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10 months 2 weeks ago

New security measures for Twitter

Twitter adds a new feature to help crack down on hacked accounts. The new security tool is a two-step authentication measure, available to Twitter users as an option. It requires users to input a code sent via text message to a mobile phone before logging in to their...

11 months 2 weeks ago

Saddest day in five years

April 15, the day of the Boston bombings, was the saddest day in five years, according to a new website that monitors mood via twitter. The website was created by mathematicians at the University of Vermont. They calculate happiness levels by analyzing the words used in fifty million tweets...

1 year 2 months ago

McCain tweet on Iran draws criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain's tweet comparing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey is drawing criticism from a fellow GOP lawmaker as racist. On Monday, McCain wrote, "So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space - wasn't he just there last week?" He then linked to...

1 year 2 months ago

First lady launches new Twitter account: @FLOTUS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to find Michelle Obama on Twitter? Try tweeting her at (at)FLOTUS, which is Washington shorthand for "first lady of the United States." Mrs. Obama's office unveiled her new Twitter identity on Thursday, largely to replace a previous Twitter account under the handle of (at)Michelle Obama. That...

1 year 3 months ago

NORAD takes record number of calls for Santa

COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year. The group also received...

1 year 4 months ago

New community outreach for Pueblo Police

The Pueblo Police Department is announcing a new Community Services Division, including a public information officer and social media access. The police department will be providing updates to the community through Facebook (Pueblo Police Department) and Twitter (@PuebloPolice1) If you want updates even more quickly, visit the City...

1 year 10 months ago

Be flexible for best airfares

NEW YORK (AP) -- To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice. OK, now let's be realistic. Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to...

1 year 11 months ago

Twitter Taste Off

Twenty three of Colorado’s top wineries and one meadery will pour at the Nomacorc-­-Colorado Twitter Taste-­-off at the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine conference April 28 at St. Cajetan’s on the Metropolitan State College campus in Denver. The conference, presented by the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, will focus on the...

2 years 1 month ago

Ohio school shooting reveals value of social media

With people using social media like Twitter and Facebook more than ever, these sites are of growing importance in emergency situations. During the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio this week, students tweeted moment by moment, providing real-time updates to responders who used that information to direct aid. Local emergency...

2 years 1 month ago

How safe is social networking?

How dangerous is it to deal with people you meet online? We looked into the issue today in light of yesterday's standoff situation at a local urology center. Office workers say it all started as a dispute over an online ad for puppies. We spoke with Kevin Johnson, a...

2 years 2 months ago

Wikipedia goes dark for a day

Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular community-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night. The website will go dark for 24 hours in an unprecedented move that brings added...

2 years 3 months ago

Wikipedia may black out Wednesday in protest

Wikipedia may black out its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress. Founder Jimmy Wales announced on Twitter Monday that the popular site will shut down its English versions for 24 hours in protest. Wikimedia, the foundation behind the site, says it is still collecting public...

2 years 3 months ago

NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Santa Claus set records Christmas Eve he raced across the globe on his traditional holiday mission. Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs say they fielded about 102,000 telephone queries beginning early Saturday on his progress. That broke the previous mark of 80,000. And...

2 years 8 months ago

Old Spice guy wins out over Fabio

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Old Spice Guy has won his hunk-off with Fabio. Former football player Isaiah Mustafa has been lead spokesman for the Procter & Gamble Co. brand of men's body washes and deodorants for nearly two years, starring in a popular series of marketing campaigns relying heavily...

2 years 10 months ago

Drafting a constitution on Facebook

In modern day Iceland everyone can be James Madison or Thomas Jefferson. The citizens of the North-Atlantic nation are drafting a new constitution and they're opening debate over document to the public via social media. Serving in place of the State House of Philadelphia are Facebook, Twitter, Fllickr and YouTube....

2 years 10 months ago

Shaq Tweets his retirement

BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal says on Twitter that he's about to end his 19-year NBA career. The Tweet he sent out today also had a link to a 16-second video. On it, O'Neal indicated he's about to retire and wanted his Twitter community to know it first. The...

2 years 11 months ago

Scanning for Facebook friends

Just in case it was taking too long to create new friends on Facebook, there's a new app to help speed things up. Instant Friend is available for the Android market and allows the user to scan a friend's phone to become Facebook friends. But there's a catch, both...

