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    December 5, 2010

    Columbia University Warns Students Against Mentioning WikiLeaks in Public

    Not a Columbia grad​The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University sent out an email warning students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the internet if they hope to ever work in the State Department. The school, which aims to construct new diplomats from scraps of old diplo ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Sound of the City Is Now on Facebook!

    ​Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we've finally joined the 21st Century--please like us on Facebook, where we've just signed up, after seeing a little movie called The Social Network. And, as always, you can follow us on Twitter too, at @soundofthecity. If you don't, we'll shoot this adorable baby p ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Taïm Mobile Will Probably Hit Midtown Tomorrow

    Taï's superb sabich.​At long last, and just in time for Hanukkah, Taïm Mobile will hit the road tomorrow. According to the truck's Twitter feed, it's "hoping to be out 2morrow" following an "exciting soft-opening over the weekend." And like every other four-wheeled food venture, it w ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Marco Canora Talks Turkey and Twitter: Interview Part 2

    Food NetworkDoes Marco Canora use this knife to cut turkey sandwiches?​ Yesterday we chatted with Marco Canora about his appearing on The Next Iron Chef. Today, the Hearth chef and co-owner of Terroir and Terroir Tribeca predicts the next big trends in dining.

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    November 16, 2010

    The Best Of The #beatlesasMP3s Hashtag

    So Beatles-on-iTunes day is almost over. We all survived. No sales records were broken -- in fact, Dr. Luke would like to point out that Ke$ha remains atop the charts. And yet the day was a rousing success in terms of Twitter Comedy -- join us now as we survey the best of the #beatlesasMP3s hashta ... More >>

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    October 30, 2010

    The Village Voice Guide to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

    Via​If there's a possibility that you care, then you already know: today is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington D.C. A bunch of liberals and reporters are currently making their way to our nation's capital by any means necess ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    New York Landmarks Continue Social Media Revolution: The New York Public Library, Empire State Building

    ​It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.

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    October 25, 2010

    Press Clips: Do Not Let Robert Thomson Behead Anyone This Week, Please

    ​VICTORY! for a New York City newspaper, while the rest are going down, down, in an earlier round. A new, familiar byline at New York's Vulture, and a new, familiar byline at AgencySpy. The iPad is still just The iPad, but Twitter is definitely still Twitter. Howard Kurtz at The Daily Beast is sti ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Undergoing Rehab for Tweet-diction

    ​Poor LiLo is now cut off from not only drugs, booze, and any number of bad-influencing enablers, but also from email and Twitter, which, apparently, she has an compulsion toward as well, addictive personalities being what they are. Sources say that she can only use the phone for two hours a d ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Malcolm Gladwell Officially Loses Battle with Twitter

    ​Let us all take a moment in honor of irony, that cute little concept that makes awkward things so funny, like when Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell takes a giant crap on Twitter in his recent New Yorker interview and blog post, and shortly thereafter, has his working methodology outed by Jo ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    The Further Adventures Of 50 Cent's Twitter Account

    Here he is with the flight attendant who allegedly had a lot to say about Puffy's bathroom regimen​50 Cent's Twitter page is going to get someone arrested. Possibly him. Possibly you. It's no surprise, of course, in this age of the Twitter-obsessed rapper, that 50 would take to the format with ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    A Pop Star's Guide to Making Music on Twitter

    ​A couple days ago, zeitgeisty rapper B.o.B stopped by Chelsea Handler's talk show. There, he disclosed an interesting detail: despite the fact that he and Paramore's Hayley Williams share dual billing on what is far and away the biggest song of his career, "Airplanes," the two have never met ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Imprisoned Journalist Tweets from Afghanistan while Astronaut Tweets from Space

    via the Committee to Protect Journalists Kosuke Tsuneoka, free from Afghanistan prison after five months​After five months of imprisonment in Afghanistan, Japanese journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka is a free man. His captors, an Islamic militant group, set him free this weekend, and while the exact r ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Week in Review: You Rejected the Youth

