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On Twitter, a peanut gallery mocks the Oscars

In this March 5, 2010 file photo, an Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 85th annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. AP/Amy Sancetta

You can simply tune into the Oscars. Or you can watch them with the peanut gallery on Twitter. While Hollywood parades in tuxedos and gowns, grandly celebrating itself, a freewheeling cacophony of quips and sarcasm — something like a digital, million-times multiplied version of those balcony Muppet onlookers, Statler and Waldorf — will provide a welcome and riotous counter-narrative to the pomp.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Anger as GPS drives tourists to Hollywood icon

AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

It is one of the world’s most iconic sights. But for local residents, the huge “Hollywood” sign on their hillside overlooking Los Angeles is a source of growing anger.

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Single tweet draws rowdy ravers to Hollywood

It started with a DJ’s simple tweet telling his followers about a free block party on Hollywood Boulevard.

Posted: July 30th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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