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March 6, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reading her grandmother's diary descriptions on the way to Philadelphia, Susan Gibbs imagined the great ship in its heyday: ladies in their mink stoles, ballroom dancing, indoor pool, champagne, luxurious spa, and pleasant sea breezes. Her grandfather, William Francis Gibbs of Rittenhouse Square, had designed the world's fastest, safest, and most technologically advanced ocean liner - the SS United States - and saw its launch in 1951. His "queen of the seas" represented, for many, America's optimism and can-do spirit after World War II. The 2,000-passenger ship still holds the transatlantic speed record.
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July 2, 2012 | Anastasia Dellaccio grew up in Wynnewood and is a senior outreach associate with the
After months of hard work and planning, I took my seat on a Tuesday morning in the Rio+Social audience, plugged in my computer, my phone, and my other phone, opened up all of my social-media channels, and waited anxiously for the program to begin.   As others took their seats and plugged in, I witnessed firsthand a connection between those in the room and the thousands of tweets that began to stream in with the hashtag #RioPlusSocial. From prominent figures such as Leonardo DiCaprio to concerned global citizens, tweets poured in, creating a global conversation.
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May 19, 2012 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the stock market event of the year, sure to make millions of dollars for venture capitalists, investment banks and other financiers, and billions for Facebook's founders and earliest backers. It was a cultural benchmark - the day when the phenomenon of "social media," a term many consider synonymous with the company Mark Zuckerberg created, finally cashed in on years of massive and growing buzz. But Thursday's initial public offering for Facebook shares - the most ballyhooed IPO since Google, and successful enough to value Facebook at $104 billion - arrived with some large question marks posted on its wall.
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April 15, 2012 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign and the race is on between President Obama and Mitt Romney, an unprecedented media war has begun. We've seen big media battles before. But in money, in woman- and man-hours, and in technical and strategic sophistication, this will be the biggest ever. Especially in Pennsylvania and other swing states, you'll see television ads from both camps, and from the semianonymous political action committees that have become the coin of the 2012 realm.
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March 7, 2012 | By Dan Gross
LOCAL TATTOO ARTIST Shane O'Neill is Spike TV's "Ink Master. " O'Neill, 39, won $100,000 and a profile in Inked magazine on the show's finale last night. O'Neill, who operates Infamous Tattoo Co. locations in Willow Grove and in Middletown, Del., told the People's Paper's Lauren McCutcheon that he had a feeling all season that he would win. "I was winning the most challenges. At the very end, I wasn't surprised, but I wasn't expecting it either," O'Neill said.
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August 28, 2015 | Jenice Armstrong, Daily News
The last week or so has been tough on CBS3's Katie Fehlinger. With all the online furor she's sparked lately , you'd think the TV meteorologist had been found guilty of some heinous crime or decided to run for president of the United States. The blonde bombshell did neither. Fehlinger got viewers and social media all worked up because she dared to appear on air doing her job while eight months pregnant with twins. Well, the TV viewers who are revolted and outraged by the sight of Fehlinger's enormous baby bump can relax.
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January 15, 2012 | By Candice Choi, Associated Press
Consumers are demanding better service in unprecedented ways. In the last several months, public outrage has helped beat back efforts by Bank of America Corp., Netflix Inc., and Verizon Communications Inc. to raise fees or significantly alter services. The victories come at a time when money is tight all around and consumers are tapping into social media to air their frustrations with like-minded individuals. "In the past, people would be angry, but they'd be all over the country talking to their neighbors," said Kit Yarrow, a professor of consumer psychology at Golden Gate University.
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April 6, 2013 | By Sofia Westin, DOWNINGTOWN EAST HIGH SCHOOL
At Downingtown East High School, teacher Amy Tordone has to compete with Twitter and Facebook for students' attention. She also knows that her students must work on skills often missing from a world of 140-character tweets and minute-by-minute status updates. So Tordone has changed her curriculum by reemphasizing basic concepts, ways of thinking, and note-taking in her Advanced Placement Government class. She always has something for students to read, then follows it up with some form of social media.
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September 29, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
I KNOW the press is powerful. But wow, folks, really? The media got Kathryn Knott fired? Color me shocked by the readers who have taken issue with "the media" for some very critical coverage of Knott, the Lansdale Hospital ER tech who posted breathtakingly degrading Tweets about her patients. In my last column, I dared to suggest that Knott wasn't worthy of her job. Apparently, the hospital's parent company, Abington Health, thought she wasn't, either. On Thursday, they canned Knott, which one reader blames me for. "Congratulations.
