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Maryland Bill Bans Employers from Asking for Facebook Passwords

Maryland Bill Bans Employers from Asking for Facebook Passwords

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you’re worried about an employer or potential employer asking for your Facebook or Twitter password, you might just want to move to Maryland.  The state’s general assembly has become the fi…

Google Reigns as Most Popular Tech Brand, Poll Finds

Google Reigns as Most Popular Tech Brand, Poll Finds

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the high-flying world of iconic technology brands, two — Google and Apple — tower at remarkable levels of public popularity in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.  But add in strength of sentimen…

Courting Nerd Vote, Obama Flashes ‘Star Trek’ Salute with Nichelle Nichols

Courting Nerd Vote, Obama Flashes ‘Star Trek’ Salute with Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols(NEW YORK) — President Obama met with Nichelle Nichols — that’s Lt. Uhura from Star Trek — back in February, but Nichols didn’t tweet a photo of her and the president giving the Vulcan salute until Wednesday.“A phot…

Racist Tweets Target ‘Hunger Games’ Stars

Racist Tweets Target ‘Hunger Games’ Stars

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(NEW YORK) — While The Hunger Games has been a huge box office success, there are a few fans who have tweeted racially-insensitive complaints about the film.The tweets specifically targeted Lenny Kravitz, who plays Cinna, an …

Spike Lee Retweets Incorrect Address of Trayvon Martin Shooter

Spike Lee Retweets Incorrect Address of Trayvon Martin Shooter

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(ORLANDO, Fla.) — An elderly Florida couple has been caught in the crosshairs of the Trayvon Martin shooting case due to an inaccurate retweet by Spike Lee and others.The director retweeted an address said to belong to George Zim…

Spike Lee Retweets Incorrect Address of Trayvon Martin Shooter

Spike Lee Retweets Incorrect Address of Trayvon Martin Shooter

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(ORLANDO, Fla.) — An elderly Florida couple has been caught in the crosshairs of the Trayvon Martin shooting case due to an inaccurate retweet by Spike Lee and others.The director retweeted an address said to belong to George Zim…

Church of England Looks to Twitter for Leader

Church of England Looks to Twitter for Leader

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — The Church of England has been around since the 1530s, but leaders are turning to a modern means of communication to choose its new leader. The UK Telegraph reports the church is using the social networking …

Twitter Celebrates Its Sixth Birthday

Twitter Celebrates Its Sixth Birthday

Saeed Khan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — “Just setting up my twttr,” Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent from a service that no one had heard of exactly six years ago. It was the first tweet, or 140-character message, to ever be sent on Twitter. Twitter ha…

Man Gets Thousands of Calls After Justin Bieber Tweets Number

Man Gets Thousands of Calls After Justin Bieber Tweets Number

Donna Svennevik/ABC(DALLAS) — A tweet sent out by teen sensation Justin Bieber had one Texas man’s phone ringing off the hook, as “beliebers” from across the country hoped to be his “Somebody to Love.”The tweet, sent out …

Rick Perry Discusses Twitter and Campaign Lessons at SXSW

Rick Perry Discusses Twitter and Campaign Lessons at SXSW

Win McNamee/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the former presidential candidate, dropped by SXSW 2012 Friday evening to discuss all things social media and politics.At an intimate event held at CNN’s Grill in downtown Austin, …

Mexican League: Jose Canseco Admits to Taking Banned Substance

Mexican League: Jose Canseco Admits to Taking Banned Substance

Fernando Nunez/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former bash brother Jose Canseco was trying to make a comeback into the MLB.  That comeback hit a roadblock on Wednesday when the Mexican Baseball League said Canseco admitted to taki…

Santorum Breaks Twitter Record on Super Tuesday

Santorum Breaks Twitter Record on Super Tuesday

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney may have won the most states in Super Tuesday’s 10 primaries, but Rick Santorum stole the show online.As Santorum took the stage for his election night speech, Twitter exploded with chatter about him.More than …

Miss Seattle Apologizes for Twitter Rant

Miss Seattle Apologizes for Twitter Rant

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The new Miss Seattle has had her crown for less than a week and is already apologizing for a Twitter rant about Seattle’s incessant rain and says she didn’t mean it when she talked about the city’s “annoyin…

Miley Cyrus Wants Twitter to Monitor Threatening Tweets

Miley Cyrus Wants Twitter to Monitor Threatening Tweets

ABC/KAREN NEAL(LOS ANGELES) — Miley Cyrus isn’t going to stand by and let anonymous people wish her harm via Twitter.  After one such person tweeted that that they wished the singer/actress dead because she “dresses like white trash&r…

Oscars Telecast Spurs Twitter Accounts for Jolie’s Leg, J-Lo’s Nipple

Oscars Telecast Spurs Twitter Accounts for Jolie’s Leg, J-Lo’s Nipple

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Angelina Jolie’s leg is relishing its 15 minutes of fame after it caught the attention of millions of Oscar viewers on Sunday night.The actress wore a black dress featuring a split by her right leg, which was…

Doctor Live-Tweeting Coronary Bypass Surgery

Doctor Live-Tweeting Coronary Bypass Surgery

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Doctors tweeting throughout surgery and providing pictures and video is not new, but tweeting during open-heart surgery? That’s happening for the first time Tuesday.Surgeons at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospi…

Miranda Lambert and Chris Brown in Twitter Feud

Miranda Lambert and Chris Brown in Twitter Feud

Chris Polk/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Miranda Lambert and Chris Brown have been battling in a public Twitter feud since the Grammy Awards last Sunday night.On Monday, country singer Lambert, who is married to The Voice co-host Blake Shelton, tweeted: &l…

Whitney Houston Dies: Stars Flood Twitter with Tributes

Whitney Houston Dies: Stars Flood Twitter with Tributes

Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Soon after the death of Whitney Houston was confirmed Saturday, celebrities, fans and friends of the late singer flooded Twitter with tributes.  At one point, every trending topic on Twitter was Wh…

US Officials Say Kim Jong Un Assassination Rumors Untrue

US Officials Say Kim Jong Un Assassination Rumors Untrue

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BEIJING) — The Internet was abuzz with rumors Friday that North Korea’s newly installed leader, Kim Jong Un, was assassinated during a trip to Beijing, but U.S. officials are debunking the reports as no…

Roland Martin Suspended by CNN Over ‘Offensive’ Tweets

Roland Martin Suspended by CNN Over ‘Offensive’ Tweets

Joe Kohen/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — CNN has smacked the “ish” out of Roland Martin.The commentator has been suspended indefinitely for tweets he sent during Sunday’s Super Bowl that were criticized as being anti-gay, accordi…

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