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Oregon Teen, Posts Facebook Status About Drunk Driving, Gets Arrested

If there's a surefire way to get caught for committing an offense these days, it's airing the details on social media. Jacob Cox-Brown, an 18-year-old from Oregon, learned that lesson on New Year's Day when police showed up at his door after they were alerted to a Facebook post he wrote about driving drunk, reports. "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P," the status update read, according to the news outlet.

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Major Companies' Social Media Policies Deemed Unlawful

Social Media Policies At GM, Target, DISH Network Deemed Unlawful By Labor Official - WASHINGTON -- In an effort to control employees' activities on Facebook and Twitter, some U.S. companies have instituted social media policies that run afoul of labor law and infringe on workers' rights, according to a memo issued Wednesday by the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

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The role of social media in the 2012 election

Posted May 30th, 2012 by lobb40118

During the founding fathers time in office, the major source of information was the type print newspaper. To a lesser extent, person to person communication via word of mouth or hand-written letter also played a role. This was limited because of the time and effort it required to send a message to someone. Luckily in today’s political spectrum, we have a tool that travels around the world in a fraction of a second with just the click of one finger.
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High school student pays price for negative tweet about politician

Posted November 25th, 2011 by saltyman7

High schooler makes negative tweet about politician on field trip to capital, gets trip to principal's office and then forced to write apology letter.

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An Introduction to the Distributed Social Network

The Electronic Frontier Foundation gives an overview of the emerging peer-to-peer alternatives to centralized, monopoly-controlled social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and discusses the strengths of the former and weaknesses of the latter.

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Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

Posted March 20th, 2011 by Klaas

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

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How Social Media Has Changed Us

Posted January 8th, 2010 by LibertarianMan

A piece on that details how the social media industry has changed us permanently and irrevocably.

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