Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Unobstructed View: Who Cares Who Gets to Break the News?

Almost no one will think of RGIII's release as a story that ESPN’s Dianna Russini was first with on Twitter.

Is Winter Coming? Monday Edition: D.C. Could Experience a ‘Major Snowstorm’

It's almost time to panic, but we're not there yet.

Meet the Man Behind the D.C. Council’s Quirky Twitter Account

He once ran Phil Mendelson's campaign and lives in Adams Morgan.

Obama Approves of Dancing D.C. Police Officer

"Who knew community policing could involve the Nae Nae?"

Unobstructed View: Sports, Death, and Twitter

"When a normal person disappears from your Twitter timeline, it’s very easy not to even mark the absence."

Bob Woodward Caves, Creates a Twitter Account

What's a Twitter?

MPD’s Twitter Feed Is Awesomely Artistic

Yes, the Metropolitan Police Department Twitter feed is useful for things like news and crime alerts. But it's also an exemplary showcase of the possibilities of integrating social media with what appears to be old-school Microsoft Paint. The results can only be described as avant-garde.
Take this tweeted pictured from today, for instance, informing followers that [...]

A Thousand Points About Lights

The scaffolding on the Washington Monument got a makeover this week. Now swathed in blue fabric and 488 lamps, it will be lit up each night until repairs from the August 2011 earthquake are complete.
The idea to dress up the monument as it’s under construction nothing new: The illuminated blue “dress” is based on a [...]

Train in Vain: Which Metro Twitter Grouch Is For You?

There are bad Metro trips, and then there are terrible ones, the kind without air conditioning, working escalators, or accurate travel information. The latter has inspired an entire Twitter subculture devoted to picking apart the transit agency's failings—one that's become so vocal that Metro's Twitter handler actually blocked @FixWMATA, one of its most prolific nags. [...]

D.C.-Area Twitter Users More Bigoted Than National Average

A group of academics and Humboldt State students have produced a heat map of which U.S. cities use slurs most on Twitter, and there's bad news and good news for Washington. The bad: Washington-area residents send more bigoted tweets per capita than the study's average. The good: Those tweeters are only slightly more bigoted.
Take the [...]

Office Space Joke Gets GWU Student a Visit from Police

Office Space jokes: They're dated, but are they also threatening? Referencing the 1999 comedy earned one George Washington University a visit from campus police earlier this week, as well a request to sign a statement saying that he wouldn't burn down university buildings.
The trouble for freshman Ryan W. Moorman started on Wednesday, according to the [...]

WPFW’s DC Politics Hour Loses a Host

After two and a half years co-hosting WPFW's local news-heavy DC Politics Hour, political consultant Chuck Thies tells City Desk that he's leaving the program after tomorrow's episode.
"I gotta step away from the mic," he says. "I'm not bringing my A-game."
Thies says he's been too busy with consulting work to keep up with local politics [...]

D.C. Residents: I Voted (for Me!)

Sure, plenty of people had the good taste to write-in Ian McKaye as their pick to take one of the two at-large seats on the D.C. Council. But plenty of others weren't so modest—completing ballots which featured themselves. Hey, sometimes you have to do things yourself.
Voted for myself as a write-in candidate for DC council... [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Mass-Deletes Debate Tweets

Update, 1:30 p.m.: Norton's spokesman has explained, sort of.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton debuted a spicy new social media presence during last night's presidential debate, tweeting that Mitt Romney "shot his whole wad" and repeatedly spelling Barack Obama's name "Oboma." The tweets prompted one person to ask if she was drunk. For her part, Norton blamed [...]

Kwame Brown Wound Up On Twitter About Go-Go

There's some grousing that Kwame Brown's most recent tweets are surprising, since they don't reference his criminal charges or resignation. Rather, he's still defending his statements about go-go and its detractors at Chuck Brown's funeral.
@IMGoph @mffisher it had nothing to do with Marion Barry's comments of the pastIt was not targeted to offend anyone.
— Kwame [...]