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"...SXSW is around the corner and let's face it, you probably will not be able to catch everything. However, you may be able to get more than you bargained for if you follow these twitter handles...."
"...Twitter is a funny place, y'know? And not just funny-peculiar – funny-haha, too...."
"...Leticia Van de Putte, Rep. Donna Howard, and Planned Parenthood must've known they were in for a bumpy ride when they planned a Twitter chat on the state of women's health in Texas for this afternoon..."
"...July was a rough month for Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan. He survived a "social media ordeal" when he and his fellow conservatives underwent the torture of having their Twitter accounts suspended for three days...."
"...The name for the contest, "Twegg," has a dual meaning. The first part of the contest takes place on Twitter, and hard-boiled eggs are one of the most popular and important foods served from MLF's trucks...."
"...It's not as awful as it appears, at least not yet. Although the 24-hour bad news deluge spurting from our myriad screens seems to herald yet more daily Snapchats o' horror emanating from radical jihadis and their disturbingly professional media centers and tech streams, their numbers – most notably on Twitter – remain relatively few...."
"...Mark Strama, D-Austin, has a reputation as a tech-savvy lawmaker. But it's his position on Twitter – the 140-characters-or-less messaging service that legislators love – that has the Lege all aflutter..."
"...Back in the last lege session, Rep. Mark Strama, D-Austin, caused mild uproar in the Twitterverse when he suggested that the 140-character-or-less messaging service may not be the best place to express a complex political idea..."
"...It was a normal day in the Twitterverse: @MattGlazer of Burnt Orange Report, @LonghornDerek from Ryan Data and @MQSullivan of Empower Texans were trading jibes. Then someone chimes in and tells Glazer to stop breathing, and a healthy exchange of insults turned ugly...."
"...More from the schadenfreude files: Longtime lobbyist Michael Quinn Sullivan may be headed back to court for failing to register as a lobbyist, all because the judge was following him on Twitter. Sullivan (spokesman for right-wing noise machine Empower Texans, and commonly known under the Dome as "Mucus" – i.e., MQS) was originally fined $10,000 by the Texas Ethics Commission for failing to keep his registration up to date (see "Ethics Commission: 'Mucus' Quacks Like a Lobbyist," July 25, 2014)..."
"...It seemed like a simple enough day on social media. The RNC, via the @GOP Twitter account, sent out a quick survey link, asking their followers questions like "Please pick the answer that best completes this sentence: the Republican National Committee is unique because it:"..."
"...On Aug. 17, he thanked Denton-based attorney Jeff Rutledge for his support after Rutledge called Davis "Retard Barbie." Abbott quickly back-pedaled, saying that "I thank supporters on Twitter, but I don't endorse anyone's offensive language." This time he distanced himself from the claim that Davis was too stupid to be governor, and insisted that he was concentrating on small business issues, not blanket insults..."
"...A great article [“The Genius of the Crowd … Source,” News, June 5]. But I think there is one big miss in the reporting: the Twitter activation process that paused City Council in their tracks..."
"...However, when the short went live at its official website yesterday, a lot of people noticed – and rather quickly. What could have been a simple if embarrassing oversight was exacerbated by LeBeouf's claims in a 2012 interview with shortoftheweek.com that "As I tried to empathize with the sort of man who might earn a living taking potshots at me and the people I’ve worked with, a small script developed." Cue the removal of the film, and a near-immediate apology from LeBeouf via the go-to place to make public amends: Twitter...."
"...Leticia Van de Putte (@leticiavdp) and Rep. Donna Howard (@DonnaHowardTX) took part in a conversation about women's health in Texas on Twitter, the story was very much the same...."
"...As polls for the March 1 joint primary election close at 7pm, we’ll be watching the returns all night in contested Democratic races, plus select GOP races. Follow the Chronicle's News team on Twitter with the hashtag #ACvotes, and find more election coverage in Thursday’s print edition...."
"...Renteria now delivering his victory speech; thanks campaign team, supporters #acvotes pic.twitter.com/m6TwrIi0cB— Mary Tuma (@TumaTime) December 17, 2014..."
"...She's got 49.64% with a few precincts left to maybe come in post-midnight. #ACvotes pic.twitter.com/8MtiFxvzjQ— Chase Hoffberger (@hoffberger) November 5, 2014..."
"...We're checking out for the day. See this week's "Lege Lines" in the paper for a breakdown of the weekend, and Mary Tuma's Twitter feed for more from the anti-SB 4 protest...."
"...Will our democracy survive the night? Will Texas inch a little closer to turning Travis-County-blue? Will D6 voters show CM Don Zimmerman the door? We’ve got questions and, fingers crossed, we’ll have all the answers tonight. Follow the Chronicle news team’s election coverage here and on Twitter: #ACvotes...."
"...Last night and early this morning, Twitter trended #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion, a hashtag designed for what many users do on a daily basis: air opinions and factoids on their favorite musical acts that they generally keep out of polite – and given the Internet, impolite – conversation...."
"...Brevity is the soul of wit, so it's no wonder many comedians adopt Twitter as a main social network. But can 140-character quips launch a career? Does it really contribute to the comedy landscape? At their SXSW panels, Jane Pratt, Jenny Johnson, and Josh Hara will tell all...."
"...Not having a Twitter presence edges on inexcusable for anyone working in the music world. The 140-character micro updates are the easiest way to spread news and reach new audiences in a user-friendly format..."
"...Last week, UT Journalism students, professors, and alumni got a late gift in their Christmas stocking: a Twitter follow from Anthony Scaramucci. Confused? Yes, we mean the Mooch – the New York City wiseguy who took a cup of coffee over the summer as communications director in the White House...."
