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SXSW: Twitter Must Follow List
Twitter Handles for SXSW
DAILY Chrontourage  March 1, 2013, by Derek Van Wagner
"...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 Comedy Fest Starts … Now!
Judd Apatow, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner kick things off
DAILY Screens  April 29, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Twitter is a funny place, y'know? And not just funny-peculiar – funny-haha, too...."

Twitter Abuzz Over Women's Health in Texas
Leticia Van de Putte, Donna Howard, and Planned Parenthood led a chat
DAILY News  February 5, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...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..."

The Right Confounded by Twitter
Empower Texans violates cyber rules, then claims conspiracy
News Story  August 5, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Which Came First: The Twitter or the Twegg???
Mobile Loaves & Fishes feeds the mind, body, spirit, and the egg lobby!
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...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...."

ISIS and Radical Twitter
Should we be worried about extremists' hacking skills?
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...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...."

TechnoLegeBacklash: Strama Slags Twitter
At least one legislator thinks Tweeting is for the birds
News Story  April 10, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Twitter Me This
Misguided political thoughts in 140 characters or less
DAILY News  October 27, 2009, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

'Snow Fun on Twitter
Political beef in 140 characters or less
DAILY News  February 4, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Lege Lines: Dubious Tax Cuts, Senate Shenan­igans, Twitter Trysts, and More
Business lobby doubts tax cuts, and more from the Capitol
News Story  March 12, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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)..."

The RNC Has Twitter Issues
GOP asks for policy feedback. Twitter unleashes the trolls.
DAILY News  January 17, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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:"..."

Abbott: More Twitter Troubles
Gubernatorial candidate makes another social media gaffe
News Story  September 20, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Twitter Caught Council
Postmarks  June 5, 2009
"...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..."

Twitter Has a Heyday With Shia LeBeouf
Some highlights from the dissection of 'HowardCantour.com'
DAILY Screens  December 17, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Twitter Abuzz Over Texas Women's Health
News Story  February 8, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...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...."

Super Tuesday in Travis County
Live coverage of the primary election
DAILY News  March 2, 2016, by the News Staff
"...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...."

Election Night Live
Up-to-the-minute midterm coverage
DAILY News  November 5, 2014, by the News Staff
"...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..."

Live Election Coverage
Is it over yet?
DAILY News  November 8, 2016, by the News Staff
"...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...."

The Run-Off: Live Election Coverage
An historic race crosses the finish line
DAILY News  December 16, 2014, by the News Staff
"...Renteria now delivering his victory speech; thanks campaign team, supporters #acvotes pic.twitter.com/m6TwrIi0cB— Mary Tuma (@TumaTime) December 17, 2014..."

Live at the Lege
The Chronicle counts down to sine die
DAILY News  May 29, 2017, by the News Staff
"...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...."

#ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion
Media pundits come clean on closet likes and dislikes
DAILY Music  August 8, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...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...."

Queens of Comedy
Twitter opens doors for some traditionally marginalized groups
Screens Story  February 28, 2014, by Ashley Moreno
"...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...."

Tweethearts
Top 5 Austin band Twitter feeds
DAILY Music  February 15, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...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..."

Cargill Gets Strange
Local author revealed to be Marvel's hidden scripter
DAILY Arts  December 16, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...No secret can be hidden forever from the probing Eye of Agamatto – or from Twitter. Yesterday, local author C..."

Staying on Message With the San Antonio Spurs
Twitter branding with the NBA's most notoriously conservative squad
Screens Story  March 10, 2016, by Beejoli Shah
"...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..."

Bruce Sterling on Social Media Jihads
How good are terrorists' Twitter game?
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...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...."

A Characterless Tweeter
Two Bit Art eschews typing for drawing
DAILY Screens  May 15, 2014, by James Renovitch
"...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...."

SXSWi: It's Not TV, It's Social TV
TV is dead. Long live TV!
DAILY SXSW  March 13, 2011, by Belinda Acosta
"...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...."

SXSW Performance Contract Sparks Controversy
More back-and-forth between canceled artist and SXSW director
DAILY Music  March 2, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...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.”..."

Tweeter Right
Brian Gaar's monster following on Twitter paved the way for his first comedy album
Arts Story  April 25, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...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...."

Wizard World: Wil Wheaton Versus the Burrito
'ST:TNG' star explains how Twitter helps bind the geekverse
DAILY Screens  October 27, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Alison Klayman's doc is as much a rallying cry for freedom of expression as it is a portrait in progress of an artist whose career is ongoing.
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Film Review  August 10, 2012, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...“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..."

Cruz Likey the Porn
Ted, just admit it: TX Senator in hardcore Twitter blunder
DAILY News  September 13, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)
The return of Twin Peaks is cause for celebration
DAILY Screens  June 23, 2017, by Mark Fagan
"...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..."

News Ticker: September 12
All the news that's fit to blog
DAILY News  September 12, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Ted Cruz blubbers on, Mike Villarreal declines an invitation, and Annise Parker jumps off a cliff. Twitter wars are on the News Ticker...."

Five Days the Hard Way
A work week on the campaign trail
DAILY News  May 1, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...Thursday, April 30: St. Louis goes viral on Twitter..."

The Purge: Election Year
The third entry in this nasty series adopts a political bent
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Film Review  July 1, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...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...."

SXSW Announces Online Harassment Summit
Apologizes for “unintended message” that condones harassment
DAILY News  October 30, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...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.”..."

Film Flam
Blood, vultures, and the less occult
DAILY Screens  June 15, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...A Twitter script, a covert film, and a blood drive fill this edition of Film Flam...."

The Perils of Social Media
APD mistakenly retweets GOP commentator
DAILY News  October 4, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...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...."

Pick a Map, Any Map
San Antonio redistricting hearing filtered through the Twitterverse
DAILY News  January 27, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

TDH: 7/28/11
Tweet all about it: City Council meet today
DAILY News  July 28, 2011, by Wells Dunbar
"...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..."

TDH: 6/9/11
F1, Butler Park pull into City Council chambers today
DAILY News  June 9, 2011, by Wells Dunbar
"...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...."

sxswi: Mad About @BettyDraper
Helen Klein Ross talks about tweeting in character
DAILY Screens  March 12, 2011, by Belinda Acosta
"...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...."

The Daily Hustle: 2/10/11
City Council meets today
DAILY News  February 10, 2011, by Wells Dunbar
"...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...."

The Daily Hustle: 11/18/10 (Update)
City Council meets today
DAILY News  November 18, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...We'll update this space later, but familiarize yourself with agenda highlights here, and follow the Hustle on Twitter for updates throughout the morning...."

The Daily Hustle: 11/16/10
City Council Agenda 101
DAILY News  November 16, 2010, by Wells Dunbar


Easy A
The Scarlet Letter is refitted for the app age in this winning high school comedy.
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Film Review  September 17, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

Sign of the Times
SXSWi panelists ponder media ecosystem in a NY Times-free world
DAILY SXSW  March 15, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...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?..."

Legally Blonde
Clueless and Dick gave the dumb-blonde tradition (think Sandra Dee) new life in the Nineties, showing some sharp social and political comedy gleaming out at the roots. Legally Blonde isn't...
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Film Review  July 13, 2001, by Kimberley Jones
"...Legally Blonde gives him little to do than mug aw-shucks-like (to his credit, his “aw-shucks” could rival an early Jimmy Stewart in its earnest affability). So, with so much wrong how could Legally Blonde still come off meringue-pie right? That honor goes entirely to the priceless twitter and tart of Reese Witherspoon..."

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