Stories tagged: social media
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for Facebook comments
ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream video
Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety of businesses by sending them direct …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:05 a.m.
Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video
Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to widen the audience watching live video on its social network.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Facebook’s ‘like’ button gets ‘angry’ and ‘sad’ as friends
Facebook has been testing alternatives to “like” in about a half-dozen countries, including Ireland, Spain and Japan. On Wednesday, Facebook started making “haha,” “angry” and three other responses available in …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
Miss Manners: Limiting friends on social media can be done impersonally
People have a right to decline unwelcomed social interactions, Miss Manners says, but she doesn’t agree with social media websites’ method of turning down friends.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Facebook updates Messenger app to handle several accounts
Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Facebook now offers live video for iPhone users
Facebook on Thursday introduced the ability for its U.S. users on iPhone to broadcast video live from their smartphones to friends (or the broader public) on the service.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Twitter parts with 4 key execs in latest sign of turmoil
Four of Twitter’s key executives are leaving the company in an exodus that has escalated the uncertainty facing the messaging service as it struggles to broaden its audience and lure …
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Hatred and poor behavior festers on social media
I admit it, I have a bias toward an information system that obeys the rules of grammar. I’m showing my age, but I prefer to read something that doesn’t need …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 8:22 a.m.
Rupert Murdoch apologizes for `real black President’ tweet
The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn’t a …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
Doug Clark: Let me count the ways list lunacy is driving me batty
Three reasons why an online fad threatens normal discourse between human beings and will lead to the decline of civilization as we know it: 1. The Internet is overrun with …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
WSU Greek leaders call on students to ditch Yik Yak app
Student leaders at Washington State University are trying to dissuade use of a popular but controversial mobile phone app that allows people to post anonymously. After a series of malicious …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Father launches Bread Tie Challenge to erase stigma of depression
Joe Martin’s son Josh was a quiet leader – “the anti-bully,” he said – with a great sense of humor. He was “a ball of fun,” Josh’s best friend Dean …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Millennials test fast food industry
Most consumers will tell you they prefer fresh, tasty, healthy food over processed, greasy, assembly-line fare. Millennials, though, may be the first generation to back that up with their wallets. …
Mon., June 30, 2014
Amy Van Dyken staying positive on social media
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Not long after Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had surgery for a life-threatening spine injury, while she still wasn’t completely out of danger, her husband placed a cellphone in …
Sun., May 11, 2014
‘It was never never’
For many parents, the moments when a child reaches another milestone of development are notable but inevitable. For Michelle and Tim Nagle, those moments were massive. And until they happened …
Sat., March 29, 2014, 3:13 a.m.
Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
Rapist Christopher Reid uses social media to claim innocence
A life in prison has not silenced Christopher Jack Reid. The former porn star and convicted Pullman rapist continues to share his thoughts with friends and others through an edgy …
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013
Small businesses show interest in embracing Instagram, Pinterest
Small businesses are using social media to promote their businesses and lure shoppers this holiday season, and they’re not just on Facebook. Or Twitter. Pinterest and Instagram are getting big …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013, 4:55 a.m.
Syria’s civil war plays out on social media
BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Social media create need for spoiler etiquette
NEW YORK – Rosebud is a sled. So goes the ending of the 1941 Orson Welles classic “Citizen Kane,” spoilers be damned!
Sun., Sept. 15, 2013
Spin Control: Gov. Jay Inslee’s Twitter town hall a bust
OLYMPIA – It is impossible these days to criticize any experiment to merge politics with social media without sounding like a 21st-century Luddite, or at least some cranky octogenarian telling …
Sun., July 21, 2013
Strengthen your brand through social media
Not tweeting yet? If your small business doesn’t have a social media presence, you may be missing out on building brand loyalty with your customers or attracting new ones. “Social …
Sat., July 20, 2013
Social media’s omnipresence explained (via Hoopfest)
If you want to know social media, ask a teen. Better yet, ask a bunch of them. A group of Spokane teenagers who took part in a social media engagement …
Thu., May 9, 2013
Front Porch: Social media has upside – just ask friends in need
Longtime readers know I’m not a morning person. I may be awake at 7 a.m. each workday, but I’m not happy about it. I certainly don’t converse unless you count …
Sun., April 21, 2013
Huckleberries: You are free to say what they want you to say
No one can blame the Kootenai County commissioners for adopting a social media policy for county employees. The Spokesman-Review has one, too. But some of the 16 guidelines approved by …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2013, 9:28 a.m.
Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope
Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …
Thu., April 18, 2013
Lawmakers act on bills, including TCEP ban and alcohol sales
On Wednesday, houses of the Washington state Legislature passed several measures, and Gov. Jay Inslee signed others into law:
Thu., April 4, 2013
House panel rejects business groups’ push for online passwords
SEATTLE – An amendment that would have allowed bosses to ask for a worker’s Facebook or other social media password during company investigations was withdrawn on Wednesday from a bill …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2012
Spreading the news
Social media give traditional media outlets like The Spokesman-Review new insights into what readers are interested in, what they’re talking to others about. We can and do track which stories …