Odom/Kardashian Tweet Prayers for Car Crash Victim
Laker Basketball star Lamar Odom is reportedly “devastated” over the death of the 15-year-old boy who was struck by the chauffer-driven SUV Odom rode in on Thursday in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Odom was visiting his home town for the funeral of his cousin when the car collided with a motorcycle, which then collided with the teenaged pedestrian.
The reality star and husband of Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter last night to express his condolences for the victim’s family. “My thoughts and prayers are with the young boys family…,” Odom tweeted. Khloe retweeted the same prayers for the 15-year-old.
Unlike Weinergate, Rep. Johnson’s Twitter Actually Hacked
Another congressman’s Twitter account has been hacked, however unlike the case with Rep. Weiner, this time around it sounds believable. Last Wednesday night, the office of Ohio Republican Rep. Bill Johnson was notified by one of his followers via direct message that a hacker had changed his profile picture to a “lewd” photo and sent two unauthorized tweets.
Johnson’s team immediately removed the photo, erased the tweets, and requested that TweetCongress delete the picture from its aggregation stream. Rep. Johnson responded to the situation yesterday saying “Folks, this account has been hacked,” he tweeted. “We apologize for anything offensive from the account recently. Thank you as we work to figure this out.”
Women’s World Cup Kicks Butt in Tweets
The Women’s World Cup finals between Japan and the United States, which was broadcast this past Sunday afternoon in the US, surpassed Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding and the assassination of Osama bin Laden for tweets per second. With a 2 – 2 score in regular game time, fans were enamored by the excitement of overtime and a shootout, where Japan took the title.
And boy, were they excited, sending up to 7, 196 tweets per second through the social media giant about the game. The Women’s World Cup finals surpassed the game between Paraguay and Brazil that same day (7,166 tweets per second), midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day (6,939 tweets per second), and bin Laden’s death (5,106 per second).