Look Who's Tweeting Now

May/June 2010

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Look Who's Tweeting Now

Twitter, the so-called "microblogging" service where people post up-to-140-character missives, or "tweets," has proven vital as a source of news and information in rapidly evolving situations such as the 2008 Mumbai attacks and the 2009 Iranian presidential election. In recognition of the growing legitimacy of the platform, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Sawhorse Media established the Shorty Awards in 2009 to honor the best short-form content in categories ranging from humor and entertainment to news and politics. Among the 2010 Shorty winners were Newark, N.J. mayor Cory Booker, '91, MA '92, in the government category and radio/television host Rachel Maddow, '94, for journalism. In addition, named GSB marketing professor Jennifer Aaker, PhD '95, and Stanford wellness instructor Kelly McGonigal, PhD '04, to its list of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter."

Courtesy Citywide Corporate Photography

Pathetic! Pulled over another nucklehead throwing trash out of their car on r streets. I want 2 go to his living room & throw my trash.
6:52 AM Mar 5th

Change is not a slogan. True change takes the courage 2 face fierce opposition, the ability 2 fight through failure & relentless focus
8:27 AM Mar 15th

I'm on it: Thanks RT @pb83 Mayor there's a MONSTER pothole at Munn & 18th Ave. Sumbody's gonna lose a piece of there car.
6:18 PM Mar 17th

Courtesy MSNBC

RNC website features 4 varieties of official Republican Party teabags: I do not make these things up.
10:27 AM Feb 15th

TX GOP primary via Abba: Mamma Mia! It's not Winner Takes It All, but SOS, right? The Name of the Game is, 'Take a Chance on Me'.
7:37 PM Mar 1st

Is it weird that CBO [Congressional Budget Office] being a trending topic makes me feel patriotic?
7:56 AM Mar 18th


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