| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:11 PM
My annoyance with hashtags began in 2011 with Charlie Sheen's #winning making the rounds. At first I found it clever, but it played out quickly and soon everything was being hashtagged. I chalked it up to growing older and not understanding the...
| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
NBC launched a broad video-advertising campaign on Facebook to promote three midseason shows -- "Rosemary's Baby," "The Night Shift" and "Undateable" -- becoming the first television network to use the social media company's autoplay video ads.
| May 14, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Alec Baldwin spent some time online Tuesday night explaining himself after a morning run-in with police that resulted in two summonses for the actor and a subsequent amusing blurt by him on Twitter.
The former "30 Rock" star was stopped by cops in...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Prince Harry now has a royal following online!
The British prince officially tweeted from the Invictus Games 2014 Twitter account in honor of the annual competition, making him the most senior royal to use the social media platform, according to several...
| May 15, 2014
'Horrible.' 'OMG.' Two tweets, one big lesson.
It started after Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams last week. TV cameras were there to capture the moment when the first openly gay NFL player kissed his boyfriend in celebration.
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Late on a Friday afternoon in early spring, inside a cavernous soundstage on the Warner Bros. studio lot, Pete Holmes stood in the dark. He had finished the monologue of his talk show and introduced the latest video comedy sketch he made with his...
| May 19, 2014
Gabe Klein, who quit his job as Chicago transportation commissioner last November and moved back to Washington, is about to become a proud papa.
On two fronts, actually.
Klein's wife, Stephanie Plummer Klein, is nine months pregnant, he told your...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:58 AM
After a report was released that FSU quarterback Jameis Winston had been cited for attempting to steal crab legs from Publix, Twitter did what it does best - delivered snarky humor.
Some might say this is when the social media engine is at it's best,...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Nielsen is getting more detailed in the way it measures social media musings about television shows.
Nielsen launched its Twitter TV Ratings last year to show how many people talk about particular shows on social media and, more important, how many...