Tag Archives: social media

Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

December 10, 2013

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It seems a rather simple proposition — use social media wisely or face the consequences. Yet, there continues to be a lack of awareness as to the ramifications of social media misuse and what constitutes legally protected free speech. A former Delta police officer is learning that the hard way. A federal judge has ruled […]

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Starkville-based social media site YeHive assembles team, raises funds

October 3, 2013

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STARKVILLE, Mississippi — YeHive, an event-centered social media platform based in Starkville, has met its first fundraising goal and has assembled an advisory board and expanded its executive team as it prepares to move forward. “YeHive intends to revolutionize the way people share and participate in events and experiences,” said Brad Fuller, YeHive’s founder and […]

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Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets

July 18, 2013

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How’s this for a marketing strategy? Guardian.uk is reporting on the Vatican’s latest attempts to keep up with social media. Tom Kington writes that the Roman Catholic Church “has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering indulgences to followers of Pope Francis‘ tweets.” The article says, “the church’s granted indulgences reduce […]

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Teens migrating to Twitter tell researchers there are too many adults, too much drama on Facebook

May 21, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations. Teens told […]

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(VIDEO) Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness

May 14, 2013

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In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness — people and ideas that don’t fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we […]

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SBA and W20 group launch social media webinar series for small businesses

April 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the W20 Group, an entrepreneurial ecosystem of digital communications companies, is launching a five-topic social media webinar series to help small businesses leverage and grow their businesses using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and mobile marketing. Social media is playing a growing and […]

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Social media guru is gaga for Lady Gaga

November 29, 2012

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From partnering with game developer Zynga to promote her bestselling album “Born this Way” to Tweeting “natural” pictures of herself sans makeup, pop superstar Lady Gaga apparently knows how to use social media to her advantage. The 26-year-old multiple Grammy and MTV award-winning artist (who’s real name is Stefani Germanotta) is a walking brand and admits […]

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STODDER: Businesses need social media, not Don Draper

June 14, 2012

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Don Draper, the fictional madman-adman of TV fame, has survived booze, cigarettes, two marriages and countless affairs, but a social-media trailblazer insists the 21st century would kill him. Kill Draper’s spectacular advertising career, anyway. Curtis Hougland, who has founded – twice – the social-media-marketing firm Attention, is telling corporate executives that Draper’s presentations, dazzling with […]

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How social media has shaped the case of Trayvon Martin

April 4, 2012

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In the killing of Trayvon Martin, the angel and the devil of social media have discovered the perfect battlefield. Without social media, the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old in Sanford, Fla., probably would have remained forever a four-paragraph news brief in the local newspaper. On that rainy night, Martin was walking […]

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Low tech is still good tech…

February 15, 2012

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I would, somewhat vainly perhaps, consider myself a social media savant. I was blogging on Xanga when WordPress was still in beta testing. I was on Facebook before it was cool. Way before. Twitter has finally grown on me and I’m up to about 200 Tweets since last fall. Skype has been a great way […]

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