Sherry Hamby, a psychology professor at the University of the South who studies victimization of vulnerable communities in Appalachia, agrees that age is probably not the primary factor for those who shun social media, including some of the rural populations she studies. In her experience, few of the presumed reasons actually hold true. For instance, while it is assumed that individuals who live in Appalachia do not own the latest in technology because they can’t afford it, her research has found that “the deeper reason is a lot of skepticism about technology and a lot of consideration of the ways it changes life.” … [Read more...] about Revenge Of The Faceblockers: Social Media Abstainers Aren’t Worried About Their Data
The technology, media and telecommunications industry remains an important target for organized labor. Indeed, while perhaps counterintuitive, the new crowd of hip, highly educated innovators and creative-types may prove to be fertile ground for more traditional organizing efforts … [Read more...] about Gawker Media Employees Vote For Union Representation – What Does This Mean?
Over the summer, the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure adopted the Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Social Media and Social Networking in Medical Practice (“Model Policy”) that was issued by the Federation of State Medical Boards (“FSMB”). FSMB created their policy in 2012 to help medical boards provide guidance and education about issues related to social media. The FSMB Model Policy followed the American Medical Association’s (“AMA”) 2010 “Professionalism in the Use of Social Media” policy. Both incorporate the same principles, but the FSMB offers more concrete examples of conduct that should be avoided in social media activity. … [Read more...] about The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Adopts the Model Policy for Appropriate Use of Social Media
Casey Lawhorn, 23, apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after allegedly shooting his mother Vi Lawhorn and friend Avery Gaines on Sunday in East Ridge, Tennessee, according to a statement from Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson. According to media reports, Lawhorn had said in the online posts that he had "spent a lot of time thinking about murder, wondering what it feels like." … [Read more...] about Fugitive who announced 2 killings on social media found dead
As the Islamic state further recedes and loses even more territory, it is adapting to exist almost entirely digitally. Those who fight terrorism need to understand the difference between individuals who are inspired and those who are directly encouraged to engage in violence. Likewise, terrorism researchers need to to understand the role of social media in capturing the imagination of young men and instigating them to perpetrate violence. … [Read more...] about Since Boston bombing, terrorists are using new social media to inspire potential attackers