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New England News
6:26 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Berkshire Businesses Learn How To Utilize Facebook As Advertising Tool

Facebook's Bess Yount, left, along with U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) met with other Facebook representatives in Pittsfield for a small business event organized by Facebook and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Representatives from about 200 western Massachusetts companies recently gathered in Pittsfield to get tips on how to use Facebook to boost business.

Facebook team members gave pointers on how small businesses can extend their reach and productivity by interacting with current customers and attracting new ones through the social media giant. Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal kicked off the event.

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New England News
12:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Facebook Workshop Draws Berkshire Businesses

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) with Facebook representatives in Pittsfield Friday morning for a small business event organized by Facebook and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Representatives from about 200 businesses attended a Facebook workshop in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Friday.

Facebook team members gave pointers on how small businesses can extend their reach and productivity by interacting with current customers and attracting new ones through the social media website. Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Congressman Richard Neal kicked off the event.

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Hudson Valley News
5:12 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

NY Assemblymembers Urge Social Media Sites To Clamp Down On Gun Sales

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.

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:

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Capital Region News
1:04 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Teen Party: From Social Media To Police Probe

Former NFL pro Brian Holloway is no stranger to social media, he's beta-testing his new site herleague.net - for women in football.
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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...

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Hudson Valley News
7:25 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Rockland Man Enters A Plea About Facebook Death Threats

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man accused of making death threats on Facebook against some of the nation's highest-ranking elected officials has pleaded guilty.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

5/17/13 - Panel

  Today 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.

Capital Region News
3:50 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Albany Mom Petitions HUD: Ban Police Training at Public Housing

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An Albany resident has started a petition to ask the federal Housing and Urban Development Department to ban police training in public housing.  

The power of social networking proved to be a force to reckon with after citizens in Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood posted photographs of swat teams, fake bloodstains and shell casings on Facebook, after an Albany Police Department training exercise.

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Hudson Valley News
11:16 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

He Takes His Town Hall Online

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A Congressman from the Hudson Valley streamed a town-hall forum Wednesday evening, on Facebook. It was his first town hall via social media, and it’s a trend that one political onlooker says is on the rise.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

3/15/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Ray Graf, Assistant News Director Patrick Donges and RT Producer Sarah LaDuke. Joe Donahue moderates.

This Friday morning our discussion topics include: How important is social media in your life, Facebook working on incorporating the hashtag, are we in a New Golden Age of Television, and more people have move to NYC than left for first time in 60 years.

Hudson Valley News
11:56 am
Fri February 22, 2013

A Rockland Man Allegedly Threatened NY Politicians

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Police have accused a Hudson Valley man of making death threats on Facebook against New York’s governor, New York City’s mayor, and several members of Congress. Police say they found two rifles, bayonets, ammunition. and body armor at the man’s Rockland County home. Clarkstown police say 49-year-old Lawrence Mulqueen of Nanuet was arraigned Thursday on charges of making terroristic threats, illegally possessing weapons, and harassment. Police were called Wednesday afternoon by Mulqueen's landlady, who said he'd been harassing her. They say she tipped them to Mulqueen's alleged threats, made on a Facebook page under a pseudonym. Police say the FBI helped with the investigation. A town court clerk says no lawyer is listed for Mulqueen in court records. Mulqueen is being held until a court date Monday.

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