    Goodbye to all that. Photo by Sam Horine.​In the week one of our team successfully transitioned into the "expert" phase of her juggalo fascination, the rest of us just kind of got silly. Hence: the top ten songs named "Fuck You" or the immediate equivalent; Jay-Z's ten most shameful rock and r ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Dictionary's Attempt to Capture Groovy Hip-Speak of Our Time Proves a Buzzkill

    ​The Oxford Dictionary of English really, really, really wants to be cool. Its latest edition, out now, includes 200 new phrases, from chill pill to staycation and more! This is not the Oxford English Dictionary, by the way, which presumably would never deign to include "chillax" on its pages, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2010

    Fat Tweets: Twitter Bug Allows Way Over 140 Characters, Gone in a Flash

    ​On Saturday, a bug with a new Twitter URL-shortener shook the fabric of the universe, allowing tweets to go well over 140 characters if you were nerdy enough to a) be at home and online during the small window of time and b) get it to work. Scrambling on weekend hours, the good folks at Twitt ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Kanye West Will Spend Your Annual Income In A Week And Terrorize Your Child Via Twitter

    Kanye's teeth next to Steven Holme's former profile pic. Coincidence? We think not. ​ Kanye West joined Twitter last week. Elaborate Web Shenanigans ensued. Here are our favorites.

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    July 30, 2010

    Week in Review: Bootcut Shorts

    May we all look this relaxed in this situation. Photo by Sam Horine.​In the week the words "Kanye West" became synonymous with social media, the rapper performed at Facebook while dissing Twitter, performed at Twitter while dissing his mother's old boyfriends, then joined Twitter, a thing he t ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Kanye West Performs at Facebook, Disses Twitter

    Yesterday, Kanye West traveled to tech world, baffling a crowd of cellphone-toting Facebook employees by performing in their Palo Alto cafeteria, a cappella, in a sharp suit and matching scarf. Why they couldn't get him some sort of beat-delivery apparatus is unclear, though these raps sound more ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    First Tornado Hits the Bronx in 36 Years

    via Daily News​On Friday night, for a 15-minute period, we were hunkered down in our windowless bathroom (just in case!) as our Twitter flashed "Tornado WARNING" from New York's Office of Emergency Management, NotifyNYC, and, of course, the National Weather Service. (A warning, for future refe ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    On the Matter of Cranky Peter Kaplan, Wise Peter Kaplan, and Real Peter Kaplan, The Greatest Show on Twitter

    ​Yesterday, much to this blogger's shock, a Twitter account claiming to be much-revered former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan made its presence known to me. This is funny, because I've closely followed two other iterations of Kaplan on Twitter, @CrankyKaplan and @WiseKaplan since early Marc ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Nets Owners Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z, Lording Over Madison Square Garden: A Gallery of New York's Most Awesome Billboard

    Hey! Have you seen or heard about this awesome new mural of the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets' quirky Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov and smaller-shareholder-but-nonetheless-awesome co-owner Jay-Z? It's right above Madison Square Garden, where the New York Knicks play! Know what both teams h ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    The Execution Tweet, and Eight Other Questionable Announcements Made by Twitter

    ​Late last night, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff informed the world that he gave the go-ahead to execute Ronnie Lee Gardner via firing squad ... via Twitter. Minutes later, Gardner was shot, but it was Shurtleff's Tweet that was heard around the world. Twitter often lends itself to off ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Breaking: ABC News Reporter to Engage 3rd "Real Person" on TV

    ​Okay, so it's the 3rd "real person" from Twitter, but still: ABC News White House correspondent Jake "The Octagon" Tapper celebrating talking to the public, putting "real person" in scare-quotes, even having this be a notable occasion -- a reporter! Talking to real people! -- and also having ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan's (High-Tech, Amazingly Smart) SCRAM Bracelet Has Its Own Twitter Page

    via​All of this recent news about Lindsay Lohan's SCRAM bracelet possibly outing her as an unreformed boozebag made us wonder about the SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) itself. How does it know the difference between spilled alcohol and alcohol that exits through the ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Thanks, Dicks: A Gallery Of Anguished Tweets About Saturday's Free Yeasayer Show At Governors Island

