social media http://wlrn.org en Broward Public Defenders Terminated Over Facebook Comments About Palestinians http://wlrn.org/post/broward-public-defenders-terminated-over-facebook-comments-about-palestinians <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Degrading Facebook comments about Palestinians caused two assistant Broward County public defenders to be fired on Tuesday.</span></p><p>The Facebook comments were published in a story by the Sun Sentinel, which discussed the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli boys by Islamic militant group Hamas. The remarks from assistant public defenders Gary Sheres&nbsp;and Bruce Raticoff referred to Palestinians as "filthy swine," "cockroaches," and even suggested they be "burn[ed] to the ground."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:15:49 +0000 Selima Hussain 35247 at http://wlrn.org Broward Public Defenders Terminated Over Facebook Comments About Palestinians Marketing Group Hiding Free Cash Throughout South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/marketing-group-hiding-free-cash-throughout-south-florida <p>The money was hidden at the hospital where Elton Aguilera was born. He and a friend drove over. Once they parked, they ran. "My heart was pounding," he recalls. "I was sweating. Just the excitement, the adrenaline." Not long after, he found a white envelope taped to a fence. It had $50 inside.</p><p>Instructions on the envelope encouraged him to take a selfie with the winnings and to follow&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/insouthflorida" target="_blank">In South Florida</a>, a local online marketing group.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:55:58 +0000 Carla Javier 33849 at http://wlrn.org Marketing Group Hiding Free Cash Throughout South Florida BlogHer Food Conference Miami http://wlrn.org/post/blogher-food-conference-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">05/08/14 - Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview </span><a href="https://twitter.com/ElisaC"><strong>Elisa Camahort</strong></a>, co-founder and COO of <a href="http://www.blogher.com/"><strong>BlogHer</strong></a>, Inc.&nbsp; This is the largest community network of people who blog and are social media influencers.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-food-14"><strong>BlogHer/Food conference</strong></a> is in Miami, May 16-17, 2014.&nbsp; She discusses food blogging, why it has become so popular and what it means to the media community.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 14:54:11 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 32007 at http://wlrn.org BlogHer Food Conference Miami I Just Killed My Wife, Miami Man's Facebook Page Says http://wlrn.org/post/i-just-killed-my-wife-miami-mans-facebook-page-says "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. Love you guys. Miss you guys. Take care. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:34:38 +0000 Mark Memmott 18788 at http://wlrn.org I Just Killed My Wife, Miami Man's Facebook Page Says Hashtag in the Classroom: Can Social Media Improve Education? http://wlrn.org/post/hashtag-classroom-can-social-media-improve-education <p>Thirty years ago parents had to tell their kids to turn off the television and go to sleep.&nbsp; Today, it’s their mobile phone.&nbsp; Teenagers are more socially active than ever before, at least virtually.</p><p>A Pew Institute Research study on Teens, Social Media and Privacy found that 95 percent of teenagers use the Internet and eight in ten of them use some kind of social media, especially Facebook and Twitter.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:21:36 +0000 Neyda Borges 17515 at http://wlrn.org Hashtag in the Classroom: Can Social Media Improve Education?