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November 7, 2012 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
In a national election, the buzz was in Chicago. As 31 million election-related hashtags flew through the short messaging service on election night, mentions of “Chicago” reached a monthly peak, according to a Twitter spokesperson. It's no wonder, for a full hour last night, the service saw 9,965 tweets per second being sent out among its users, as well as the most retweeted message in history: a photo of Michelle and Barack hugging with the words “four more years” sent by @BarackObama himself.
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May 6, 2014 | By Jake Bressler, @jabressler and For RedEye
This could only happen in the Windy City. The one awful series in this legendary NBA first round involved your Chicago Bulls. Fortunately, the Blackhawks are starting to look like favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And we're approaching the stage of the playoffs when beards transition from quirky to downright creepy. -Patrick Kane scored two goals Friday night in a Game 1 win against the Minnesota Wild. He's also sporting his annual “Business in the front, party in the back” spring hairstyle.
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SPORTS
January 10, 2013 | By Bag Boy and For RedEye
I would like to send out a quick thank you note to the Chicago Blackhawks. For two things. The first is for coming back and giving us some hockey, helping us through the winter malaise. Secondly, for inadvertently inventing a much needed cure for winter sports. Ladies and gentlemen, the 48-game season. It's the perfect compliment to our ADD-riddled, hyperactive, social media culture. It's the Twitter of sports seasons. And you love it. Here's why: Everything we need to know, we can find out in 48 games.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Some people will do anything to gain Twitter followers. Actress Kate Walsh took her quest to the pole Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. " Walsh, who plays an ex-stripper in FX's new drama "Fargo," did a pole dance as DeGeneres threw dollar bills, silly string and other things at her. It was actually DeGeneres's idea. Walsh recently reached 500,000 Twitter followers and posted a video of her doing a high kick as a thank you. DeGeneres, who has 28.5 million Tweeps, said she could do better.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins and RedEye Sound Board
Last night, Drake's new album "Nothing was the Same" leaked a week before it is supposed to be released. With it brings a deluge of thinkpieces and reactions of all shapes and sizes. This kind of thing isn't new, however. When big albums drop, just like during award shows and major sporting events, there's a need to want to share the experience with others on Twitter. I can speak from experience, as I spent far too much time tweeting the night "Take Care"  and "MBDTF" leaked. Having been all of these people at one time, I'd like to introduce you to the people you meet on Twitter when...
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart and RedEye
Got a lot you want to get off of your chest? We can help you funnel that energy of yours into something productive--RedEye's first Twitter chat! This week, we're experimenting with a live discussion via Twitter on a specific topic you would normally see covered in RedEye. It could be focused on sports, the CTA, neighborhood news, local government, dining and nightlife, entertainment--you get the point. The best part? You get to pick the topic. Here's how it works: Vote for your topic of choice in...
NEWS
May 22, 2012 | By Jessica Galliart and RedEye Social Media Lady
The deaths of disco legends Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Donna Summer brought out the best of society on social media. Just kidding - Twitter users even managed to rewrite history by declaring that Donna Summer sang “I Will Survive.” And then didn't survive. Should there be an understood system of etiquette for Twitter when celebrities die? We say yes, and so do a few of our readers on Facebook and Twitter . Here are a few tips, paired with some reader gripes, for our ongoing “How not to Behave Like a Jerk on Social...
SPORTS
August 29, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
Robbie Gould is the NFL's fifth most accurate kicker of all time, an avid tweeter and host of the Chicago Bears Network's "The Final Horn. " RedEye chatted with him about Twitter and his newfound enjoyment as a member of the media. I want to talk about Twitter. Start me off - why did you get on? Well, I think it's a great opportunity to get involved with your fans and have a direct connection with them in an immediate fashion. I got Twitter to answer questions that fans may have and to just interact with fans as best as...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2012
Looking for a tried-and-true spot to grab an order? Check out one of these staff or reader favorites: Sedgwick's Bar & Grill - Chanel_Robinson via Twitter 1935 N. Sedgwick St. 312-337-7900 Wings Around the World - Ernest Wilkins, RedEye 510 E. 75th St. 773-483-9120 The Fifty/50 - JoePayawal via Twitter 2047 W. Division St. 773-489-5050 Crisp - Jessica Cantarelli, RedEye...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
"Bang 3" finally has a release date.  After months of teasing on Twitter, Chicago rapper Chief Keef announced Monday night his mixtape "Bang 3" will be released, appropriately, on March 3. According to his Twitter , a video will also be dropping sometime in February, though it's unclear when.  The tape is a followup to "Bang 2," released last year.  Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | RedEye
Kyle Long was on a roll Tuesday. The Bears offensive lineman ( @ky1elong ) uncorked a series of "%truth" tweets for more than an hour, riffing on everything from his Little League days to his least favorite fruit. Some were enlightening, others were slightly disturbing. Here are our favorites. The notebook made me mad not sad %truth %nobodyisabird - Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) March 18, 2014 OK, but what about Ryan Gosling's performance in "Drive"?   i was benched by my Little League coach late in a game because i couldn't be trusted in crunch time %truth %9-10AllStars - SPODERMEN...
