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Conscience rights ignite online debatenew

A Fast Forward Weekly story from September, 2011 has resurfaced and fuelled a renewed debate about conscience rights in the current Alberta election as the right-wing Wildrose Party surges.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Suzy Thompson  |  04-06-2012  |  Policy Issues

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy is a Local Boynew

Here’s one more thing Charlestonians can brag about: Zeddie Little, a.k.a. Ridiculously Photogenic Guy of internet fame, grew up here. He worked in our restaurants, attended our schools, and ran on our bridge. Take that, New York City.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  04-06-2012  |  Culture

Got questions for the ridiculously photogenic bridge runner?new

A photo taken last weekend of a racer at the Cooper River Bridge Run has become an Internet sensation called Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, garnering hundreds of thousands of page views and a plethora of humorous captions. That's right: Charleston started a meme.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  04-05-2012  |  Features

Comic artist Taylor-Ruth Baldwinnew

Baldwin's Hanging Rock Comics have become a Tumblr sensation for their vivid, outsider perspective on high school life.
NUVO  |  Matthew McClure  |  04-05-2012  |  Art

How An Abused Teen's Suicide Played Out On Twitternew

After tweeting about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father — and an investigation that came up empty — Ashley Billasano killed herself.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  03-07-2012  |  Children & Families

Social Media Government

A social media mechanism that allows every American citizen to propose public policy (foreign and domestic) and vote on such proposals, on the other hand, would effectively put every single politician out of work.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  01-02-2012  |  Commentary

Follow Atlanta's most-wanted Twitter handlesnew

#ATL's Twitterati in 140 characters or less.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Bobby Feingold  |  12-02-2011  |  Tech

The Best Atlantans to Follow on Twitternew

#StaffPix from Besha Rodell, Rodney Carmichael and Bobby Feingold.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Besha Rodell, Rodney Carmichael and Bobby Feingold  |  12-01-2011  |  Tech

Twitter-Friendly Atlanta is Not Fully Wired Yetnew

Atlanta is supposed to be one of America's most wired cities. #Truth?
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Thomas Wheatley  |  12-01-2011  |  Tech

The Blogfather: MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey looks to the

Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon’s hottest tech properties. It’s a long way from the “Silicon Forest” of local startups. It’s an even longer way from those who work in Silicon Valley, their offices bustling with Razor scooters and wunderkinds having mad, Red Bull-fueled coding parties.
Willamette Week  |  Ruth Brown  |  07-13-2011  |  Tech

I Know Why the @cagedbird Tweetsnew

As the following local profiles illustrate, Twitter users generally fall into three categories: those who treat the micro-blogging service as a kind of online diary; those who see it as a means of professional growth and outreach; and those who use it to connect with others who share a specific interest.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  11-05-2009  |  Tech

She's 101 Years Old and She Has 800+ Twitter Followers: Meet @grandmaflorencenew

Florence Hasegawa's tweets are ruminations on everything from family to food to whether she fears death (she doesn't).
Maui Time  |  Ynez Tongson  |  10-16-2009  |  Tech

Why Did the Conflict Between Russia & Georgia Crash Twitter & Facebook?new

Does the inconvenience of a short Facebook/Twitter crash mean that Americans are victims of war on par with the estimated 2,000 people who died in the actual fighting last year? Of course not. But it does demonstrate that our increasing reliance on electronic communication networks makes the U.S. vulnerable to attacks in ways we never before imagined.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  08-25-2009  |  Commentary

Open Web Advocates Say Social Media Needs Reformnew

A question that's increasingly being raised is: Who should control all of the data shared through social media sites -- the user or the service?
The Georgia Straight  |  Jeffery Simpson  |  08-18-2009  |  Tech

Radio Nowhere Trades Physical Dollars for Digital Dimesnew

After his band's popularity waned, Mike Baker began using social networking to write his music and build a buzz.
East Bay Express  |  Eric Rubin  |  08-12-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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