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Stacey Leasca

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Stacey Leasca is the previous social media editor at the Los Angeles Times. She has since left the company.

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  • After chokehold decision, Twitter explodes with 'Criming While White'

    After chokehold decision, Twitter explodes with 'Criming While White'

    Not long after a grand jury decided not to indict a white New York police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, a new hashtag took over Twitter: #CrimingWhileWhite. It started Wednesday when Jason Ross, a writer for “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” sent out a...

  • 'Peter Pan Live!': Come fly (and tweet) with us

    'Peter Pan Live!': Come fly (and tweet) with us

    The Internet is excited for NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" Really, really excited. As of 3 p.m. Pacific time, the hashtag #PeterPanLive has been mentioned more than 10,000 times on Twitter, with tweets ranging from "I can't wait to watch" to "I can't wait to watch and make fun of it." Let's face it. We...

  • Inside the pro wrestling ring: Up close at Hoodslam

    Inside the pro wrestling ring: Up close at Hoodslam

    Los Angeles Times social media editor Stacey Leasca stepped inside a Bay Area independent wrestling outfit to meet the participants behind the theatrical personas -- and to step into the ring and see what it takes to be a truly slammin' wrestler. Inside the Oakland Metro Opera House, the floors...

  • Rock the Vote spokesman Lil Jon on a plane to avoid being a nonvoter

    Rock the Vote spokesman Lil Jon on a plane to avoid being a nonvoter

    All Lil Jon wanted to do was vote. It would be a little embarrassing if he didn't, as the rapper is the 2014 Rock the Vote spokesman who remixed his hit "Turn Down for What" into "Turn Out for What" to get out the vote.In the video, above, he bellows, "I'm voting in midterm elections!" The rapper,...

  • Thomas Menino dies: Sharing memories of Boston's longest-serving mayor

    Thomas Menino dies: Sharing memories of Boston's longest-serving mayor

    Thomas Menino, Boston's longest serving mayor, died Thursday at age 71.In a statement his office said, "At just after 9 a.m. this morning the Honorable Thomas M. Menino passed into eternal rest after a courageous batter with cancer. He was surrounded by his devoted wife, Angela, loving family and...

  • Mark Zuckerberg donates millions to fight Ebola

    Mark Zuckerberg donates millions to fight Ebola

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday morning that he and his wife Priscilla will donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola. Zuckerberg's announcement, posted on Facebook, came on the heels of the World Health Organization's warning that there...

  • What is Ello? An ad-free, invite-only site that could not care less

    What is Ello? An ad-free, invite-only site that could not care less

    “Hi @sleasca. Welcome to Ello, a simple, beautiful & ad-free social network.” Yes! I'd found my way in to one of the Web's hottest new invite-only clubs. Too bad I wasn’t actually invited. Ello, the latest social-media lightning rod, drawing Internet love as well as hate, publicly launched several...

  • Fall TV: What to watch, what to skip

    Fall TV: What to watch, what to skip

    More than 50 shows premiered on television this fall. Fifty.  Though it may be too soon to decide what will be canceled and what will become a classic, it isn't too soon to tell which new shows viewers are talking about the most.  According to a Twitter analysis of Nielsen data measuring relevant...

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