NEWS
February 20, 2014 | By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart
When you spend more than half of your day looking at or aggressively typing out tweets -- because it's, you know, your job -- you often find yourself asking things like, "Who ARE these people?"   Only 14 percent of the adult population uses Twitter, according to Pew Research Center, but on any given day, you'll undoubtedly cross paths with at least 78 different kinds of human beings, for better or for worse. Many of these people can be clumped together into stereotypical subsects if you really give it a try.   Segue to ...   New study!
NEWS
January 28, 2014 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins and Mick Swasko @swasko and RedEye
Like most major events, the Super Bowl is more fun when you can monitor the fun on Twitter. Unfortunately, the big game tends to bring out some of the absolute worst people. Here's our list of 10 characters making the world more annoying, 140 characters at a time. Lil' Wayne Despite being born and raised in New Orleans, Lord Weezington has decided that his fan-hood is up for grabs and has managed to root for every team in the finals of every sport the last 8 years. Count on a throwaway "Go Seahawks!"
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
"Bang 3" finally has a release date.  After months of teasing on Twitter, Chicago rapper Chief Keef announced Monday night his mixtape "Bang 3" will be released, appropriately, on March 3. According to his Twitter , a video will also be dropping sometime in February, though it's unclear when.  The tape is a followup to "Bang 2," released last year.  Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart
Tweet: Never been so happy for fresh air. That @cta #RedLine train smelled like someone died and decomposed in a pool of vomit #CTAfail @CTAFails Response: To be fair, that smell might be coming from you.   Tweet: The @cta wants to make my life hard today. 15 min stall on the Blue line and now we're being asked to get off the 81W bus. Response: We did it just to piss you off.   Tweet: Emerged from below ground on the northbound Red line arriving at Fullerton.
NEWS
December 19, 2013 | By Jessica Galliart, @jessicagalliart
A year after their first foray into transitioning to an entirely outdoors music festival, Riot Fest organizers put all of their cards on the table to make 2013 the biggest year yet. They stocked the lineup with everyone from legends (The Replacements) to crowd-pleasers (Fall Out Boy), added Denver to the list of out-of-town expansions, kept ticket prices lower than any other fest and promised a full-on experience with the return of carnival games and sideshow performers. And then there was the guy who ran the Twitter account.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
Is Pearl Jam coming to Wrigley Field? Early Tuesday, the band posted a vague update on its official website, telling fans to #staytuned and follow along on Twitter. Not long after, the Chicago Cubs' official Twitter handle chimed in with the hashtag. @cubs: Ten.  #StayTuned   pic.twitter.com/eFXYXDGI . The photo linked in the tweet was to Ron Santo's jersey, also the number 10, as Cubs news site Bleacher Nation first pointed out. Depending on how much you believe in coincidence, "Ten" is also the title of Pearl Jam's first album.
SPORTS
January 9, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye.   1. How'll the Bulls celebrate when they finish their back-to-back-to-back games? 2. When Jonathan Toews got hit in the head with a puck Tuesday, you … 3. The Cubs GM said a Matt Garza trade isn't imminent. Translate. 4. College football bigwigs are talking postseason changes. What'll they come up with? 5. Why did Floyd Mayweather call Manny Pacquiao a “punk” on Twitter?
NEWS
November 27, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko
Today's cover of the New York Times has Twitter acting like a 12-year-old boy.  Above the headline, "Push to Test for Cancer Gene Sets Up a Dilemma in Israel," the Times used a photo of an Israeli woman showing a scar on her left breast, which also reveals a small portion of her nipple. The story, which discusses the difficult decisions faced by women in Israel -- a country that has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world -- already had Twitter talking Wednesday morning.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Bloomberg News reports: After customer complaints about slow service, McDonald's will be adding a third drive-thru window in new and rebuilt stores next year. The third window will give customers two order pick-up windows, allowing McDonalds to better serve more customers quickly. Get the full story: chicagotribune.com Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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