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Kevin Hart says plenty in social media posts
Sinclair Broadcast will test new broadcast standard in Dallas market
Lakers commentator creates stir on social media after tweet about downtown Oklahoma City
Senator Compares Trump's Attacks On News Media To Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin
Senators Grill Social Media Companies Over Terrorist Posts
Social media remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
White House attacks WSJ over Trump interview
Kevin Hart says plenty in social media posts
2018-01-19 13:39:21 What do you learn about Kevin Hart by looking at his social media channels? 1. He’s on a fitness kick designed to make him even stronger than he was when he stared out from the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine. 2. He loves his kids (#stronglikehisdaddy “#daddysgirl). 3. He isn’t afraid to retweet raves about his concert. Just one look at last week’s Instagram/Facebook/Twitter posts (@kevinhart4real), reveals plenty of hashtags (#HustleHart, #MoveWithHart), a love for the Eagles (“Let’s gooooooooo EAGLES!!!!!!! E A G L E S…   Read More ...
Social media contacts help slash costs of yard makeover
2018-01-19 12:09:07 Anyone who wants to accomplish a water-wise yard renovation on a small budget should take a lesson from Happy Aston. When her family purchased a home in the College Area in 2015, Aston knew she'd need to make the front yard makeover a priority. The yard was filled with dying grass, weeds, yellow nutsedge and an ornamental pear tree. Friends and the family's real estate agent told her there were rebates available for removing turf and planting a low-water-use landscape   Read More ...
‘Roseanne’ Revival: The Conners’ Dress-Wearing Grandson Sets Social Media On Fire
2018-01-19 11:45:34 Roseanne Barr’s long-awaited revival series hasn’t aired even one episode yet, but it is already making headlines for a controversial new character. Ever since the announcement that Darlene Conner’s (Sara Gilbert) nine-year-old son, Mark, will be portrayed as “gender creative,” social media has been buzzing. But now that ABC has released an official cast photo of the child, some are officially outraged   Read More ...
Meet the Cincinnati Zoo's viral social media star Fiona the hippo
2018-01-19 10:18:33 As the prematurely born Fiona the hippo continued to grow in size, her social media following through the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Facebook page also grew.   Read More ...
‘It’s Dangerous to Write the Truth.’ Journalists Fear the End of Press Freedom in Myanmar
2018-01-19 10:01:24 The arrest and prosecution of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar has cast a pall over media workers in the country, with veteran reporters and editors conveying fears that any journalist could be the next victim of intolerant authorities and colonial-era laws. Reporters have expressed frustration with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government, which has proven itself firmly in alignment with the country’s powerful military to repress critical coverage   Read More ...
Investigators raid Newsweek Media Group HQ
2018-01-19 08:28:36 Investigators with the Manhattan's District Attorney's office raided the headquarters of Newsweek Media Group, the parent company of Newsweek and the International Business Times, on Thursday. Newsweek Media Group confirmed in a statement that investigators visited its New York office to retrieve technical information about the company's computer servers. "No information regarding the company's content, stories, personnel, or sources was given and Newsweek Media Group has been assured by the DA's office that the investigation is not about any content-related issues," the statement said   Read More ...
Thinking About Using a Third-Party Social Media Tool for Your Content? Read This First.
2018-01-19 08:08:47 Share Add to Social Media Thinking About Using a Third-Party Social Media Tool for Your Content? Read This First. Find out if you should use a third-party social media tool like Buffer or HootSuite to put your content into the world.   Read More ...
Threat to SLT High School on Social Media Unfounded
2018-01-19 07:07:13 Police say a threat to South Tahoe High School found on social media earlier this week turned out to be unfounded. Authorities say on Monday South Lake Tahoe Police officers responded to a residence in Meyers after receiving a report that a 10th grade South Tahoe High School student had posted a possible threat on his Snapchat account about bringing a gun to school and shooting people   Read More ...
