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Torrington Tightens Social Media Rules For Student Athletes

Online taunting in a statutory rape case involving Torrington High School football players has prompted city officials to draft new social media rules for student athletes.

08/21/2013

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Can Your Social Media Image Affect Your Chances of Getting Into College?

How many admissions officers are using the internet to screen applicants? What kind of online behavior affects a student’s admission to the college of their choice?

07/22/2013

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Study: Facebook Activity Indicative Of Regional Obesity Rates In United States

A recent study found that user activity on the social networking site Facebook from a certain region of the United States could indicate the obesity rates of that region.

04/26/2013

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Study: Facebook Users Exhibit Hostility Toward The Elderly

The findings of a recently conducted study indicate that younger users of Facebook discriminate against older members of the online community – and aged persons in general.

04/05/2013

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On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

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Northeasterners Share Snow Experiences Via Social Media

The East Coast woke up under a blanket of snow this weekend and collectively documented the experience on the myriad social and mobile inventions of the past decade. Facebook, Twitter and other technologies make it increasingly difficult to stay isolated–even if you’re stuck home alone.

02/11/2013

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Mass. College Student Arrested For Threatening Shooting At Movie Theater

A student at Holy Cross College in Worcester has been charged with making an online threat against a movie theater in Massachusetts.

12/17/2012

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Court: N.H. Sex Offender Must Report MySpace Info

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Friday that a sex offender who failed to report the creation of a MySpace account can be prosecuted.

12/07/2012

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Rob Gronkowski Visits Emerson Class, Discusses Social Media

These days, cyber-stalking can get you in a lot of trouble. But polite cyber-stalking? Well, that can earn you a visit from Rob Gronkowski.

12/07/2012

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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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