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May 2, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER, And Daniel Victor, PHILLY.COM
Before President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was dead, the news already had spread to all corners of the world and a lot of it was pushed out through social media. A computer programmer working late near bin Laden's mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan, realized - after the fact - that he had inadvertently written the first public account of the military operation on Twitter.com. "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event)," tweeted Sohaib Athar at 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Self-acceptance is just what you need to move forward. If you're not self-accepting enough to feel comfortable in all you do, baby steps toward self-love will still make a positive difference. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you think, "I don't have time for this!" but then "this!" is all you're doing, it's a signal that the disparity between your higher self and lower self is at its tightest. What gives? Roll toward your chosen side, and hang on. GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
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August 17, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Gabby Douglas  isn't the only person being unfairly insulted on social media. In fact, if you're on social media, on some feed somewhere - you, too, are probably being insulted. Filmmaker Kevin Smith ( Clerks , Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ) knows a thing or two about people trolling him and his work, and when he noticed his 17-year-old daughter Harley Quinn Smith (a star of Smith's new movie, Yoga Hosers ) being trolled on Instagram, he struck back.
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August 17, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, STAFF WRITER
Ten teens walk into a room. They're captives to a high school lockdown, but no one knows the reason. "Drugs," one suggests. "No, the dogs would have already sniffed out something suspicious if it was only a locker search," says another - "must be a bomb threat. Or maybe a suicide?" As speculations spread through word of mouth and hashtags, topics trend that leave some students pondering gossip's real-world implications, whether perpetuated in-person or over social media. Such is the plot of The Time We Give Each Other , a new play penned by 14 middle-school and high-school students that premiered at two public readings on Friday.
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August 13, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police say a man wanted for posing as a woman on social media in order to solicit explicit images of teenage boys has been apprehended. Brandon Speach, 30, of North Philadelphia, was taken into custody late Wednesday after his image was distributed to media outlets, Philadelphia police said Thursday. He is accused of requesting explicit photos and videos of boys while pretending to be a woman on various social media platforms. Speach had been targeting boys between the ages of 14 and 16 for the past three years, police said.
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July 31, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, Staff Writer
High-flying fun comes to the Shore on Saturday with the start of the 24th annual Wildwood Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament, a two-day competition and one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Organized by Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts Len Dagit and Michael Adlis with the support of the City of Wildwood, the tournament will draw more than 500 teams - and thousands of players ranging in age from teendom to late 50s - from as close as Philadelphia, and as far as Canada and Italy.
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July 25, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Culture Writer
Who could forget it? Donald Trump and wife Melania stepping away from the golden Currency Exchange entrance within Trump Tower and riding an escalator down, down amid a cheering crowd and the thumping tones of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World. " It was a pure Trump moment - announcing the death of the American dream and his plan personally to revive it by running for the presidency of the United States. That was more than a year ago - June 16, 2015, in fact - and it marked a political season like no other.
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July 20, 2016
By Whitt Flora Don't rush to condemn the cops the next time you see a citizen-recorded video of a police shooting. You may not be getting the entire story, and the clip will likely have been distributed to fan the hatred of police. Over the past decade, social media and television news outlets have been saturated by videos of police shootings, which of course horrify viewers. But sometimes what you see is not all of what happened - and sometimes it's been doctored. These kinds of videos engage people in an immediate, emotional way, Pamela Rutledge, the director of the nonprofit Media Psychology Research Center, told CBS News in an email earlier this month.
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July 12, 2016
Some Philadelphians spend summers lounging down the Shore, and others spend it sitting on their stoops. This series aims to tell the kinds of summer stories started or shared among neighbors. These are city stories that perpetuate long traditions, or cast a wary eye toward new trends. These are your stories, which are quintessentially, and unapologetically, Philly. Find more at philly.com/stoops , and use #StoopSelfies to join the conversation on social media.
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July 11, 2016 | By John Timpane and Alexandra Villarreal, STAFF WRITERS
Witness is protest. You need only to video or livestream an event to inject it into mass consciousness, as if to say: This. This exists. And very often that act carries this implicit yet passionate message: And we have to change it. On Wednesday, Diamond Reynolds used Facebook Live to livestream from Falcon Heights, Minn. Her video showed her boyfriend, Philando Castile, dying of wounds after being shot by a police officer. With purpose and self-possession, she addresses her virtual audience: "We got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back and the police just.
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July 5, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I've been dating my boyfriend for 11 months. It's the best relationship I have ever been in, and I love him. Last weekend, he found out about a social media account I didn't tell him about and got very upset. He found out when I showed him a cute kitten post on the site, so it wasn't so much a secret as an omission. He says that this has made him reconsider our whole relationship and that he doesn't feel like he knows me at all anymore.
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