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

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 Chief Executive Officer. “The early ...

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Court order filed concerning Twitter account that spoofs alderman

STARKVILLE — A court order is asking the social-networking site Twitter to furnish the district attorney’s office with personal information — name, IP addresses and other details — associated with an account satirizing Starkville Alderman David Little. Documents obtained by The Commercial Dispatch show the order is related to a Starkville Police Department criminal investigation into the satirical @DavidLittleBOA Twitter ...

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Brad Fuller makes events available with social media start-up

Brad Fuller is a 2004 Mississippi State agribusiness graduate who left Washington to found YeHive, a start-up whose social media app and website launched last year. Blending features from several social media outlets, YeHive takes photos and videos from an event and deposits them in a central location. Q — What is YeHive? A — YeHive is an event-centered social ...

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Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound – by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR VIEW USM right to call off ...

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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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Tourism agencies across the state take advantage of social media

Taryn Pratt Sammons, manager of social media and media relations for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, is putting social media outlets to work for the CVB to attract more visitors to restaurants, hotels, attractions and events. She’s has been with the CVB for 4 1/2 years, the first two years in the sales department. “Our primary ...

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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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(VIDEO) Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness

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 need, even if it’s unfamiliar. ...

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Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the University’s social media platforms to ...

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