social media http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Thursday, Feb.13, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-feb13-2014 <p>When it comes to support for emergency care services, the U.S. just barely squeaked by with a passing grade, at least according to a new state-by-state report card put out by the American College of Emergency Physicians.<br /><br />And how did Michigan measure up, you might ask? Well, it turns out we're failing in access to emergency health care. We heard some recommendations about ways to move forward.</p><p>Then, we met a woman who’s trying to help people come together to have some uncomfortable, but enlightening, conversations about race, class and more.</p><p>And, we spoke with Daniel Howes about Tom Lewand, Detroit’s job czar.</p><p>Also, “Saturday Night Live” just hired its first black female cast member in five years. Will this bring more attention to other black comedians?</p><p>And, a Michigan historian gave us a closer look at how Michigan milkweed helped us in World War II.</p><p>Also, the Michigan Human Society has a new way to find homes for their animals: social media.</p><p>First on the show, h<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ow do you best measure the progress of students in Michigan's classrooms and, by extension, the effectiveness of their teachers?</span></p><p>It's one of the thorniest challenges being debated in Michigan education.</p><p>For years, the Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP)&nbsp;and the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) have been the assessment tools. Now, with the move to the Common Core Standards, it's out with the&nbsp;MEAP&nbsp;and MME and in with the what?</p><p>Districts around Michigan are gearing up for an online adaptive assessment test in the spring of 2015.</p><p>The Michigan Department of Education says the state has only one option for testing students on the Common Core State Standards for the next three years.</p><p>And that option is the Smarter Balanced Assessment – the SBA.</p><p>But state lawmakers haven't made that official.</p><p>We wondered how districts&nbsp; are preparing for the SBA or whatever test they're told to administer next year.</p><p>William Heath is the superintendent of the&nbsp;Morrice&nbsp;Area Schools and principal at&nbsp;Morrice&nbsp;Junior and Senior High School located in&nbsp;Shiawassee&nbsp;County. He joined us today.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:53:49 +0000 Stateside Staff 16442 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, Feb.13, 2014 Michigan Humane Society uses social media to place animals in homes http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-humane-society-uses-social-media-place-animals-homes <p>This is worth taking a look at as Facebook marks its 10th birthday. Social media is being used by the Michigan Humane Society to find homes for its orphaned animals.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly Stork is the social media specialist for the Michigan Humane Society, and she joined us today to tell us more about it.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:53:21 +0000 Stateside Staff 16440 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Humane Society uses social media to place animals in homes What's behind the need to share on social media? http://michiganradio.org/post/whats-behind-need-share-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If you've logged onto Facebook, or checked your Instagram account, or maybe just following Twitter over the past 48 hours, you've no doubt seen the photos -- pictures of smart-phone screens showing the negative-digit temperatures, or the photo of a friend with a measuring stick in the snow to prove, yes, indeed, we got 17 inches.</p><p>Or, maybe you've read what all appear to be the same "status updates"telling you pretty much what you already know: It's cold out there!!</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just what is behind this need to share - over social media - what we're all experiencing? Cliff Lampe is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at the University of Michigan.</span></p><p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em></p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:08:10 +0000 Stateside Staff 15921 at http://michiganradio.org What's behind the need to share on social media? Scientists pushed to engage the public through social media http://michiganradio.org/post/scientists-pushed-engage-public-through-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmental Health Sciences professor Andrew Maynard teaches one of the University of Michigan's only classes focused on blogging.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here you can listen in on an exchange he has with his students:</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maynard says learning how to communicating online is a skill crucial to his students' professional success.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:22:04 +0000 Julie Halpert 15067 at http://michiganradio.org Scientists pushed to engage the public through social media 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 Stateside for Monday, September 30th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-september-30th-2013 <div><p>Special Education students and their families in Michigan are about one month into the new school year and they&#39;re feeling the impact of the federal sequester cuts.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we looked at the cuts to special </span>ed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> funding and find out what it means to schools and students.</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>And, a look at social media etiquette and your job--what&#39;s allowed and what&#39;s not.</p><p>And, one Detroit musician, and AP reporter, talks about his family&#39;s deep roots in Motown.</p><p>Also, we spoke with one man who has made it his mission to save pinball machines from the scrap yard. He plans to open up a private pinball museum.</p><p>First on the show, w<span style="line-height: 1.5;">e are just hours away from what appears likely to be a partial government shutdown. