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American Apparel Angers Twittersphere With ‘Hurricane Sandy Sale’

An American Apparel ad for a “Hurricane Sandy Sale” has sparked backlash from the Twittersphere. The clothing retailer sent out an email blast Monday night, offering 20% off to customers for the next 36 hours “in case you’re bored during the storm.” It features a map highlighting the Northeastern United States, where Sandy — now …

Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History

Wednesday night’s U.S. presidential debate in Denver, Colo. was the most-tweeted-about event in American political history, dwarfing records set by this year’s Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. Tonight’s debate was the most tweeted about event in US political history, topping the numbers from the RNC and DNC. — Twitter Government (@gov) October 4, …

How Romney and Obama Stack Up on Tumblr

President Barack Obama may be the commander in GIF when it comes to his presence on Tumblr, but his competitor Mitt Romney is no slouch on the microblogging network. In October Romney was the topic of 94.5 million posts and 3 million reblogs while Obama collected 117.1K posts and 2.5 million reblogs, according to statistics …

All Eyes on Malala Yousafzai on Second International Day of the Girl

The calendar is filled with annual celebrations declared by the U.N. to spread awareness for some of the planet’s most difficult problems. This year’s second annual International Day of the Girl is successfully generating buzz and igniting advocates in all the right places. At the center of discussions during this year’s International Day of the …

Detained McAfee Posts Bizarre Blog from Guatemalan Jail

John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus security firm McAfee who is currently detained as a murder suspect, is now blogging from a jail cell in Guatemala. McAfee was arrested on Wednesday night after illegally entering Guatemala from Belize. He has been on the run since last month to evade police in Belize who consider him …

How to Follow New York Fashion Week Online

Fashion Week returns to New York City Sept. 6, and once again designers and the press are heading to the web to engage massive consumer audiences. Building off success from past seasons, many brands — roughly one-third showing at Lincoln Center — will live-stream the unveiling of their Spring 2013 collections on their websites and …
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