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Turkey Blocks Twitter, and the Streisand Effect Evolves

Richard Quest talks with Alec Ross about Turkey’s blockade of Twitter following allegations of political corruption. The Streisand Effect is underway for the Turkish government control freak Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Streisand Effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor information has the unintended effect of causing the information to go […]

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Check Traffic/Commute Conditions Yourself with These Important Links from The Cardinal

Numerous vehicles are involved in crashes, spinouts and crashes into snow banks.
Check the following pages for overview of traffic conditions and other emergency conditions during bad weather conditions […]

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Check All Metra Lines in One View: First of a Series Of Twitter Aggregate Pages

Commuting in Chicagoland is rough whether you’re driving or taking your commute via Metra. According to data compiled by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the city with the worst commutes in 2012 was Washington, D.C with an average of 67 hours of annual delay per commuter. Chicago ranked 8th with an average 51 hours. The […]

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Independent Traffic Reporter, Caran Johnson (@Scancouver) Unknowingly Live Tweets Crash that Killed Husband

A 47-year-old man died after the car he was driving crossed from the north lanes to the south on I-205 and hit a pick-up truck. His wife — ScanCouver on Twitter(protected), at first unaware of his death — tweeted alerts on the crash. KOIN’s Joel Iwanaga reporting. (KOIN 6 News). Caran Johnson, of Salmon Creek, […]

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Social Media Giants Facebook and Twitter Fight Internet Trolls

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are taking new steps to fight back against internet trolls. After reports of bullying and even suicides resulting from bullying, Facebook and Twitter both have buttons that allow people to report abuse. The anonymity of social media is its strength and its weakness, so Facebook and Twitter are […]

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Now That Public Safety Communications in Arlington Heights Are A Secret, Arlington Heights Public Information, Twitter Account Show Serious Deficiency in an Emergency

Now that Arlington Heights police and fire communications cannot be monitored by the media or by neighborhood watch and other safety groups, the Village of Arlington Heights public information efforts show a serious deficiency and lack of effort to keep the public aware in emergencies. A deluge of rain caused numerous flooding issues that closed […]

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Schaumburg Police Sergeant John Nebl Sets the Standard in Public Information for Public Safety and Awareness

Schaumburg Police Department this week launched a Twitter account (@SchaumburgNebl) dedicated to Schaumburg police press releases, community alerts, and specific tweets retweeted from the Village of Schaumburg Twitter account (@SchaumburgIL). As the Public Information Officer for the Village of Schaumburg, Sergeant Nebl wasted no time establishing the Twitter account when police radios were no longer […]

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The Cardinal — Testing Twitter For High Demand Call Situations

The Cardinal — is testing Twitter for High Demand/High Load call situations starting at about 3:12 PM Saturday for parts of Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. For more information follow Saturday afternoon got busy with several crashes. We’re testing Twitter for high load situations, such as might occur during snow storms, tornados and […]

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Activists and Bloggers Fear Twitter Censorship Is a Global Threat to Free Speech

Twitter has refined its technology to censor messages on a country-by-country basis, raising fears that the company’s commitment to free speech may be weakening. Many bloggers think being an agent of the censors is a slippery slope to the detriment of free speech. Twitter — an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables […]

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Fox News Politics Twitter Hacked: False News of Obama Assassination in Iowa

A Fox News Politics twitter account was hacked early Monday. The hackers posted messages falsely claiming the assassination of President Barack Obama. Foxnewspolitics Twitter Feed Hacked’s Twitter feed for political news, FoxNewspolitics, was hacked early Monday morning.

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Sohaib Athar, The Twitter User That Unknowingly Tweeted About U.S. Raid on Osama Bin Laden

Sohaib Athar, an IT consultant, was tweeting about some unusual helicopters over his neighborhood near Abbottabad’s Jalal Baba auditorium. He was joking about using his giant helicopter swatter to stop them. He even linked to a news site that proves his helicopter swatter works. The news reported a helicopter crashed near the Pakistan military academy […]

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STATUS ALERT: The service is not responding Thursday morning. The green Twitter counter is replaced by a blue bar during the outage. is the entity behind the little green web button that counts how many times users share links on Twitter. The goal of the website is to get more people to share […]

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