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Status update: Get to work!

Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about his dislike for a popular social networking giant, Facebook, because of the time he sees people wasting communicating on the site. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Judge continues Facebook lawsuit

    A U.S. District judge has put a local lawsuit against Facebook on hold while the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation decides whether to consolidate the suit with at least 11 other identical lawsuits that have been filed around the country against the social media giant. (December 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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      UM employee finalist in golf contest

      Help Oxford resident Seph Anderson move from second to first in the father’s day golf contest as he prepares to become a father of his second child. Vote until Thursday at midnight at: https://apps.facebook.com/callawaygolfcontest/contests/120131 (June 28, 2011, Page 5)

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        Reacting to ‘Thou shalt not Facebook’

        “Thou shalt not Facebook.” That’s the word a New Jersey pastor has given his congregation and, while it seems like a reasonable suggestion, it makes Editor Don Whitten remember other words of helpful advice that many seem to take as a challenge. Will curiosity get the best of folks? (November 22, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Increasing ways to communicate, increases ways to harass

          Before cell phones, someone “crank calling” or “stalking” someone by calling their home phone over and over could get away with their identify easier before the invention of things like caller ID, phone tracking and voice mail and texting where the proof of the harassment is often recorded.

          The OPD has investigated 117 reports of harassing phone calls in the last year. (August 31, 2010, Page 1)

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            Social media sites changing law

            Like many judges around the country, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth has had to start including warnings to jurors that as long as they are sitting on the jury, they can’t discuss the case on any social media outlet, such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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