Tag Archives: Twitter

Beyond pythons, Florida termed “cesspool” of world’s invasive species problem

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.

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In the News: high local STD rate, state seeks $6 billion from BP, AP’s twitter hacked, U.S. revises sexual assault case procedures

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

Alachua County carries high STD rate in the state – The Florida Department of Health released data revealing that Alachua County residents have the fourth highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Florida. The Independent Florida Alligator Florida Attorney General seeks nearly [...]

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Feb. 19, 2013: Afternoon News In 90

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 4:02 pm

A video bringing together the top local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: ATM scam, baseball card theft, Burger King Twitter back to normal, washing machine rescue, Student Government elections.

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New interactive discussion to follow State of the Union address

By and on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

The speech will not only be broadcast on TV, but also on the White House website, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Hulu and Ustream.

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Despite reports, no February plans for vehicle checkpoints in West Central Florida

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

According to a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman, there will be no vehicle checkpoints in West Central Florida this month.

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Pope Benedict XVI will begin posting tweets from @pontifex in mid-December

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Pope Benedict XVI is now on Twitter and will begin to post on Dec. 12.

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In the News: Colombia-bound Scott, Pope joins Twitter, NYC homeless man hides boots, SeaWorld dolphin bites Georgia girl

By on December 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

Gov. Rick Scott headed to Colombia with huge delegation to promote Florida business – Gov. Rick Scott heads to Colombia today to drum up business with Florida’s second-largest trading partner, his seventh overseas trip since taking office. The Tampa Bay [...]

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Media coverage reaches new level on Election Night 2012

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The media frenzy during Election Night could be seen and heard throughout the country thanks to social media sites and around-the-clock election coverage on TV. The result: praise for television networks and 20 million tweets about Election Day 2012, making it the most-tweeted event in U.S. political history.

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Social media’s impact on the 2012 election, and on a local Florida race

By and on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

This election season, social media exploded on the political scene and changed how candidates campaign and communicate with voters. Chuck Chestnut and Dean Cheshire, two Alachua County Commission candidates, have benefited from using Facebook in their campaigns.

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Celebrities help spread word of Christian Aguilar with Twitter hashtag, #helpfindchris

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: October 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

When Christian Aguilar disappeared on September 20, his friends and family created the #helpfindchris hashtag to raise awareness about his disappearance. The hashtag has been retweeted thousands of times by strangers, news organizations and celebrities.

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