Twitter en The #OKC Tornado On Twitter <p><strong>Brady Carlson</strong> joins us to talk about social media's reaction to the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:57:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Brady Carlson 27889 at The #OKC Tornado On Twitter The Hedonometer: A Mood Ring For Twitter <p><a href="">A new data collection tool is being heralded as the first “mood ring” of the social media world</a>. The “twittersphere” has become the home for millions and millions of micro-stories - fleeting tales of everyday life broadcast to the masses. Now, researchers at the University of Vermont are looking to extract a social pulse from Twitter’s vast output. Millions of tweets have been processed through UVM’s Hedonometer, which measures collective levels of happiness over space and time. Here to discuss the project - <a href="">and the newly launched website</a>, is <a href=""><strong>Chris Danforth</strong></a>, associate professor at the University of Vermont’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics and one of the developers behind the Hedonometer. Mon, 13 May 2013 15:12:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27379 at The Hedonometer: A Mood Ring For Twitter Is Journalism's "Golden Age" A Myth? <p>After every errant tweet from another major news outlet, or the announcement of fresh layoffs from another print newsroom, many shake their heads and talk about the good old days, before false reports of WMD’s and internet news aggregators. We remember a time when Edward R. Murrow and other icons of objectivity were our revered national watchdogs, serving up the newspaper column or TV broadcast at a time.&nbsp; &nbsp;But what if our idealistic view of American journalism's "golden age" is nothing but a nostalgic myth?<strong>&nbsp; Todd Gitlin</strong> teaches journalism and communications at Columbia University. His <a href="">recent article</a> “The Myth of Journalism’s Golden Age” was recently featured in the <a href=""><em>Utne Reader. </em> Mon, 13 May 2013 14:34:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27373 at Is Journalism's "Golden Age" A Myth? How Twitter Changed Journalism (And There's No Going Back) <P>To anyone who doesn’t care to Tweet (that would be a whopping 90% of Americans), the massive influence of so few characters seems unlikely. Yet, information disseminated by NPR’s <A href="" target=_blank><STRONG>Andy Carvin</STRONG> </A>during the Arab uprising spread across all forms of media, reaching people in ways no one would have expected.</P> <P> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:51:58 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23172 at How Twitter Changed Journalism (And There's No Going Back) Social Media On And Off The Gridiron <P>Increasingly, fans are taking in a second screen NFL experience on social media. The drama of this year’s football season has been echoed, and sometimes fed by the tweets of fans, players, and even players’ wives…leading to more than a few PR scrambles by the league. This is all new territory for the NFL, which only last year began dipping its heavily guarded brand into the fray of social media. <STRONG>Doug Tribou</STRONG> is a producer and reporter for NPR’s Only A Game, and he joins us from WBUR in Boston to talk about football and this season’s biggest social media trends.</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:10:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21109 at Dead Celebrities On Social Media <P>Elvis is in the building!&nbsp; Or at least on your smartphone.&nbsp; Despite being laid to rest nearly 35 years ago, the King of Rock n’ Roll still posts on Facebook, and tweets several times a day…here’s a sample: “love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go… hashtag Valentine’s Day deals at Shop Elvis!” &nbsp;The BBC’s <STRONG>Matt Danzico </STRONG>recently <A href="" target=_blank>looked into</A> the social media afterlives of departed celebrities – he lets us in on how they do it.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:05:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21108 at Tweeting the 2012 Campaign...In Rhyme <p>Last month, Twitter launched its political index, a daily &nbsp;measurement of twitter users' feelings towards the candidates drawn from nearly two million tweets each week. So far, the index is running parallel with Gallup Polls.&nbsp;A number of political junkies&nbsp;are way ahead of the index, they’ve been following&nbsp; novelist<a href=""> Elinor Lipman’s daily political poems since April</a>.&nbsp; Lipman is<a href=""> author of nine novels and a new book of humor called T<em>weet Land of Liberty</em> </a>.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:22:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13576 at Tweeting the 2012 Campaign...In Rhyme Meet @SelfAwareRoomba #It'sAlive! <p>The Twitter account that got our notice...we talk to the guy behind it.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:25:51 +0000 Taylor Quimby 9005 at Meet @SelfAwareRoomba #It'sAlive! Throw The Book At Them <p>The Twitterverse lights up literary-style in reaction to the Pulitzer fiction snub.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:26:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3217 at Throw The Book At Them #HipstersArguingInARestaurant <p>A twitter feed feeds the voyeuristic fascination that happens when couples fight in public.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:40:18 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 3205 at #HipstersArguingInARestaurant Friday is for Memes: Defensive Nickelback Fan <p>If you think Rebecca Black of &quot;Friday&quot; fame has had a tough run with web users, imagine being in the band Nickelback, <a href=";browsingOrder=New&amp;browsingTimeSpan=AllTime" target="_blank">the rockers the web loves to hate</a>. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 2472 at Friday is for Memes: Defensive Nickelback Fan The Wild And Crazy 'Tweets Of Steve Martin' After 40 years on the stand-up stage, countless comedy albums and iconic movies, Steve Martin is still finding new ways to make people laugh.<p>The comedian got on Twitter in 2010, and by now he has attracted nearly 2.5 million followers with his <a href="!/stevemartintogo">funny and slightly demented tweets</a>.<p>But Martin has recently gone old-school by collecting some of his funniest tweets — and the best responses from his followers — in a book, <em>The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2527 at The Wild And Crazy 'Tweets Of Steve Martin' Taking a Bullet for 'Hair Force One' <p>With Mitt Romney now receiving Secret Service protection, the Twitterverse is alight with possible Mitt code names.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:57:37 +0000 Brady Carlson 1668 at Taking a Bullet for 'Hair Force One' NFL Trends, Tweets, and Tributes <p>Only a Game's Doug Tribou runs through the NFL's uneasy embrace of Twitter, the glam-ification of player images, and, well, some kind of awkward fan tributes to players.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:34:14 +0000 Brady Carlson 1663 at NFL Trends, Tweets, and Tributes Here's What's Awesome! <p>NHPR's Brady Carlson, host of All Things Considered provides us with brain food from the Internet buffet - including the censorship of Twitter.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:36:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1613 at Here's What's Awesome!