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(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf Fields Questions At ‘Twitter Town Hall’

From school funding to the future of coal, Gov. Tom Wolf spent a half-hour on Twitter fielding Pennsylvanians’ tweeted questions about his agenda.

02/24/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

02/20/2015

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Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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City: Upgrade Makes Philly 311 Smarter, More Social

Just like your smartphone alerts you when a software upgrade is available, the city is putting out the word that Philly 311 has gotten an overhaul. Officials say customers are getting a smarter, more social service.

02/18/2015

Deadly stabbing outside bar in Philadelphia. (credit: Justin Finch)

Two Members Of Nicki Minaj’s Tour Stabbed, One Fatally, In Philadelphia

Minaj herself tweeted the news, including a photograph of the victims.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Joe Mastronardo Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders, is married to the daughter of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor.  File photo)

Huntingdon Valley ‘Gentleman Gambler’ Sentenced for Racketeering and Money Laundering

Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is married to the daughter of late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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Online Streaming Service Lists Top ‘Sex’ Songs Played During Valentine’s Day Weekend

There was also a Top 10 list of “love” songs, but they were different.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(An artist's rendering shows how the new Comcast tower, a block west of its current headquarters, would look when viewed from the steps of the art museum.  Image provided by Comcast Corp.)

A Third Center City Skyscraper Not Currently on Planning Horizon, Says Comcast Corp.

“We’re focused on building the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, and are not currently planning for a third building,” says a Comcast spokesman.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Philadelphia Blogger Collects ‘Love Notes’ For The City

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and if you could write a love note to your favorite part of Philadelphia, what would you say?

02/11/2015

File photo of computer keyboard. (credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Drexel Univ. Tapped By Army Reserve To Train Cybersecurity Specialists

Drexel University is being deployed to the front lines of the cybersecurity fight. The US Army Reserve has picked the school, along with a half-dozen others across the country, to train soldiers in the field of information warfare.

02/10/2015

(The Afilias web site which markets the .lgbt top level domain.)

Philadelphia Attorney Among Newest Customers For New ‘.LGBT’ Internet Domain

Now, joining .com, .org, .info, and other Internet domains, there’s .lgbt.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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