social media

Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry (Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

An actor recoils at the  horror of the state "pension squeeze" embodied by the character Squeezy the Python. (ThisismyIllinois.com)

Gov. Quinn’s Pension Monster, ‘Squeezy The Python,’ Derided As Lame

The governor’s web-based social media strategy hasn’t been met with much enthusiasm, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/19/2012

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1255 UTC, moves inland across the mid-Atlantic region on October 30, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Disaster Expert: Social Media Making Us Impatient For Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one disaster expert said you can blame social media for the change in expectations on how quickly relief can actually come to those struck by disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

Twitter home page.

Law Prevents Employers From Getting Social Media Passwords

Illinois employers will no longer be able to ask for employee or job candidates’ social network account information in order to gain access to their account or profile.

08/01/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: “Digital Politics” Is Here Without The Candidates

With all the communicative access to current local, national, and global information, expecting the masses to settle for media headlines and sound bites is insulting to today’s technologically-aware audience.

07/05/2012

Star was fans participating in the New York ComicCon in 2009.(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Star Wars Sucks

Yeah, I said it. I saw The Empire Strikes Back as a kid and thought, “What the hell is this crap?” Though the Colt-45 guy’s clothes were pretty pimp.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Chicago State University

Report: New Policy Forbids Chicago State Faculty From Talking To Media

A new policy on communication and social media has created a stir at Chicago State University on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Jeffrey Wilson, 51, found a kidney donor through Facebook. (CBS)

A New Use For Facebook, YouTube: Recruiting Organ Donors

Jeffrey Wilson gets his new kidney on March 16. After 17 months on dialysis, the 51-year-old financial analyst finally found a donor — through Facebook. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/27/2012

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room

Live Updates: The 54th GRAMMYs

Check out our live video and Twitter updates from the red carpet. Keep up with all the Grammy award winners, red carpet stunners and celebrity gossip in real-time.

02/10/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Book Shows How Gangs Are Using Social Media

A new book spells out how Chicago area street gangs are using social media to plot and carry out their dirty work.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Verizon iPhone

City Announces Winners Of Local-Interest Smartphone App Contest

Sometimes you can’t find a parking spot or a cab at the moment you need one, but now there’s an app to solve your problem.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

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Social Media Collides With Traditional Tailgating

Much has been made in the last decade of how this generation lacks the focus and work ethic of generations past. And, to that end, studies have been done to offer some tangible proof as […]

11/18/2011

Using the Internet (CBS)

Experts: Your Private Information Can Be Unlocked

People may think they take steps to safeguard their private information from identity thieves, but there are ways around the precautions. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/22/2011

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Guide To Chicago Museums And Social Media

Chicago-area museums are using social media to interact with the public, and the Twitter feeds, Flickr pages, blogs, YouTube sites and Facebook pages are helping us expand our knowledge of the arts and humanities, one click at a time.

08/15/2011

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Making Friends Over Meals: Stories from Grubwithus

In March, a man hoping to start up a group-dining site in Israel contacted me about Grubwithus. Founded in Chicago in 2010 and now in eight cities, Grubwithus organizes groups of strangers to eat family-style […]

07/27/2011

Ozzie Guillen

Ozzie Could Face Discipline For Post-Ejection Tweets

After being ejected during Wednesday night’s loss to the New York Yankees, Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, and decision could result in additional discipline.

670 The Score–04/28/2011

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