Fake news gets real analysis at journalism panel
2018-01-19 06:09:44 So a newspaper editor, a librarian and a professor walk into a brewery… That was the real premise for an evening discussion of "fake news" at a packed Imagine Nation Brewing on Thursday. The punch line, moderator William Marcus noted, was that fake news is driving journalists to drink. At least, that was the conclusion of a Knight Foundation study he cited, which noted the most common definition of fake news was a story that’s true but casts someone in a bad light   Read More ...
Malloy calls President Trump’s ‘Fake News’ awards ‘fascist propaganda’
2018-01-19 05:43:20 HARTFORD — Connecticut’s governor is comparing the President of the United States‘ ‘fake news’ awards to fascist propaganda. Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday released the following statement regarding journalism in the United States in reaction to the ‘fake news’ awards: “The modern-day Republican party seems to have taken a page out of the 20th century fascist regime propaganda playbook   Read More ...
NYBERG: Norwalk business wants to pay you for posting on social media - Dauer: 9 Minuten, 26 Sekunden
2018-01-19 05:41:45 It's called Sigg-Pay and it's being rolled out in March. The founder behind this social media marketing strategy is Brian Fuller. His idea is to pay you for your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.   Read More ...
Conn. Democrats and Republicans training more social media activists for upcoming election - Dauer: 2 Minuten, 26 Sekunden
2018-01-19 05:41:13 Connecticut Republican and Democratic state party operations are pushing hard to develop and train even more activists in social media skills for the upcoming election.   Read More ...
Conn. Democrats and Republicans training more social media activists for upcoming election
2018-01-19 05:40:20 HARTFORD & SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)–Connecticut Republican and Democratic state party operations are pushing hard to develop and train even more activists in social media skills for the upcoming election. It’s hard to know everything about all the social media platforms people use but if you are a candidate or working for a candidate you need to know how to use all of them   Read More ...
HuffPost, Breaking From Its Roots, Ends Unpaid Contributions
2018-01-18 12:11:04 Since its founding nearly 13 years ago, The Huffington Post has relied heavily on unpaid contributors, whose ranks included aspiring writers, citizen journalists and celebrities from the Rolodex of the site’s co-founder Arianna Huffington. An early example of the unfiltered amateur journalism that propagated on the internet, the contributor pages were a mix of reported pieces and personal essays, and even generated national news   Read More ...
I won't post photos of my baby on social media | Idaho Statesman
2018-01-18 12:01:55 My daughter, Eleanor, just turned 5 months old a couple of weeks ago. You wouldn’t know it by looking at my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts, though. Same if you looked at my wife’s accounts. In her nearly half a year of life, exactly three photos of Eleanor have been posted on Facebook – one of just her hand the day she was born and two family photos, all posted by me   Read More ...
Sinclair Broadcast will test new broadcast standard in Dallas market
2018-01-18 11:07:48 Sinclair Broadcast Group and several partners plan to build out the infrastructure to run a trial of Next Generation TV, a new mobile-friendly broadcast transmission standard, in the Dallas television market. Hunt Valley-based Sinclair and partners Nextstar Media Group and Univision Local Media said Wednesday they had reached an agreement with American Tower Corp., a wireless and broadcast infrastructure provider, to build and operate single-frequency network sites to broadcast the signals around Dallas   Read More ...
Toddler's social media search for lost stuffed animal goes viral
2018-01-18 09:02:30 LOWELL, Mich. (WWMT) - A West Michigan toddler's search for his missing stuffed horse called Bob has gone viral. More than 1,000 people have shared a Facebook post from the boy's mother, who says the toy was lost at Genesys Hospital in Flint. Bob the stuffed horse is very much missed by 3-year-old Mason Browning, who lost the toy while visiting his grandmother at the hospital   Read More ...
Arizona’s GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media
2018-01-18 05:00:28 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s use of the terms ‘‘fake news’’ and ‘‘enemy of the people’’ is ‘‘shameful’’ and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called Trump’s repeated attacks on the media ‘‘repulsive’’ and said Trump ‘‘has it precisely backward   Read More ...
