A Woj Bomb's wrath spares no one. That includes the New Orleans Pelicans' JJ Redick, whose 10-month social media absence ended in June when he created a burner Twitter account to follow the NBA's greatest news breakers. "I have something to admit," Redick said on his podcast (h/t Caitlyn Holroyd of The Score). "June 29, I was talking with my buddy Adam Glessner, who works for the Spurs—we go back to my second year in the NBA when he worked for the Magic—and he was like, 'Yo, how are you going to get notifications? Like, how are you going to be up to date on free agency?' So, I was like, 'I think I should just create a burner account.' "So, I used some random Gmail account that I don't really
It may have been a bit of a disappointing season for Ohio State men's lacrosse in 2019, but the future is bright. There's a lot of returning talent off last season's squad, and some of the new blood coming in should provide some added reinforcements. Under head coach Nick Myers, the program has made it about as close as you can get to the ultimate prize, yet hasn't quite knocked the door down. According to how things are going with some of the incoming freshman however, maybe it's just a matter of time. That's because four incoming Buckeye men's lacrosse players have advanced along in the Team USA U19 tryout process. That's awesome news that we'll stay on top of, but here's what an OSU athletic
Martin Shkreli — the former pharmaceutical CEO widely known as “Pharma Bro” — lost his bid to overturn a seven-year prison sentence for fraud Thursday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed Shkreli's conviction last year. The appeals court judges ruled against Shkreli by a 3-0 vote. In addition to ordering him to stay in prison, the judges affirmed that he must forfeit more than $7.3 million, along with paying restitution of $388,336 and a $75,000 fine. Shkreli gained a high profile in 2015 when, as the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, he hiked the price of the lifesaving HIV drug Daraprim by more than 5,000%. His prison term is unrelated to that infamous move; instead, Shkreli
The #MeToo movement is empowering women to speak out against sexual harassment, and it appears to be having an effect. Acts of sexual harassment toward women in the workplace, as well as the feelings of self-doubt and low self-esteem these acts cause, decreased from 2016 to 2018, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Plos One. Women reported feeling more support and more emboldened to speak out against sexual harassment, including addressing the harassers directly. Because the study looked at survey responses before and after the #MeToo movement began in late 2017, the results suggests that the social movement played a role. “So many people put themselves out there and made
WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after finding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, has used social media repeatedly to disparage the case against him and the broader election interference probe. Though U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson did not send Stone to jail or find him in contempt, she said his behavior was more appropriate for middle school than a court of law. “You've shown me that you're unwilling to stop talking about the investigation, which means
A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets from across the United States, unpacking regional and gender differences in exercise types and intensity levels. By analyzing the language of the tweets, this method was also able to show how different populations feel about different kinds of exercise. "In most cases, lower-income communities tend to lack access to resources that encourage a healthy lifestyle," says study senior author Dr. Elaine Nsoesie, assistant professor of global health at BUSPH. "By understanding differences in how people
HELENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Bill Brasch greeted President Donald Trump's latest tweet controversy with a shrug. He doesn't believe Trump was being racist for telling four congresswomen, all women of color, to “go back” to the countries they came from. It doesn't matter much that all four of the women are American citizens, Brasch said the uproar over Trump's tweet is a distraction and his detractors are “just playing politics.” “I look at what he's accomplished and not what he says,” the 58-year-old said during a lunch break at the Wingin' It bar in this pocket of rural Wisconsin. Far to the southeast, Maria Masferrer saw Trump's attack as “totally out of place.” The 20-year-old college student at
Social media captures demographic data on physical activity by using Twitter and artificial intelligence (AI), a new study shows. A team of researchers at Boston University School of Medicine examined the use of data from social media for surveillance of the physical activity of residents in the United States. They found that social media can provide population-view of overall physical fitness, including activities such as bowling, Crossfit, walking, and gym-based activities, among others. In the study, which was published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, the team utilized machine learning to explore, find, and filter through exercise-related tweets across the country. Social media provides
Twitter is either the greatest and most important communication advancement of this era or the worst thing in the world that should be shut down immediately and thrown into the sea, depending on which seven or eight tweets you are seeing in your feed at any given time. But just like the telegraph, radio, television and even the large thing we simply call "the internet," Twitter and other forms of social media are, of course, just tools that amplify messages. They illustrate the best and worst of human nature. Twitter just happens to do it for a much larger audience and in much faster way than previous mechanisms. Drinking from the Twitter fire hose instead of consuming our messages in sips has
Trevor May is among the most engaging professional athletes on Twitter. But on Wednesday afternoon, after giving up his second home run in four days on an 0-and-2 count that blew a lead for the Twins, May told his followers he was taking a break "I'll be off Twitter for a bit, love you guys. Happy memeing," he wrote. So the big question about May's break was: How long will this last? About an hour, as it turned out. It's hardly a surprise that a veteran of 24,300 tweets who has more than 75,000 followers couldn't stay away for long. Social media can tear you down and build you up at the same time — whether it's about sports, politics or your pizza preferences. My favorite game, as someone who
A handful of Twitter bots created earlier this week tweeted hundreds of times a day to help make the hashtag #TrudeauMustGo a national trending topic in Canada, deepening concerns about how online discourse can be manipulated ahead of the federal election. The discovery, first reported Thursday by the National Observer, was made after an analysis of 31,600 tweets containing the hashtag on Tuesday and Wednesday raised serious suspicions. The National Observer found several telltale signs of inauthentic activity in the tweets. The news organization also found that more than two dozen of the accounts were created in the past two days and immediately began flooding Twitter with #TrudeauMustGo tweets.
The face-off between India and Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup this month saw 2.9 million tweets being posted, making it the most tweeted about One Day International (ODI) match during the championship. The finals between England and New Zealand was the second most-tweeted match during the World Cup, followed by the clash of India and the Kiwis in the first semi-final, data from Twitter Tuesday showed. The #CWC19 conversation generated 31 million tweets from May 20 to July 15, it added. Comparing the hashtag #CWC19 to the last Cricket World Cup hashtag #CWC15, there was more than a 100 per cent growth in tweet volume containing the official hashtag. "With 2.9 million Tweets, the most-Tweeted
House Democrats moved to deescalate lingering tensions between the party's factions on Thursday, in a bid to unify the caucus in its final stretch before a lengthy summer recess. Leaders of the caucus' moderate and progressive wings released a rare joint statement that reads like a political truce after a weeks-long feud that has frequently spilled into public, including on Twitter. Story Continued Below In an olive branch among all sides, some of the contentious tweets deriding fellow Democratic lawmakers or staff were also deleted. “We will remain clear-eyed with respect to our unity of purpose. Every single voice within the House Democratic Caucus is an important one,” the statement reads.