facebook http://michiganradio.org en Does this post make me look fat? http://michiganradio.org/post/does-post-make-me-look-fat <div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>Facebook has decided I have a weight problem – a big weight problem.</p><p>It's been&nbsp;helpfully suggesting diet pills, plus-sized swimsuits with tummy-control panels, and affirming articles about body image as I apparently struggle with the motivation to battle my obesity.</p><p><b>The thing is I'm petite, not plus</b></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:25:37 +0000 Tamar Charney 17774 at http://michiganradio.org Does this post make me look fat? Dave Agema claims he was wrongly blamed for anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments http://michiganradio.org/post/dave-agema-claims-he-was-wrongly-blamed-anti-gay-and-anti-muslim-comments <p>Embattled Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is hitting back at critics of his anti-gay and anti-Muslim Web postings, saying he stands on the same issues he always has: "God, family and country."</p><p>In a Facebook post, the former state representative says people are feeding half-truths to the news media within the GOP and stirring up divisiveness.</p><p>He says he's wrongly being blamed for posting other people's comments and says it's an unfortunate and uncivil tactic to tarnish his reputation.</p><p>Rick Pluta, Lansing bureau chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network and co-host of "It's Just Politics" &nbsp;joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:12:29 +0000 Stateside Staff 16112 at http://michiganradio.org Dave Agema claims he was wrongly blamed for anti-gay and anti-Muslim comments Preserving today's digital record for future generations http://michiganradio.org/post/preserving-todays-digital-record-future-generations <p>Think, for just a moment, of the many ways we capture moments of our lives and share them with everyone.</p><p>Snap a photo on your smartphone and in seconds, it's up on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram for friends, family and followers to see.</p><p>But what is going to happen to those moments and memories someday in the future when Instagram or Tumblr or Facebook or Flickr no longer exist?</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:05:34 +0000 Stateside Staff 16101 at http://michiganradio.org Preserving today's digital record for future generations Facebook digs deeper into the adoption of equal sign profile pictures http://michiganradio.org/post/facebook-digs-deeper-adoption-equal-sign-profile-pictures <p>You likely saw it unfold on Facebook earlier this year.</p><p>In late March, Facebook users began changing their profile pics&nbsp;to show their support for gay marriage.</p><p></p><p>Facebook tracked analyzed those changes and found that 2.77 million users in the United States made the switch - and the users who made the switch were more likely to live along the coasts or in the Great Lakes region.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:15:18 +0000 Mark Brush 15631 at http://michiganradio.org Facebook digs deeper into the adoption of equal sign profile pictures Flap over Mary Sue Coleman's speech shows you should think before you tweet http://michiganradio.org/post/flap-over-mary-sue-colemans-speech-shows-you-should-think-you-tweet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These days, we are constantly being told how great the so-called new media are. Thanks to smart phones, the Internet, Twitter, Facebook, and all the rest of it, we can all share everything with everyone in the world at a nanosecond’s notice. That is to say, without thinking about it.</span></p><p>On occasion, this has allowed journalism to break new records getting the story first. But more often, it has allowed us to break new records in getting things wrong, in embarrassing ourselves and doing harm to others.</p><p>One horrible example of this happened last weekend. U of M President Mary Sue Coleman addressed the crowd at Michigan Stadium during the halftime game against Nebraska.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:31:36 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 15280 at http://michiganradio.org Flap over Mary Sue Coleman's speech shows you should think before you tweet Employers should be careful about what they see on social media http://michiganradio.org/post/employers-should-be-careful-about-what-they-see-social-media <p>Ever since the rise of Facebook we&rsquo;ve heard the warning: be careful about what you put on Facebook, watch what you post online.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">What if a prospective employer checks out your Facebook page and sees something that tanks you for that new job?</span></p><p>But, in his recent article in Crain&rsquo;s Detroit Business, writer Chris Gautz tells us it&rsquo;s <em>the employer</em> who needs to tread lightly and carefully in looking at social media, or the online presence of potential hires, and h<span style="line-height: 1.5;">e warns companies to be careful in taking action against employees for their Facebook or Twitter postings.</span></p><p>Chris Gautz joined us today to tell us more.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:36:08 +0000 Stateside Staff 14649 at http://michiganradio.org Employers should be careful about what they see on social media This artist hid $10,000 around Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/artist-hid-10000-around-detroit <p>LA graffiti artist David Choe passed through Detroit on Sunday and hid money in different parts of the city.</p><p>On Sunday he posted on his Facebook page that he "made it into Canada tonight but hid 10,000$ in mostly 1's and a few hundos all over Detroit today."</p><p>Why did he do it? Answer: "just becuz - why not?"</p><p>Around 7 p.m. he started dropping clues on &nbsp;Twitter.</p><p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>$$$ and prints hidden under the Golden Arches sign at the American/Canadian border of Detroit/Windsor but which side ?</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:44:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13326 at http://michiganradio.org This artist hid $10,000 around Detroit Adoptees searching for their birth parents....on Facebook http://michiganradio.org/post/adoptees-searching-their-birth-parentson-facebook <p>There is a growing trend on Facebook of people setting up pages devoted to finding their birth parents.