14 Year Old Killed After Facebook Fight

(CNN)-The fatal feud started with a squabble on Facebook, devolved into a planned brawl at a park, and ended with a 14-year-old girl dead. Police in Alabama say a group of girls who quarreled on Facebook decided to take their grievances to a Birmingham park, where their fight was going to be videotaped and then … Continue reading »

Social Media Blasts Oscar Nominations

LOS ANGELES — Following yesterday’s Oscar announcements, social media is blowing up with responses to the lack of diversity among those nominated. Five deserving performances were recognized with best actor nominations for this year’s Oscars; same for best actress and both supporting categories. However, there isn’t anyone of color in the lineup. That makes this … Continue reading »

ISIS Using Social Media for Recruits

DENVER, Colo. — Experts are saying terrorist groups like ISIS are utilizing social media to lure young people into their ranks. Officials say advocates of Jihad, currently fighting with ISIS overseas, had direct contact with three Denver teens. The people used social media to lure them to Jihad. “These were role models to them and … Continue reading »

Whipping Childhood Cancer

Medford, Ore. — On the heels of the wildly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a local childhood cancer non-profit is hoping to benefit in a similar way.  The Ethan Jostad Foundation is taking part in a new social media challenge. It’s part of the Whipping Childhood Cancer Challenge.  Participants are taking whipped cream to the … Continue reading »

Fair Uses Social Media to Reach Guests

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This year the Jackson County Fair is using social media to connect with more people and reach a larger audience. Along with the new fair app introduced in the weeks leading up to the fair, fair board members are also using Facebook, Twitter, websites, and advertisements to communicate with guests. This … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: (Over?) Sharing Pictures

Kids are the best form of entertainment.  I didn’t always believe that.  But somehow, after having 2 of my own, my husband and I can just watch them play for hours and it’s much more interesting to us than any movie or book. Seriously, kids (especially your own) can be mesmerizing. I think that’s why … Continue reading »

Why Parents Share Pictures Online

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When a woman becomes a mother, it often changes the way she defines herself.  That may be one reason why so many women chose to post so many pictures of their kids on social media sites. It’s the topic of a study, just published by a University of Michigan graduate student, … Continue reading »