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Bed-Stuy Residents React to #MyNYPD Twitter Fail

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When the city's police department asked Twitter users to post pictures of themselves with officers — and instead of posting smiling tourist pictures, users tweeted out photos of police officers tussling with protesters — Bed-Stuy residents weren't surprised.

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On The Media

The New York Police Department Is Having A Rough Day on Twitter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This afternoon, whoever runs social media for the NYPD asked people to tweet out photos of themselves with police officers. It's not going so well.

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On The Media

A Teenager Said Something Stupid On Twitter, and Barely Anyone Freaked Out

Monday, April 14, 2014

This weekend, a teenager* directed a stupid terrorism joke at an airline's Twitter account. In return, the airline promised to send the FBI after the teenager. The teenager freaked out. That short exchange was retweeted over 30,000 times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, April 11, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.

LG and the Palisades Skyline (First) | Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone (Starts at 23:20) | Ryan Lizza on What Makes Christie Tick (Starts at 54:00)

If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

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On The Media

If You Livetweet Your Favorite Shows, You're An Outlier

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Television pushes social media really hard in its advertising these days. You'll see ads and even TV shows with hashtags in the corner, and anyone who watches AMC shows knows about their whole "second screen experience" deal which keeps you tethered to your computer while you watch The Walking Dead or Mad Men. But Nielsen has found that most viewers aren't all that engaged with social media while they watch TV. 

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On The Media

The Best, Most Inaccurate Twitter Pic Account Around

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A few weeks ago, we did a TLDR episode about the general inaccuracy of those "amazing pics" accounts, which frequently post photoshopped, poorly sourced, unattributed photos.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Twitter Co-Founder: 'I use full sentences. I don't abbreviate. I don't use emoticons.'

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, talks about how he helped develop such popular Internet mainstays as blogging, podcasting and the 140-character behemoth.

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Radiolab

Radiolab to take on the NCAA championship, on Twitter

Friday, April 04, 2014

For a new twist on March Madness, how about watching the game, live, with Radiolab, while on twitter? Jad'll be there (in his pajamas). 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Turkey in turmoil over Erdogan's Twitter ban

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Turkey in turmoil over Erdogan's Twitter ban

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The Takeaway

Turkish Prime Minister Looks to 'Eradicate Twitter'

Friday, March 21, 2014

Today it's the social sphere that's boiling over after the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got a court order to have Twitter taken down.

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On The Media

Twitter Cartography

Friday, March 14, 2014

With more than 240 million active users engaged in activities ranging from abetting revolutions to reporting tornadoes, Twitter’s cultural impact can’t be denied. But can we use it to chart how we actually communicate, not just with our own cohorts, but the world outside? Bob talks to Pew Research Center's Lee Rainie about mapping the informational ecosystem of Twitter.

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On The Media

An Older Man From Beaumont, Texas, Goes To Battle With Ellen Degeneres’s Twitter Record

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Terry Shipman, a man with four tweets and under thirty followers to his name, managed nearly 45,000 retweets in one night.

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On The Media

A Computer Created A Pretty Good Ashton Kutcher Burn Today

Friday, February 28, 2014

There's a specific genre of formulaic joke that you see a lot of on the internet. The way this joke works is that you take two topical but unrelated news stories and jam them together. 

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On The Media

Why We Should Ban All Parody Twitter Accounts (And Why They're Never Going Away)

Friday, February 28, 2014

If it exists, there will eventually be a parody Twitter account for it.

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On The Media

A Morbid Fight For @JamesDean

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Today in macabre Twitter handle fights - The Indianapolis Star has news about a feud between an anonymous fan and the actor's estate over who the @JamesDean Twitter handle should belong to.

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New Tech City

10 New York City Vine-ographers You Should Follow

Friday, January 24, 2014

Who are your favorite Vine-ographers in New York City? That's what we asked people in the Vine community in recent weeks. We've heard about dozens of incredible comedians, musicians, stop-motion artists and illustrators who bring New York to life with their six-second videos. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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New Tech City

Meet the Vine-ographers Who Can Make $10k in 6 Seconds

Friday, January 24, 2014

Unlike Twitter and Instagram, the video-sharing app Vine isn't dominated by celebrities. The most popular users are comedians, musicians and stop-motion artists who have built up a following through the app - some have even turned it into a full-time job.

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On The Media

Twitter Tries to Cash in on Large Minority Userbase

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ther have been two wholly unrelated truths about Twitter almost since the service premiered. The first is that it has a black and Hispanic userbase that is much larger than the internet as a whole. The second is the service remains unprofitable. Twitter is hoping to seize on the first point to rectify the second.

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On The Media

Twitter + Libel = Twibel?

Friday, January 17, 2014

The first Twitter Libel case in the United States went on trial last week. The actress and recording artist Courtney Love is accused of defaming her former lawyer in a 2010 tweet. Bob speaks to Ellyn Angelotti, a lawyer and member of the Poynter Institute's faculty, who says the decision in this case could set a social media precedent for defamation -- and explains how the libel standard for print could apply to an 140-character format.

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