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Site uses social media to track illness 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,, Baltimore


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


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


#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,

Teens rely on themselves when it comes to social media privacy

Teenagers' social media pages may be more private than those of their parents, but it's not mom and dad they turn to for help when it comes to privacy.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:12am EDT

Tags: facebook, social media, PEW, Hank Silverberg, privacy, privacy settings

Sylvester Stallone slams Bruce Willis on Twitter

Rocky sounds like he wants to get back in the ring.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 09:01am EDT

Tags: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, The Huffington Post, USA TODAY, The Expendables,

Training Camp Notebook: RGIII says knee brace to stay on for the season

Robert Griffin III took the podium for his second news conference of camp to discuss his knee. And Coach Mike Shanahan says he won't follow in Mike Tomlin's footsteps to create a Twitter account.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 08:02pm EDT

Tags: Washington Redskins, Redskins training camp, DeAngelo Hall, David Amerson, Dante Stallworth,

Tweets are a tell when it comes to age

What you say and how you say it can provide clues to your age when you're on Twitter.

Sunday - 07/21/2013, 02:18pm EDT

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