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#BayAreaStorm Begins: Best Social Media Posts Capture Rain, Wind And Flooding Damage

Residents took to social media and delivered some incredible photos from the storm.

12/11/2014

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Could Your Next Tweet Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Into College?

Your child’s next tweet or Facebook post could be hurting their chances of getting into college. No longer are grades, test scores and self essays the only measure of whether an applicant gets accepted or not.

12/05/2014

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Free Speech Or Violent Act? Supreme Court To Consider Facebook, Social Media Threats

The Supreme Court is weighing the free-speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other social media.

12/01/2014

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Photo Of Portland Cop Hugging Protester Goes Viral On Social Media

A touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this week has drawn heavy attention on social media.

11/29/2014

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Friends, YouTube, God’s Love: What People On Facebook Are Most Thankful For

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the analytics team at Facebook is sharing what people around the country are most thankful for.

11/27/2014

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Director Of Oscar Grant Biopic Spearheads ‘Black Out Black Friday’ Shopping Boycott

A grassroots protest is circulating on social media asking people not to shop on Black Friday to show solidarity with victims of police brutality.

11/26/2014

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Bay Area Police Worry About Possible Bullying, Threats Via Yik Yak App

A new social media has become a phenomenon among kids and teens, thanks to its ability for users to remain anonymous. But law enforcement and parents worry the anonymity of the Yik Yak app is leading to cyberbullying and threats of violence.

11/21/2014

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Secretive ‘Facebook At Work’ Social Network Could Rival LinkedIn

The days of using Facebook at work as a guilty pleasure may soon be over. The Social Media giant is reportedly developing a new site for the office called “Facebook at Work.”

11/17/2014

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Mountain View Police Use Pinterest To Find Rightful Owners Of Stolen Jewelry

Several people are facing charges related to the theft of a pile of bracelets, necklaces and other stolen jewelry recovered by police back in May, but few of the jewelry owners have come forward to claim their property, Mountain View police said Wednesday.

11/13/2014

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Police Patrol High Schools In Novato After Threat Posted On Social Media

Novato police were stationed at the city’s three high school campuses Friday after a threat of violence at Novato High School was posted on an anonymous social media site, police and school officials said.

11/07/2014

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