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January 22, 2012
When you're out in the cold, no need to pull off your gloves to operate your touch-screen cellphone or other electronic device. At least not if you are wearing AGloves Capacitive Touch Screen Gloves. The soft, warm stretchable gloves have silver threads wrapped around nylon fibers woven into the material of the fingers, creating an effective electrical contact with the touch screen while your hands stay nice and warm. So you can tweet, e-mail, or surf the Web with fully clothed fingers.
NEWS
October 6, 2011 | BY GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
MICHELLE OBAMA used a pitchfork yesterday to pull sweet potatoes from the soil of the White House kitchen garden, and Robin Shreeves of Haddonfield was there to tweet about it. Shreeves, a stay-at-home mother of two boys and an eco-friendly food blogger for the website Mother Nature Network, was among about a dozen people selected for the first White House kitchen-garden "tweetup" and the garden's fall harvest. The tweeters were participating in a series of activities surrounding Let's Move, the first lady's initiative to end childhood obesity.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012
TWITTER can, in the right hands, inform, educate and entertain. But in the wrong hands, it can be a hurtful weapon. Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella was expelled from the Olympics Monday for tweeting a racist comment about South Koreans. He did so hours after South Korea beat Switzerland, 2-1, on Sunday. South Koreans, he wrote, "can go burn. " He also called them a "bunch of mongoloids. " Swiss Olympic team chief Cian Gilli said Morganella "discriminated against, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korea football team as well as the South Korean people.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity - spreading the faith through his own Twitter account. The pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal handle @Pontifex, responding live to questions about faith during his weekly general audience, the Vatican said Monday. Within 10 hours of the Vatican's announcement, Benedict already had garnered nearly a quarter-million followers on the English version of @Pontifex alone, with thousands more following him in the eight other language accounts.
NEWS
August 3, 2012 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
This may well go down as the Twitter Olympics. Born in 2006, the microblogging site was but a babe of 2 when the 2008 Beijing Olympics chased the dragon. As of 2012, by social-media standards, Twitter is a wily old gent of 6. And boy, if you know how, you can make it do some amazing things. Not a week into the proceedings, the world has seen some of the dumbest, silliest, weirdest, most vicious, least explainable things people ever did with Twitter. Everybody knows everybody's looking.
SPORTS
July 26, 2011 | BY TOM MAHON, mahont@phillynews.com
Athletes and Twitter. It's a train wreck waiting to happen. For some reason, sports professionals, both men and women, turn into twits when they tweet. The latest example is ex-NBA star Steve Francis who - according to a police report obtained by TMZ - allegedly groped 20-year-old Shauna Simien in Texas in May of 2010. The police report indicated that Simien filed a complaint immediately after the alleged incident. The woman told TMZ that she is a singer who had signed with Francis' record label and was meeting with him on the day of the alleged assault.
SPORTS
July 18, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JOEL EMBIID is a player on and off the court. Better make that playa ! The Sixers' top draft pick put a move on Kim Kardashian yesterday by tweeting: "Hey I want you to come slide in my DMs @KimKardashian. " DMs are "direct messages" for you twits who don't use Twitter. Embiid quickly found out Kim was married to Kanye West and posted this polite followup tweet: "Oh I didn't know you were married sorry @KimKardashian just saw it from the fan's tweet . . . have a nice day. " Oh well, you can't score if you don't take a shot.
SPORTS
March 20, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
Rangers catcher Mike Napoli was a bit perturbed when Angels pitcher and former teammate C.J. Wilson put Napoli's phone number on Twitter. Wilson sent a tweet acting as if he was giving his former teammate his number, but instead posted an old phone number of Napoli's. Wilson then deleted the tweet and called it a prank. Later Wilson tweeted, "Okay I think we've all had a good time, I'm even with mike for saying he can't wait to hit homers off me. " Napoli said he hasn't spoken to Wilson since last season ended, adding that he thought picking up the phone would have been a better solution than going to Twitter.
SPORTS
July 31, 2012 | By Jay Cohen, Associated Press
LONDON - Twitter suspended the account of a Los Angeles-based reporter for a British newspaper Friday who included the e-mail address of the NBC Olympics president and asked his followers to write to him and complain about the network's coverage. It was latest in a series of controversial social media episodes of these Olympics: U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo took to Twitter to criticize NBC analyst Brandi Chastain, and the network responded with a statement praising the broadcast coverage by the former national team defender.
SPORTS
December 19, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Milwaukee rookie Brandon Jennings was fined $7,500 by the NBA yesterday for posting a message on his Twitter account after the Bucks' 108-101 double-overtime win over Portland last weekend. Jennings was fined for the timing of his post, not the content, when he tweeted: "Back to 500. Yess!!! "500" means where doing good. Way to Play Hard Guys. " The fine was announced several hours before the Bucks played at Cleveland last night, and Jennings reacted on his Twitter account: "I understand I got fined, but 7500?
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NEWS
June 22, 2016
EACH WEEK I look forward to reading the Clout column in the Daily News. Imagine my disappointment, but not surprise, at a recent mention in that column regarding City Councilwoman Helen Gym's racially insulting and culturally insensitive Trump-like tweet regarding white male privilege directed at SRC committee member Bill Green, and I assume other white males in this city, as well. If this reporting is true, all I can say is what an incredibly petty, racially devisive remark from someone well-known for publicly shaming anyone and anything that dares to disagree with her and her cause du jour . The hypocricy of this person is embarassing on so many levels.
NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, STAFF WRITER
On a wet afternoon at Crosswicks Wildlife Sanctuary in Abington Township, Leigh Altadonna walked the muddy trails, searching through binoculars for a breeding pair of wood thrushes, a species in decline, and remembering a childhood day 60 years ago when he saw a robin in the woods behind his Glenside home, carrying mud from a pond to build its nest. He's been a fervent birder ever since. "It doesn't take an exotic bird to get you into this," he said. "For me, it was a robin. " Altadonna, 67, is a benevolent guiding spirit at Crosswicks - Pennsylvania's only National Audubon Society sanctuary - rambling through its 13 acres as knowingly as he once walked the woods of his youth, eyes and ears attuned to the moving tapestry of birds from the forest floor to the tree canopy 100 feet above.
SPORTS
May 19, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Former 76er Dikembe Mutombo is not a mind reader and he did not have any inside information, but his tweet a few hours before the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night congratulating the 76ers for earning the first pick was certainly an attention- getter. The Sixers, who had the greatest chance of earning the first pick (26.9 percent), did indeed get that selection. And afterward, Mutombo was happy for the team and said that he became a headliner on draft night. "It was a mistake on my part," Mutombo said in a telephone interview.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Francesca Serritella, Columnist
To care about politics in the age of social media is to be a little angry all the time. If the 24-hour cable news cycle isn't enough, Twitter and Facebook will help you find something new and enraging to click on 86,400 seconds a day. This primary election has been brutal. Even if you have a candidate you're passionate about, especially if you do, the Internet can be toxic. Toxic yet alluring. Why is it so much more tempting to click on an article with a headline you abhor than one you agree with?
BUSINESS
March 17, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
James Kennedy, who served burritos at Chipotle's in Havertown, was fired last year after he tweeted about wages and circulated a petition asking managers to allow workers to take their breaks. Now the fast-food eatery has to offer to hire him back, pay him back wages, and post signs that some of its employee communication policies, including its former social guidelines, violated labor law. Kennedy's case became part of a sweep of lawsuits before the National Labor Relations Board as it sorted out what types of social media communications were covered under federal labor laws protecting the rights of workers acting together to improve wages and conditions.
NEWS
January 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
Chip Kelly was grilling dinner Tuesday night for his family while on vacation in Hilton Head Island, S.C., when his phone buzzed again and again. "Well," he said, "something happened. " His father-in-law popped outside. "Chip Kelly just got fired by the Eagles," he said to Chip Kelly. Already, some in the strange universe that is Twitter had aimed their ire at the vacationing Kelly, a 41-year-old executive for a California start-up. His phone glowed with every tweet sent to his handle - @chipkelly - and there were hundreds, starting with four laughing and crying emojis in one tweet, delivered six minutes after the Eagles announced the more famous Kelly was fired.
NEWS
December 15, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Staff Writer
Kathryn Knott, the 25-year-old woman accused of yelling slurs at a gay couple and punching one of the gay men during a fight, took the stand in her own defense Tuesday morning. Knott, of Southampton, Bucks County, told a Philadelphia Common Pleas jury of eight women and four men that she did not hit anyone that night or say anything demeaning toward the couple. "No, I did not," Knott, dressed in a light-blue sweater, glasses and dark slacks, calmly replied under questioning by her attorney Louis Busico.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer
REMEMBER THOSE alleged anti-gay tweets posted by Kathryn Knott, one of the three Bucks County defendants charged in last year's assault on a gay couple in Center City? Well, they can be introduced at Knott's assault trial next month, a judge ruled Tuesday. A Common Pleas jury is expected to hear that Knott, 25, of Southampton, had posted the following on her @kathryn_knott Twitter account: * "@krisssstenxoxo the ppl we were just dancing with just turned and mafe out with eatch other #gay #ew" * "jazz flute is for little fairy boys" * "@g0_nads he's gonna rip me today for my hair..just wait.
SPORTS
November 24, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
EAGLES FANS were hungry for a little tweet and sour after Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Buccaneers. So they took to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Here are some of the tweets we can print: BF (@Bfreeborn): One of the most embarrassing displays of ineptitude in Eagles history. Complete disrespect for loyal fans. Clock is ticking. Donald (@cobra640): Call in sick on Thursday. Robb Cullen (@robbcullen): Eagles Please, Chip, don't come back to work tomorrow.
SPORTS
August 27, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CURT SCHILLING has never been afraid to let people know what he's thinking. Whether it's wearing a towel over his head while Wild Thing botched another save, or outing trolls making nasty tweets about his college-bound daughter, Schill gets his point across. Yesterday, he went strikingly too far. The former Phillies and Red Sox ace posted a tweet on his Twitter account @gehrig38 that included a graphic of Adolf Hitler making an arm-extended Nazi salute. The pic was accompanied by text that read "It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists.
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