Tips For Live Tweeting An Event Live tweets from an event are a great way to catch people's attention and build a following. Especially if they're done right.
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President Barack Obama’s Memorial Day speech was over Monday before it began due to heavy rain and lightning in Chicago. Obama’s family traveled home to Chicago together for the first time in over a year, according to the Washington Post.
Michael Ventrella, of Chicago, Ill, surprised himself by winning season 9 of NBC’s The Biggest LoserTuesday night. After starting the weight loss challenge as the heaviest contestant in the history of the show, he ended up losing a total of 264 pounds by the end of the finale.
Spokentwit, like the name implies, allows Twitter users to speak their tweets. The program opens up Twitter to not only text messages but to voicemail as well. A voice message recorded by a user is given a unique link that is automatically tweeted out by the user. The link leads to a file containing the actual voicemail message.
The Primavera Sound Festival took place Thursday, May 27 to Saturday, May 29 at the Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, Spain. More than 100,000 people attended over the course of the music festival, a record for the event in its tenth year. Here’s a look at how attendees felt about their experience on Twitter.
Making it work when college grads move back home is easily said then done. CBS 2 News did a special on the Early Saturday Show with Dr. Janet Taylor, a psychiatrist who gave tips on how to make it work with college graduates.
Dr. Taylor’s tips appeared to be very helpful and even achievable for both the parent and the college kid. For me moving back home after graduating from undergrad was a bit challenging and at times unbearable. I eventually learned that I would either have to move or I would drive myself crazy, because my mom was being too much of a parent.
I moved out on my own for two years but came back home after I realized I needed to save money and the real world proved to be tougher than I expected. However I was pleasantly surprise to see that some of the tips and advice Dr. Taylor shared on CBS, I was already following.
People riding their bikes at Bike the Drive, picture from Flickr user quinn.anya.
Bike the Drive, an annual event that occurs in Chicago, took place today in Downtown Chicago.
Bike the Drive started at an early hour of 5 a.m. beginning at Columbus and Jackson, downtown. The event includes a maximum route length of 30 miles.
Twenty thousand people attended the event as cars were kicked off Lake Shore Drive and the participants were able to bike next to the lake to promote exercise and benefit the Active Transportation Alliance, a non-profit biking, walking, and transit advocacy organization.
Bike The Drive was launched by the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation in 2002 in order to raise funds for programs to expand the Chicago area’s bicycle transportation network and promote bicycling as a form of transportation. Chicago is already a very active community and thus the ride looks to extend the communities activeness and encourage others to become more active and rely less on their car as a mode of transportation.
I learned that Dr. Ian Smith lives in Chicago and worked closely with State Farm Insurance to launch the 50 Million Pound Challenge. Dr. Smith shared achievable tips, strategies for dieting and insisted that loosing weight should not be a short term goal. Loosing weight should not be attempted to do so in a week or month but gradually done.
This past April Dr. Ian Smith released his seventh book entitled “Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life” which is on the New York Times Best Seller List.