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    June 26, 2014
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    March 28, 2014

    Chef's Roll, LinkedIn for the Culinary Crowd, Draws in Miami's Kitchen Talent

    There's no denying that the culinary world is its own wild, woolly trip down the rabbit hole. The kitchens of the world are a far cry from the corporate boardrooms, particularly when it comes to career paths. Ever read Kitchen Confidential? Yeahhhhhhhh, that. So it makes major sense that chefs shou ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Florida Woman Rejects $147,600 Offer for Facebook Fanpage, Takes BET to Court

    Stacey Mattocks is suing Black Entertainment Television over a Facebook fan page that she thinks is worth much more than $147,600, according to federal court papers filed yesterday. The Miramar resident is the creator of a page for a TV program called The Game, which "follows the lives of professio ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    Facebook Sends Most Condescending Letter Ever to Key West Man

    Facebook is a humorless overlord that has taken sweeping control over our lives, subconscious, and, apparently, the freedom we have to create domain names. That, at least, is the message that was sent loud and clear to Key West native Cody Romano late last month when he unwittingly started a not-fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    New Times Looking for an Assistant Web Editor

    Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach have an immediate opening for an assistant web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for New Times on its desktop and mobile applications. The assistant web edito ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    New Times Looking For an Assistant Web Editor

    Miami New Times and New Times Broward Palm Beach have an immediate opening for an assistant web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for New Times on its desktop and mobile applications. The assistant web edito ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    New Times Looking For an Assistant Web Editor

    Miami New Times and New Times Broward Palm Beach have an immediate opening for an assistant web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for New Times on its desktop and mobile applications. The assistant web edito ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    A Social Media Reality Show Set in Miami Beach Is Casting

    Do you consider yourself slightly better at performing basic communicative tasks on the internet and have convinced yourself that such remedial skills could actually lead to some sort of career? Well then, the Social Media Stars web-based reality show might be for you. Yes, this exists, and, yes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Michelle Obama Accidentally Endorsed by Miami-Dade's Twitter Account

    Those of us with access to professional organization's Twitter accounts live in fear that we'll accidentally send a Tweet out meant for our own personal followers. I for one wouldn't want the entirety of @MiamiNewTimes' followers to know that I had a dream that Diplo was dating my mother. Oh, wait, ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Marlins Facebook Account Hacked with Promise of "Free Pit Bull" Night

    Earlier today, someone hacked into the Facebook accounts of several Major League Baseball teams and the Marlins were not spared. For a brief moment, the Marlins Facebook page promised the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the next game that they'd receive a free "fighting pit bull."

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Cocaine Cowboys Creator Gets Called "Tweeting Twit" by Crotchety, Out-Of-Touch Columnist

    It's as if Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago read her own paper's story on a defense attorney trying to get a new trial for his client because a juror, Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben, mused about the mundane details of jury duty on Twitter and then muttered to herself, "Wow, what a twee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Untappd App: Social Networking for Hops Heads

    For the beer lover who shuns Facebook but feels the need to connect with his or her kind, there is a solution: Untappd app for mobile devices. It's like sharing a virtual pint with your friends. The app for iOS and Android devices connects beer fiends worldwide, allowing users to share and post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Joaquin Serrapio Wants to Apologize to Obama For Threatening to Kill Him

    Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., the Miami 20-year-old who was arrested after making Facebook and Twitter posts threatening to kill President Obama, wants to say he's sorry. Serrapio appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded not guilty.

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    March 2, 2012

    Facebook and Twitter Icons Make You Less Likely to Buy Embarrassing Products Online, UM Study Finds

    ​Online shopping was a boon to buyers who sometimes felt a little embarrassment when buying certain products. The web's anonymity may have made them feel like no one could judge them for, say, buying an industrial-sized vat of KY Jelly. But the mere presence of social media logos like Twitter and ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    February 14, 2012

    Forget Facebook: Minorities Prefer Twitter

    ​Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why Twitter is the social media network preferred by minorities.Everybody is talking about Facebook's forthcomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Latin Burger Food Truck Celebrates Second Anniversary

    Courtesy of Jim HeinsJim Heins and Ingrid Hoffman smile for the camera at Latin Burger's first meal service.​On November 9, 2009, Latin Burger and Taco tweeted: "We're here", and rolled onto Miami streets. The food truck scene in Miami was new, and people were intrigued by this pink and black truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    First Twitter-Themed Cruise to Set Sail from Miami in November