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats and the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives, have been unable to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.&nbsp; If no agreement is reached today, which appears likely, the government begins shutting down at midnight.</span></p><p>David Shepardson, Washington D.C. based reporter for the Detroit News, joined us today from Washington.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:21:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 14650 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, September 30th, 2013 Ann Arbor natives create new social media site http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-natives-create-new-social-media-site <p>When you hear the phrase "social media" and think of what that phrase represents--Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr and more--it seems strange to think that not even a decade ago, many of us had never even heard of "social media."</p><p>And with so many choices, you can find the social media site that truly reflects your interests and goals for social media networking.</p><p>And if you can't find one, you can come up with your own social media site. That is what native Ann Arborites Steve Clausnitzer and Mark Katakowski did with their new site called <a href="http://hubski.com/">Hubski</a>.</p><p>The two co-founders joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:26:40 +0000 Stateside Staff 12897 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor natives create new social media site Stateside for Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-june-5th-2013 <p>There's a growing push in Michigan to start exporting more food like soy beans, cherries, and blueberries internationally. We took a look at the consequences for farmers, consumers and the state economy if more Michigan-grown food leaves the state.</p><p>And, former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has thrown her hat into the 2014 Senate race, a seat open because of Carl Levin's retirement. We talked to Land about why she wants to be the Republican nominee.</p><p>Also, two native Ann Arborites have created a brand new social media website called Hubski. The two co-founders joined us today to tell us all about it.</p><p>First on the show, it seems there is at least one thing that we can agree on in our state: the need to fix our roads, potholes, crumbling bridges, and decades-old infrastructure.</p><p>What we can’t seem to agree on is how to pay for the fixes.</p><p>As we’ve talked about before on Stateside, Governor Snyder says he wants more than a billion dollars just this year to fix the state’s roads and bridges.</p><p>The Governor floated the idea of an increase in the gas tax and drivers paying more vehicle registration fees. Neither of those proposals however, has gained traction in Lansing.</p><p>Now, the state budget becomes close to complete with only some $350 million in road funding.</p><p>So, all of this leads to the question: why is it so hard to find a way to fix our roads?</p><p>Craig Thiel is a Senior Consultant at Anderson Economic Group here in Michigan and he recently wrote a piece in Bridge Magazine titled, “Will there ever be a good time to fund road repairs?”</p><p>Craig joined us in the studio today. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:22:39 +0000 Stateside Staff 12901 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 New online community spreads 'Mitten Pride' http://michiganradio.org/post/new-online-community-spreads-mitten-pride <p>Once a Michigander, always a Michigander, even if you've moved away from the Mitten State.</p><p>That's the idea that underpins a new website and social network called "Mitten Stretcher," designed to bring Michiganders together, no matter where they may now be living.</p><p>Mark Serra is the founder of the Mitten Stretcher Community and <a href="http://mittenstretcher.com/">MittenStretcher.com</a>, and he joined us today in the studio to talk about the website.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:51:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 12664 at http://michiganradio.org New online community spreads 'Mitten Pride' 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 How social media closed down more than 100 Michigan schools http://michiganradio.org/post/how-social-media-closed-down-more-100-michigan-schools <p>You might have heard how Genesee and Lapeer counties <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/internet-rumors-close-genesee-co-lapeer-schools">closed down all their schools</a> today and tomorrow due to rumors spreading across Facebook, Twitter, and texts.</p><p>But how could a rumor close so many schools?</p><p>Below is a <em>Storify </em>narrative of how one text message prompted a social media wildfire in southeast Michigan.</p><p>You can click on any of the linked text or images to follow the story further.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:16:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10475 at http://michiganradio.org How social media closed down more than 100 Michigan schools UM's social media director busted by social media, resigns http://michiganradio.org/post/ums-social-media-director-busted-social-media-resigns <p><strong>Update 12:03 p.m.</strong></p><p>The anonymous Reddit user who posted the information was Jordan Miller's ex-husband, Dan. You can read the entire, sad story on the original Reddit post <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/uofm/comments/14f6ef/um_social_media_director_jordan_miller_lies_on/">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, December 12, 4:36 p.m.</strong></p><p>The University of Michigan's social media director, Jordan Miller, resigned yesterday.</p><p>That news came three days after an anonymous user on the social media information site Reddit posted allegations that she had lied about her credentials while applying for the position.