social_media

Political campaigns turn to social media

Facebook, Twitter increasingly used for political advertisements

Political advertisements aren't just on your television screen anymore - campaigns are increasingly trying to sway voters with social media, as well.

Badger selfies draw attention to social media policy

UW athletes follow university social media rules

Whether it's Zach Bohannon, Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky, or Traevon Jackson, they are all following a social media policy laid out by the university at the start of the school year.

Madison residents react to being in Austin during SXSW tragedy

Festival attendees say incidents like these validate importance of social media

Several Madison residents went to Austin for the music, films, food and party atmosphere. The SXSW Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. When a suspected drunk driver's car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians killing two people, they were there.

Campus police use social media in active shooter cases

Purdue University also uses twitter to alert students of campus incidents

It is a communication system University of Wisconsin-Madison police hope they will never have to use in the event of an active shooter situation on campus.

Consumer advocates warn of Packers playoff scams

Judging by social media, there are numerous Green Bay Packers fans enjoying the opportunity to gloat about the team's NFC North-clinching victory on Sunday over the Chicago Bears. However, consumer advocates are warning that celebration should not include posting photos of playoff tickets to Sunday's upcoming matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

Web privacy bill moving forward in Legislature

A proposal that would make it illegal for Wisconsin employers to ask workers or those applying for a job to turn over their passwords to social media accounts like Facebook is moving forward in the Legislature.

Madison to add 100 surveillance cameras throughout city

Surveillance video of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was downloaded 300,000 times a second Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the cameras that caught it played a critical role in finding the men believe to be responsible.