Tag: social media

Baltimore Activists Confronted Russia-Linked ‘Blacktivist’ Facebook Account Last Year

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Some Baltimore activists saw right through one of the many Russian social media accounts said to have meddled with Americans online before last fall’s presidential election.

A Few Spots Left for the Mixolo Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

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Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

SIGN UP as an Early Adopter (EA) to find out what the buzz is all about! Then join other Mixolo EAs for a special preview event.

Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

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Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

SIGN UP as an Early Adopter (EA) to find out what the buzz is all about! Then join other Mixolo EAs for a special preview event.

Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Brew House No. 16 (It’s Free!)

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Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

New Social App Celebrates Going Solo, Without the Stigma

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Carolyn Walton Lynch was dying to see The Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center. But she was having trouble finding a friend interested in the arduous – and pricey – undertaking, and didn’t want to go alone.

Police Arrested Freddie Gray Protesters Last Year by Surveilling Social Media

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Veggies/CC By SA 3.0

Officers were able to single out and arrest protesters with outstanding warrants during the Freddie Gray riots with help from a social media monitoring tool, the ACLU has found.

Big Fish: Q & A With the Co-Founders of Planit, Baltimore’s Ad Agency for a New Age

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BFFs: Matt Doud and Ed Callahan, co-founders of Planit

In November, 2014, Ad Age named Baltimore’s Planit one of the best places to work in advertising and media.  Planit is a strategic, digitally minded agency that leads campaigns for national and global clients. It is centered on the belief that its employees will have fun, work hard, and think big.  Unlike traditional agencies, Planit separates itself into three service groups – strategic, creative and client, all of which generate ideas to change and challenge the current marketplace through digital, non-digital PR and social media.  The company’s approach addresses the needs of a wide range of clients including McCormick Foods, DeWalt, Mally Beauty, NPR, Acura, and Under Armour.

Ravens Player Gets So Good at Twitter That He Quits It

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As any internet addict out there could tell you, it’s easy to get compulsive about your social media consumption. Those endlessly scrolling feeds, those little blasts of inane information… it’s soothing and pleasurable all at the same time. So I can relate to Ravens receiver Steve Smith, who announced this week that he was quitting his very popular Twitter feed.

Dad Desperate to Stop Cyber Bullying of Daughter

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Photo courtesy dosomething.org
Photo via dosomething.org

Dear Whit:

I hope you can help us with this problem because we don’t know what to do. My daughter is being bullied by a group of girls who shun her at school and post cruel messages on social media at night. It’s so bad that she doesn’t even want to go to school. As I’m sure you can imagine, this is upsetting to us and ruins school as well as out-of-school activities for our daughter. This whole situation has me angry and confused. How do you think my wife and I should deal with it?

Mad Dad

Dear Mad:

In this brave new world of cyber-space, you will encounter people who are nothing close to brave. You and your daughter probably feel helpless against this Lord of the Flies brand of senseless, gratuitous, and cowardly cruelty. However, you have recourse that could prove effective in stopping the e-bullying and shunning of your daughter, especially because of the cyber component.

Raven Accused of Homophobic Slur; Takes on Gossip Websites

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Now that the Ravens are out of playoff contention, what’s a bored football player to do? Post on social media, apparently — and get in trouble for it.

Last week, Ravens wide receiver (and cute dad-to-be/intern) posted a photo to Instagram of a guy wearing pink flowery socks. But it was his caption that caused the controversy: “Look at this queen.” TMZ called it “gay hatred” and a “homophobic slur.” Smith responded by going on the offensive: