The Chicago Marathon 2013 was much like other prominent American running races: it was dominated by great Kenyan runners. This time the Kenyans at the front of the finish line, also set new course records. Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo were the victorious male and female winners. Dennis Kimetto battled fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai to win the men’s leg. In...

Anne Gust Brown made news lately: for being lifted by SHAQ over his head while the most famous center in LA Lakers History was paying a visit to Sacramento. This kind of photo can either make or break a political career, but one thing’s for sure: to date, Anne Gust Brown has not spoken out against rumors that she’s running for Mayor of Oakland. Personally,...

Fans are outraged over the selection of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson for the lead roles in the upcoming movie version of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades Of Grey, but their displeasure might grow once they find out how the work of choosing them seems to have been done. Hold on to your hats! According to this tweet by social media swashbuckling producer Dana Brunetti,...

North West Baby Photos of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s baby are cute, lovely, adorable, awesome, and whatever other adjectives this blogger can come up with. And if Twitter tweets are any indication, and they are, the World agrees – people are just plain gushing over this little one. North West, or “Nori,” looks like her Mom Kim Kardashian...

Ben Affleck was named as the replacement for Christian Bale as Batman when the exciting Batman and Superman movie (AKA MARVEL-killer) is released on the anticipated date of July 17th, 2015. But the selection of Ben Affleck has lit up Twitter, and to this point of this 23rd, August day at 4 am, the Twitter Top Trends includes #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck – a statement...

Vine, the six-second video app created by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll and launched last year before being acquired by Twitter in the fall, has become the go-to-video app for a particular demographic: teens. Want proof? Vine app is down as of this writing, and as the Teen Choice Awards plays in the rest of the United States, having finished for the night...

UPDATE: Marion Bartoli Over Sabine Lisicki At Wimbledon Sabine Lisicki v. Marion Bartoli at Wimbleton. The Wimbleton Ladies Championship is underway. This is not a live-blog of the tournament to end a wild two weeks of play, just an introduction. But, so far in the first game, it’s 40-40, deuce. So far, Bartoli seems intent on “misdirection” returns,...

UPDATE: Edward Snowden To Go To Ecuador, Not Iceland, Still In Moscow Edward Snowden, the NSA Whisleblower with a U.S. Government warrant for his arrest out, is in Moscow, having just arrived their from Hong Kong, and thanks to the legal and financial assistance of WikiLeaks and Hong Kong human rights officials. Snowden has been criminally charged by the USA: And after...

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”...

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