</p><p>It’s helped some adoptees. But some long time advocates worry that such a public search could create barriers to a reunion.</p><p>Dave Crispin has known since he was about eleven years old that he was adopted.</p><p>“It’s like the big unanswered question in my life,” Crispin says at the dinner table of his Springport, Michigan home, “I don’t know where I’m from.”</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:40:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11938 at http://michiganradio.org Adoptees searching for their birth parents....on Facebook An anti-gay Facebook post that led to a request for resignation http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-gay-facebook-post-led-request-resignation <p></p><p>Yesterday, a Republican National Committeeman, and former Michigan lawmaker, posted an article chock full of anti-gay slurs on Facebook.&nbsp;</p><p>Dave Agema, the Committeeman who posted the article with a byline of "Frank Joseph, MD," has been asked to resign by 21 Republican precinct delegates and young Republican leaders.&nbsp;</p><p>His response?</p><p>"Absolutely not."</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:29:32 +0000 Stateside Staff 11917 at http://michiganradio.org An anti-gay Facebook post that led to a request for resignation Group wants Michigan judge's Facebook ruling overturned http://michiganradio.org/post/group-wants-michigan-judges-facebook-ruling-overturned <p>DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - A consumer advocacy group objects to a judge ordering a Detroit area man to remove comments critical of a restaurant class-action lawsuit on his Facebook page.<br><br>Public Citizen said Friday that Wayne County Circuit Judge Kathleen Macdonald's ruling violates the First Amendment. The group filed a motion to have the injunction removed.<br> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:08:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11385 at http://michiganradio.org Group wants Michigan judge's Facebook ruling overturned How to survive social media during this election season http://michiganradio.org/post/how-survive-social-media-during-election-season <p>If you haven’t figured it out by now, not everybody in your virtual circle of friends shares the same political beliefs as you.</p><p>Jennifer White talks with Cliff Lampe, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He gives some tips on how to survive social media, especially Facebook during this election season.</p><p><strong>Take a vacation from social media</strong></p><p>“If for instance, you were ever thinking about trying out Pinterest, now might be the time because there you’ll see a lot of pictures of cupcakes and dresses, and very few political campaign messages. Or if you were thinking about trying out Instagram and sharing your photos with people. So, this might be a great time to try another site and explore that for a little bit,” Lampe said.</p><p><strong>Hide posts if you must, but try to embrace political differences</strong></p><p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:38:25 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 9452 at http://michiganradio.org How to survive social media during this election season Facebook followers share 'up north' highlights http://michiganradio.org/post/facebook-followers-share-north-highlights <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Earlier today, Michigan Radio&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/why-we-love-going-north">Kyle Norris posted a story</a> about Michiganders&rsquo; love of traveling north of their hometowns for an in-state getaway.&nbsp; On our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/michiganradio">facebook page</a>, we asked fans to join the conversation:</p><p><strong>&ldquo;Ok, let&#39;s hear your favorite thing about going &lsquo;up north.&rsquo;&rdquo;</strong></p><p>Followers posted comments detailing the perks of their favorite spots up north.</p><p>Several answered that the drive north is the best part of the experience.</p><p><em><strong>Gary:</strong> Crossing the tension line (or &quot;ecotone&quot;) between southern and northern forests. The pines and sand sneak in so slowly you barely notice, until they seem suddenly to dominate.</em></p><p><em><strong>Cathrin: </strong>Not only do the trees change, but the landscape begins to rise and fall in drastic contrast to the flat plains of the center of the mitten. So beautiful!</em></p><p><em><strong>Dani:</strong> crossing the bridge to the u.p ...being so close to 3 of the great lakes the beautiful scenery the falls the fudge in mackinaw smoked fish in st ignance and most of all being away from the big city</em> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:34:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8312 at http://michiganradio.org Facebook followers share 'up north' highlights Facebook community split over personal panhandler policies http://michiganradio.org/post/facebook-community-split-over-personal-panhandler-policies <p><a href="http://www.annarborrealhelp.org/home">New posters</a> in downtown Ann Arbor businesses will ask visitors to stop giving money to panhandlers.&nbsp; The effort by the mayor&#39;s office and businesses asks people to give money to local resources for the homeless instead.&nbsp;</p><p>Yesterday, we posted this question to the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/michiganradio">Michigan Radio Facebook </a>community:</p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;What is your policy on giving to panhandlers?&rdquo;</em></strong></p><p>Readers jumped at the chance to share their stories and &ldquo;personal policies.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><em>Charles</em></strong><em>&ndash;I </em><em>used to run the old laundry mat on Broadway &amp; Maiden Lane in Ann Arbor &amp; used to have to deal with panhandlers, daily! After awhile you can figure out who really needs some help and those who were just mooching a free ride. $5 was the limit I would give to those who were not just gonna drink it away, but, you never know, do you!