George H.W. Bush joins Twitter; Sock photos requested

http://twitter.com/#!/GeorgeHWBush/status/410511955007266816
And there you have the very first tweet from former President George H.W. Bush.
http://twitter.com/#!/ethanklapper/status/410532331955306496
http://twitter.com/#!/mikememoli/status/410530710106030082
http://twitter.com/#!/edlavaCNN/status/410533339893080064
http://twitter.com/#!/dorseyshaw/status/410531848679202816
Maybe when Bush starts tweeting photos of his amazing socks he’ll earn that “verified” blue check mark. Socks or not, plenty were happy to welcome the 41st president to Twitter.
http://twitter.com/#!/thedailybeast/status/410532589284253696
http://twitter.com/#!/TomDurian/status/410534122558197760


Update:

Even the White House is hoping for a sock of the day post.
http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/410584823766728704Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/10/george-h-w-bush-joins-twitter-sock-photos-requested/

BAHAHA! Ted Cruz tweets tribute to snowflakes everywhere, breaks Twitter (video)

We. Love. This.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/03/16/bahaha-ted-cruz-tweets-tribute-to-snowflakes-everywhere-breaks-twitter-video/

UFO Sightings Take Internet By Storm — Are They Being Covered Up?

                          

Claims of UFOs around the world aren't exactly new, but seriously strange happenings are surrounding recent sightings in Turkey.

On November 27, people from all over the country began sharing pictures of an unexplained grouping of lights on Twitter with the hashtags #ufoattacttoturkey and #ufoattacktoturkey. It quickly became the top trending topic worldwide, but soon after, many posts, photos, and videos were supposedly removed from the social media site and YouTube. Many believe it's all part of a possible cover-up.

Hundreds posted about it in Turkey's biggest city, calling it an "attack," though nothing else occurred after the sighting.

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However, It wasn't just limited to Istanbul -- the pictures came from all over the country.

<h3>Some were asking NASA to offer some kind of explanation for the strange lights, but none has been given so far.</h3> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="fa" dir="rtl">دیده شدن شی ناشناخته در آسمان ترکیه که به یک سفینه فضایی شبیه است.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ufoattacttoturkey?src=hash">#ufoattacttoturkey</a> <a href="https://t.co/wC14O3Rwvm">pic.twitter.com/wC14O3Rwvm</a></p>&mdash; Siavosh Bahman (@simekhardar) <a href="https://twitter.com/simekhardar/status/803061020109537280">November 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <a href="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js</a></p>
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An Astronaut Gave An Out-Of-This-World Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

                                            <b>Live long and prosper.</b>                                                           

Star Trek fans are still in mourning for Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for his role as Spock, who died on Friday at the age of 83.

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The beloved sci-fi character was known by the Vulcan “live long and prosper” hand gesture.

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Fans, both famous and otherwise, have been using the gesture to pay tribute to Nimoy.

In a fitting extraterrestrial tribute to the late star, NASA Astronaut Terry Virts has tweeted a picture of the Vulcan gesture from the International Space Station, looking down at Nimoy’s birthplace of Boston.

It’s enough to make even Spock a little bit emotional.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/live-long-and-propser

‘Let’s get to it, folks!’ Desperate Dems recruit Joe Biden to gin up midterm excitement on Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/Patriot_Musket/status/453176492797616128
He’s baaaaaaaaaaack! Well, sort of:
http://twitter.com/#!/TimJGraham/status/453180662582104064
Hot stuff!

The Democratic National Committee will start tweeting from @JoeBiden in an election-year push to benefit Democratic House and Senate candidates, the committee said on Monday.

“@JoeBiden will be another way for the Vice President to engage our supporters, spread the Democratic message and support our candidates heading into the midterm elections,” a DNC spokesperson told TIME Magazine, which first reported the news. http://time.com/51223/joe-biden-twitter-2014/

During a speech to the DNC in February, Biden said he and President Obama had an “obligation” to help Democrats in the midterm elections. He said he had committed to assist 120 races this cycle, and that the pair would raise money “to help make this viable.”

