Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Vines: Finley drives!

Driving Dog = Fun Summer Vine.

Here's the latest entry in the Observer's Vine contest, in which we'll give a $25 gas card to the Vine that best captures summer fun.

 For the uninitiated, Vine is the popular stop-and-start, 6-second video service from the folks at Twitter. If you want to join in our contest, create your Vine and tag it #charlottesummer. We'll monitor throughout August and pick our favorite.

 And now, here's a great Vine from Greg Baskwell of Charlotte and Raleigh.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time to Vine

Are you on the Vine yet? Create your best summer Vine, hashtag it #charlottesummer, and we'll pick one winner who will get a $25 gas card! Great for summer travel. Check out this one, by Innovations Editor Jen Rothacker, called "Chris Flips Out:"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Storify: Colorado becomes first state to legalize recreational marijuana use, gives Twitter a buzz

Storify: Twitter thinks ABC's Diane Sawyer is drunk

Storify: Election night humor

Storify: Famous faces hit the polls

Friday, September 7, 2012

Full time deputies, part time entertainers

Unexpected celebrities emerged this DNC week: The dancing sheriffs from Clayton County, Ga., who grooved to the sound of their own whistle, transforming a boring job into an entertaining spectacle.

Everybody loved it.

We at the Observer had a 40-picture slide show:

A search of "dancing traffic cop DNC" on comes up with a whole menu of videos. You can choose which clip is your favorite, but here's one that got almost 23,000 views.

The cops made plenty of print headlines. Here's an assortment of news outlets that picked the story up.

Charlotte Observer: Traffic jammin' officers a hit uptown "Dancing traffic cops bust a move at DNC in Charlotte"  "Crazy cops turn DNC traffic control into performance art" "Dancing cops at the DNC" "Traffic cop has a little fun at DNC" "Cops do DNC dance" 

And of course, Twitter was all over the dancing cops: