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City Life

The Site of Al Pacino’s Fake Dunkaccino Commercial Is Gone, But We’ll Always Have the Memes

They come from all over just to see it in person: the beige siding, the bubbly orange-and-pink letters, the sunscreen-stocked convenience store with which it […]

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Polar Seltzer, Other Brands Tweeted Swastikas After Hack

@davidfilipov @PolarSeltzer has been hacked! pic.twitter.com/U452p24Hyk — Guglielmo (@bzref) March 15, 2017 Polar Seltzer, Worcester State University, AceTicket, and the Boston Landmarks Commission were among […]

Arts & Entertainment

What If I Don’t Want to Be in Gryffindor? A Q&A with Your Local Sorting Hat

While we know “all is well” with Harry and Ron and Hermione at the end of the Potter series (not a spoiler, you should have […]

City Life

These Gloves Will Tweet When You Make the Hashtag Symbol with Your Hands

Just in time for the cold winter months and the holidays (hint, hint), a group of local college kids came up with a killer idea […]

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The Red Sox, Twitter, and Context

The Red Sox taught us a small but important lesson in social media: your tweets do not exist in a vacuum. Monday, a Missouri county […]

City Life

What Is Boston? Ask Twitter

The internet provides endless ways for people to crowdsource impressions of their city or state. In Chicago, a Twitter bot called @WhatsChicago provides another way. […]

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Which Boston Sports Personalities to Follow on Twitter

Sports Illustrated recently released its annual list of the top 100 Twitter personalities, and while we appreciate their recommendation that we follow Lebron … it also […]

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Bankrupt Tweeter’s Stock Is Doing Well Thanks to Twitter and Dumb People

Boston-based Tweeter Home Entertainment, a consumer electronics chain (and namesake to the Tweeter Center) that declared bankruptcy in 2008, performed strangely well on the stock market […]

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Organizing a Protest? Twitter’s Not the (Only) Answer

When Teamsters Local 25 mobilized against the Westboro Baptist Church last month, the group used Twitter and Facebook to summon help from their members and […]

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If You Cheat on the MCAS, Probably Don’t Tweet About It

Perhaps the most important lesson Massachusetts students will take away from their MCAS exam is that when they post things on the internet … other […]

Russell Crowe

Want to Train like Russell Crowe?

Russell Crowe arriving for the Les Mis premiere. Shutterstock.com” target=”_blank”>Photo via Shutterstock.   As our Oscars hangover finally wears off, there is still one thing we can’t […]

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Our Tweets Suggest Massachusetts Isn’t the Happiest of States

Red is happier. Blue is less happy. Image via the Vermont Complex Systems Center study. Just how happy are we compared to the rest of […]