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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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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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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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Depressed? Get off Facebook

Forget therapy. The way to beat teen depression is kicking the online addiction. Nina Strochlic on one man’s crusade to get kids off social networks and into meaningful relationships. See complete post … 

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Cities turning to social media to round up delinquent fines

About a year ago the city of West Point started a pilot program aimed at getting folks with overdue court fines to pay up. The initial phases called for the names of those with delinquent court fines and those with active arrest warrants to appear in the local newspaper, and advanced to the point that a handful of them drawn ...

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Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software. With the next version of Apple Inc.’s software, users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones. Users will also be able to “Like” ...

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STODDER: Blooming interest in Pinterest

Once belittled as an insubstantial electronic scrapbook with narrow appeal, the 2-year-old website Pinterest is maturing into a marketing monster. Visits to the site have increased more than 4,000 percent in less than a year, vaulting it to the No. 3 spot in social-media popularity behind only Facebook and Twitter. Some big-name retailers are taking not only notice, but also ...

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