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FDNY to NYC: Please don't tweet for help

In a sign that many people now consider the service indispensable in any major event, New York's fire department decides it has to remind people with Sandy emergencies to stick to 911.

By October 29, 2012


College prof suspended for posting pic of kid in 'Game of Thrones' shirt

A professor of art and animation posts a picture of his young daughter doing yoga in a T-shirt that reads: "I will take what is mine with fire and blood." This is taken as a security threat.

By April 18, 2014


Boston police turn to Twitter for tips after twin bombings

The Boston Police Department uses its official Twitter feed to disseminate information and gather potential evidence.

By April 15, 2013


Twitter: The five biggest stories of 2012

Twitter got bigger than ever, and is now essential in daily life. When the pope tweeted, it capped a 2012 full of controversy, business battles, and helping spread crucial information.

By December 28, 2012


New York Web sites remain offline following Sandy

Gawker and Gizmodo continue having difficulties, while others like Huffington Post, are back online.

By October 30, 2012


Algorithms everywhere: Can IBM automate decisions?

IBM is laying out a vision in which managers and executives rely on hard, cold facts to make decisions, nudging out gut instinct.

By April 15, 2009