RURAL REFLECTIONS The Cold War
It seems to me that winter would have no exciting news if we had no
cold or flu outbreaks of which to report. I long have suffered from
colds myself and have explored many different forms of p... Posted on 1/19/13 at 7:45 AM
ASTRO BOB Jumping spiders are orbiting Earth today
Imagine jumping spiders orbiting Earth at over 17,000 miles per hour as they attempt to nab their prey in a weightless environment. Will they succeed? This and more will be happening aboard the Inte... Posted on 9/13/12 at 9:29 AM
SUNDOG: MARKETING + TECHNOLOGY How to be at Dreamforce Without Actually Being There
Its one of the hottest conferences of the year. Dreamforce is September 18th 21st with some of the most anticipated keynotes and a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You want to go, but your b... Posted on 9/12/12 at 3:16 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! What are the synthetic drugs in our area?
There has been a lot of talk about synthetic drug use in our area recently. Two teen-aged males died apparently from overdosing on synthetic drugs in the month of June. These were two separate cases.
... Posted on 6/28/12 at 3:24 PM
When people find out you have two gay moms, they pretty much all ask the same questions about it, said Zach Wahls, a former university student who became famous overnight because of a three-minute YouTube video in which he spoke against a gay marriage ban.
The man behind video exerpts from an anti-Muslim movie that provoked mobs in Egypt and Libya said Wednesday that he has gone into hiding. But doubts rose about the man's exact identity amid a flurry of false claims about his background and role in the purported film.
Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Stephen Braun
, September 12, 2012
The enormous obstacles and emotional torment that a female solider confronts in reporting a sexual assault in the military are the focus of the three-part Web series "Lauren" debuting Monday on YouTube's new channel WIGS, which focuses on drama for women.
Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It" came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched "sexy" to "farming" as he began rapping. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas.
Hoping to capitalize on social media to prevent crime and keep the community informed, the Grand Forks Police Department has established its own YouTube channel. Plans for the channel, which will be operated by the department’s community resource bureau, started about a month ago.
The Web show, whose initials are recognizable as "In My Opinion" to those fluent in messaging shorthand, deals with dating, texting faux pas and other pressing topics relevant to teens and tweens. Its hosts are nearly as well known to these young viewers as ABC’s Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg are to an older generation.
After years of seeing video capture officers in a bad light, police departments nationwide are trying to use the medium to their advantage.
Minneapolis police are some of the latest to launch their own YouTube channel.
Washington artist Gregg Thompson uses YouTube to document his adventures in his new home of Williston. The raw video clips peppered with Thompson’s humor and occasionally salty language are attracting attention from national television producers and people curious about life in the Oil Patch.
A federal appeals court reinstated a copyright case against YouTube on Thursday, finding that a jury could conclude that the online video service knew it was infringing rights when it allowed the distribution of videos of popular television shows and other programs.
Some experts in child psychology and online safety wonder whether the videos, with anywhere from 300 to 1,000 posted, represent a new wave of distress rather than simple self-questioning or pleas for affirmation or attention.
The Google-owned site is spreading its wealth among producers, directors, and other filmmakers, using a $100 million pot of seed money it committed last fall. The fund represents YouTube's largest spending on original content so far.
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