A few schools have made the news lately for over-policing students’ social media accounts. Now it seems to be happening to employees, too, because a Michigan teacher’s aide claims she was fired for refusing to give her bosses access to her Facebook page.
No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.
Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.
A 36-year-old Missoula woman accused of giving methadone pills to a young mother who died of an overdose has been charged. Michelle L. Erickson appeared in court Thursday on charges of negligent homicide and criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $100,000.
A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services s…