Many journalists and tourists in Sochi, Russia, for the winter Olympics have arrived to less-than-satisfactory conditions.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant is no longer a holdout. He's on Twitter.
With five words -- "The antisocial has become social" -- the Los Angeles Lakers guard sent the first tweet from his account Friday. About 270,000 people followed his verified account, @kobebryant , within a few hours.
Bryant tiptoed into the Twitterverse last week when he briefly took over Nike basketball's account, when he sent out things like a photo of him hanging out with his daughter, an ice bath that he was dreading and even a suit he was wearing to a particular game.
Bryant says those few days made him consider starting his own account, saying he enjoyed connecting with fans "with no filters."
Heat star LeBron James has 6.8 million followers, the most of any NBA player.
Some school officials try to prevent students from tweeting in class. But others are embracing social media as a learning tool, saying sites like Twitter can expand discussions beyond a classroom's four walls.
A nonprofit political advocacy group which emanated from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name.
Former National Security Agency chief Michael V. Hayden learned a lesson about eavesdropping aboard an Amtrak train to Newark: Don't talk on the phone where people can hear you.
It's a sign of the times. The word "tweet" is now in the Oxford English Dictionary.
It only took hackers a few minutes and 12 words. The stock market plummeted $134 billion and the world did a double-take.
Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.
While Danita Harris wasn't always open to the concepts of Facebook and Twitter, she nows sees the benefits with a group of like-minded women.
More and more, people are venting their frustrations on Facebook and Twitter for the world to see.
The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack that led to a firestorm online.