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Social Media Blamed for Some of the Scope of Ferguson Looting

Twitter and Facebook are getting some of the blame for the sprawling scope of this week’s rioting in Ferguson.

08/11/2014

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Psychologist: Social Media ‘Bears Some Responsibility’ For ‘Fire Challenge’

A dangerous new fad is sweeping social media known as the “fire challenge.”

08/11/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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“Fight Mobs” Initiated Through Social Media

St. Louis Police are beginning to check social media such as Twitter and Facebook in efforts to prevent Mob Fights.

04/25/2014

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Troubled Teens Help Mo. Flood Victims

Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman says it began when a group of 20 troubled teens from the Piney Ridge residential treatment center raised about $500 to attend Six Flags St. Louis.

08/13/2013

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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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Toy Store Saved By Social Media Faces Further Troubles

Real life has intruded on the storybook ending for “Once Upon A Toy.”

04/17/2013

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Social Media Alters Strategy on DUI Enforcement

Deputies used to do checkpoints that lasted for hours, but now word travels through Facebook and Twitter significantly dropping arrests.

04/13/2013

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Illinois Bill Aims To Protect Students’ Online Privacy

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, who last year passed a bill keeping employers from asking employees for their usernames and passwords, is now sponsoring a bill to do the same for students.

02/15/2013

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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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