Since her birth in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried recently to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service's software couldn't handle her advanced age of 113 years old. So she fudged it a bit, and said she was 99.

To put Stoehr's age in context, we'll remind you: She was born three years before the Wright brothers conducted their historic first flight of an airplane in North Carolina.


On July 28, Facebook announced they would stop allowing messaging in their iPhone and Android apps and are requiring those who want to message to download a standalone app. Murray State Lecturer and Facebook Specialist Elizabeth Thomas visits Sounds Good to discuss what Facebook is doing about messaging and how it's latest advertising strategy affects businesses and consumers.

Quit Social Media, Save Your Marriage?

Jul 5, 2014

Your wife comes to bed late — again — after spending hours on Facebook. Maybe you feel like your husband is more focused on Twitter than you. Here's a pro tip: You may not imagining it. Your relationship really could be headed for rocky shores, if not splitsville, according to a new study from Boston University.

Facebook's mission "to make the world more open and connected" is a familiar refrain among company leaders. But the latest research shows connecting 1.1 billion users around the world may come at a psychological cost.

A new University of Michigan study on college-aged adults finds that the more they used Facebook, the worse they felt. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, found Facebook use led to declines in moment-to-moment happiness and overall life satisfaction.

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A fake account on the Hopkins County School System Facebook page confused some parents trying to get information about school closings Tuesday night. Community Engagement Specialist Lori Harrison is the administrator for the school’s page. Harrison says another account that looked similar to the official one posted inappropriate comments on the site.

Studies have shown that the human brain, for all of its intelligence and reasoning, prefers efficiency.  Or, as a psychology professor of mine once said, "The brain likes it easy."  That could be why we only tend to scan, at best, things like website privacy policies.  And when that involves the world's most ubiquitous social media site, that ignorance can be dangerous.  To find out to improve that state of affairs, Todd Hatton spoke with Murray State University journalism professor Elizabeth Thomas.  She teaches and blogs on the subject of social media.


I hope I look that good when I'm 75. (I know, it's a suspension bridge)

NPR reports the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this weekend.

Kentucky ~ Our own bridge is open today...who wants to go first? A fugitive was lured into arrest by a facebook profile (that's just like a fake woman). 

the morning cram [the rich friends edition]

May 18, 2012
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"...the bull has sent you a friend request."

NPR reports Facebook is only moments away from being publicly traded.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/16/12

May 16, 2012

Today on NPR:For $75, This Guy Will Sell You 1,000 Facebook 'Likes'

Around the Commonwealth:

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner.