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Equality Florida Twitterbombs Senator Bill Nelson asking for evolution on marriage equality

04/02/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tuesday Mark Kirk of Illinois became the latest Republican U.S. Senator to come out in support of same-sex marriage; but Florida Democrat Bill Nelson is holding firmly to his opposition of gay marriage.

This afternoon, activists led by the LGBT equality group Equality Florida, used online activism to try to get Senator Nelson to change his mind.

In what they’re calling a “Twitterbomb” they encouraged supporters to tweet to Senator Nelson’s handle @SenBillNelson asking him to evo...

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Social media on display in St. Pete during Tweetup at Dali Museum listen

08/12/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The St. Petersburg Dali Museum’s first social media night, Get Surreal, kicked off on Thursday August 11. Museum officials presented the art collection and its building to the social media scene and because of this new communication approach, the turnout was a success.

Over 200 people tweeted live using their smartphones and iPads and they scanned QR codes. Museum docent and volunteer Christine Paul said that these bar codes allow the audience to instantly learn...


Facebook rules in new UT study listen

06/09/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The web analytics firm Compete is reporting that U.S. traffic to the social networking site Facebook has increased nearly 8 percent in the past month; more than 113 million people in the U.S. have interacted on the site.

The data also shows that MySpace continued to drop in popularity, while the media sensation Twitter’s growth has flattened. Facebook’s popularity led a University of Tampa instructor to conduct an analysis of its users, keying in on the privacy, or lack thereof.


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