July 20, 2013
After surveillance footage of a bike theft was posted to social media, the apparent thief e-mailed the Gloucester Township Police Department to say he would like to return the bike. The bike was stolen around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday from the front of the municipal building. Less than an hour after posting surveillance photos and video the next morning, police said, they received a tip identifying Pradell Hedgepath, 25, of Clementon, as the man seen stealing the bike and riding off on it. About 45 minutes later, Hedgepath sent an e-mail saying he would like to return the bike, police said, but he ignored subsequent e-mails to return the bike.
July 19, 2013 |
SHADED BY METAL scaffolding, more than 1,400 people filed into a Center City office building yesterday to learn about civil-service job openings. No interviews took place at the Operation Outreach fair at 8th and Market streets, but attendees were given information about the strict application process. PA CareerLink, a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, promised to follow up within a couple of months with each person who left a resume. "The ones that keep trying and trying and trying are successful," said Karen Deklinski, deputy secretary for administration in the Department of Public Welfare.
July 17, 2013 |
'We contend that social media in this day and age cannot be ignored," says a message on the website gzlegalcase. There could hardly be a clearer statement of the role of social media in the Trayvon Martin case. Especially since the website was created by Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's defense lawyer, in April 2012 to help raise money. It joined The Real George Zimmerman, a site Zimmerman himself had created. Starting from the first news in 2012, the Trayvon Martin case prompted sustained churn throughout social media.
July 17, 2013 |
Two uprisings now under way - each different, each far from over - show the power, and the limitations, of social media when used amid social upheaval. In the Gezi Park demonstrations in Istanbul, Turkey, demonstrators have made brilliant use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to air their grievances. They've been so successful that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, helpless to control the story, attacked Twitter as "the worst menace to society. " "It may be the first time protesters used Vine," says Turkish-born Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Information and Library Science.
July 17, 2013
I'M REMINDED of Vince Lombardi's quote, "Leaders are made, they are not born," when I think of how a local entrepreneur was drafted into leading Sunday's protest in Center City against George Zimmerman's acquittal. Chris Norris, 26, had no intention of doing anything. After hearing the heart-wrenching news that Zimmerman had been found not guilty of second-degree murder for shooting unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, he took himself off the grid. Norris turned off his phone.
July 11, 2013
A NJU TREOHAN, who's in her 30s and lives in Spring Garden, owns Anjuthreads, a threading salon on Walnut Street near 11th in Center City. Treohan, a former IT consultant for Accenture, started Anjuthreads in August 2008. Q: Where did you get financing? A: I put aside $200,000 from personal savings. We started in a smaller space on 10th between Spruce and Locust, and moved to the present location in 2010. Q: What does Anjuthreads do? A: Threading is a Southeast Asian way of removing [facial]
July 9, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks - a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom. A witness who testified via Skype was inundated with calls from other users on the Internet-based phone service, and a defense attorney was tripped up by a photo his daughter posted on Instagram.
July 9, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - Trayvon Martin's killing garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks - a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom. A witness who testified via Skype was inundated with calls from other users on the Internet-based phone service, and a defense attorney was tripped up by a photo his daughter posted on Instagram.
June 27, 2013 |
BRIAN CASHMAN said he regrets using the F-word, but didn't say he was sorry. On Tuesday, Yankees slugger A-Rod sent out a tweet stating his hip surgeon had cleared him to play in rehabilitation games. When asked about it by ESPN New York, Cashman said it was the team's job to make those sort of announcements, and that A-Rod should, "Shut the [F-word] up. " Yesterday, Cashman admitted he misspoke, but didn't aplogize. "I regret the choice of words I used," he told reporters at Yankee Stadium.
June 9, 2013
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