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, KGW.com reports. "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P," the status update read, according to the news outlet.Read more »
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.Read more »
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 schooler makes negative tweet about politician on field trip to capital, gets trip to principal's office and then forced to write apology letter.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
A piece on Mashables.com that details how the social media industry has changed us permanently and irrevocably.Read more »
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