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  • Intriguing People 2018

    Dan Marrazza: More Than a Twitter Character

    By Camille Cannon

    Marrazza was that classmate who found endless ways to entertain you. Now he has a much bigger platform for joke-telling than the classroom, he's the voice behind Vegas Golden Knights sensational tweets.

  • Next Exit

    Can Technology Make You Happier?

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    We were texting. All of us. Compulsively. It was two hours before one of the world’s most famous archaeology scholars, Jodi Magness, would be speaking about the Dead Sea Scrolls—some of the earliest known manuscripts from the Hebrew Bible, dating as far back as 250 B.C.

  • The National Newsroom

    Why Do Big Media Companies Sound Like Teenagers on Twitter?

    By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke | The New York Observer

    “OMG @OneDirection’s new song leaked!” might sound like something a giddy tween would tweet, but it was actually tweeted by the New York Daily News’ official account. Then there was this gem: “Teacher fired after taking teens for penis piercings. There’s a picture of him going all: ¯\_( )_/¯” And this one, too: “Is this […]

  • Jose Canseco and the Twitter Cult of Terrible

    By Jason Scavone

    Back when he was embarrassing the rest of the American League, Jose Canseco always came off like a pro wrestling villain—vain, brash, utterly cartoonish and possibly managed by Paul Bearer. There was the time he dated Madonna (and later wrote she was obsessed with him); the time he had his own 1-900 number; and the time he rammed his wife’s car. Twice.

  • The Latest (National)

    It’s Who You Know

    By Adrianne Jeffries, The New York Observer

    Let’s take a trip with the Ghost of Christmas Future. The year is 2016, and George Bailey—a former banker, now a part-time consultant—is looking for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for a co-op in the super-hot neighborhood of Bedford Falls. He has never missed a loan payment and has zero credit-card debt. He submits his information to the online-only, but halfway through the application process, the website asks for his Facebook login. Then his Twitter. Then LinkedIn.

  • Vegas Tech

    The Popular Stranger

    By Sean DeFrank

    A glimpse at the Twitter users who have about 1 million followers shows the expected collection of celebrities, entertainers and athletes. But among all of those notables is a Las Vegan who is far from a household name. Roger Erik Tinch has more than 966,000 Twitter followers, a greater number than even ubiquitous Vegas “it” girl Holly Madison. You can go to his page and read about movies or tech-related posts, but exactly who is he? And how did he gain such a following?

  • Site to See

    The Authority

    By Geoff Carter

    There are two things about that amaze me. The first is that this venerable urban myth-busting website, which was already kind of old news when I got on the Web in May 1996, is still around and going strong. The other thing that amazes me is that so few of us actually make use of it. As I write these words, a rumor is circulating that Facebook intends to begin charging its users subscription fees; not only does Snopes debunk that untruth, it actually did so back in 2009, when the rumor emerged for the first time.

  • Tweets of the Week

    By Marvin Lucas

    Compiled by @marseniuk

  • Green Felt Journal

    Tweets connecting casinos with potential customers

    By David G. Schwartz

    Casinos are always looking for new ways to reach customers. So it’s no surprise that they’ve embraced Twitter, the popular social networking application that lets anyone tell the world, in 140 characters or less, “what’s happening.”