    ​So Saturday night Yeasayer played a free show at Governors Island (first of the season) that was apparently a summer-heralding alt.utopia for all those fortunate to get in before the ferry situation became untenable. For those who missed out (and a few who didn't!), however, well, let's just ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Good Food Jobs Promises "Meaningful Food Work"

    ​For most people looking for jobs in the food and restaurant industry, Craigslist is, for better or worse, a one-stop shopping destination. But while it lists plenty of opportunities for would-be line cooks, servers, shot girls, and social butterflies, it's lacking in gigs that don't involve t ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Losing Friends on Twitter: The Right Way to Tell You You're Wrong

    ​The ego-fulfillment-potential with Twitter's a strange one: you can opt-in to receive emails to notify you of new follows - people who'll now hang on your 140-word burst transmissions about how you bushed your teeth with deodorant this morning - but not the sad side of things: People Who're T ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Nona Brooklyn Is Like a News Aggregator for the Brooklyn Artisanal Food Scene

    ​Given the number of local/artisanal/seasonal Brooklyn businesses that have sprouted over the past few years (to say nothing of the past few months), it was only a matter of time before someone noticed that a) there were a lot of them and b) barring Twitter, attempting to keep up with their pr ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    The Day Our Twitter Followers Went to Zero

    ​If your Twitter followers are all gone (NOOOOO!) it's because Twitter is working on fixing a bug that can force one user to follow another.

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    May 4, 2010

    L Train Twitter Tales, Part 2: That "Shit Don't Show In My Drug Test"

    Actual Twitter background of Tweeter #8 When it comes to L Train service, Williamsburg's skinny-jean choked underground thoroughfare, you never know what sort of experience you'll encounter--homeless dude Aladdin sing-a-longs (saw it yesterday), public drunkenness across the spectrum, and, most reli ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    The Joy of Cooking: Twitter Introduces Embeddable Tweets with "Blackbird Pie," "Bake It" Button

    Yesterday, Twitter's media blog hinted about releasing an actual way to embed Tweets in blog posts that's less annoying and more functional than doing screen grabs. "This will change the way we blog forever!!!" we said. Today, they introduced the questionably named, but seemingly quite useful, Blac ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Your LOC Twitter Archiving Questions Answered

    Last week, we learned that the Library of Congress was archiving every single public Tweet since the dawn of Twitter in their National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The Twitterverse, while largely pleased that its words were going to be immortalized by the U.S. Govern ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Library of Congress to Learn about #JustinBieber, #iPad, #Library, #Congress

    The Library of Congress announced this morning that it has acquired the complete archives of Twitter and all the brilliant insights therein. That's every single Tweet, regardless of relevance or potential usefulness. Yup, even yours. Now future generations can learn how #youknowitsarecession and po ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Allergy Season "Wicked Bad" This Year

    If you're planning on a frolic in a field of flowers, bring along some Kleenex.​If your eyes are all red and swollen and scratchy and you're feeling generally like you got hit by a truck, or maybe a large, blooming plant of some sort, it's not because you drank too many glasses of the good stu ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Social Media Presence Now Journalism Job Performance Metric, Commence Twitter Teabagger Movement

    ​That sound you heard was a few thousand reporters shitting bricks of varying volumes, and it gets louder by the day with each Tweet. Literalized, it would sound something like a someone throwing a boulder the size of a small child into a calm river. The Tweets and Twitterers are coming for yo ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    I # NY: LCD Soundsystem vs. Michael Musto?

    ​Today, in our daily Twitter roundup, there're lots of people getting shitfaced in New York for St. Patrick's Day, and...we could care less about them, here. More important is the beef we smell cooking up between a familiar gossip columnist and a familiar New York rock act. Where is it? And wh ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Good Morning, Nicki Minaj, In The Midst Of Shooting The Video For Ludacris' "My Chick Bad" And Looking Somewhat Terrifying

    From her Twitter​"Not sure whose fantasy this is," notes friend-of-SOTC Ryan Dombal on his indispensable, visually arresting Twitter feed. Our obsession with this fine lady only grows. Let this also serve as notice that Oscar the pink monkey has been safely recovered.

