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How to participate in a Twitter chat

A Twitter chat is a real-time, informal conversation between people interested in a topic. It can be difficult to understand how to be part of a Twitter chat, so here are a few basics.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 04:14am EDT

Tags: twitter chat, hashtag, Neal Augenstein

Shower, shave, smartphone: How we use our phones in the morning

A new study shows 84 percent of smartphone owners use at least one app first thing in the morning. Tasks accomplished before leaving in the house range from checking the weather to checking-in on dating sites.

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:21am EDT

Tags: apps, statista, soasta, facebook, Neal Augenstein

Twitter update allows direct messages from any follower

Twitter is changing one of the ways users communicate. In the past two users had to follow each other before sending a direct message - now you can get a DM from any follower.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 10:56am EDT

Tags: direct message, The Verge, Neal Augenstein

Twitter makes profits, but not just for itself

Twitter is making millions selling information about what's being tweeted about.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:53am EDT

Tags: Wall Street Journal, veronica robinson

Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, social media, sick, health, tracking illness, sickweather.com, Baltimore

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On anniversary of Paul McCartney death rumor: What if Twitter existed?

It's been 44 years since the first published report of a rumor that Beatle Paul McCartney was dead. In this digital age, we asked journalism experts how the "Paul is dead" story might have played out if Twitter existed at the time.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 03:59am EDT

Tags: Paul McCartney, Tim Harper, Beatles, Ben Shneiderman, Kelly McBride, rumor, Paul is dead

Emmys online: More than 17K tweets per minute during Emmys

All eyes were on the Emmys Sunday night, but many had their eyes on the computer, tablet or cellphone screen, too.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 08:46am EDT

Tags: Emmys,

Reaction: D.C.-area residents respond to Navy Yard shooting

D.C.-area residents share their thoughts, feelings and takeaways after a shooting in the heart of the nation's capital.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, facebook, Reaction

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U.S. Naval Observatory explains green light seen in the sky

A green light in the sky Wednesday night left many in the D.C. region saying, "did you see that?"

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Tags: green light, blue light, meteor, fireball

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#DCOlympicEvents: D.C.-unique ‘Olympic events' trend on Twitter

Who needs the 100-meter dash, when you can participate in the "100-meter intern dash"?

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 01:22pm EDT

Tags: DCOlympicEvents, Olympics,

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