Mayor Ed Lee continued to push the importance of tech companies in San Francisco on Tuesday morning at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, where he said The City’s future is dependent on the industry. Read More
Hackers broke into the NBC News Twitter account and sent a series of tweets falsely telling the news outlet’s 129,000 followers there was a new terror attack on ground zero. “Flight 4782 is not responding, suspected hijacking. One plane just hit ground zero site at 5:47. #groundzeroattacked,” the hackers tweeted. A group calling themselves the Script Kiddies claimed responsibility for the hack, publicizing its own Twitter account — which was immediately shut down. Read More
A man accused of threatening a prominent Google executive via Twitter has been arrested and indicted on felony charges by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, court documents show. Read More
If the four decades of sluggish revitalization progress in The City’s mid-Market Street neighborhood are any indication, it will take more than street murals to fix the heart of San Francisco. The plight of the violent and run-down section of Market Street — roughly between Fifth Street and Van Ness Avenue — has been taken on by almost every mayor since the 1960s, but small efforts have not given way to many lasting fixes. Read More
Making good Sunday on its promise to attack BART’s website in a “censorship” protest, the shadowy Internet activist group Anonymous defaced the transit agency’s myBART site with its logo and released personal information — including passwords — of at least 2,400 of the site’s users. Read More
Could leaders of dysfunctional political processes in Washington and Sacramento actually learn lessons in governance from San Francisco’s elected officials? Just a year ago that would have produced a belly laugh, back when fractious ideological bickering characterized policy debates beneath the gold dome. But the new crowd there has often set a higher standard for taking care of The City’s business — literally. Read More
Just two weeks after telling the story of New Mexico basketball coach Steve Alford banning his players from using Twitter, in what will likely be a futile attempt to prevent them from embarrassing themselves and their program, here we go again with another case of the little blue bird that destroys careers. Read More
It's complicated, but after an ex-staffer suggested to Gawker that many of Newt Gingrich's Twitter followers were fake, PeekYou, a New York search company has run their complicated algorithm to determine that only 8% of Newt Gingrich 1.3 million followers are "verifiable humans." Read More
When you have over 9 million followers, its not a terrible thing to lose 40,000 followers, but President Obama's social media experiment seems to have backfired, insofar as it generated the wrong kind of headlines. Read More
Bill Cosby once hosted a short-lived television series in the late 1990s called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”Steve Alford would have hated it.
In fact, Alford is so annoyed with the darned things kids say — at least with their fingers — that the New Mexico men’s basketball coach has taken the controversial step of banning his players from using Twitter.
WTH? R U kidding? Y would he do that? Read More