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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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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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Quinn Launches Website In Pensions Campaign

Plans to utilize social media to promote solutions.

11/18/2012

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Social Media Among Threats To Greeting Card Makers

Say it’s your birthday or you’ve just had a baby, maybe got engaged or bought your first house. If you’re like many Americans, your friends are texting their congratulations, sending you an e-card or clicking “Like” on your Facebook wall.

10/07/2012

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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

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