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COMMENTARY: Should kids younger than 13 be on Facebook? Absolutely

July 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The recent report in The Wall Street Journal about Facebook wanting to give children younger than 13 access to the platform is blowing up my feeds. Continue Reading

It takes an e-village to raise a child

July 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

While your world shifts in previously unimaginable ways when you become a parent, one fundamental thing does not: You need a village to help you along. As a result, many new moms are seeking sanctuary and support in blogs and Facebook, according to a couple of recent studies. Continue Reading

Social media a godsend for those with rare diseases

June 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Deb McGarry had just delivered the eulogy at her grandmother’s funeral when pain shot through her chest. A wave of nausea followed.
“Something is wrong,” McGarry whispered to her husband as an arm went numb and the lump in her throat turned to panic. Continue Reading

Social networking giant Facebook plans to go public, files for IPO to raise $5 billion

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates. Continue Reading

Grand Forks youth target parents in Internet safety campaign

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Parents of students in Grand Forks public schools will receive some education of their own in the next few weeks. The subject: Internet safety and how they can better monitor their children’s use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Continue Reading

Alex Baldwin tweet tirade follows game-playing boot from LA flight

December 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A flight attendant was the subject of a Twitter tirade from Alec Baldwin after the actor was booted from a plane at Los Angeles International Airport for playing a word game on his cell phone as the plane was about to depart for New York. Continue Reading

Obama to host town hall via LinkedIn

September 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – President Barack Obama is again turning to a social networking website to host a town hall meeting.
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Schools address social networking, should students and teachers be ‘friends’?

August 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Most students and many teachers have accounts on social networking websites, such as Facebook or Twitter, and education officials said there is an understanding of what is acceptable conduct between instructor and student even in the absence of technology-specific policies.
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Minnesota state senator told to apologize for offending tweet

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

During a May floor debate, Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, a Vergas Republican, tweeted that Democratic Sen. Barb Goodwin called people with mental illnesses “idiots and imbeciles” when Goodwin actually used the words to illustrate discredited terms of a bygone era. Continue Reading

2012 presidential candidates ‘friend’ social media

April 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican Tim Pawlenty disclosed his 2012 presidential aspirations on Facebook. Rival Mitt Romney did it with a tweet. President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election bid with a digital video emailed to the 13 million online backers who helped power his historic campaign in 2008. Continue Reading