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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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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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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.
BUSINESS
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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April 6, 2013 | By Kierra Walker-Crafton, CONSTITUTION HIGH SCHOOL
Two years ago, two friends at a Philadelphia high school turned on each other and began a hallway fight sparked by a rumor on Twitter and Facebook. As the fight escalated, onlookers pulled out their smartphones and began recording the action. Shortly thereafter, the "winner" of this school brawl posted the unsettling video on Facebook for all to see. This incident spurred a debate at Constitution High about what role social media have, if any, in conflict resolution. "Social media is funny, in that we can see fights from across the country from somewhere like Los Angeles," said Kathleen Melville, an English teacher at Constitution High.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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July 4, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, Staff Writer
When the Democratic National Convention comes to town this month - bringing tens of thousands of protesters with it - Sgt. Eric Gripp likely will be somewhere in the throng, equipped with two cellphones, four batteries, and a very influential Twitter account. The voice of the Philadelphia Police Department's social-media presence is best known, by day, for his meme-filled posts on the department's Facebook and Twitter pages. But Gripp, 35, also has been an enduring presence at some of the biggest protests the city has seen in recent years, including last year's Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and he's well aware that what he tweets goes a long way. "You're not just the voice of yourself," he said.
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June 26, 2016
A 20-year-old Cape May County man was arrested Friday for posting threats about a mass shooting on Facebook, prosecutors said. Jake M. Freeman, of the 1100 block of Hoffman Canal in North Wildwood, was charged with false public alarm, and bail was set at $25,000. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor said that his office will use the fullest extent of the law to prosecute people making threats on social media. Anyone with information about threats made on social media can call his office at 609-465-1135.
SPORTS
June 13, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Mark Twain seemed to anticipate 2016 when he remarked that "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its shoes on. " In the intervening century-plus, that travel time has been greatly reduced. Today, thanks to social media, a lie can orbit the earth before truth's alarm clock even buzzes. We got another reminder of that last week when hackers broke into the NFL's Twitter account and mischievously transmitted the following faux news: "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away.
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