Friday, May 3, 2013
College football programs are not allowed to place website addresses or social media messages on the field due to rules that were recently amended by the NCAA. Tell us what you think of the athletic association’s decision.
#GoDawgs or #GoJackets? Whichever your preference, you won’t see either on an NCAA football field this fall. The NCAA’s recent “Bulletin on Field Markings, Uniforms, etc.” expressly prohibits “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags” (Hashtags are words or phrases that are preceded by the # symbol that can be used online to group messages together or to rally support for a common cause, such as for a favorite team.). The rule means that while you may see your fellow fans using Twitter and other social media platforms while at the game, you won’t see “#SicemDawgs” between the hedges at Sanford Stadium or “#GaTech” on Historic Grant Field in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Speaking of UGA, another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi…
Friday, March 22, 2013
In the digital age, are we allowing children to use, and potentially abuse, social media at too early of an age? Tell us what you think.
Last March, a student who attended New Manchester High in Douglasville was arrested after allegedly making an online threat against his school. Earlier this month, a Pebblebrook High student from Austell found himself in jail after he allegedly posted threats on Instagram. And last week, Paulding County authorities increased their presence at East Paulding High School as a precautionary measure after a message spread on Twitter said that someone would be bringing a gun onto campus. Though these incidents are seemingly unrelated, one common factor is the usage of online services and social media. In the wake of these incidents, and countless others out there we want to ask: Lastly, many online services require users to be of a minimum age. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The department's social media account began last week.
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Tuesday, January 29
The Cobb Police Department has begun a Twitter account. The real-time social media account began on Wednesday, Jan. 23. As of early Tuesday, the department's latest tweet was made Thursday—an update on an crash on Interstate 285. Users can also sign up by texting "Follow CobbPolice1" to 40404. Cobb PD created a Facebook page last year.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Could publicly tracking food consumption introduce a level of accountability that will help dieters succeed?
After a summer of trying delicious dessert recipes on Pinterest and a fall of long work hours coupled with less-than-healthy food choices, I am now a few pounds above my preferred weight. I am not about to tell you what that weight is, but I will say I am about 8 pounds above the midpoint of the range I like to weigh. The last time I got lazy and let myself pick up a few pounds (which was during a period of long work hours, high stress and little sleep), I lost weight by keeping a food journal. I wrote down everything I ate and kept a calorie count. It worked well because I was really loathe to go over my daily calorie target. However, it was also tedious and not at all enjoyable. So, the other day I was browsing Instagram and it occurred…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sites mock parents who share too much information about their kids on Facebook.
It's super exciting that your little toddler piddled in the potty for the first time and you want to share photographic evidence of the moment with all of your friends on Facebook. Well, you might want to reconsider before you hit the "share" button. There are a slew of websites these days dedicated to informing over-sharing parents that their childless friends are over reading about their kid's crap, literally. Take for instance, the blog ST*U, Parents, a submission-based "public service" blog that pokes fun at parents whose Facebook statuses have been hijacked with inane updates about their children. The author of the site, known simply as "B," created the blog in 2009 in response to annoying parental over-share posts that popped up in …