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August 22, 2012

Maybe privacy is overrated. Maybe asking someone if you can use their personal opinions as endorsements is just a common courtesy that’s outdated in this digital and technological world that we now live in.
And maybe Republican Todd Akin will be the keynote speaker at the next National Organization for Women’s conference too. Right after Akin congratulates Joe Biden on shooing himself and President Obama right back into the White House with his winning speech at a recent Virginia rally.

June 18, 2012

Recent activity in Maryland, Connecticut, Washington State, Massachusetts and New Jersey raise alarm and hope for employees’ privacy rights. 

 
Recent activity in Maryland, Connecticut, Washington State, Massachusetts and New Jersey raise alarm and hope for employees’ privacy rights. 
After complaints from employees being forced to divulge social media passwords to their employers, states took action to prevent further privacy breaches. 
The Password Privacy Act of 2012 builds on the existing law of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. 
Initially, the law was used as a tool for individuals to protect themselves from hackers. 

March 27, 2012

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era.

 

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era. 

January 29, 2012

With websites like Facebook and Twitter, we have several opportunities to expand our roster of “friends” and “followers.”

 

With websites like Facebook and Twitter, we have several opportunities to expand our roster of “friends” and “followers.”

January 26, 2012

On Monday, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court held that police must obtain a warrant before using a global positioning system to track suspects.

 

On Monday, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court held that police must obtain a warrant before using a global positioning system to track suspects.

Justice Samuel Alito focused on the physical nature of attaching a GPS device to a suspect’s vehicle. 

Frankly, this is not a surprising outcome. One can easily imagine a variety of ways in which police officers maneuver themselves in order to attach these devices to cars.

November 16, 2011

Are you lying about anything online? 

 

Be honest, have you really read and loved the entire works of Dostoevsky in the original Russian? Do you really celebrate the entire catalogue of Woody Allen’s early works? If you’re lying about anything in an online profile, it could soon be a criminal offense if the White House gets its way.

August 28, 2011

 

On June 28, Google launched a campaign to kill Facebook.

 

On June 28, Google launched a campaign to kill Facebook.

June 7, 2011

 

Less than a year ago, there was a big talk about social networking, especially Facebook. Many people saw it as time consuming and privacy intruding. 

People who will never say hello in your face, will send you their best wishes on your birthday. Many thought that Facebook would cage you in a virtual world where you would prefer texting your friends rather than speaking to them. 

June 6, 2011

 

Note to all future politicians and movie stars: nothing travels faster than a risqué leaked photo. The obvious difference here being that for the movie star, those leaked photos could lead to bigger box office numbers while it could ruin the career of a politician. 

That was the lesson learned this past week by New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, when a photo of his or someone else’s boxer-brief clad bulge was tweeted to a female college student. 

April 27, 2011

In a world where technology is growing at ever-increasing speeds, social media has become a vital resource for consumers worldwide.

In a world where technology is growing at ever-increasing speeds, social media has become a vital resource for consumers worldwide.

Political candidates and pundits alike have embraced the services of Facebook and Twitter to connect with their audience. Just this year, these outlets have been cited for their roles in the “Arab Spring” revolutions.

So where does Ole Miss fit into the growing social media phenomenon?

The answer to this question may be as easy as one, two, “Zing.”

March 24, 2011

Location-based applications like Facebook Places, Foursquare and others seem like fun to many smartphone users. They are used to let friends know where they are, to look up local businesses or to play games that earn them virtual points, badges or store discounts. 

Location-based applications like Facebook Places, Foursquare and others seem like fun to many smartphone users. They are used to let friends know where they are, to look up local businesses or to play games that earn them virtual points, badges or store discounts.  

However, the sharing of one’s location has opened up a debate about privacy. The Wall Street Journal did an investigation of the issue and published an article in December 2010 about their findings.

March 22, 2011

While the DM staff enjoyed a well-earned vacation last week, our Media Technology Manager was busy implementing upgrades to thedmonline.com. His hours of work have resulted in some very exciting changes, and the return of some truly fantastic features (RSS feed, anyone?).

While the DM staff enjoyed a well-earned vacation last week, our Media Technology Manager was busy implementing upgrades to thedmonline.com. His hours of work have resulted in some very exciting changes, and the return of some truly fantastic features (RSS feed, anyone?).

February 9, 2011

In high school, my daily routine consisted of going to school, going to some sports practice, showering after driving home, then watching sports highlights on ESPN until I fell asleep.

