social media http://wkms.org en Elizabeth Thomas: on Facebook privacy http://wkms.org/post/elizabeth-thomas-facebook-privacy <p>Studies have shown that the human brain, for all of its intelligence and reasoning, prefers efficiency.&nbsp; Or, as a psychology professor of mine once said, "The brain likes it easy."&nbsp; That could be why we only tend to scan, at best, things like website privacy policies.&nbsp; And when that involves the world's most ubiquitous social media site, that ignorance can be dangerous.&nbsp; To find out to improve that state of affairs, Todd Hatton spoke with Murray State University journalism professor Elizabeth Thomas.&nbsp; She teaches and blogs on the subject of social media.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:24:53 +0000 Todd Hatton 22641 at http://wkms.org Elizabeth Thomas: on Facebook privacy Spike in Motorcycle Accidents Prompts Social Media Campaign from KSP http://wkms.org/post/spike-motorcycle-accidents-prompts-social-media-campaign-ksp <p>With a 69% spike in motorcycle accidents so far this year, Kentucky State Police are turning to social media to counter the problem.&nbsp; KSP spokesman Trooper Michael Webb says the agency is launching a weeklong campaign urging both motorcyclists and drivers to be careful. He says,</p><p>&ldquo;Our message for motorcycle safety is simply to be more proactive and vigilant in the upcoming months. Summer is closely upon us and we know that more motorcyclists will be on the roadway during that time.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:04:46 +0000 Mark Heyne (WVXU) 17571 at http://wkms.org Spike in Motorcycle Accidents Prompts Social Media Campaign from KSP Illinois House Passes Password Snooping Ban http://wkms.org/post/illinois-house-passes-password-snooping-ban <p>The Illinois House wants to bar employers from asking workers and job applicants for access to social media like Facebook.&nbsp; The legislation passed Thursday and now goes to the Senate.&nbsp; Some employers, particularly law enforcement, have begun asking for passwords so they can review the online activities of job applicants.&nbsp; Under the legislation, workers could file lawsuits if pressured to open up private accounts if they&#39;re denied a job for refusing. Employers could still ask for usernames to view public information online, and they can monitor work-owned computers.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:13:24 +0000 Todd Hatton 17458 at http://wkms.org Mother and Daughter Team Campaign Against Bullies http://wkms.org/post/mother-and-daughter-team-campaign-against-bullies <p><span class="article-content"><span>McCracken County&#39;s Susan Guess and her daughter Morgan have a message for bullies: enough is enough. Through videos and posts on social media sites Susan and Morgan are getting the word out on the dangers of bullying and how to stop it. They&#39;ve even raised money to bring in speakers to talk with local civic groups about bullying. Susan says everyone can be a victim of bullying, even adults. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:00:47 +0000 Drew Adams 16872 at http://wkms.org