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Rick Perry Twitter account posts insulting image of woman at center of governor’s criminal indictment

Gaffe-prone Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a social media faux pas Sunday night after an image appeared up on his Twitter account of an insulting meme of the Democratic district attorney at the center of his felony abuse of power indictment.

Experiencing Farm Progress with Katie Johnson

I had some fun times at the Farm Progress Show this week but probably no more than I had with Iowa State ag communications student Katie Johnson. She took a few days off school to work in the media center sponsored by BASF and help out the reporters as well as public relations professionals floating around the tent drumming up... Read More


Severe, Pervasive, Irreversible: IPCC's Devastating Climate Change Conclusions Jon Queally, August 27, 2014 (Common Dreams via Center for Media and Democracy) “Climate change is here. Climate change is now. Climate change will be significantly...Show More Summary

Join Us For Live Coverage Of Apple's Event On September 9

Thirty years after the original Mac debuted, Apple will return to Cupertino's Flint Center for a major launch. And we'll be there. It's been all but official for a while now. And now it is official: Apple will be holding a media event on Tuesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Read Full Story

Apple Sets Sept. 9 Media Event in Cupertino

It’s finally official: after weeks of rumors, Apple (AAPL) just sent an invitation to media to attend an event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino for September 9th.  The graphic, a pale gray, stylized version of the Apple logo, carries the tagline “Wish we could say more.” Apple shares are up [...]

FACEBOOK: Social Media Doesn't Actually Stifle People's Opinions (FB)

This week, a new report from the Pew Research Center claimed that people who use social media are less likely to express their personal opinions on hot topics, even offline. It explains that people are less likely to post anything controversial if they're not sure their audience agrees. Show More Summary

Wednesday Morning Stir

-This new Life Alert ad is pretty disturbing (video above). link -The cast of Toy Story reunited (again) for a new Sky Broadband television spot by WCRS. link -Guitar Center has awarded the Los Angeles office of Starcom media duties, following a review. Show More Summary

Climate Alarmism: When Is This Bozo Going Down?

Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For...Show More Summary

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study,...

When it comes to Facebook, we all just want to be popular, study finds

A new Pew Research Center report finds that social media users are more likely to share opinions their readers are likely to agree with. Photo by Flickr user Jason Howie Ice bucket challenge. VMAs. Emmys. Wash, rinse, refresh page. If you think your Facebook NewsFeed or Twitter timeline is becoming an echo chamber of the same material, you’re right. Show More Summary

Study: Social Media Users Less Likely To Give Opinions

Apparently, our Liberaland community was not surveyed. In a report released Tuesday, the Pew Research Center found that most people who regularly use social media sites were actually less likely to share their opinions, even offline. The findings run counter to how many people view social media. But a survey that asked some 1,800 adults [...]

Pew: There’s a ‘Spiral of Silence’ on Social Media

We often think of the Internet as a breeding grounds for idea exchange — a place that lends itself perfectly to sharing viewpoints on topics both trivial and complex. But according to Pew Research Center, there’s something deeper happening...Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter Talks Preventable Disease at Social Good Summit 2014

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will join the Social Good Summit this year via a special video message. Also the founder of The Carter Center, President Carter will speak about the ways social media is helping the eradication of six...Show More Summary

News on social media suffers a 'spiral of silence': Pew study

If social media users think their followers don’t share their opinion on the news, they are less likely to post those views on Facebook and Twitter, according to a new Pew Research Center report, released today. It showed Facebook and Twitter users posted less about Edward Snowden and his revelations of government surveillance if they felt their networks would disagree...

Is Social Media Causing Us to Self-Censor on Hot-Button Issues?

Hesitant to post that political link to Facebook? Worried about expressing your opinion on Twitter? It might be changing how you talk offline. A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn't encourage discussion on controversial subjects. Show More Summary

Pew: Social Media Users with Unpopular Opinions are Less Likely to Speak Out

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, social media users with unpopular political opinions are less likely to speak out on social platforms and in real life. This is in contrast to the commonly-held belief that social...Show More Summary

Escaping the American Onlookership

The news media, entertainment, academic, and government nerves centers of the nation pulse with deception designed to nudge the public into agreement with self-evident falsehoods

IM Westerberg and GM Karlsson share first place in Stockholm

The 2014 Stockholm Open was held from 18th to 24th August 2014 in Stockholm, the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden.The 9-round Swiss Open tournament hosted 69 players from 8 different countries.First place was...Show More Summary

Bozell & Graham Column: Obama Satire? Still Unacceptable

The amount of mockery presidents endure usually corresponds with their polling. It applies to Republicans (Nixon, Bush, Bush), but sometimes also to Democrats (Carter). In 2012, the Center for Media and Public Affairs found network late-night shows told twice as many jokes about Mitt Romney as they told about President Obama. Show More Summary

University Bans Social Media, Political Content and Wikipedia Pages On Dorm WiFi

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

My understanding is that there was once a theory that America's public universities were havens of free speech, political thought, and a center for the exchange of ideas. I must admit that this seems foreign to me. I've always experienced universities primarily as a group-think center mostly centered around college athletics. Show More Summary

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