| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The Baltimore City Police created a new logo for #ASaferBaltimore social media campaign.
In an attempt to be interactive and social media savvy, they asked their Twitter followers what they thought of all the design.
"If this were the...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Just when it seems that the high-speed connective power of social media has been harnessed mainly to bully and harass and to coalesce hate, there comes the evolved flash mob.
What began a decade ago as a sudden public gathering to perform a pointless...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith found himself embroiled in a minor controversy because of a picture that he posted on his Instagram account this morning.
The picture showed his brother wearing pink socks with flowers on them and included the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation.
O'Malley appeared at an evening rally outside...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Users of the Uber car service experienced some sticker shock this weekend as they tried to hail a private car with their smartphone.
The company has had a "surge pricing" policy for over a year — increasing rates during periods of high demand...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:06 PM
UPDATE, 5:06 PM: In an email, a police spokesman said the agency was reversing course and would continue to post tweets about every reported shooting in the city. A full update will follow.
The Baltimore Police Department says it will scale back its use...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:52 PM
First came the decorations for the bags: a few words of inspiration, a drawing, and a heart with a pound sign scrawled inside. Next came the lunch: a turkey sandwich, an apple, an Oreo cookie and a water bottle — with most of the food paid for,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Jonathon Owen's post at Arrant Pedantry, "12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes," has prompted some lively discussion in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter.* Someone took exception to his first point, about treating...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:08 AM
What an exciting night for "The Voice."
The results are in, and coach Adam Levine has been awarded People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. But that’s not why we watch. America decided, and the Top 8 contestants were revealed after seven were...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It’s hard to be too critical of any NFL telecast that delivers the kind of images CBS did Sunday following Jacoby Jones’ touchdown catch that put the Ravens up 19-3 over the New York Jets.
The money shot with five seconds left in the third...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...