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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Sweet toddler pictures vs. cyber predators

Social media can be a wonderful tool. And baby pictures are always special. The two don’t necessarily need to be mixed, staff writer Jerra Scott writes, as recent stories she’s heard about indicate. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

Is ‘liking’ something really liking it?

Ever wish that “like” button on Facebook had a few options? Maybe “agree with,” “acknowledge reading,” “dislike,” et cetera? Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a look how how one “like” isn’t always the same as another. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

Growing up in the age of technology

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks at the Internet explosion and writes about how she’s worked with her children and now her grandchildren to navigate and use the world wide web safely. (September 19, 2013, Page 4)

Women lead the way in social networking

The Pew Research Center recently published an article that said women are using social media on a larger scale than men. Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s not surprised based on his non-scientific observations. (September 18, 2013, Page 4)

A step toward equality

Staff Writer Melanie Addington celebrates Wednesday’s decisions by the Supreme Court dealing with same-sex marriages and civil rights, but points out that there’s still lots left to do before everyone is equal. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

Getting caught, called out on social media

A recent story was about a local pizzeria using Facebook to shame customers who’d taken or damaged something, while an Associated Press report told how a Los Angeles restaurant owner tweeted out information about people who’d made reservations and then were no-shows. Editor Don Whitten wonders if social media is headed in yet another direction with it being used to shame or embarrass people into doing the right thing. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

Complexities of Mississippi

Staff Writer Melanie Addington points out some of the good and bad about present-day Mississippi and notes that, while the state draws a lot of negative attention, there are many more good things that are part of her Mississippi. (March 7, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi write an open letter to students, faculty and alumni responding to disturbing incidents on campus last week. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

Thank goodness that’s over; now, can we move on?

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a look at the recent campaign season and election, wondering if people aren’t just glad it’s over with and now time to move on to other things. (November 8, 2012, Page 4)

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