Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will be in San Francisco on Wednesday, and don’t think that Mayor Gavin Newsom is missing out on that action. The mayor will join the Russian president for a field trip to tour the offices of Twitter. Afterward, the mayor will join environmental leaders at Pier 7 on The Embarcadero to highlight the environmental and economic impact of efforts to repeal AB 32, California’s landmark clean energy and air standards. Read More
Foreign Policy has an excellent piece by Golnaz Esfandiari revising downward the importance Twitter played in the Iranian uprising last year. Some of the great take-aways: Read More
Under a mayor with a seemingly incurable tech habit, it’s not all that surprising that several of his department heads are taking to Twitter Read More
Harassment using text messages or social networking sites could soon be a crime in Maryland if lawmakers approve two bills making their way through the General Assembly.
"In many different schools, Facebook is being used to harass people," said Sen. Bryan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel, sponsor of one of the bills. "Right now, current law doesn't handle Facebook and Twitter-type postings. We have to advance with our technology." Read More
WHO: James Roppo of Island Def Jam Records
WHAT: YouTube singing sensation Justin Bieber was to appear at a Long Island shopping mall to plug his debut album. Things went awry when more than 10,000 overwrought teenage girls — largely drawn by viral Twitter bulletins — showed up for a glimpse of the 15-year-old Canadian heartthrob. Read More
Peninsula shop owners are conducting a Twitter treasure hunt to attract new customers.
Starting this month, they began tweeting a series of clues to Twitter followers, in hopes that users of the social media would beat a trail to local stores. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom loves his Twitter, having first announced his daughter’s birth and candidacy for governor on the micro-blogging site. Read More
It turns out San Francisco is a pretty popular city, at least by Facebook standards.
Following in the footsteps of its tech-savvy mayor, the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, the chief cheerleader for The City, recently announced it has reached 100,000 fans on its Facebook page. Read More
Somewhere on a BART train, a guy is watching Lord of the Rings on a tiny screen that could never capture the panoramic majesty of the film.
In San Francisco, a woman waxes nostalgic about her first BART ride as a Walkman-wearing 14-year-old while a Seattle man types, simply, “You don’t even know how much I miss you :D.” Read More