social media en Teacher/Coach Fired Over Twitter Re-Tweet <p>The same week as an international firestorm over racist comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the question of what people can and cannot say — and where potentially offensive conversations take place — is echoing closer to home. The Albany City School District dismissed an employee after she re-tweeted a viral tweet on her personal account.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:35:40 +0000 Dave Lucas 89568 at Teacher/Coach Fired Over Twitter Re-Tweet Paul Elisha: Something New Under The Sun? <p>Back before the phenomenon called “Social Media” Ping-ponged anyone and everyone’s personal plaints as gospel, across a fact-hungry universe, H.G. Wells declared: “Lies are the mortar that bind the savage individual into the social masonry.”&nbsp; He may have been right but what about truth?&nbsp; What’s become of it in this mélange of personal prerogative presentations, unleashed and unlicensed?</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:50:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 84587 at NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales <p>Two New York assemblymembers are calling on social media companies to ban gun sales without background checks. The legislators say the sites are being used as marketplaces for such sales, but a state firearms advocacy group says it’s a non-issue.</p><p>Democratic Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh and Michelle Schimel have launched an online petition urging social media companies to change their user policies. Here’s New York City’s Kavanagh:</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:12:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 76519 at NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales Arrests Begin In Holloway House Party Case <p></p><p>The &ldquo;grace period&rdquo; former NFL player Brian Holloway extended to the youths who ransacked his Stephentown home to make apologies and amends is over &ndash; the arrests have begun &ndash; the young man who masterminded the house party is among those taken into custody .</p><p>Holloway, who played for the Patriots and Raiders in the 1980s, told the Associated Press he&#39;ll press charges against anyone who broke any law - quote &quot;The parents had a chance and students had a chance to come forward, and only four did.&quot;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:44:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 74487 at Arrests Begin In Holloway House Party Case Teen Party: From Social Media To Police Probe <p></p><p>As authorities continue to investigate damage from a holiday weekend party at former NFL player Brian Holloway's Rensselaer County vacation home, Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas looks into the Pandora's box of legal, moral and social issues opened when Holloway posted photos from partygoers’ social media sites on a website of his own...</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:04:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 73975 at Teen Party: From Social Media To Police Probe Jesse Feiler - The Other Side of Social Media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Facebook, Twitter, and even mobile apps aren't just communication tools.</span></p><p>They're highly automated systems that provide a vast storehouse of data you can use to measure your organization's reach and influence -- and to help with grant-writing and fundraising.</p><p>Our tech guru, <a href="">Jesse Feiler</a>, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67285 at Jesse Feiler - The Other Side of Social Media 5/17/13 - Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today&nbsp;University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and College of St. Rose Communications professor and for WNYT News Director, Paul Conti and Joe Donahue discuss social media.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64918 at Follow A Bridge <p>These days it seems almost everyone engages in social networking.&nbsp; Now, in addition to crossing it, you can follow a bridge on twitter (it might just follow you back) or you can friend it on facebook - The Patroon Island Bridge now has a presence on social media. The span joins a bevy of other local landmarks like The Albany Rural Cemetery and its comrade, The Troy-Menands Bridge, that have assumed "internet personalities". The Patroon Island Bridge carries I-90 over the Hudson River between Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:06:04 +0000 Dave Lucas 61363 at Follow A Bridge "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now" by Douglas Rushkoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, explains award-winning media theorist Douglas </span>Rushkoff<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but we don’t seem to have any time in which to live it. Instead we remain poised and frozen, overwhelmed by an always-on, live-streamed reality that our human bodies and minds can never truly inhabit. And our failure to do so has had wide-ranging effects on every aspect of our lives.</span></p><p>Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.</p><p>Douglas Rushkoff brings together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60738 at "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now" by Douglas Rushkoff Police Training Frightens Neighbors, Goes Viral, and Stokes Ire of NAACP <p>What started out as a police training exercise has ignited community outrage and attracted the attention of the NAACP.</p><p>The Albany Police Department is taking some heat after pictures and complaints about what is described as a "training exercise" went viral on Facebook.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:41:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 60649 at Police Training Frightens Neighbors, Goes Viral, and Stokes Ire of NAACP