"...No secret can be hidden forever from the probing Eye of Agamatto – or from Twitter. Yesterday, local author C..."
"...At first glance it seems like an accident. Navigate to the Twitter directory on the San Antonio Spurs' website and a few mistakes stand out..."
"...Social media and the Internet itself have steadily amplified humanity's noblest and basest sides. While much of the latter is confined to the so-called dark web or deep web, radical jihadist groups such as ISIS and, to a lesser degree, AQAP, have utilized Twitter and other platforms for propaganda and recruitment...."
"...That’s what local illustrator Sara Gross proves with her wordless tweets that instead feature captioned sketches to get her messages across. She’s even using her prolific talents to make a game that will be illustrated on the fly based on players Twitter responses...."
"...Starring: Fred Graver, The Travel Channel; Lila King, CNN iReport; Gavin Purcell, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; Chloe Sladden, Twitter; Tim Shey, Next New Networks...."
"...UPDATED 6:20pm: After Felix Walworth posted a video to Twitter showing that they had not misleadingly cut-and-pasted their contract – as alleged by SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson – Swenson emailed the Chronicle to clarify he mistakenly thought an artist agreement had been altered, when in fact Walworth was referencing the “invite letter.”..."
"...In September 2013, 75 minutes after making a joke on Twitter about no one ever being "in danger of being crushed to death in a room with moving walls anymore," then-local comedian Chris Cubas came back to the site with a sentiment that's grown quite common...."
"...So I'm waiting for Wil Wheaton to call me, so we can talk about his visit to Wizard World Austin Comic-Con this coming weekend, and we're having all kinds of technical problems. Him being a notorious Twitter user, I'm about to send him a message, when I read something very important on his feed..."
"...“Never retreat, retweet.” So says the parting slogan in Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, the documentary portrait of China’s best-known dissident artist, who has recently adopted Twitter as his medium of choice. Bounding into international prominence only during the last few years, Ai Weiwei has become an inspirational figure through the clarity and daring of his conceptual art and his willingness to put his burly body on the line..."
"...As Florida drowns, and the Pacific Northwest burns, this week Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz and notorious moral bastion became the toast of Twitter by giving a little heart to some porn spam...."
"...I’ve always considered myself a cinephile, once joking with my therapist that I’d never kill myself because I'm too curious about what my favorite filmmakers are going to do next. I recently started tracking on Twitter all the films I watch and discovered that I don’t watch as many features as I used to..."
"...Ted Cruz blubbers on, Mike Villarreal declines an invitation, and Annise Parker jumps off a cliff. Twitter wars are on the News Ticker...."
"...Thursday, April 30: St. Louis goes viral on Twitter..."
"...It's populist agitprop at the basest level, and the opportunity for a smart, razorlike dissection of contemporary issues falls away at every opportunity to gratuitous scenes of excessive violence (not that there's anything wrong with that) that render any message or subtext completely reductive. It's the narrative equivalent of Twitter: so much there, but nothing going on...."
"...As Austin was flooding and Twitter was flooded with warnings and closures, SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest announced an Online Harassment Summit and apologized for sending “an unintended message that SXSW not only tolerates online harassment but condones it.”..."
"...A Twitter script, a covert film, and a blood drive fill this edition of Film Flam...."
"...Debate-time Twitter monitors got a surprise last night when it appeared that the Austin Police Department had waded into the political fray, with the retweet of a GOP political commentator. For the record: It was a mistake...."
"...Ya gotta love Twitter: Especially as a journalist who could not make it to today's redistricting hearings in San Antonio, it has been an invaluable tool for catching the high to-and-fro...."
"...They convene to a crowded agenda; for a preview, peep this week's column. You can also follow me on Twitter for live updates from the meeting..."
"...City Council meets today, taking up the tricky issue of Formula One agreements, funding to finish Butler Park, and, oh yeah, a seven-foot bronze statue of the Redheaded Stranger, Willie Nelson. Peep our agenda preview, and follow us on Twitter as we tweet the meeting highlights/lowlights...."
"...Helen Klein Ross is so much more cheery than her Twitter handle, @BettyDraper, named for the sullen Mad Men character Ross channels to write her 140 character missives on Twitter. That made attending her Friday workshop on how to fully exploit the short, short, short form – aka the tweet – that much more enjoyable...."
"...We'll be sending out updates via Twitter, so follow us for some fresh takes. And for more info, check this week's preview of the council agenda...."
"...We'll update this space later, but familiarize yourself with agenda highlights here, and follow the Hustle on Twitter for updates throughout the morning...."
"...Is it just me, or is the long arm of the Internet informing all our entertainment these days? In addition to the Web’s up-to-the-nanosecond commentary on culture and all its attendant warring, lately cinema is full to brimming with Internet-inspired entertainments, from the absorbing late-summer documentaries Winnebago Man and Catfish to narrative features like the end-is-nigh (or at least the end of any forward movement for feminism) comedy The Virginity Hit and David Fincher’s hotly anticipated chronicle of Facebook’s first steps, The Social Network. Easy A, too, riffs on social media’s Big Brother-like shadow; when a rumor kick-starts about the devirginizing of its heroine, high school senior Olive (Zombieland’s Stone), it spreads like – what else? – a virus via text and Twitter..."
"...Big news: Snooki is coming to South by Southwest this year. This breaking news was touted by New York Times media critic David Carr as some of the value real-time sites like Twitter can have in spreading info. But what if user-generated, unverified news streams became our only sources?..."