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Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

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 against a former police officer ...

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So, what’s not to like? Buying Facebook ‘likes’ can be risky, says Mad Genius

If you spend much time on your business Facebook page, you most likely have seen a popup advertisement offering to sell you Facebook “likes.” One company advertises 1,000 likes from “real Facebook users” in one-to-four days for $29.99. This might seem like a good deal knowing how much attention Facebook users pay to “likes.” But be aware that not only ...

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BARLEY: How private are Facebook privacy settings?

For better or worse, the use of social media has grown astronomically in recent years, and social media has become a major part of our lives.  With this growth of social media, numerous questions have been presented on how social media will interact with the courts. In the recent personal injury case, Higgins v. Koch Dev. Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. ...

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Ridgeland-based Vu Digital gives media content, websites a personal touch

Vu Digital founder Wade Smith grew up in Louise and after college and law school at the University of Mississippi briefly practiced corporate and securities law in Jackson before starting at C Spire Wireless as a consumer technology manager. With an eye for customer needs and interests as well as trending technology in the rapidly evolving world of telecommunications, Smith ...

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Maroon Monday: Bulldog pride sweeps Internet

As Mississippi State prepares to take on UCLA in the college baseball national championship, fans from across the state are taking to the Internet to cheer on their Bulldogs. The Dawgs face the UCLA Bruins tonight at 6:30 PM CST at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. A series win would be ...

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CRAWFORD: Newspapers vital to communities

“Have you lost your mind?” a friend responded to one of my recent columns. That got the old noodle off in an unexpected direction. Not about the column in question, but about why I bother to write any column. It’s all about newspapers, I keep reminding myself. I was in the business long ago and worked with many great people. ...

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

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 researchers there were too many ...

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Attorney General Hood teams up with Facebook

Protecting teens’ online privacy is the goal of a new public education campaign launched today by Attorney General Jim Hood in cooperation with Facebook. “As parents, we address issues of trust, accountability and respect with our children concerning their direct interactions with others and we should treat online conversations the same,” said Attorney General Hood. “I am proud to partner ...

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OP-ED — Emmerich: Google is full of bovine manure

Google has started a big “Go Paperless in 2013” campaign. Paper, they say, is bad for the environment. It’s high time someone called bovine manure on this. Trees are organic. Trees are renewable. Tree farms reduce CO2. There are more forests in Mississippi than there were at the turn of the century. Sixty-five percent of our state is forested. According ...

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Organic macaroni wins, Facebook loses in IPO class of 2012

Fortune and CNNMoney.com have finished their IPO winners and losers list for 2012. The list includes some of the best public offerings this year from companies like Splunk (a data processor for Comcast and Bank of America) and Annie’s, a San Francisco-based organic pasta manufacturer. Business reviews website Yelp is also riding high after this year’s Internet stocks bonanza. That ...

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