</p><p>From the Reddit post "<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/uofm/comments/14f6ef/um_social_media_director_jordan_miller_lies_on/"><em><span class="title click">UM Social Media Director Jordan Miller lies on resume about bachelors degree, keeps job</span></em></a>":</p><blockquote><p>I don't like seeing my tax and your tuition money going toward paying someone ~ $100k/yr in earnings obtained through fraud, so I'm posting a little FOIA dump you all may be interested in.</p></blockquote><p>The University's choice to hire Miller as their first social media director made headlines early this year when she was selected from dozens of applicants.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-hires-social-media-director-at-100k-salary/">AnnArbor.com</a> reported that the position came with a $90,000 to $100,000 salary.</p><p>The anonymous Reddit user posted a link to <a href="http://imgur.com/a/RLn96">documents</a> they said they had received from the University in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:03:38 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10318 at http://michiganradio.org UM's social media director busted by social media, resigns Twitter CEO will return to Ann Arbor this Friday http://michiganradio.org/post/twitter-ceo-will-return-ann-arbor-friday <p>I still get the question from relatives, "what do you use Twitter for?"</p><p>Twitter is no Facebook, so the value of a 140 character "tweet" just doesn't appeal to them as much as status updates, "likes," and photo albums from friends and loved ones.</p><p>But while not as meteoric as Facebook (more than 1 billion users worldwide), Twitter's base of users continues to grow - there are now more than 500 million Twitter users worldwide.</p><p>In its most recent report, the <a href="http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Twitter-Use-2012.aspx">Pew Research Center</a> found that 15 percent of online adults user Twitter:</p><blockquote><p>...the proportion of online adults who use Twitter <i>on a typical day</i> has doubled since May 2011 and has quadrupled since late 2010.</p></blockquote><p>Twitter CEO Dick Costolo (or @dickc) is a University of Michigan graduate (#goblue). He will return to campus this Friday to talk about his business (Nov. 16). Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:29:05 +0000 Mark Brush 9870 at http://michiganradio.org Twitter CEO will return to Ann Arbor this Friday 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 Candidate reunites 'West Wing' cast, but will going viral help campaign? http://michiganradio.org/post/candidate-reunites-west-wing-cast-will-going-viral-help-campaign <p>Why would a political campaign want to release an online video that’s part of a genre best known for piano-playing cats?</p><p>Why would it risk handing over control of its message to the unruly masses of YouTube and Facebook commenters?</p><p>Well, this very article is one reason.</p><p>The campaign viral video relies on big names, controversy, or just downright strange content (see Carly Fiorina's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBlNVXMWe_w">"Demon Sheep"</a>) to garner the attention of social media users. If all goes well, media outlets will pick up the story.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:33:33 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9170 at http://michiganradio.org Candidate reunites 'West Wing' cast, but will going viral help campaign? 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) New anti-bullying book http://michiganradio.org/post/new-anti-bullying-book <p>Students at Michigan State University have published a book about bullying in the age of social media. The book is a project of an advanced undergraduate journalism course on the East Lansing campus.<br /> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:56:20 +0000 The Associated Press 7242 at http://michiganradio.org New anti-bullying book Artpod: Discotech = technology you can dance to http://michiganradio.org/post/artpod-discotech-technology-you-can-dance <p>Urban neighborhood libraries are on the <a href="post/across-region-shutting-local-library">decline</a>.</p><p><a href="post/protesters-make-last-ditch-effort-save-one-detroit-library">Detroit</a>, Flint, Dearborn and other cities have recently had to close some of their library branches in order to save money, which means access to free computers and computer training is becoming more limited.</p><p>On today&#39;s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/artpod">Artpod</a>, we&#39;ll visit a group that&#39;s working to close the digital divide.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:02:43 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6554 at http://michiganradio.org Artpod: Discotech = technology you can dance to "Discotech" uses technology to foster community http://michiganradio.org/post/discotech-uses-technology-foster-community <p>Urban neighborhood libraries are on the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/across-region-shutting-local-library">decline</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/protesters-make-last-ditch-effort-save-one-detroit-library">Detroit</a>, Flint, Dearborn and other cities have recently had to close some of their library branches in order to save money, which means access to free computers and computer training is becoming more limited.</p><p>But in Detroit, there&rsquo;s a group working to close the digital divide.</p><p><strong><span class="st">Discothèque vs. Discotech</span></strong></p><p>This story takes place at a &quot;discotech.&quot;</p><p>Not the kind of discotheque where you flaunt your best dance moves in platform shoes, but the kind of discotech where Google, Twitter and Facebook are center stage.</p><p>Here, <a href="http://detroitdjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/discotech_ddjc2010.pdf">discotech stands for DISCOvering TECHnology</a>.</p><p>It&#39;s a traveling technology workshop that looks a lot like a pop-up science fair, with laptops, poster boards, wires and circuits all around the room.</p><p>Diana Nucera, one of the Discotech organizers, says the event is about &quot;showing the possibility of technology to make our personal connections stronger.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6544 at http://michiganradio.org "Discotech" uses technology to foster community 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