Have you ever tweeted something with information that wasn’t correct, only to be retweeted? It happens. In the past the only way to attempt to correct the misinformation was to post updated information on your own Twitter account and manually reply to everyone who retweeted you. Now, there’s Retwact.
Looking for a new homepage app on your iPad? Give AOL’s new Homepage app a whirl. Launched today, it’s all built with a focus on personalization. The new app lets users prioritize what they view, including news, videos, trending stories and lifestyle info, in a “news stream” format.
The Associated Press’ annual AP Stylebook turns 60 today. The style and usage guide used by newspapers and news industry in the United States marks the occasion with a new, 500 page print edition and Stylebook editors will host a Twitter chat (#APStyleChat) at 2:30 p.m. EDT today. Find out what updates are included:
Long gone are the days of simply watching presidential debates on television or listening on the radio. With the first presidential debate of the 2012 election tonight, you can bet there will be social interactions of epic proportions.
President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney won’t only face off in front of the cameras tonight, news outlets and supporters will take to the interwebz to voice their observations and opinions. The debate starts tonight at 9 PM ET from the University of Denver in Colorado. It will be 90 minutes long with a focus on domestic issues. On television, the debates will air on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN Espanol and others. The moderator is Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS).
Here’s are a few ways you can follow along or join in a conversation:
1. Realtime Sentiment via USA Today (powered by Twitter)
View what people think about the candidates in real-time. The meter tracks the Twitter Political Index, a daily measure of sentiment expressed by Twitter users about President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Official Hasthag: #debates
Some news outlets (e.g. #CNNdebate) or political affiliations may have additional hashtags (e.g. #republican, #democrat). @PiersMorgan has his own hashtag:
The hashtag that is being used by the host facility of the debate, University of Denver, is #DebateDenver.
You can follow all #debates tweets on the Twitter Events page.
Twitter List: A Twitter list of the candidates, news outlets and bloggers covering the #debates live: Presidential Debates 2012
3. There’s no shortage of live streams available for tonight.
Here is PBS NewsHour:
Streaming video by Ustream
You can watch live coverage via The YouTube Politics Channel. All politics, all the time.
(Here’s the link to the embed code if you’d like to post the channel on your site.)
You can even watch a Spanish version of the live stream via Univision Live.
They’re making the debates more fun with Debate Bingo (#debatebingo). Watch, chat and play along. The chat starts at 8:00pm EST and the debate starts at 9p EST.
In addition to their live coverage via HuffPost Live, they share the latest general election polls via HuffPost Pollster. They even have a nifty Electoral Outlook interactive image you can visit to see current results.
There are some seriously cool sports, government and entertainment openings over at ole Twitter. Looks like they’re revving up their production of curated and original online content. If you “live and breathe” the world of Twitter, you might want to check these out.
Memes, I mean content is king on reddit. There’s a lot of free knowledge floating around over there. These are few places I go to glean new info.
4. One of my FAVE subreddits to stalk is Life Pro Tips.
You’ll learn things like:
- LPT: On any site where you have a long comment history, be sure to occasionally drop in “decoy” comments that will lead astray anyone who’s mining your history for personal information.
- LPT: Preventing sticky popsicle drips using cupcake liners.
- Take pictures of your membership cards in your phone
3. How to do almost anything. I mean it. Anything.
- How to open an orange
- How to Remove a Splinter with Baking Soda
- how to browse Reddit at work without getting caught: Decreased Productivity. (Chrome/Firefox)
2. Need more news headlines? There’s a subreddit for that. Check out World News (non-US).
You’ll see headlines like:
1. Probably my FAVE subreddit. Have a question…about anything? Ask Reddit is the place for that.
Check out gems like:
- people with office jobs that “surf the web all day, and go on reddit” what is your actual job that you are supposed to be doing?
- What actors will always be certain characters in your eyes no matter how many roles they play?
- Would 5 year old you be proud of who you are now?