Media & Technology: Web & Social
- Snapchat Video Appears to Show Coach Assaulting Teen
by Michael Majchrowicz March 2018
A volunteer soccer coach in Mount Pleasant has been arrested after police said a Snapchat video showed him grabbing a teenager's neck and shoving them to the ground.
- Fitness Posts on Social Media Influence Attitudes
by Arizona Daily Star February 2018
Researchers at Texas State University and the University of Arizona found that the more exercise-related posts a person sees on social media, the more concerned they feel about their own weight.
- Ex-NFL Player Detained by Police After Instagram Post
by Michael Balsamo February 2018
Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the NFL, was taken into Los Angeles police custody Friday after a threatening Instagram post on his account mentioned two former teammates who had harassed him.
- UK Basketball Partners with Facebook on Docu-Series
by Jason Scott February 2018
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team announced that it is partnering with Facebook Watch on a new documentary series that will be exclusive to the social network.
- C-USA Game Reaches 395K Viewers on Facebook
by Harry Minium February 2018
The Monarchs’ recent home basketball game with Middle Tennessee State was watched by more than 395,000 viewers while being streamed on Facebook Live by the Stadium TV network. Nearly 25,000 more have watched the replay.
- High School Players Try to Roll With Racial Taunts
by Maddie Lee February 2018
This season, in addition to several Morgan High School students yelling obscenities from the stands when Summit Academy came to town, Mountain Crest students held up a Confederate flag during a game against Ridgeline.
- South Carolina AD Wants Apology from Missouri Counterpart
by David Cloninger February 2018
South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner confirmed he has spoken with Missouri AD Jim Sterk about Sterk's pointed comments toward women's basketball coach Dawn Staley, but the conversation remains private.
- Is Fitness Tracking Data Secure?
by Leslie Kramer February 2018
In the wake of the Strava heat map fiasco, many fitness tracking app providers are likely now reviewing their own user privacy-setting protocols.
- Can Twitter Predict Where a Recruit Will Play?
by Mark Emmert February 2018
If you're a high school football star with a Twitter account, chances are Kristina Gavin Bigsby knows where you'll play in college before you do.
- MLB's Indians to Remove Controversial Logo in 2019
by Tom Withers January 2018
Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians’ uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season, a move that will end Chief Wahoo’s presence on the field but may not completely silence those who deem it racist.