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That US Airways Employee Won't Be Fired for 'Honest Mistake'

mashable.com — The US Airways employee who accidentally tweeted a lewd picture from the company's Twitter account will not be fired, according to US Airways spokesperson Matt Miller. "It was an honest mistake," Miller said on Tuesday. The company had "investigated" the situation and determined that the picture was erroneously posted after a it was first tweeted at the account by a user.
That US Airways Employee Won't Be Fired for 'Honest Mistake' mashable.com/2014/04/15/us-… via @mashable -- I call BS on that "honest mistake"
RT @moneyries: US Airways employee who accidentally tweeted a lewd picture from the company's Twitter account will not be fired http://t.co…
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The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

mashable.com — This piece is part of Mashable Spotlight, which presents in-depth looks at the people, concepts and issues shaping our digital world. When we think about the spectacular collapse of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and fall of AOL Instant Messenger rivals them all.
Great piece on the rise and fall of @AIM by @JasonAbbruzzese. Probably the biggest missed opportunity for AOL. on.mash.to/RnwW5M
RT @philgoodstory: Fascinating read. MT @david_perell: The beginning of our “communication obsessed” age. The Rise and Fall of AIM: http:/…
The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted mashable.com/2014/04/15/aim… via @mashable
Wow. Remember buddy lists? The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted mashable.com/2014/04/15/aim… via @JasonAbbruzzese
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Dear US Airways: Good Call Keeping Your Social Media Person

mashable.com — This post reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of Mashable as a publication. The Twitter account belonging to US Airways remains dreadfully silent since it " inadvertently" tweeted a pornographic image of a woman and her toy Boeing 777 on Tuesday afternoon.
.@USAirways made a good call when they decided to keep their social media person, @moneyries says on.mash.to/1eNFI1O
RT @mashable: .@USAirways made the right call to keep its social media person. Why heads don't always have to roll: on.mash.to/P478tq
RT @mashable: .@USAirways made the right call to keep its social media person. Why heads don't always have to roll: on.mash.to/P478tq
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20 SFW Twitter Reactions to That NSFW US Airways Tweet

mashable.com — Whoever sent that US Airways tweet is having a very bad day. But Twitter users most certainly are not. People are having a ball after US Airways sent what may go down as the most offensive brand tweet of all time. Editors' note: Everything about this is so very NSFW.
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The Incredible 'Blood Moon' in Photos

mashable.com — Monday night's Blood Moon didn't disappoint astronomy fans. The total lunar eclipse occurred when the moon entered the Earth's shadow in an event that is actually pretty rare. Light from the sun scattered about the atmosphere, casting a reddish hue on the lunar surface.
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Suspicious Bags Prompt Evacuation at Boston Marathon Finish Line

mashable.com — Tuesday, the one year anniversary of the deadly bombings at last year's Boston Marathon, was supposed to be a day of healing and triumph. It mostly was.
Mashable: Suspicious Bags Prompt Evacuation at Boston Marathon Finish Line owl.li/2FHLHh
RT @mashable: Suspicious bags prompt evacuation, shelter in place orders, at Boston Marathon finish line on.mash.to/1jJ2mg4 http://t.co…
RT @mashable: Suspicious bags prompt evacuation, shelter in place orders, at Boston Marathon finish line on.mash.to/1jJ2mg4 http://t.co…

Hug-Loving Chicken Clucks Its Way Into Your Heart [VIDEO]

mashable.com — Have you hugged a farm animal today? If you haven't yet, we can't promise your embrace will be nearly as YouTube-worthy as this one from J.R. Finch. The adorable clip shows a little boy sharing a gentle hug with a soft, white chicken.

All 5 Boston Sports Teams Send the Same Heartwarming Tweet at the Same Time

mashable.com — The five major Boston-area pro sports teams sent the same tweet at the exact same time on Tuesday morning, commemorating the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing with a heartwarming demonstration of camaraderie. The tweet, which was sent by the Boston Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, New England Patriots and the New England Revolution at 10 a.m.
The Bruins & Patriots tell @Mashable how they came together to all send that #BostonStrong tweet at the same time mashable.com/2014/04/15/bos…
RT @nycjim: All 5 Boston Sports Teams Send the Same #BostonStrong Tweet at the Same Time on.mash.to/1iUcocl via @mashable http://t.co/j…
All 5 Boston Sports Teams Send the Same Heartwarming Tweet at the Same Time mashable.com/2014/04/15/bos… via @mashable
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Google Glass Today Becomes Available to Everyone: How to Buy It

mashable.com — Today at 9 a.m. ET, everyone in the U.S. will be able to buy Google Glass. Google announced the plan last week. "Every day, we get requests from those of you who haven't found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too," the company wrote in a blog post.
How to buy Google Glass today buff.ly/1hHzshS (sales begin at 9 a.m. ET)
MT @jswatz: It is so exciting that today, I can CHOOSE not to buy Google Glass mashable.com/2014/04/15/goo…
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Ford to Put Mustang Atop Empire State Building for 50th Anniversary

mashable.com — Half a century ago, before the Internet and viral-video stunts, Ford took one of its brand new Mustang convertibles, cut it into three pieces, stuffed it into the Empire State Building's tiny elevator and sent it all the way up to the 86th floor.

Paul Walker's Brothers Will Help Finish 'Fast and Furious 7'

mashable.com — Two brothers of the late Paul Walker have joined the cast of Fast and Furious 7 to help filmmakers complete unfinished action scenes for the movie. Universal Pictures had halted production of the film out of respect for Walker, who died in a car crash at age 40 on Nov.
RT @mashable: Paul Walker's brothers will help fill in the gaps in 'Fast and Furious 7' on.mash.to/1jILAhe
RT @BAHjournalist: Brothers of the late Paul Walker will fill in for him in Fast and Furious 7 scenes on.mash.to/1hGFXAD #FF7 http://t.…

The Triumph of the Boston Marathon

mashable.com — When I ran my first Boston Marathon in 2009, I was stunned by the aura. Most marathon crowds pack a part of the course and disappear for the out-of-the-way stretches, but the Boston crowd was at least three-deep nearly the entire time.
Through the dark that clouded Boston following April 15, 2013, hope persevered. on.mash.to/1t6pj23 pic.twitter.com/8aY8tmdkAs
RT @ColinDaileda: I wrote about the Boston Marathon, and how this year's race will start to heal the black mark left by the bombings. http:…

Live Updates: Boston Bombing Memorial

mashable.com — It's been one year since a pair of bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 264. Today, the city comes together to remember the tragedy and stay "Boston Strong." Mashable reporters are on scene in Boston today.
"Most popular clothing item here today? A Boston Marathon 2013 windbreaker." mashable.com/2014/04/15/liv…
Standing ovation after survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her leg, gave a moving speech mashable.com/2014/04/15/liv… pic.twitter.com/59PiZcGX1W
Mashable: Live Updates: Boston Bombing Memorial - It's been one year since a pair of bombs exploded at the finish... owl.li/2FH5fZ
RT @mashable: The Boston Marathon bombing memorial ceremony has begun. Watch live on @Mashable: on.mash.to/1n98Poj
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What Time You Should Watch It

mashable.com — Tonight the moon will turn red and if you're in virtually any place in the Western hemisphere -- and you can stay awake - you should be able to see it. This extraordinary celestial show is, in fact, a product of a relatively rare full-lunar eclipse.
RT @NewsBreaker: LUNAR ECLIPSE TONIGHT: When it can be seen in your area. Here's EDT, all maps at: on.mash.to/RjbQ8A http://t.co/QMQ6u…
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Twitter Hires Google Maps Director to Serve as Product VP

mashable.com — Can Google Maps help Twitter find its way to designing a more mainstream product? Twitter confirmed Tuesday that it has hired Daniel Graf to serve as its new VP of consumer product. Graf had previously worked at Google since 2011, initially overseeing the company's mobile apps lab before eventually taking over as a director for Google Maps.
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