Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Morning Roundup: One Less Panda Edition

Sometime around 8, Tai Shan entered a FedEx container and headed out to Dulles. I hope he took 123 to the Toll Road, rather than stay on 66, which is a killer! He will be flying back to China as part of a deal under which they sell us cheap power tools for the foreseeable [...]

Morning Roundup: The “@gilbertarenas Twitter Account Has Been Disappeared” Edition

Good morning, City Desk.
Big news: Gilbert Arenas' Twitter account has been disappeared! Yesterday, we provided a "Time to Last Tweet" clock (Arenas had made it more than a day and a half). Now, go to his page and you'll get only, "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" Lawyers! His Web site remains intact.
Less big news: It [...]

It’s Been 38 Hours and Four Minutes Since Gilbert Arenas’ Last Tweet

How much longer can the man hold out?

Our Morning Roundup: Can DCPS Heat Its Classrooms?

Almost as awesome as the real Arenas' twitter posts, FakeShanahan writes via Twitter yesterday:
"Wait a minute. Clinton Portis is on this team?"
"Wow DC is as cold as Denver. I don't see what the big difference is going to be. Oh yeah, all the losing."
"I'm ironing my clothes for tomorrow's Press Conference [...]

Fired Washington Times Sports Staffers Tweet Revenge

The new Twitter icon for @TWTSports—what used to be the Sports department of the Washington Times—says it all: FIRED.
The Sports Desk—the whole, entire Sports Desk—is no more, a casualty of the massacre going on over at the Times newsroom. But the Sports Desk tweets live on!
The released staff writers are still in control of the [...]

Tonight: The City Paper Tweetup at the Big Hunt

What happens when you get 140 characters from the D.C. area in a room together? [Tweets gone wild, that's what! Lots of hot tweets! -Ed.]
Our @wcp twitter account has surpassed 2,500 followers, and those of you who care way too much about twitter are psyched.
To celebrate this little milestone, we want you to come to [...]

City Paper Tweetup: Thursday Dec. 10 at The Big Hunt in Dupont

What happens when you get 140 characters from the D.C. area in a room together? Help us find out!
Our @wcp twitter account is about to hit 2,500 followers. To celebrate this little milestone, we're organizing a D.C. tweetup next week on Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2009. Come out and hang with us and your fellow D.C. [...]

Our Morning Roundup: The “Technology Has Exceeded Our Humanity” Edition

Have you thanked a veteran today? What are you waiting for? Technology is only getting faster! That’s right, soon you will be able to thank a veteran by using a technology chip in your mind! (No, there’s no actual link to that…it's just a theory.)
Can’t remember if the Georgetown Circulator exists? Download the new iPhone app! [...]

Redskins Benchwarmer Henson Quits Twitter

ESPN reports that Redskins rookie Robert Henson has quit Twitter a mere two days after he called out fans for booing during the team's shitty, pathetic 9-7 win over the lowly Rams. Today, the Post ran an awesome A1 story on the 189th reason why the Redskins are so worthy of scorn:
By Sunday evening, a [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Are the Redskins Using Robert Henson to Protect Zorn, Campbell, Snyder, FedEx, Etc…?

Dim WitsGate™ makes it to the front page of the Washington Post! That means the story of Robert Henson's Twittered insults of Redskins fans — calling them "dim wits" and saying they "work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds" — occupies the same real estate where Watergate became the original -Gate!
Bottom line: Cheap Seats Daily's hype [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: A Win That Sounds Like a Loss?

Best story of the Rams game: Dim WitsGate!
Robert Henson is in a bad place right now. The Skins sub-benchwarmer used Twitter to go after home fans for booing at the game, and cast the disgruntled masses in the stands as "dim wits" and folks who "work 9 to 5 at mcdonalds."
Henson, who wasn't even on [...]

Our Morning Roundup: “Twestivus for the Rest of Us” Edition

*Remember the huff over Monica Hesse's piece on Brian Brown? The one from August 28, in which she describes the NOM executive director as "pleasantly, ruthlessly sane"? Nearly two weeks later, this thing still has legs. About this time last week, Rebecca Armendariz of the Washington Blade denounced Hesse's story as a dangerous “puff piece.” [...]

@MayorFenty Twitter Feed Not Official!

There's been much hand-wringing of late over @MayorFenty, assumed to be Hizzoner's official Twitter feed.
But something wasn't quite right about it. The first tweet, on July 27, informed the world that this was a summer-jobs project. There's the poor design and copyediting, not up to the EOM's usual standards. Then there was the repeated admonitions [...]

@MayorFenty Seeks Twitter Advice

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty – or, rather, his Twitter stand-in, if anyone wants to own up to serving in that role – asked in a tweet early this morning: "Do DC residents want District government officials twitter use to be for entertainment, news or answering questions from voters?"
One word, @MayorFenty: entertainment!

Build Your Own Wind Turbine, Then Crow about It

After a few weeks of micro-blogging, I think I’ve figured out what Twitter is good for: all manner of information whizzing by haphazardly. I miss 90 percent of this stream-of-consciousness info. stream, what with real work to do.  But when I take the time, there is usually some funky item worth crowing about. 
Check out this set [...]