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    February 4, 2010

    So Are Sleigh Bells Doing Production on the New M.I.A. Record? [Update: Yes]

    With the caveat that humans must take Diplo's Twitter updates with a grain (several grains, probably) of salt--although his version of what happened the night of the Grammys was probably way better than anything that actually did happen--everyone else in the above Tweet is definitely on the real p ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    New Kids on the Block are Collaborating With the Roots Tonight

    Oh boy​Twitter don't lie, folks. Or at least, the verified NKOTB account doesn't. Tune in to Jimmy Fallon tonight for the funkiest version of "The Right Stuff" ever.

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    December 31, 2009

    Holiday Travel Twitter Tales

    ​When New Yorkers travel beyond the local transit system -- which, during this festive holiday season, generally means to the airport -- we suddenly devolve into a world-weary Scrooges, darting through terminals and over tourists. Luckily Twitter, our ultimate venting venue, gives us beleaguer ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    And the Final Record Review in 2009 Is...Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream! #2.5!

    And so the 1000TimesYes Twitter record review project ends, not with a bang but with a Boyle. (What do you want, it's a holiday week, our A material is on a plane somewhere.) Seriously though Chris, 2009 is wondering why after it made you a viral video star and the go-to representative for music c ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Bruar Falls Christmas Party Tomorrow to Feature Xmas Rap, Live Record Reviews, Wholesale Twitter Nerdery

    ​Surely you want to be in the room when, in some unfathomable dork ritual, 1000TimesYes Twitter auteur, F2K contributor, and YIMBY procurer Christopher R. Weingarten gets one some sort of stage and/or platform and sends his "1000th tweet LIVE @ midnite," thus capping his quixotic, insane, and ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    The Twits!

    We're taking the Public Radio fund-drive approach to Twitter. Support your local Village Voice food bloggers by going to Twitter right now, and clicking "follow!" In return, you'll get a tote bag with the Village Voice logo on it, and a free subscription to the New Yorker. No, actually there's no to ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Tweet to That: Twitter Makes Wine for Literacy (OMFG!)

    ​The journalist who wrote the AP story on Twitter's new wine label couldn't resist the joke: "Everyone likes a wine with character. How about one with 140 of them?" Lol. The bigger punch-line, however, is that the founders of the social media site that requires its users to write in abbreviat ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    TV Creatives Hungry for Emmy Respect Disrupt, Ruin Image of Twitter

    ​What kind of people use Twitter? Horrible celebrities, political obsessives -- and, it now appears, people who actually care that the Emmys changed their broadcast so that eight of the awards will not be presented live. The affected categories are (deep breath) best drama-series writing, bes ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Want to See Peter Bjorn and John at Cake Shop Tonight?

    Stereogum and Swedish young folks Peter Bjorn and John have cooked up a Twitter-related secret show for tonight. Want in? Holler at Stereogum's Twitter. You still have seven minutes. Also, other bands are playing the Cake Shop this evening. So maybe this is a late one?

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    August 2, 2009

    All Points West Sunday: The Show Will Go On

    ​So there you have it. As of 2:30, APW Sunday has been delayed for at least a few hours: Twitter chatter, which I encourage you to monitor before making the trek yourself, suggests a several-hours delay that may go on for a few hours yet. More updates as events warrant. Yoy.

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    July 27, 2009

    Acrylics Playing After the Jump Fest; More Line-Up Announcements to Come Via Twitter

    ​After the Jump Festival, the annual three-day local music convocation organized by local music bloggers--"the ones on the front lines, crushed into the barrier, braving bad music; earsplitting acoustics and drunken mobs, all to bring you a daily look at the New York music world"--has announce ... More >>

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