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All Tech Considered
2:39 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Quit Social Media, Save Your Marriage?

Researchers found that, in general, people who use social media are 32 percent more likely to think about leaving their spouse.
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Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 10:04 am

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.

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Society
2:24 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Elizabeth Thomas: on Facebook privacy

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.

Roads and Highways
4:04 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Spike in Motorcycle Accidents Prompts Social Media Campaign from KSP

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With a 69% spike in motorcycle accidents so far this year, Kentucky State Police are turning to social media to counter the problem.  KSP spokesman Trooper Michael Webb says the agency is launching a weeklong campaign urging both motorcyclists and drivers to be careful. He says,

“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.”

Business
7:13 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Illinois House Passes Password Snooping Ban

The Illinois House wants to bar employers from asking workers and job applicants for access to social media like Facebook.  The legislation passed Thursday and now goes to the Senate.  Some employers, particularly law enforcement, have begun asking for passwords so they can review the online activities of job applicants.  Under the legislation, workers could file lawsuits if pressured to open up private accounts if they're denied a job for refusing. Employers could still ask for usernames to view public information online, and they can monitor work-owned computers.

Education
10:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Mother and Daughter Team Campaign Against Bullies

McCracken County'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'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. She says she's been concerned about bullying in schools for several years, but found a renewed interest in the subject when she found out here daughter was being bullied at her elementary school.

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