Social Media

NWS Blacksburg

In the 24/7 news cycle, social media plays an important role. Now, the National Weather Service is attempting to bring that same mentality to its weather alerts and forecasts.

One Man's Efforts to Track Fake News on Social Media

Mar 31, 2017
Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

The issue of fake news was one that was brought up many times during last year’s presidential election. Now, a student at the University of William & Mary is looking into how fake news makes its way through social media websites.

Detecting Cyber Bullying: But Can it Be Stopped?

Mar 2, 2017
Marcie Casas / Creative Commons

In the Internet age, some every day problems have made an easy leap to the virtual world.  Take bullying.  It can be bad enough in person, but online, it’s growing fast and may be causing even more damage.

The Tweet Seats

Jun 24, 2015
Virginia Tech

Pull out your phone in a live theatrical performance, and you might get the stink eye, or even a request to leave. But given the unavoidable technological climate, some theatres, including the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, are beginning to experiment with Tweet Seats, where patrons can safely share their ideas and thoughts about the performances, free from any menacing glares.  

Photo Provided by United Truth Seekers

  A Virginia man is suing the F.B.I. and local police over his arrest for things he wrote on Facebook.  

It’s been nearly two years since 29-year-old Brandon Raub began posting things on his Facebook page – things that scared friends and the federal government.   Honorably discharged from the Marines after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Raub became convinced that  9/11 was a U.S. government conspiracy.  He wrote:

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