TIME has analyzed the final 2,500 tweets Cory Booker sent as mayor of Newark, going back to July 6, 2013, with his recent tweets as a U.S. Senator. The conclusion: he tweets even more now, and he's getting more sleep.
President Obama recently surpassed Ronald Reagan's record for stock market gains made while in office. The S&P 500 shows a 120% rise, beating the 118% gain made during Ronald Reagan's presidency, and catching up to President Clinton's 220% record. Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek discusses the economy during the Obama tenure and how it compares to Reagan-era economics.
Then, Tim Carmody, technology, business, and culture writer, and former senior writer at Wired, joins Roben to discuss today's Twitter IPO and what it could mean for the user experience and for the tech sector generally.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is putting together his transition team. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and NY1's Errol Louis discuss what we know so far about his plans. Plus: a conversation about the new power structure of the city council; President Obama's record on economic growth; the Twitter IPO and what it means for tweeters; and growing up in New York City.
New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton tells the story behind Twitter, a drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles, as the founders went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal tells how, as Twitter grew, the four founders fought bitterly for money, influence, publicity, and control over a company that grows larger and more powerful by the day.
It's silly, but fun.
Tom Standage, digital editor at the Economist, author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses and Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years (Bloomsbury USA, 2013), finds that papyrus rolls and Twitter have a lot in common as he traces the history of instant communication from ancient times to today.
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New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to the New York Times technology columnist about why none of Twitter's original founders continue to work at the company and how a service built on connections ended up driving four friends apart.
Last Sunday, AMC aired the final episode of Breaking Bad. You may not watch the show, but if you’ve been hanging around anywhere online, its presence is inescapable. Fans on Twitter tweeted 100,000 times a day about the show leading up to the finale. Brooke talks with Kevin Slavin, an Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and co-founder of Everybody at Once, who says that fans’ social media interactions are crucial to the modern television experience.
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The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?
Twitter has some fun with how cool the pope may or may not be.
So here's two strange stories from opposite sides of the world.
Twitter announced its IPO this evening. Like Google or Facebook before it, the company spent a long time proving itself indispensable before it worried about proving itself profitable. Bob spoke to Twitter co-founder Evan Williams awhile back about how you make money off the world's favorite microblog.
Out of the estimated 4,000 bikes stolen in San Francisco last year, 864 were recovered -- but only 142 were returned to their owners. Now, the SFPD is using social media to close that gap.
If you need any proof of how Twitter has affected our culture – just look at what’s happened to the old number sign. Back in the day, "#" just was a way to denote the word “number.” But throughout the past past few years, that humble little symbol has taken on a new title -- the “hashtag” -- and new significance on Twitter and other social media. And, now, it appears to have officially infiltrated the music biz, with hashtagged song and even album titles popping up all over the place. In the past month, artists like will.i.am, Mariah Carey and Busta Rhymes have all released songs with the symbol in the title.