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New App Created In Mpls. Lets You Connect With Kin

If you’ve ever scrolled through your facebook timeline or twitter feed and thought, “Where are my friends?” the new Kinly app may be for you. Whatever you post goes only to your defined social circle or kin.

08/05/2013

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New Survey Shows Young Adults Have Social Media Regrets

Have you ever posted something on social media, then thought maybe it was a bad idea? A new survey finds a lot of young people are worried that something they posted to Facebook or Twitter will come back to bite them some day.

07/30/2013

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Social Media Harnessed To Rebuild OK Tornado Victim’s Home

Two months after a tornado flattened dozens of homes in Moore, Okla., families are starting to rebuild, and one woman’s story remains fresh in our memories.

07/24/2013

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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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MIMMI Sculpture Tracks Minneapolis’s Mood On Social Media

A new floating piece of art is tapping in to how the city is feeling. MIMMI is being called the emotional gateway to Minneapolis, and this weekend it will be the center piece of one of the city’s most unique festivals: the Secret City.

06/18/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The End Of Privacy

For years the United States has been gathering millions of Verizon cell phone records, as well as foreigner’s emails and data from Google, Facebook and other Internet companies. It is all to make us safer, President Obama says. It’s to protect us from terrorist acts.

06/08/2013

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Good Question: Can You Be Fired For Off-The-Job Comments?

Whatever the real reason the Vikings had for cutting punter Chris Kluwe, every employee and employer struggles with the line between at-work conduct and off-hour behavior. Can you be fired for what you say outside of work?

05/06/2013

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Presidential Hot Water

President Obama comments on his friend Attorney General Kamala Harris. Are the comments sexist? Tell us on our Facebook page.

04/05/2013

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April Fools’ Jokes Around Minnesota

When the home opener for the Twins 2013 season happens amid temperatures hovering around the freezing point, you have to presume that a few Minnesotans are going to take full advantage of the opportunity to pull an April Fools prank.

04/01/2013

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Local Church Uses Social Media To Its Full Advantage

There are some big-time players on Facebook and Twitter based right here in the Twin Cities. Some of them have very serious social media strategies, and if you’re not a pro-athlete or celebrity, followers on Twitter and “Likes” on Facebook do not come easy.

02/20/2013

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Pick-A-Side: What’s Your Favorite Social Media Site?

02/18/2013

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Man Sues Brainerd College Over Facebook Comments

A man has filed a federal lawsuit against officials at Brainerd’s Central Lakes College after he says he was expelled for a Facebook post.

02/18/2013

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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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Esme’s Blog: Seduction Via The Web

The real lesson of Minneapolis police officer Bradley Schnickel’s arrest on six felony counts of luring and having sexual encounters with young girls is that social networking makes this predatory behavior so much easier than it used to be.

02/09/2013

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Mpls. Cop Accused Of Sex With Underage Girls Posts Bail

A 32-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting teen girls he met on social media sites while working as a Minneapolis Police officer, including one he allegedly got intoxicated before assaulting.

02/08/2013

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