Twitter Highlights the Top-Tweeted Olympic Photos From Sochi

From the 1968 “black power salute” to Derek Redmond limping across the finish line in his father’s arms at the 1992 Barcelona games, some Olympic images live on forever. If an equally powerful image at the 2014 Winter Olympics surfaces in Sochi, you can bet it’ll make the rounds on Twitter beforehand The microblogging network is doing its part to promote these memorable moments.
Twitter created an interactive photo collage depicting the top-tweeted photos from each day of this year’s games. Hosted on Github, visitors to the collage can organize the top images by date and country See also: The Best Ways to Follow the Winter Olympics on Facebook Read more…
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‘Walking Dead’ Tops Twitter TV Ratings Thanks to a Can of Pudding

AMC’s The Walking Dead ended its mid-season hiatus Sunday, and it returned to significant Twitter buzz. Aside from gory zombie deaths, one moment in particular catapulted the show back to the top of Nielsen’s weekly Twitter TV Ratings chart.
Survivor Carl Grimes, the angst-filled son of lead protagonist Rick Grimes, once again wandered off alone into an abandoned home, found himself in a scary zombie attack and barely escaped from being bitten. Luckily, he only lost a shoe in the heart-pounding process.
See also: Honest Trailer Takes a Bite Out of ‘Walking Dead’ Plot Holes To celebrate his near-death experience, Carl consumed a 112-ounce can of chocolate pudding; that scene helped the show become the top-performing broadcast on Twitter for the week of Feb. 3 to 9. The episode, entitled “After,” garnered 1,240,000 total tweets Read more…
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Journalist Deported From Turkey for Slamming Government on Twitter

A journalist in Turkey was sent back to Azerbaijan on Feb. 7 for tweets that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan felt crossed the line of government criticism.
Just over a month ago, Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint against Mahir Zeynalov because his Twitter feed was full of blistering blurbs that slammed Erdoğan for a corruption scandal that has consumed his government, caused three members of his cabinet to resign and consumed headlines across the nation.
See also: A Huge Hologram Delivered a Speech for Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan is destroying the Turkish democracy he built #YalanRüzgarı
— Mahir Zeynalov (@MahirZeynalov) December 30, 2013 Read more…
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