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Theresa Carter, The Local Tourist, NBC Chicago Street Team

This week’s got me all a-Twitter. First of all, fellow Street Team-er Blagica Bottigliero and I are bringing back Chic To Be Geek tonight at the Apple Store. The topic? Twitter 101. The two of us are old pros at this fantastic tool and are going to walk you through the basics to make sure you get the most out of it. Believe me, when you use it correctly it can help create some pretty amazing opportunities. (As a bonus, Foiled Cupcakes is going to be providing some baked goodies!)

That “tweetup” is going to be followed by a “Tweet-Down“. This time I’m teaming up with Hope Bertram of Windy City Social, and we’re asking you to put down your iPhone/Blackberry/Palm Pre/Android/you-name-it. We’re heading out to Starved Rock this Saturday for some good ol’ fashioned hiking and face-to-face conversation. That’s right – no Tweeting allowed.

Are these two events contradictory? Not at all. Twitter is a great tool, but it’s easy to get addicted to that and other social media applications. So, tomorrow you can learn not only how to use it, but how to use it efficiently. Then Saturday you can step away from the technology for a few hours (or should I say step up?) and interact with people and nature – and work off those cupcakes! After the hike we’ll be having lunch at a local restaurant, then head back to the city refreshed and connected.

Chic To Be Geek: Twitter 101
July 15, 7pm, Free
Apple Store, 679 N Michigan Ave

Take a Hike with The Local Tourist & Windy City Social: A Tweet-Down
July 18, 8:30am, Free plus cost of lunch/gas
Meet at Walgreens at Ontario & Clark Street
Limited to 25 people – RSVP required (for transportation planning purposes)

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Cara Carriveau, NBC Chicago Street Team
This story is so unbelievable and makes a great case for the true benefit of embracing social media.

Eric De La Cruz is a 27 year old man in serious need of a heart transplant, but unfortunately due to many reasons he is unable to get on the transplant list.   Rather than give up, his family us utilizing Twitter to raise funds to save his life (he needs $150k just to be evaluated and get on the transplant list.  Then he’ll need $780k total to get a heart).  Can you spare $1?  If you would like to donate or find out more about Eric, click here.  Amazingly, over $228,000 was raised in less than 24 hours!

Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails saw the twitter posts and has generously offered to lend a hand.  Click here to see how you can enjoy NIN and also help out Eric De La Cruz.

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LaShonda Matlock, NBC Chicago Street Team

SEEING RED!
Anne Hathaway begged Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani to autograph her dress – after he accidentally spilt red wine all over the gown. The Devil Wears Prada star was at a private dinner for the 76-year-old fashion icon in New York on Tuesday (March 17th) night, which saw Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna turn out for the style mogul.

An eyewitness tells the New York Daily News, “Anne was covered in wine, but she laughed about it. She told him, ‘I want you to autograph this dress and sign it right now.'”

AND HERE COMES THE RIHANNA & CHRIS BROWN SEX TAPE…
We’ve already had the engagement rumors, wedding rumors, baby rumors, so at this point why not throw in a sex tape rumor?

Star Magazine claims that Chris Brown has a graphic video featuring him and Rihanna being very intimate in (how should I put this) “various ways”. Sources are saying that Rihanna is terribly afraid that Chris is going to leak the video if things continue on the current path and they eventually break up. The source went on to say, “Rihanna has no issues with her sexuality. But she’d be mortified if her friends and family found this out! This whole beating incident is terribly humiliating for her. She’s already traumatized and will do anything to make it all go away as quickly as possible.

CHICAGO GOSSIP:
Tom Brokaw, former “NBC Nightly News” anchor and NBC special correspondent, speaks at the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. tonight at The Field Museum.

NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant will be sharing footwear designs with students today at Walsh Elementary. The star will also do a youth basketball clinic later this evening.

And if you want to know where the celebs like Kobe and others are partying tonight then click on my TWITTER account for all the latest scandal and gossip!

SIGHTINGS:
Actress Sandra Bullock stuck in 6pm rush hour traffic with her security detail on Michigan Avenue…. Billy Dec running from B-96 in Prudential Plaza next door to 103.5 KISS-FM for his second on-air appearance Thursday morning.

WEEKEND HOT SPOTS!
FRIDAY: Stay Lounge. The official after-party spot and best of all everyone is V.I.P.! Stay Lounge- 111 West Erie.
SATURDAY: Bon V hosts Image Magazine party and to get in free just mention IMAGE at the door! Bon V – 1100 W Randolph St

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