social media

1:53 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Court Rules Indiana's Ban on Sex Offenders Using Facebook Unconstitutional

An Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites that can be accessed by children is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago overturned a federal judge’s decision upholding the law, saying the state was justified in trying to protect children but that the “blanket ban” went too far by restricting free speech.

The 2008 law “broadly prohibits substantial protected speech rather than specifically targeting the evil of improper communications to minors,” the judges wrote.

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10:45 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Presidential Debates Light Up Social Media

If the past is any indication, Monday night's final presidential debate will saturate social media. Last week's face-off between President Obama and Mitt Romney generated more than 12 million comments on Facebook and Twitter. 

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9:14 am
Wed August 29, 2012

High-Tech Company in Owensboro Helping Local, National Businesses Grow with Social Media

Nathan Cruse (left), and Nick Knapp in the Owensboro office of VE Creative
Kevin Willis

When you walk into the downtown office of VE Creative, one of the first things you notice is the set of huge windows facing Owensboro’s 3rd street, a few blocks from the Ohio River. For the small group of workers here, these windows aren’t just a way to view the pretty scenery outside. They’re also a potential way to help generate online and social media street cred for the company, and--more importantly--downtown Owensboro.

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8:06 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky Sponsoring Global Youth Leadership Effort

Boxing great Muhammad Ali is hoping to inspire a new generation of leaders through a social media campaign. The campaign, called Generation Ali, is being launched in conjunction with the Summer Olympics in London. It will link young leaders around the world.

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