Twitter http://kut.org en #GoneToGhana: A Trip in Tweets http://kut.org/post/gonetoghana-trip-tweets <p>I spent two weeks <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-kuts-laura-rice-heads-west-africa-journalism-program" target="_blank">in the West African country of Ghana</a> in late January and early February. The trip was part of an exchange program through the International Center for Journalists and was sponsored by the U.S. State Department.</p><p>The goal of my journey was to learn about <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-journalisms-not-dirty-word" target="_blank">the media climate of an another country</a> and to <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-stories-worth-exploring" target="_blank">collect stories to share via KUT</a>. Along the way, I tweeted.</p><p>Here's a look at the <a href="http://storify.com/Rice_Laura/gonetoghana" target="_blank">story my tweets tell</a>: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:28:37 +0000 Laura Rice 9805 at http://kut.org #GoneToGhana: A Trip in Tweets Take A Look At The Top Tweeted Moments Of The Year http://kut.org/post/take-look-top-tweeted-moments-year We're preparing to bid adieu to 2013, which means it's time for the ever-reliable year-end lists. <a href="http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2013/">NPR's Book Concierge</a> lets you explore the best books of the year. NPR Music <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2013/2013/12/10/249243871/npr-musics-50-favorite-albums-of-2013">chronicled the best albums</a>. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:44:38 +0000 Elise Hu 9359 at http://kut.org Take A Look At The Top Tweeted Moments Of The Year 'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks? http://kut.org/post/sharknado-dares-ask-it-going-rain-giant-man-eating-sharks If you have a Twitter account, there's an excellent chance you already know about <em>Sharknado</em>, SyFy's meteorological-marine horror movie that premiered last night. When I tell you that a <em>lot</em> of people were tweeting about <em>Sharknado</em>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/355510835541577730" target="_blank">I'm not lying</a>.<p>Not to mention ... <a href="https://twitter.com/DonGonyea/status/355510082403975170" target="_blank">well</a>, you know. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Linda Holmes 8351 at http://kut.org 'Sharknado' Dares To Ask: Is It Going To Rain Giant Man-Eating Sharks? May You Tweet In Peace: Social Media Beyond the Grave http://kut.org/post/may-you-tweet-peace-social-media-beyond-grave <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdzCELofGgE</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:04:22 +0000 Lizzy Duffy 6907 at http://kut.org May You Tweet In Peace: Social Media Beyond the Grave Austin Wants to See Your New Year's Resolutions - Via Text http://kut.org/post/austin-wants-see-your-new-years-resolutions-text <p><span id="OLK_SRC_BODY_SECTION">Please don’t say your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. As full of merit as your resolution is, it may not be tweeted out by city staff.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div>Starting today and through Dec. 31, the city of Austin is encouraging Austinites to text their New Year resolutions to 512-518-5879.&nbsp;&nbsp;But there’s a catch: you need to think about how your resolution will make the city better.&nbsp;City staff will then go through them and pick the most interesting responses. &nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Joy Diaz 5987 at http://kut.org Austin Wants to See Your New Year's Resolutions - Via Text Vince Young Tweets His Defense http://kut.org/post/vince-young-tweets-his-defense <p>Vince Young has taken to Twitter to defend himself against media scrutiny, including reports the former Longhorn has hit hard times. Yesterday, Young <a href="https://twitter.com/VinceYoung">tweeted</a></p><blockquote><p>"It’s a shame to see people revel in and rally around negativity in the media but I guess it’s to be expected. Yes, I need a job, who doesn’t.”</p></blockquote><p>Young has taken to Twitter ever since the Associated Press released a story describing his financial and occupational difficulties.</p><p>The AP <a href="http://www.chron.com/sports/article/QB-Young-out-of-the-game-and-out-of-money-3874936.php" target="_blank">wrote on Wednesday</a> that “Vince Young finds himself without a team and with only a fraction of the money he received from a contract that guaranteed him $26 million.” A quote from his attorney was also included, stating: "I would just say that Vince needs a job."</p><p>In his defense, Young tweeted the following:</p><blockquote><p>We are working to rectify some unfortunate finical <em>(sic)</em> losses, which stemmed from betrayal by those I trusted most.</p></blockquote><blockquote><p>But these rumors are disheartening &amp; just untrue . I’ll keep pushing through regardless. God Bless. Trill</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:58:32 +0000 Tyler Pratt 5125 at http://kut.org Vince Young Tweets His Defense