What do a supermodel and an evangelical political strategist have in common? How about a legendary half of Outkast and our hometown burrito chain? They all support Atlanta Brave Justin Upton's All-Star bid. Oh, so does BJ Upton, in case you wondered.
More than just a home for breaking news and Bieber babble, Twitter has become a modern-day agora. University of Georgia assistant professor of telecommunications Itai Himelboim worked with the Pew Research Center and Social Media Research Foundation on analysis that revealed users of the social media behemoth interact with each other in patterns that fall into just six categories.
Atlanta artist Steve Penley had a message for the city Friday, so he took to his paints and brushes to best express himself. In black paint, Penley wrote: “Atlanta is very lucky to have a great mayor and Ga. has a great Gov. Get a grip everyone. It’s weather!” He posted it on his artist Facebook page. So why did Penley feel the need to address the ongoing criticism of Georgia governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed? For starters, Penley’s work has been unintentionally ridiculed all week.
Someone at the AJC posted a mind-bogglingly racially insensitive tweet. And the Twitterverse responded. Most were appropriately outraged. (As an aside indictment of our educational system, far too many tweeters confessed to having to Google the phrase "40 acres and a mule.") A compilation of today's commentary.
In its best scoop in recent memory, CNN revealed that the voice of Apple's digital assistant Siri is actually that of Susan Bennett, an actress who lives in Sandy Springs. Everyone took to their iPhones to comment.
The National Enquirer got the scoop, but since then everyone from the American Bar Association Journal to Gawker jumped on details revealed in a video deposition given by celeb chef Paula Deen in a harassment suit filed by a former employee. The butter-loving cook’s reported admissions that, “of course,” she’s used the N-word in the past, and she once pondered hosting a plantation-themed wedding, understandably, set both legacy media and social media aflame.