    Hopefully there won't be many Fail Wale sightings. ​A Dutch airline had already booked up an entire flight to Miami using Twitter, so it was only a matter of time until a cruise ship company tries the same. This November, Norwegian Cruise Lines will set sail with what they're claiming is the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Highlights From the Comments Section: Civil Political Discourse Edition

    SOMEBODY SAID SOMETHING I DON'T AGREE WITH LET'S KILL HIMWe didn't mean to open quite so many cans of worms with posts about Florida Rep. Allen West and the furious email he sent to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz. The blog posts stayed away from his politics, stayed away from her politics and simply s ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Awesome Pictures of the Last Shuttle Launch Taken From Airplane

    via Twitter user ChadGraffSTS135's exhaust trail emerges from a cloud somewhere over Florida Friday.​To those of you who thought that picture on the front of the St. Pete Times in May was a once-in-a-lifetime shot, well, we have another couple of them. We don't use the word awesome very often. Thi ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011
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    May 30, 2011

    Did Two Miami Lakes Councilmen Violate The Sunshine Law Via Facebook?

    Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Hernandez​Like any social-media-savvy politician, Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Hernandez uses Facebook to correspond with his constituents. "This is the 21st Century," Hernandez says. "Why wouldn't I use a great communication tool to get my message across?"But a town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Latin Burger Tops in Twitter Followers, GastroPod #2, Fish Box #3

    Jefe's owner Jack Garabedian tweets to attract customers.Food truck owners in Miami are an entrepreneurial breed. These men and women don't really have a typical profile. Some are chefs looking to start their own kitchen. Others are restaurant owners looking to start a supplemental mobile oper ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Rick Scott Is Embarrassed by Using Email

    ​Your grandma probably has an email address, even if it is only to forward you weird chain letters. Everyone uses email these days. Everyone but Rick Scott, apparently. The man has asked constituents not to email him because he gets "embarrassed" by the form of communication. For a governor w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Jacksonville Mom Kills Baby for Interrupting Farmville

    ​In a Jacksonville courthouse yesterday, Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the death of her 3-month-old son, Dylan Lee Edmondson. Her chilling motive: The boy was annoying Tobias while she was trying to play the highly addictive Facebook game Farmville. ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Florida Man Accused of Bigamy on Facebook

    John and Amanda France​Facebook -- and social media in general -- have been blamed for many relationships faltering. New technology has made it easy to catch someone cheating if the person they're with uploads photos, updates a status, or "checks in" on Foursquare. But we never thought we'd hear t ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    South Florida Woman Takes to Social Media to... Get Dates?

    ​Whether or not we'd like to admit it, we've all been there. Moving to new cities and jumping head first into the dating pool isn't easy. But we're guessing the real trick is standing out. Cue Claudia, a native Texan and recent New York transplant, spent the last year in South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Win Tickets to Rakim & Ken-Y's Social Media Party -- And Have a Laugh, On Us

    ​Remember when we told you about that social media scavenger hunt you'd have to go on to get tickets to a social media fiesta with booze provided by @SmirnoffMiami, music by @RkmyKeny, and everything live-tweeted by your Twitter jockey, @ManuGabaldon? Well, we have an even easier way for ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    A Social Media Scavenger Hunt in Miami Rewards Winners With Free Booze and Live Music

    ​Rarely does a social media addiction pay off in a big way. We tweet our favorite celebs and hope for a reply, "like" products and cross our fingers for some freebies, and mention every move we make via Foursquare, hoping that special someone will "follow" us there. But we hardly ever get free boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Social Media Day in Miami Had the Largest Turnout in the Southeast

    ​As evidenced by the video below, Wednesday night's first ever "Social Media Day" was a big success in Miami. It was an epic celebration of everything Social Media, and the Miami festivities were the biggest in the southeast -- even bigger than LA's. Miamians have once again proven their digital p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Social Media Addiction Now Akin to Drug and Alcohol Addictions? We Don't Think So

    ​@Everyone I think I'm a social media addict. Can't stop clicking every link. #ISpeakIn140characters #HaveAProblem #NeedHelp. RT! Seems I'm not the only one to transition from everyday Facebooker (my gateway drug) to Twitter. Finding out about news and events before they've reached the mainstream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Boat Show Sails Into Social Media

