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5:28am

Wed March 19, 2014
All Tech Considered

For Pro Sports, Public Relations Going High-Tech, Real Time

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 8:28 am

In the NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement Center, 13 46-inch TV screens display charts, tweets and live races.
Michael Tomsic WFAE

Gone are the days of waiting for angry letters.

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.

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1:57pm

Thu February 27, 2014
Politics

Evolution Of Jared Polis’ Scene Stealing Bow Tie

2nd Congressional Rep. Jared Polis on the House Floor Feb. 25.
CPSAN

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.

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10:32am

Tue October 1, 2013

6:22am

Sun September 22, 2013
World

The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:42 am

In this 2011 photo, American-born Islamist militant Omar Hammami, right, sits with al-Shabab deputy leader Sheikh Mukhtar Abu Mansur Robow during a press conference in Somalia.
Farah Abdi Warsameh AP

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.

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3:32pm

Thu September 12, 2013
Business

Twitter Says It Intends To Go Public

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 3:45 pm

In this Nov. 8, 2011, photo, NASA fan David Parmet signs his name on a Twitter logo during a tweetup event for about 50 of NASA's Twitter followers at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
Brock Vergakis AP

After much speculation, Twitter announced its intention to be traded as a public company, on Thursday.

Naturally, the 200-million-user microblogging service made the announcement through a tweet:

While pondering an announcement, USA Today reported that this initial public offering would be watched very carefully by other tech companies looking to take the plunge. The paper added:

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