Social Media Impacts Investigations

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department says no matter the incident or graphic nature, if it happens in public view, photos and videos will typically end up on Facebook or Twitter almost instantly. Police say these posts can sometimes help the investigation because the documentation can let officers get a better idea of what … Continue reading »

Twitter to List its Shares on NYSE

(CNN) — Twitter is heading to the New York Stock Exchange. The company announced the news in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday. It will trade under the symbol TWTR. The choice is a blow to the NASDAQ, which had courted the social media company in recent weeks. But many felt the … Continue reading »

Legislature Protects Students’ Privacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon college students can breathe easy knowing their universities will not have access to their social media accounts after a bill passed almost unanimously Monday. The Legislature voted 57 to 1 in favor of barring colleges and universities from having access to students’ social media accounts and passwords. “I’m glad they’re not … Continue reading »

House Approves Social Media Bill

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature approved a bill that protects the privacy rights of college students. The bill prevents colleges and universities from demanding access to private social media pages maintained by current or prospective students. Schools are still allowed to request information in the course of investigating possible illegal activity. The bill now … Continue reading »

House Passes Social Media Privacy Bill

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon House passed a bill that would extend privacy rights to include social media. House Bill 2654, passed Monday, would prohibit employers from demanding access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites. It now moves to the Senate where several senators have been working on similar legislation to protect the … Continue reading »

Library of Congress Collects Tweets

(CNN) — The Library of Congress has a new kind of collection: tweets. The library’s communications director has published a blog entry giving an update on the its efforts to build a collection of tweets. So far, it’s amassed more than 170 billion tweets. Now it’s looking to make them available to the public. The … Continue reading »

Toys for Tots Mobile Tweetup

KEZI 9 News will host its first mobile Tweetup this year in an effort to boost donations to the station’s annual Toys for Tots campaign. KEZI 9 News’ Brandi Smith will be driving around to designated spots from the map below in Eugene and Springfield to pickup your donations for Toys for Tots. If you … Continue reading »

The Jordan Poyer Show – Episode 9

Social Media’s Impact on Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — Eleven-point-one million tweets–that’s how many 140-character messages were posted on Twitter during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, making it the most tweeted events in political history. Popular topics tweeted included Romney’s comment about cutting PBS funding, also reviews of both candidates, as well as opinions on mediator Jim Lehrer’s performance. The tweet tally … Continue reading »