at the old Aqua Restaurant in San Francisco six years ago), and the businesswoman who is president of Chicago investment firm Ariel Investments has turned into an engagement. First, congratulations! That...

YouTube’s latest update is the most hated change in the seven-year history of the video-sharing website. The design change, which focuses on smaller fonts, and a mix of subscribers versus partner videos in the timelines of viewers, and other small changes like putting the video title at the bottom of the video and not the top of it as before, has been so panned that...

Marcos Sarinana Gurrola is another nutcase who, on Saturday, fired 50 rounds in the air at Fashion Island Shopping Center in Newport Beach, Ca. The falling bullets didn’t hit anyone, but the question is why do it in the first place? The explanation he gave to Newport Beach Police was that he was “venting.” That’s right: venting. According to...

While CNN has not confirmed this, there are some reports that there are 27 who were injured, 20 killed, 10 children. The expected shooter’s body was found in the classroom, yet no one knows as of this writing how that shooter was killed. Moreover, it’s not known if there was another shooter and what happened to that person, if there was one. UPDATE: there...

Twitter’s got “Sandy Hook” and “Connecticut” as two of the ten top trends as of this writing, and not for a good reason connected to a movie promotion – it’s yet another shooting. This one’s just a few days removed from the Sunday shopping center shooting in Portland, Oregon, and now we have to acknowledge that guns are...

The famous Oaksterdam University Mural created by artists R.B. Morris III and Munir is gone. There’ no explanation for the removal of the work that defined a district, a building, a university, and for some Oakland itself. There are other curious, small developments, most notably one of the main artists, R.B. Morris, lists himself as living in New York, and not in...

Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, GA was the focus of a Twitter-based threat that caused the school to be on a security alert Thursday and Friday. But a look at the situation by Zennie62.com didn’t reveal one smoking gun Twitter-tweet, but did find a lot of tweets referring to the possible occurrence of a shooting Friday night, and in connection with a...

PeopleBrowsr, the company behind such products as Kred, is fighting for its life after Twitter, it’s main source of data that drives its business, suddenly (sighting the end of a one-year contract) elected to do an about face and try to turn off access to its “firehose” of tweet-based information that PeopleBrowsr spent $1 million annually to obtain....

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