Kentucky’s Tweeting Governor Blocks Critics On Social Media… And He’s Not The Only One

By Brendan McCarthy and June Leffler June 15, 2017Gov. Matt Bevin in recent months has turned to social media platforms to slam local media and share his political views directly with followers.But as Bevin ramped up his criticism and online dispatches, he’s also blocked more than 500 Twitter users from following him, according to records …

BLM Replaces Mountain Landscape Photo With Coal Seam On Home Page

April 6, 20177:06 PM ET Kirk Siegler Twitter A quiet change to the website photo banner of a relatively obscure federal agency is causing a bit of an outsize stir on social media. On the top of its home page, the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more than 200 million acres of public land …

“Somebody bring me weed. I’ll pay for it,” Twitter user @Rosa_Sparkz said

A careless marijuana procurer who goes by the name @Rosa_Sparkz received a shock, when her quest to buy the drug online was met with a keen response from the Palm Beach County’s Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), and then went viral. “Somebody bring me weed. I'll pay for it,” Twitter user @Rosa_Sparkz said. In just minutes, PBSO’s …

DARPA Study Included Facebook, Twitter Users

Research Included How Social Networks Influence Behavior By W. Brice McVicar in Breaking News Social Media     Social media networks were the focus of a recent DARPA — the Pentagon-run Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — study in a bid to gain insight to their users. Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter and others were all examined …