Tillerson says Trump is "world class" at social media
2018-01-18 04:35:07 It is a question that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces constantly: how do you handle President Trump's tweets? On Wednesday, as he at Stanford University, Tillerson gave his most detailed assessment of the the president's social media. He started by explaining how his approach differs from the president's. "He is world class at social media, and I'm not," Tillerson told Rice   Read More ...
Teen reportedly apologizes for racist social media rants, says 'I'm an idiot'
2018-01-18 03:09:08 An Alabama college student reportedly said she was “so sorry” and “an idiot” for posting racist rants on social media. Harley Barber, a 19-year-old University of Alabama student who mentions “people in Syria” and repeatedly says a derogatory term for African Americans in the profanity-laced Instagram videos, told the New York Post Wednesday that she “did something really, really bad.” “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible,” Barber said   Read More ...
Lakers commentator creates stir on social media after tweet about downtown Oklahoma City
2018-01-18 01:03:57 OKLAHOMA CITY – A current sportscaster says he was shocked by what he saw when he and the L.A. Lakers arrived in downtown Oklahoma City earlier this week. Mychal Thompson, a former top pick for the Portland Trail Blazers, currently serves as a radio commentator for the L.A. Lakers. On Tuesday, Thompson took to Twitter to talk about how ‘abandoned’ downtown Oklahoma City looked at 11 p   Read More ...
Senator Compares Trump's Attacks On News Media To Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin
2018-01-18 00:21:46 (CNN) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated attacks on the truth as well as his colleagues for failing to be a check on Trump. “No longer can we compound attacks on truth with our silent acquiescence. No longer can we turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to these assaults on our institutions,” Flake said in his speech   Read More ...
Twitter to alert users who saw Russian propaganda during election
2018-01-17 23:46:56 Have you been the victim of Russian tweet trolls? You may soon find out. A representative for Twitter said in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday that the social media company would inform users who were exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. When asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., what the social media giant would do to disclose to users that they had viewed Russian propaganda, Twitter’s representative claimed the company had begun to develop plans to fulfill that request   Read More ...
Fake News Awards? No, Trump wins real prize for undermining Global Press Freedom | Trudy Rubin
2018-01-17 23:16:12 It’s too easy to dismiss President Trump’s constant harping about “fake news” as the bluster of a serial liar. What could be more absurd than those words from a man who made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims in the first 355 days of his presidency? No wonder the late-night comics have had a field day competing to win a “Fakey” — the term they’ve attached to his promised “fake news” awards   Read More ...
Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts
2018-01-17 23:10:46 NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions about what the companies are doing to prevent it   Read More ...
Senators Grill Social Media Companies Over Terrorist Posts
2018-01-17 23:09:50 NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate’s commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions about what the companies are doing to prevent it   Read More ...
Report: University of Alabama student expelled after racist video surfaces on social media
2018-01-17 23:01:41 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama says social media videos of a student repeatedly using a racial slur have been reported to the school's student-conduct office. In the first video, the woman uses a racial slur for African-Americans. In a second video responding to criticism, she says she'll use the word "as much as I want," and then says it repeatedly   Read More ...
Arizona’s Republican senators denounce Trump attacks on news media with a fiery Senate speech
2018-01-17 23:00:57 WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump’s use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” is “shameful” and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called Trump’s repeated attacks on the media “repulsive” and said Trump “has it precisely backward   Read More ...
Twitter may alert users exposed to Russian propaganda
2018-01-17 23:00:13 With terrorist recruitment and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race in the spotlight, Senate lawmakers grilled executives with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on their companies efforts to keep America safe. (Jan. 17) SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter says it's exploring ways to notify millions of users if they were exposed to Russian propaganda. he social media service is working to identify and inform individuals who saw tweets from Kremlin-linked accounts spreading disinformation and divisive messages during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter's director of public policy Carlos Monje told lawmakers Wednesday   Read More ...
Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media
2018-01-17 22:11:39 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called Trump's repeated attacks on the media "repulsive" and said Trump "has it precisely backward   Read More ...
Social Media Abuzz After Ann Curry Breaks Her Silence
2018-01-17 21:17:38 The longtime journalist and former "Today Show" co-host said she was not surprised at the allegations against Matt Lauer. Stephanie Simmons reports.   Read More ...
Social media executives testify about fighting extremist propaganda
2018-01-17 21:11:04 WASHINGTON (WTNH) — Social media executives testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday about the steps the industry is taking to fight extremist propaganda online. Witnesses included representatives from Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Lawmakers presses the executives on measure they are taking to ban extremist content. Executives at the hearing discussed a range of topics, including getting rid of instructional videos on the internet that explain how to launch a terrorist attack   Read More ...
Google Artsy Doppelganger App Taking Social Media By Storm
2018-01-17 21:08:54 CHICAGO (CBS) — A Doppelganger trend is flooding social media feeds. With the Google arts and culture app, users to snap a selfie and the app finds a match from a painting, CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reports. “I thought it was really cool, it made me want to try it to see who I looked like,” said Elizabeth Rosales, who was visiting the Art Institute   Read More ...
Senators grill social media companies over terrorist posts
2018-01-17 20:47:00 NEW YORK – Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing comes amid growing government scrutiny over misuse of social media platforms and questions about what the companies are doing to prevent it   Read More ...
Social media has 'emboldened' stalkers, officials say
2018-01-17 20:08:40 Local officials say stalking is an ongoing issue in the suburbs, and social media is playing its part in the problem. "Stalking has become one of the top crimes" in the area, said Betsy Carlson, a certified domestic violence professional at Wheaton-based Family Shelter Service. January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a designation set in 2004. More than a decade earlier, the state of California enacted the first stalking law in 1990, with Illinois following two years later, officials said   Read More ...
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election
2018-01-17 19:11:28 WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. he social media company is “working to identify and inform individually” its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Army, Carlos Monje, Twitter’s director of public policy, told the U   Read More ...
‘Sir Salter Raleigh’ – NC agencies have a little snow day fun on social media
2018-01-17 18:15:16 A good old-fashioned snow day can bring out the youthful exhilaration – and the snark – in many of us. he folks at the North Carolina Department of Transportation aren’t immune, and they’re letting their excitement show in some lighthearted. The department, which oversees the maintenance of many roads through salting and plowing, was asked by Twitter user @Mickey_Marine on Tuesday if it had a salt truck named “Sir Salter Raleigh   Read More ...
Katy Perry Not A Fan Of Social Media, Calls Herself ‘A Victim’
2018-01-17 18:05:53 Katy Perry might have a lot of followers on her social media accounts, but it turns out that the singer is still not a big fan. While she has more than 68 million followers on Instagram and over 108 million Twitter followers, the “Swish Swish” singer is sharing her disdain for the platforms in a new interview in which she calls herself a “victim” of social media   Read More ...
Katy Perry calls herself 'a victim' of social media
2018-01-17 17:15:39 Katy Perry, the superstar singer who boasts followers and more than 68 million Instagram followers, claims to be a "victim" of social media. In a new interview with Refinery 29, the “Swish Swish” singer talked about her disdain for social media and how the snapping and. "A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the like," she told   Read More ...
Toddler's social media search for lost stuffed animal goes viral
2018-01-17 17:07:01 LOWELL, Mich. (WWMT) - A West Michigan toddler's search for his missing stuffed horse called Bob has gone viral. More than 1,000 people have shared a Facebook post from the boy's mother, who says the toy was lost at Genesys Hospital in Flint. Bob the stuffed horse is very much missed by 3-year-old Mason Browning, who lost the toy while visiting his grandmother at the hospital   Read More ...