    ​The Super Bowl has come and gone, but one local tradition is still going strong. The 69th annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami will have boating, fishing, and water sports enthusiasts in a frenzy this weekend. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), whic ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Porn and Fuzzy Stats on Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Website

    Screen shot from GMCVB community forum.This picture is tame. There were way more tits, ass, vajayjay, and blowjobs on the GMCVB forum than you'd ever find on Collins Avenue.​Gus Moore, founder and owner of Miami Beach 411, a decade-old website with one of the city's oldest and most active online c ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Burger Beast Eats Up Social Media

    Sef Gonzalez (left) clowns around with fellow burger aficionado, Carlos Miller.​Miamian Sef Gonzalez, AKA Burger Beast, might not be the burger "king," but he has definitely turned his love of burgers into a growing social media empire. In a span of 15 months, thanks to his clever use of social me ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Silicon Beach: 2010 South Florida Tech Events

    Two thousand nine is history, so it's time to look forward to a busy year of conferences and events. Here are a few to consider:Social Media Conference, a business event for the social media industry, comes to the Miami Beach Convention Center January 27-29.BarCamp Miami, a gathering of geeks to sha ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Year in Review

    Via Optical Illusion's Flickr​Rising up from a rather sleepy 2008, 2009 was a banner year for social media in Miami. Heck, social media became so important, the Miami New Times decided to hire a local freelance writer to dish on the scene! Here's an overview:1. ClubsSocial Media Club South Florida ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Using Twitter to Bitch About Airlines

    Image via Wikimedia Commons​Yours truly recently dealt with an American Airlines screw up that caused her to miss a trip to Hawaii. So after writing a blog post, starting a thread on a local travel community forum and filling out an official contact form to airline customer relations, all that was ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club Holiday Meetup

    Miami's own Freddy Stebbins performing in character at John Martin's in Coral Gables​Although the year in social media in Miami has been no laughing matter, the South Florida club decided to end 2009 at John Martin's last night with Freddy Stebbins's comedy show.  But first, there was the usu ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Local Geek Helps the Homeless

    Robert Murray, local geek, is inspired to do good.​Robert Murray, a freelance Flash and iPhone developer, is practically a Miami native considering he's lived here since 1990. But it was a recent trip to New York City that inspired him to set up the city's first Social Media for Social Change even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Recession-Friendly Twitter for Miami

    Bargain hunter Teresa Mears at her recession-friendly Twitter account.​Social media that makes life easier is a thing of beauty. Miami on the Cheap (@miamicheap) is just such a thing, making it a snap to find the best deals this side of the swamp. Teresa Mears is the publisher, author, and editor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Tallahassee Discovers Twitter, Goes a Little Overboard

    I'm not immediately sure how this is useful, but there's a new website for people in Tallahassee to get excited over. It's called the Florida Gaggle, and its main feature is that it aggregates the Twitter feeds from politicians, politicos, and reporters. How exciting! It also aggregates the same fi ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Pitts Has a Vague Idea About Twitter and He Doesn't Like It

    Don't ask Leonard Pitts Jr. Note to Leonard Pitts Jr.: If you want to demonstrate the differences between old-style media and the new, social internet media you might want to understand what you're talking about first before dashing off a 600-plus word column on it. Pitts' Herald column today takes ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    No, Netroots Campaigns Won't Work for Anyone

    After the exciting efforts of Howard Dean and Barack Obama, clueless politico types everywhere have come to the conclusion that anyone, literally anyone, can be elected to office using the mystical powers of the Internet. Sayfie Review has a column up about the 2010 Senate race saying exactly that. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Oh Good Grief, Another Burger King Stunt

    Before we indulge, yet again, in Burger King's cheap and greasy menu of shameless blog-attention-whoring marketing tactics, let's get out our feelings about their cheap and greasy menu of food: their fries taste like salted cardboard, their salad selection is terribly disappointing, and the Quad St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    So Apparently We Have A Twitter

    Do you know how weird it was for me to see @miaminewtimes in a Twitter friend's Twitter update last night? How did I not know that we have a twitter, considering I write about half the stuff that appears in said twitter feed? If you don't know what Twitter is, well, I'm toying around with the idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Sí Se Puede ...Change The Facebook Layout

    Jessica Fishbein, a 37 year-old Miami high school English teacher, is leading a protest against Facebook, but not for the reasons you might think (like, too many students superpoking each other on iPhones, in the middle of a very serious discussion on the oxford comma). She hates the new layout, and ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
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