September 2, 2015

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Government pushing idea that social media can stop terrorism

WASHINGTON — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that they already ban grisly content Read More…

World Cup, guacamole and the Black Keys: Obama taking to Twitter with opinions

WASHINGTON — After dipping his toe in the online world of Twitter years ago, President Barack Obama is now jumping in head-first, popping off tweets at all hours of the day about pop culture, sports and even Supreme Court rulings. Although the White House has used Twitter throughout Obama’s presidency, until recently it’s been a Read More…

MARRIAGE RULING: A flurry of rainbows hits social media

When the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday its ruling on gay marriage, social media exploded with both supporters and opponents sharing opinions on the history-making decision. It’s not unusual for folks to flood to sites like Facebook and Twitter to express personal views or to let photographs speak for them via Instagram. But Friday, those Read More…

Social media finds new use: California #droughtshaming

LOS ANGELES — Pssst. Ready to water that beautiful lush lawn of yours? The one that’s the envy of the entire neighborhood. If you live in Southern California, you’d better wait until after midnight. Preferably on a cloudy, new-moon night during a power outage when it’s so dark even night-vision goggles won’t give away your Read More…

OSU’s Cardale Jones takes on Bulls’ Joakim Noah, shows again he’s not afraid of Twitter

COLUMBUS — Once burned on Twitter, Cardale Jones certainly isn’t shy. The quarterback who came out of nowhere to lead Ohio State to the national championship in January has had a busy 24 hours posting tweets. First he cheered on his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the NBA playoffs Wednesday night. During Read More…

Council candidate’s tweets get her in hot water

Screenshot from Mary Springowski's Twitter feed.

LORAIN — Democratic at-large City Council candidate Mary Springowski said Wednesday she wasn’t referring to union workers when she criticized Lorain’s Engineering Department in a tweet. “This is the same engineering department (that) grades the condition of our streets. #blinddeafanddumb,” Springowski tweeted at Monday’s City Council meeting after Council rejected a $1,600 “moral claim” requesting Read More…

Live Cleveland Indians Game Tweets from the Chronicle’s Tribe reporter

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Tweets by @CAwesomeheimer   See fan #RockYourRed photos here.   Post by AM 930 WEOL.

#Battle4Elyria: Elyria beats Elyria Catholic Friday night

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Elyria Catholic 33 Elyria (Final score) 48 Find several other high school football score updates here. Tweets about “#Battle4Elyria”   Friday night will mark the fourth and final football matchup between Elyria High School and Elyria Catholic High School. While The Chronicle-Telegram (@YourChronicle) will be posting live score updates Friday evening on the website and Read More…

Google glitch disrupts search engine, e-mail

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Technical problems at Google are preventing an unknown number of people from using its Internet search engine, e-mail and other services. In a Thursday post on its Web site, the Mountain View-based company reports that a “small subset of users” hasn`t been able to get into their e-mail accounts. Without Read More…