The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to part ways with president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo on Thursday after an investigation into five Twitter accounts linked to him. In a release, the Sixers said the organization "accepted the resignation" of Colangelo. "It has become clear Bryan's relationship with our team and his ability to lead the 76ers moving forward has been compromised," Sixers co-owner Josh Harris said in a statement. "Recognizing the detrimental impact this matter had on the organization, Colangelo offered his resignation." Coach Brett Brown will oversee basketball operations on an interim basis. Brown received a three-year contract extension last week. The team also announced a search for a new general manager will begin immediately. The move comes more than a week after The Ringer published a report linking Colangelo, the team's general manager, to five Twitter accounts that criticized Sixers players and coaches, revealed sensitive medical information and defended … [Read more...] about Sixers exec Bryan Colangelo resigns after investigation into Twitter accounts
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Update: The Sixers announced Bryan Colangelo's resignation late Thursday morning. The latest development in the scandal involving Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and the use of anonymous Twitter accounts to, among other things, criticize players and coaches, came Wednesday evening when NBC Sports Philadelphia reported the team believes Colangelo had no knowledge of the accounts. "The general belief within the organization is that it believes Colangelo's assertion he had no knowledge of the Twitter accounts, did not send the messages or had known the messages were being sent, according to a source," NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark reported. So what does that mean for Colangelo's future with the team? First, a quick recap: Tuesday, May 29: The Ringer reported five anonymous Twitter accounts were linked to Colangelo and were spreading sensitive information about players, criticizing players -- including Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz -- and defending … [Read more...] about Sixers reportedly believe Bryan Colangelo didn’t know about Twitter accounts; should it matter?
Last Updated Jul 13, 2009 8:18 PM EDT Most hardcore Twitter users rely on TweetDeck or a similar program to read, tweet, retweet, and all that. But such programs aren't exactly boss-friendly: They instantly betray the fact that you're not working. TwInbox, which lets you manage your Twitter account inside Outlook via a simple toolbar. I was going to whip up a helpful video to show you the ropes, but this guy already did a pretty complete (and amusing) job of it: Splitweet to manage my multiple Twitter accounts. But TwInbox is definitely handy when I want to blast out a tweet without leaving Outlook. And for those of you with just one Twitter account, TwInbox may be the best thing to happen to Outlook since Xobni. Best of all, it's free! I highly recommend checking it out. I also recommend reading some of our other Twitter-related posts, including Learn Twitter-Speak and the hugely popular Guy Vs. Guy debate over Twitter. … [Read more...] about Manage Your Twitter Account in Outlook with TwInbox
Last Updated Aug 8, 2011 4:22 PM EDT The oil lobby was recently outed for setting up more than 14 fake Twitter accounts, supposedly those of "regular people" who just happened to send dozens of tweets expressing unabashed support for the controversial Canadian oil sands pipeline proposed by TransCanada. The big oil propaganda machine is a typically a well-oiled operation, if you'll pardon the phrase. But this time the group -- or one person tweeting on its behalf -- stumbled by ignoring some basic social media PR rules. The Rainforest Action Network believes the office of a former Nebraska senator working for the American Petroleum Institute set up the fake Twitter accounts. The accounts were discovered by folks following the #tarsands hashtag on Twitter who noticed an unusual spike in pro-pipeline banter that all closed with the message #tarsands the truth is out! and a link to the API's web page about oil sands. These accounts posted another round of messages that linked to the … [Read more...] about PR Gaffe of the Month: When Fake Twitter Accounts Fail
Last Updated Mar 3, 2016 4:03 PM EST Apple entered the Twitterverse Thursday morning by launching an account dedicated to providing customer support. The @AppleSupport Twitter account is meant to give customers quick, real-time answers to their Apple product questions.So far, the account has been addressing a wide range of user concerns from whether they can use an iPad charger for an iPhone to questions about using Siri, Apple iOS's artificial intelligence personal assistant. The move is significant because even though the tech giant has multiple Twitter accounts associated with products like iTunes and Apple Music, it has been much more reluctant than many of its competitors to participate in traditional social media outlets.As soon as the account went live at 8 a.m. Eastern time, users started submitting questions.For its part, Twitter welcomed Apple with open arms. The social media site's CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted out "a HUGE welcome to @AppleSupport!"Of course, some questions are … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple launches Twitter account for customer service