</em></p><p><strong><em>Angie</em></strong><em>- </em><em>We were dining in A2 a couple of years ago, and my daughter was being nice and felt sorry for a beggar. When we left the restaurant, she offered him some take-out in a container and he got all annoyed at her and said &quot;I dont want that&quot; &gt;:(</em></p><p><strong><em>Tom- </em></strong><em>If someone asks me politely, I&#39;ll give them whatever change I have in my pocket-- sometimes it&#39;s more than a dollar; sometimes it&#39;s 10 cents. But I won&#39;t open my wallet in front of a panhandler. My policy prevents me from having to make a decision each time I&#39;m asked. I&#39;ve never had anyone be anything but grateful.</em></p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:42:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7898 at http://michiganradio.org Facebook community split over personal panhandler policies Protecting your social media privacy (from your boss) http://michiganradio.org/post/protecting-your-social-media-privacy-your-boss <p>State lawmakers are discussing whether to limit employers&#39; ability to demand passwords to social media sites.</p><p>A bill would bar companies from asking employees or job applicants to hand over passwords to their Twitter, Facebook or other accounts. Tue, 29 May 2012 17:42:55 +0000 Steve Carmody 7661 at http://michiganradio.org Protecting your social media privacy (from your boss) Troy Mayor Facebook FAIL http://michiganradio.org/post/troy-mayor-facebook-fail <p><font><font><font><font><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">One of the things I do is help get undergraduate students ready for the job market. Since we became an e-mail society, I&rsquo;ve had to repeatedly advise students to make sure they use appropriate e-mail names, especially for professional use.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:29:02 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 5251 at http://michiganradio.org Troy Mayor Facebook FAIL Did the earth move for you too? http://michiganradio.org/post/did-earth-move-you-too <p>People all across Michigan say they felt today&rsquo;s&nbsp;earthquake in Virginia&nbsp;.&nbsp;&nbsp;Perhaps the most common question today in Michigan was&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;Did you feel that?&quot;&nbsp;</p><p>Within minutes of the 5 .9 tremor in Virginia, social media started buzzing.&nbsp;&nbsp; Michigan Radio&rsquo;s listeners chimed in quickly.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:23:52 +0000 Steve Carmody 3880 at http://michiganradio.org U of M Press to publish serialized books online http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-press-publish-serialized-books-online <p>A Michigan book publisher is using social media to update a popular 19<sup>th</sup> century publishing method made famous by <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wnet/dickens/life_publication.html">Charles Dickens</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://press.umich.edu/">University of Michigan Press</a> will serialize two new novels using Facebook, beginning July 18.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:06:33 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3339 at http://michiganradio.org U of M Press to publish serialized books online Universities work toward effective social media strategies http://michiganradio.org/post/universities-work-toward-effective-social-media-strategies <p>Many colleges and universities are still trying to develop their social media strategy. A <a href="https://www.noellevitz.com/papers-research-higher-education/2010/2010-e-expectations-report">study</a> by <a href="https://www.noellevitz.com/">Noel-Levitz Higher Education Consultants</a> shows one in four potential students drops a school from their prospective list after a bad experience on the university&rsquo;s website.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:52:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3292 at http://michiganradio.org Universities work toward effective social media strategies President Obama's invite to a townhall meeting hosted by Facebook http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obamas-invite-townhall-meeting-hosted-facebook <p>In an attempt to reach people who are hanging out online, President Obama is holding an &quot;online town hall&quot; meeting at the headquarters of Facebook in Palo Alto, California. There he&#39;ll discuss his ideas for bringing down the deficit, and take questions posted on the White House Facebook page.</p><p>Here&#39;s the invite from the President released this morning:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxqQmt_F240</p><p><span class="author">Carla Marinucci on t</span>he <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=87230#ixzz1JznEzkng">Politics Blog of the San Francisco Chronicle</a> writes:</p><blockquote><p>...only a few lucky invitees and reporters will actually be allowed inside the headquarters of Facebook to see the town hall...White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told reporters last week in a conference call that Obama isn&#39;t necessarily aiming for the youth demographic with his event. &quot;It is an attempt to reach people who may not get their news through traditional news sources like newspapers and the network news,&#39;&#39; he said. &quot;And we want to go to where people...congregate online and communicate with them there. And Facebook is certainly one of the premiere places to do that.&quot; Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:59:08 +0000 Mark Brush 2132 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama's invite to a townhall meeting hosted by Facebook Kidney donor discovered on Facebook http://michiganradio.org/post/kidney-donor-discovered-facebook <p>A Michigan man was told he could wait five years for a kidney transplant that matched his blood type.</p><p>But then he found one on Facebook.</p><p><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/michigan-man-finds-kidney-facebook/story?id=13302575">ABC News </a>reports:</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 17:48:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1937 at http://michiganradio.org Kidney donor discovered on Facebook