Stories tagged: social media
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds
The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Montana tourism campaign targets visitors from nearby states
Montana’s summer tourism promotion invites would-be visitors to “Discover Your Montana Moment.”
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …
Sun., April 16, 2017, midnight
Journalists must meet challenge of social and digital media
The one idea that must prevail is the notion that facts and truth will carry the day.
Sun., April 16, 2017, midnight
Kathleen Parker: Social media roughs up bullies, boors
Like a single organism endowed with the accumulated moral fortitude of human society, Twitter demands justice.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Indiana police investigating sex abuse video posted online
Northern Indiana police say a number of people have viewed and shared on social media a video showing “heinous” sexual abuse of a high school student.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
You can now call your congressman through Facebook
Since the election last November, U.S. lawmakers have seen a deluge of phone calls from Americans weighing in on the GOP’s congressional agenda. Now, those floodwaters may rise even higher …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy
Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Facebook combats fake news with new warning label
Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts
Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Court may strike law barring sex offenders from social media
The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Montana bill aims to restrict media’s publication of accident photos
Tears welled as Maura Gruber recounted Friday how she learned that the love of her life had perished in a traffic accident. Social media delivered her the news on that …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Report: Girl live streamed suicide in Miami foster home
A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her Miami area foster home as she made a noose from her scarf and attached it to the shower …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Trump team orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout
The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source – even if their individual feeds bore …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Social media expert Mike Ellis helps Spokane companies with branding
Mike Ellis is a social media manager and influence marketer. He helps local companies get positive messages out about their businesses on Facebook and Twitter.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
School district employee in Maryland fired after correcting student’s spelling in a tweet
The downfall of Katie Nash as social media coordinator for Frederick County (Maryland) Public Schools was, she said, sealed in a tweet.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:26 a.m.
Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies
Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Newsweek reporter seeks ID of Twitter user after seizure
Newsweek reporter who has epilepsy said he had a seizure after being sent a message on Twitter intended to trigger such an episode and is seeking information from the social …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
State rep fights ethics board over posting public videos
OLYMPIA – The last time a legislative ethics panel held a hearing in Washington state 22 years ago, it involved a public official allegedly using state offices and a state …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Microsoft seals $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn
Microsoft has completed its $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn, the company’s largest acquisition and the biggest bet made by chief executive Satya Nadella.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, midnight
Outside View: Young readers need media literacy
It comes as a mild surprise to learn that even so-called digital natives often have no idea that what they are reading or viewing is intentionally misleading, or produced by …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Instagram will soon let you like comments – or even turn them off completely
In the next few weeks, Instagram is going to look even more like its parent company, Facebook. The social network announced Tuesday that it will let users like individual comments …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Facebook adds free games like ‘Pac-Man’ to Messenger app
Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on the messaging app beginning Tuesday. You can access the feature in the latest version of the app by …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:56 a.m.
Man who threatened President Obama on social media denied release
A federal judge has ordered a Medford man convicted of using social media to threaten President Barack Obama to remain jailed because of concerns that he’s still a threat to …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news
A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
Russia to block LinkedIn networking site
“LINKED OUT” ran the headline on Russian state television. The U.S.-based website LinkedIn, a social network for business professionals, is going to be blocked in Russia after a court found …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Consultant presents marketing tag lines for city of Spokane Valley
If you had one sentence to describe Spokane Valley, what would it be? That was one of the questions Atlas Advertising, the consulting company that’s been hired to develop a …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Twitter adds new options to curb abuse, harassment
Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct.