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YOUNG VOICES: Social-media example of ever-evolving #Olympics

YOUNG VOICES: Social-media example of ever-evolving #Olympics

Saying the Olympic games have changed throughout history is quite the understatement. When the ancient Olympics began around 776 BC, they were a one-day event featuring mainly running events to honor the Greek gods. Today, they last for three weeks and feature swimming, badminton and even ta…

July 02, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Use of social networking defines my generation

YOUNG VOICES: Use of social networking defines my generation

Social networking is the defining characteristic of my generation. Previous age groups were defined by factors such as their parents’ post-war procreation rates or their own collective inclinations for tie-dye and peace signs, but ours is definitely latched with social media.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: I'm all a-Twitter about joining social media

PHIL WIELAND: I'm all a-Twitter about joining social media

Like other Times employees, I'm learning to tweet but not, as I first thought, because we have a bird shortage and we can be replacements for the region's robins.

April 20, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Facebook is revolutionizing how people socialize

YOUNG VOICES: Facebook is revolutionizing how people socialize

Mark Zuckerberg revolutionized the world with a singular dot com site. His invention has taken over people's daily lives. Slowly but surely, Facebook has grown into an Internet commodity that individuals can't live without. While on other websites, you can "like" a product, "share" an articl…

March 12, 2012 12:00 am

Portage school district investigates sexually explicit Facebook page

PORTAGE | Leslie Rosenbaum stumbled onto the Facebook page by accident. But once the Portage mother perused it, her first call was to the school superintendent.

November 09, 2011 7:00 pm
Social media facilitates Web of connections in region

Social media facilitates Web of connections in region

Whatever the need, there's probably a social media app for that. Looking for a used punching bag? Put out a feeler on Twitter. Want to let your customers know about a special offer? Post it to your business' Facebook page.

March 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Gangbangers caught up by social networking

Search for the Latin Kings on Facebook and you'll find thousands who "Like" the pages that come up in the results.

March 06, 2011 11:15 pm

WorkWise Interactive with Mildred Culp

Q: I'm pleased that things seem to be going analog again. I have felt this way for the past year, gotten off of LinkedIn and Facebook, and stopped writing my blog. None of these digital things seems to have made a difference in my getting a job. I had many connections on those two sites, but…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Facebook isn't meant to be worker screening tool

YOUNG VOICES: Facebook isn't meant to be worker screening tool

When applying for summer internships over the last few weeks, it was imperative that my resume, my references and my cover letter looked extremely professional. I made sure there were no spelling errors, that my thoughts were clear and concise, and that I presented myself in the best manner …

February 21, 2011 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Long-distance romance takes trust, communication

YOUNG VOICES: Long-distance romance takes trust, communication

The long-distance relationship is on the rise, and contrary to popular belief, it's as successful as the traditional relationship.

February 07, 2011 12:00 am
Alleged sexual assault posted on Facebook

Alleged sexual assault posted on Facebook

MARKHAM | A Cook County judge set bond at $75,000 for a Ford Heights man accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl and taking explicit photos that were later disseminated on Facebook, Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
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