2 years 11 months ago

Uber50 the new way to Tweet

Why use Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch with friends when you can Uber50? A new report by the social media tracking site alltwitter.com says that rap star 50 Cent is partnering with the company UberSocial which makes a Twitter application for Blackberry smart phones. The program would...

3 years 2 months ago

UCCS shares $750K federal grant

Faculty researchers at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will study the role of online informal communication in disasters as part of a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant is shared with the University of California Irvine. Among the topics to be studied is the...

3 years 2 months ago

Try out a new social network, LifeCount

There's Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Foursquare and now you can add another social network to the list. It's called LifeCount and it's the brainchild of Dave Reinhart of Colorado Springs. Reinhart says the site is essentially a place to put your bucket list, all the things you want to do...

3 years 4 months ago

Police use Twitter to catch car thieves

Colorado Springs Police are going high tech and looking for your help in finding stolen cars. The new program, which kicked off Wednesday, uses CSPD's Twitter account to notify their followers of a car theft the minute it happens. "This is kind of a new approach to policing." explains Sgt....

3 years 7 months ago

Get your tweet on the Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jimmy Fallon wants your tweet to be part of the Emmy Awards. Fallon, host of the ceremony on NBC, said Friday the public will get to submit an introduction through Twitter for up to 15 Emmy presenters. Fallon will read the best one as each...

3 years 8 months ago

MTV selects its first-ever Twitter jockey

MTV has named 23-year-old Gabi Gregg its first "Twitter Jockey." Gregg won the position Sunday night after a nationwide vote. The TJ position is the updated version of the network's VJ job, and Gregg will report on pop culture news using Twitter, Facebook, blogs and MTV's website. Gregg graduated...

3 years 8 months ago

Tweet-Up planned in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Twitter users are planning to meet up this month to meet IRL (in real life). The "tweetup" is being planned at Colorado Mountain Brewery at Interquest and I-25, on August 18th from 5-7 p.m. CMBREW is a new venture, it just opened up a few weeks ago....

3 years 9 months ago

Tweets fly when goals are scored

When a World Cup goal is scored, Twitter celebrates. The social networking site is seeing record traffic every time a big goal is scored in the soccer tournament. Though Twitter normally sees about 750 tweets per second on an average day, there were a record 2,940 tweets per second after...

4 years 4 days ago

Twitter introduces paid tweets, to show up first

Online messaging service Twitter is introducing advertising, allowing companies to pay to have their messages show up first in searches. The feature introduced Tuesday is called Promoted Tweets. Twitter says Best Buy Co., Sony Pictures, Starbucks Corp. and Virgin America are some of the advertisers. San Francisco-based Twitter has grown...

4 years 1 week ago

Tweets in space!

It appears that social networking reaches even into space. This morning, before suiting up and stepping onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA Astronauts "tweeted" about their experience. Prior to the launch, mission specialist Clay Anderson wrote, "This might be last ground Tweet before launch...have to pack and ready for suit...

4 years 1 month ago

Tweeting about emergencies

When a building at the Berkshire Apartments caught fire last Thursday, Colorado Springs Firefighters "tweeted" about it. It was one of the first major calls to be put on their new Twitter page. "We're able to get out some realtime emergency incident information not only to the news but...

4 years 2 months ago

Obama visits American Red Cross headquarters

President Barack Obama has personally thanked some American Red Cross workers for their efforts following the earthquake in Haiti last week. He also sent his first Twitter message. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama went to American Red Cross headquarters a few blocks from the White House on Monday, and...

4 years 3 months ago

ReTweet? Twitter briefly diverted by hackers

Hackers briefly blocked access to the popular Internet messaging service Twitter, steering traffic to another Web site where a group reportedly calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army" claimed responsibility. Users trying to reach Twitter early Friday were redirected to a Web page that CNN reported had a picture of a...

4 years 5 months ago

Geeky 'tweeters' to report on shuttle launch

Fingers will be flying when space shuttle Atlantis blasts off Monday: About 100 of NASA's geekiest fans will be on hand, pecking away at iPhones, BlackBerrys, laptops and other Twittering gadgets. They plan to let loose with electronic messages - provided they aren't so swept away by the afternoon...

4 years 1 month ago

Follow News First 5 on Twitter

News First 5 works all day every day to provide you a stream of information to keep you informed, prepared and connected to the people and places around us. Some of the benefits of this effort can be enjoyed by following us on Twitter . The main idea behind...

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