Stories tagged: social media
WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016
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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 7:23 A.M.
Kendall Jenner disappears from Instagram
The Kardashian clan might be getting serious about taking a step back from social media. Kendall Jenner’s Instagram account vanished over the weekend, but her 68 million followers on the …
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016, 11:23 A.M.
Body-shaming Playboy model charged in L.A.
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a Playboy model who took a photo of a naked woman in a gym locker room and posted it to social media with insulting comments …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 8:48 P.M.
Judge who gave suspended sentence for incest speaks out
An eastern Montana judge who has been criticized for handing down a suspended prison sentence in an incest case defended his decision in a statement released Friday.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 6 P.M.
Social media helps drive big increases in registered voters in Washington and Idaho
Washington voter rolls swelled by 50,000 in two days, aided by social media campaigns encouraging users to register to vote. Voter registrations in Idaho last month were about 40,000 ahead …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Facebook launches ‘Workplace’ a business version of Facebook
NEW YORK – You probably already use Facebook at work. Now, Facebook is creating a separate version aimed at helping you do actual work instead of catching up on baby …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Trump under fire after sending tweets about ‘disgusting’ ex-Miss Universe
Donald Trump came under intense scrutiny Friday after he disparaged former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of scathing early morning statements on Twitter, including an accusation that she …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
Salesforce, Google may be interested in buying Twitter
Shares of Twitter Inc. surged Friday after reports that the social media company could receive a formal bid soon. Citing unnamed sources, CNBC reported that Twitter has received “expressions of …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 10:02 P.M.
Social media lights up after sheriff’s Facebook post
A Facebook post Thursday afternoon by Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt led to a social media storm that continued into the night.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016, 8:28 P.M.
C-SPAN uses social media feeds to cover protest
With the cameras it uses to cover Congress shut off, C-SPAN turned to social media feeds on Wednesday to beam live coverage of the House Democrat’s sit-in to demand votes …
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016, 6 A.M.
Hacking of Facebook founder serves as reminder to change passwords
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s rarely used Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts were briefly compromised on Sunday, serving as a reminder that everyone is susceptible to hacking.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Honor Harambe by working to save gorillas
As much as some people would like to believe that Harambe was trying to protect the child from the screaming humans overhead, no one could ever know his actual plan.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Gary Crooks: The shame of public shaming
Social media shaming is rampant, but nothing new. It also happens with predictable frequency in comments after news articles about traffic accidents and other mishaps.
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, 2:50 P.M.
EU partners with Twitter, tech firms to combat hate speech
The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online.