Here’s @JoeBiden‘s first tweet in well over a year:
http://twitter.com/#!/JoeBiden/status/453174606900523008
Uncle Joe even signed it! Which means it’s totes legit. As legit as Uncle Joe can be, anyway.
http://twitter.com/#!/DanCaputo/status/453181939533766656
Yeah, that brain of his has a tendency to be underused.
http://twitter.com/#!/fjbar75/status/453178395757928448
Hey, not so fast! This could be very entertaining.
http://twitter.com/#!/SHannitysHair/status/453178282163585025
http://twitter.com/#!/GRAAmerica/status/453182383378817024
http://twitter.com/#!/GallSueJoe/status/453180275561078784
Same here! Our helmets are on and we’re ready to go!
http://twitter.com/#!/nick_benson/status/453176184638283776
Woohoo!
http://twitter.com/#!/MomMilkshake/status/453179413719691264
Excellent.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/07/lets-get-to-it-folks-desperate-dems-recruit-joe-biden-to-gin-up-midterm-excitement-on-twitter/

Video Drill Bonus | | New tool makes video ads easy

Dave here, with more internet marketing and social media notes. There’s new product launching today, called Video Drill:

Monetize YouTube like never before… At 11am EST (just a few hours away) VideoDrill is going LIVE! It’s a new YouTube software that makes it dead simple to m… http://www.thecherrycreeknews.com/video-drill-bonus-new-tool-makes-video-ads-easy/ #AdSense, #Advertising, #Facebook, #Google, #SocialMedia, #SocialMediaMarketing, #Twitter, #Youtube

23 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was So Sassy It Hurt

                                            <b>Astrophysicist with attitude.</b>                                                            

1. On the end of the world:

2. On measuring the length of blood vessels:

3. On intelligent life:

4. On alternative medicine:

5. On professional athletes:

6. On middle fingers:

If we had twelve fingers, there’d be no middle finger to flip at people with whom you’ve run out of words to communicate.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

7. On The Los Angeles Angels:

Does it disturb anyone else that “The Los Angeles Angels” baseball team translates directly to “The The Angels Angels”?

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

8. On “toxins”:

The likelihood that a person uses the word “toxin” correlates strongly with how much Chemistry the person does *not* know

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

9. On Snoop Dogg:

If @RealJeffreyRoss and other comedians honored @SnoopDogg, would that be a “Pot Roast”?

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

10. On July 4th:

July 4 – Happy Birthday USA. Celebrating the day we declared Independence, and not the day we actually achieved it.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

11. On “total eclipses”:

Total Eclipses occur every couple of years or so. If anyone calls them “rare”, ask if they feel that way about the Olympics.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

12. On the state of television:

America 2012: The Learning Channel has HoneyBooBoo, History Channel has PawnStars: and the Science Channel has PumpkinChunkin

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

13. On the “Super Moon”:

Moon Lunacy strikes again: The impending Supermoon is to an average full Moon what a 16″ Pizza is to a 15″ Pizza. So chillax.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

14. On hip-hop:

I’m quite sure that Frogs were into Hip-Hop long before the music industry was.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

15. On soccer players:

I wonder what Rugby players think every time they see a Soccer player crying in pain from being grazed by another player.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

16. On psychics:

A news headline you hardly ever see: “Psychic Wins the Lottery Again”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

17. On Spanish sportscasters:

Good thing Spanish fútbol sportscasters don’t announce basketball, they’d spend 1/3 of playing time saying “Goooooooooooool”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

18. On plane cabins:

Flight Attendants say: “Cabin pressurized for your comfort & safety.” What they mean is: “otherwise you’d freeze & suffocate”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

19. On “Miss Universe”:

Astrophysicists are monitors of extreme adjectives. Which is why “Miss Universe” to us is just “Miss Earth”.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

20. On airport customs:

Had to wait in line to renew a Passport allowing me to visit members of my own species across artificially conceived borders.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

21. On Olympic curling:

I occasionally wonder whether people who are good at Olympic Curling are also good at sweeping out the basement.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

22. On Red Bull Stratos:

I’m told somebody’s jumping out of a perfectly good balloon from 23-miles up. The theory of gravity no longer needs to be tested in this way

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

23. And on his DJ name:

If I were ever to become a Hip-hop DJ,I think I’d choose the name “MC-squared”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/astrophysicist-with-attitude

Here’s The Heartwarming Advice Lady Gaga Gave Taylor Swift

                                            <b>The stars had an adorable exchange on Twitter.</b>                                                           

1. Lady Gaga is pretty much killing it right now.

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She blew everyone away with her Sound of Music performance at the Oscars, she’s going to be in the next season of American Horror Story AND she got engaged to the very hunky Taylor Kinney.

2. So it’s no wonder that Taylor Swift took to Twitter to praise the superstar.

3. The next day Gaga herself responded to Taylor with this awesome bit of advice:

5. Gaga, we couldn’t agree more. Ovaries before brovaries, and all the rest will fall into place

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MTV

 

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/maggyvaneijk/oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-caught-in-a-bad-romance

#History of the #hashtag (Infographic)

How did the hashtag become the #hashtag?
Perhaps the defining icon of Web 2.0 and social media, the hashtag became the most obscure bit of punctuation to become ubiquitous.
Its modern incarnation has its roots in the decidedly old-school internet form of IRC — a chat technology that most… http://goo.gl/scTRsC #, #Hashtag, #Socialmedia, #Twitter