Twitter http://www.kunc.org en For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time http://www.kunc.org/post/pro-sports-public-relations-going-high-tech-real-time Gone are the days of waiting for angry letters.<p>Social media allows the NFL, NASCAR and other pro sports leagues to hear from fans in real time. And that feedback has become so important, leagues have built what are essentially social media command centers to monitor trends and engage directly with fans.<p>The centers have been popping up over the past five years or so. One of the newest is in Charlotte, N.C., at NASCAR's corporate building. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:28:00 +0000 54769 at http://www.kunc.org For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time Evolution Of Jared Polis’ Scene Stealing Bow Tie http://www.kunc.org/post/evolution-jared-polis-scene-stealing-bow-tie <p>Floor speeches in the U.S. House debating consumer access to unlocked cell phones rarely set social media on fire. But that’s exactly what happened to 2nd Congressional Democratic Rep. Jared Polis – and his sartorial taste.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:57:49 +0000 Grace Hood 54341 at http://www.kunc.org Evolution Of Jared Polis’ Scene Stealing Bow Tie 8 Great 'Shutdown Pickup Lines' http://www.kunc.org/post/8-great-shutdown-pickup-lines When a government shutdown loomed in 2011, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/04/08/135245909/some-see-a-funny-side-to-a-shutdown" target="_blank">the Twitterverse had some fun</a> with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23govtshutdownpickuplines" target="_blank">#govtshutdownpickuplines</a>.<p>They're back!<p>Here are some of the better, slightly naughty ones we're seeing (we also also checked <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23shutdownpickuplines&src=hash" target="_blank">#shutdownpicklines</a>):<p>-- "<a href="https://twitter.com/lafnlab/status/385062284105498624" t Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:32:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 50266 at http://www.kunc.org 8 Great 'Shutdown Pickup Lines' The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia http://www.kunc.org/post/last-tweets-american-jihadist-somalia Omar Hammami grew up in the small of town of Daphne, Ala., but ended up in southern Somalia on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list. Last week, Hammami was reportedly killed by members of al-Shabab, the al-Qaida-linked militant group, after a falling out with its leadership.<p>He was known for rapping in an al-Shabab <a href="http://archive.org/details/AlKataib-AmbushAtBardale">propaganda video</a> and was the subject of an <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31Jihadist-t.html?pagewanted=all">extensive profile</a> in <em>The New York Times Magazine</em>. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:22:09 +0000 49901 at http://www.kunc.org The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia Twitter Says It Intends To Go Public http://www.kunc.org/post/twitter-says-it-intends-go-public After much speculation, Twitter announced its intention to be traded as a public company, on Thursday.<p>Naturally, the 200-million-user microblogging service made the announcement through a tweet:<p>While pondering an announcement, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/09/09/twitter-ceo-costolo-speaks-amid-ipo-questions/2789065/"><em>USA Today</em> reported</a> that this initial public offering would be watched very carefully by other tech companies looking to take the plunge. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:32:00 +0000 49536 at http://www.kunc.org Twitter Says It Intends To Go Public