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Terrorist organizations have taken full advantage of social media. These platforms allow the organizations to reach a wide audience with their message. Should social media platforms be held partially responsible when terror attacks strike? 

Coming up, we'll discuss social networks and terrorism, wireless technology and new technology. 

Wellness Wednesday: Facebook, Patient Advocates

May 24, 2017
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After a newborn arrives, a new parents’ Facebook feeds can to explode with adorable photos, well wishes and pithy observations on early childhood. It can be fun to share but research has shown that when new mothers become too focused on those posts, they are more likely to experience stress and unhappiness. According to Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan and her team from The Ohio State University, people post these photos to seek validation as parents.

Join us today as we talk about Facebook and parenting, parents looking toward untested treatments and patient advocates. 

Faced with a recent spate of violent videos and hate speech posted by users on its network, Facebook has announced plans for a heap of hires: 3,000 new employees worldwide to review and react to reports of harm and harassment.

"Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook — either live or in video posted later. It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community," CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday in a Facebook post.

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The three-day search for Steve Stephens ended Tuesday morning with Stephens killing himself after a brief pursuit by Pennsylvania State Police near Erie, Pa.. Stephens was accused of randomly shooting and killing an elderly Cleveland man on Easter Sunday and posting the gruesome video on Facebook.

Fake News

Apr 18, 2017
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The epidemic of fake news is relatively new but has already largely impacted the way people consume and disseminate information online. Facebook recently began displaying ways to avoid fake news on its news feeds, but this puts the responsibility on the consumer to avoid fake news, rather than on Facebook to eliminate it from news feeds. Today we'll discuss what fake news is, where it comes from and how it can be avoided.

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An 11-year-old in Michigan took his own life last week after his girlfriend used social media to lead him to believe she had died by suicide. Bullying was the second largest child health concern in 2015 according to a study done by the University of Michigan, but parents are split on what actually is considered cyberbullying and how it should be dealt with. Join us today as we discuss the implications of cyberbullying, if Facebook has too much power and the latest in tech news.

Nearly 90 percent of Americans are online. About three-fourths of adults use social media, and that number is higher for teens and young adults. It's a monumental societal change that we're still coming to grips with.

In this week's Exploradio, WKSU's Jeff St.Clair talks with local researchers who are exploring the hazards of screen time.

Shares of Snap Inc., parent of the popular disappearing-message and camera-centric app Snapchat, rose by more than $8 in the first hours of trading Thursday, as the company watched the $17 price of its initial public offering of 200 million nonvoting shares soar by 50 percent as of mid-day Thursday.

The stock opened above $24 when the new offering began sales shortly after 11 a.m. It then rose above $25 a share, hitting $25.64 by 1:31 p.m.

As the White House transitions from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, in the social-media age that means another transition — of the @POTUS Twitter account.

At 12:01 p.m., as Trump took the oath of office, the official presidential account switched to President Trump from Obama, who was the first president to use Twitter. All tweets from Obama's term as president are archived under a new account @POTUS44.

Rachael Garrity posted a farewell message on Facebook. She told her "friends" — that's how she puts it in an email to NPR, in quotes — that she would delete her account. An email from her son followed: Are you OK?

"I am finding Facebook to have a negative impact on my continuing to keep a positive feeling regarding some of the people I have known longest and cherish most," writes Garrity, who has worked in not-for-profit marketing and publishing since the 1970s.

Since Donald Trump's election victory, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come out not once, but twice, to address the issue of fake news, inaccurate or simply false information that appears on the Web in the guise of journalism.

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Today at 11am

The Kardashians are always sharing and boasting about new products.  These woman, and other "influencers" are being paid a great deal to promote certain products, and audiences often don't appreciate it. Also, Uber continues to expand and hopes to grow to be number one for public transport. And, the iPhone 7 is set to be released this week, leading to speculation about it's new features. 


Many ask why Apple doesn't make its iPhones in the U.S.  One analysis of the economic factors shows why bringing those jobs to our shores may not be feasible.  Plus, when tragedy strikes, many are finding comfort in expressing their grief online through social media. 

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Ohio's elections chief is using social media to answer questions about the state's March 15 presidential primary.

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Coming up, how the use of artificial intelligence could be applied to the Stock Market and what it could potentially accomplish. Also, why more than 11 million young people have left Facebook since 2011 and what other social platforms they are turning to instead. And this hour, the latest in tech news such as the advancements of Amazon's voice command system, Echo, and what iPhone users should know about fixing their devices when broken.