In high school, my daily routine consisted of going to school, going to some sports practice, showering after driving home, then watching sports highlights on ESPN until I fell asleep.

My senior year, the sportscasters on ESPN started throwing strange combinations of words and pictures around. They told me to “follow” them on this new trendy thing called “Twitter” and flashed a picture of a bird when they encouraged me to “tweet” at them. 

January 27, 2011

Now that online communication has become a necessity, our pixel-playground of social networking has ensured its longevity.

Now that online communication has become a necessity, our pixel-playground of social networking has ensured its longevity.

There are elements that make Facebook a great candidate for being popular for a very long time, but critics are polluting the air by saying that it, despite dominating social networking, will eventually fall into the same pattern as Xanga, created by John Hiler - or its predecessor MySpace, created by Tom Anderson.

December 2, 2010

Has Facebook replaced word of mouth as the fastest means of communication? Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman lecturer and director of the Magazine Innovation Center, said he believes the social networking site now allows for information to spread faster than ever. 

 

Has Facebook replaced word of mouth as the fastest means of communication? Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman lecturer and director of the Magazine Innovation Center, said he believes the social networking site now allows for information to spread faster than ever. 

 

November 29, 2010

Since I moved away from home, conversation with my friends and boyfriend has become extremely important to me. Thus, I will condemn myself and say that I am a proud junkie of social media.

Since I moved away from home, conversation with my friends and boyfriend has become extremely important to me. Thus, I will condemn myself and say that I am a proud junkie of social media.

You will see me constantly switching tabs between Facebook and math quizzes, chatting, messaging or fi nding new games to play like Why? What’s up? on our statuses.

We laugh about our day and rant about the unfairness of the society. We even start movements across the globe by creating groups and events.

November 14, 2010

 

Across the state, several police departments have utilized the technology available via social networking, including the Oxford Police Department.

 

Across the state, several police departments have utilized the technology available via social networking, including the Oxford Police Department.

 

November 4, 2010

The largest employer of college graduates in the United States, PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, and LinkedIn have collaborated to create Career Explorer for college students.

 

The largest employer of college graduates in the United States, PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, and LinkedIn have collaborated to create Career Explorer for college students.

 

“The Career Explorer is really a unique career mapping tool that allows students to map out various career paths,” Holly Paul, U.S. recruiting leader for LinkedIn, said.

October 29, 2010

 

It’s 8 a.m. You wake up and go to class. You sit down for a lecture and all the students have their laptops out. Chances are, no one is really taking notes or following the PowerPoint slides—they are surfing the web. Just because the lecture is that boring. 

 

It’s 8 a.m. You wake up and go to class. 

 

October 21, 2010

Facebook is taking over the world, one update at a time. I have written on privacy issues surrounding Facebook before, but it seems like even with those problems it continues to grow. 

 

Facebook is taking over the world, one update at a time. I have written on privacy issues surrounding Facebook before, but it seems like even with those problems it continues to grow. 

 

October 19, 2010

On October 1, 2010, “The Social Network” opened in theaters. It caused quite a buzz and pulled in $23 million in just three days. 

 

On October 1, 2010, “The Social Network” opened in theaters. It caused quite a buzz and pulled in $23 million in just three days. 

 

October 7, 2010

 

While Taylor McGraw makes a good point in his column yesterday, I think he fails to see the promise social networking holds for the future of technology and communication.

 

While Taylor McGraw makes a good point in his column yesterday, I think he fails to see the promise social networking holds for the future of technology and communication.

September 28, 2010

You can comment on TheDMonline.com again, and I hope you are as excited as I am.

 

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the delay in resolving the issue. We realized back  in August that there was an issue with our online registration system. People were having trouble being authorized as users on the website, which prevented them from commenting.  In order to resolve the issue we had to disable registration for everyone, and then proceed to locate the problem and determine how to fix it.

You can comment on TheDMonline.com again, and I hope you are as excited as I am.

First of all, I'd like to apologize for the delay in resolving the issue. We realized back  in August that there was an issue with our online registration system. People were having trouble being authorized as users on the website, which prevented them from commenting.  In order to resolve the issue we had to disable registration for everyone, and then proceed to locate the problem and determine how to fix it.

September 23, 2010

After the recent week-long ban on all online social media (Facebook, Twitter, AOL and Myspace) by The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, some members of the University of Mississippi staff and faculty were asked what they would think of a week-long ban here.

 

After the recent week-long ban on all online social media (Facebook, Twitter, AOL and Myspace) by The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, some members of the University of Mississippi staff and faculty were asked what they would think of a week-long ban here.