Del. Greg Habeeb’s Twitter feed adds interesting insight

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Del. Greg Habeeb's Twitter feed adds interesting insight

Read from bottom to top of Del Greg Habeeb’s Twitter rant then he seems to soften a bit after talking the Secretary of Safety, Brian Moran. Greg Habeeb ‏@GregHabeeb 5h5 hours ago Okay maybe (repeat MAYBE) now I’m done…   Greg Habeeb ‏@GregHabeeb 5h5 hours ago One doesn’t replace the other and one is not […]

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Celebs & Musicians to Tweet and post their photos on Tuesday to #GoVote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Celebs & Musicians to Tweet and post their photos on Tuesday to #GoVote

Hundreds of Entertainers Partner with HeadCount.org For Massive Election Day Social Media Push Urging Fans to #GoVote Dave Matthews, Stephen Colbert (pictured), Sarah Silverman, Linkin Park, George Lopez, Fergie, Russell Simmons, T.I., “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jason Mraz, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter to Tweet and Post Photos in Effort to Drive Millennials […]

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Facebook friend scam including former White House Counsel identity

Monday, July 1, 2013

Roanoke, VA (July 1, 2013) A Roanoke resident logged onto Facebook and saw a new friend request from an old friend. Normally she would be excited for the invite, but there was one small problem. Her friend was blind and no longer owned a computer. Someone was using her account. The BBB Serving Western VA is warning […]

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Corporate ownership stifles news reporting on journalists assault – video

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For those of you who do not know already The Roanoke Times and the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk are both owned by Landmark Communications, Inc. That is why you occasionally see Virginian-Pilot copy in The Roanoke Times. The Virginian-Pilot is being taken to task for not reporting an assault on two of their off-duty reporters. In […]

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What can happen to your recommendations on LinkedIn

Monday, February 6, 2012

If you are on LinkedIn you understand its use. If not than I’ll explain it. In short it is a business and professional networking social media type tool. You can connect with like-minded professionals with the intent on upward mobility or just searching for a job. I joined it years ago after retirement thinking I […]

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Court rejects FCC attempt to weaken media ownership rules

Friday, July 8, 2011

Court rejects FCC attempt to weaken media ownership rules

Today, in a sweeping victory for communities across the country, a federal appeals court overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to weaken media ownership rules. Had these rules gone into effect, it would have unleashed a new wave of media consolidation across the country. In 2007, the FCC ignored letters and calls from millions of […]

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Dan Casey’s defamatory comments

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Again Dan Casey pushes the envelope on his blog. Not only allowing borderline defamation by commentors but he posts the same himself. That makes him and The Roanoke Times open to defamation law suites. His most recent comment back to a right-wing conservative commentator went like this: Seriously, [name redacted], you’re sounding more and more […]

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Chief of Police plans to expand use of social media to fight crime

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chief of Police plans to expand use of social media to fight crime

Superman and Spiderman are the crime fighting heroes of the past. Today’s heroes will be facebook and twitter. Roanoke City’s Chief of Police Chris Perkins will use the tools of technology to foil the foes of today. The Roanoke City Police Department already has a twitter and facebook account but Perkins expects to be using […]

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VA State Board of Elections “toothless tiger” issues recommendations

Monday, January 31, 2011

VA State Board of Elections

The recommendations are telling in a first ever final report from an outgoing Virginia State Board of Elections.  Governor McDonnell appointed Donald Palmer as the new Secretary replacing James Alcorn. Charles E. Judd of Chesterfield, Marketing and Communications Consultant and Kimberly T. Bowers of Richmond, Major Gift Officer-Law for the University of Richmond will replace two members […]

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VA State Board of Elections calls for AG investigation in Montgomery County

Monday, January 31, 2011

VA State Board of Elections calls for AG investigation in Montgomery County

From the twitter account @VirginiaSBE from bottom to top (first being the most recent in the timeline of tweets – the board adjourned at 3:24 p.m.) Sec. Rodrigues moves under 24.2-104 to have AG’s office conduct full investigation. This was a unanimous vote. #vaelections  Sec. Rodrigues “this is an action we don’t take lightly” “or […]

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Free Press: FCC Net neutrality order a ‘squandered opportunity’

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WASHINGTON — By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules intended to prevent Internet providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from acting as gatekeepers on the Web. The rules, however, heavily favor the industry they are intended to regulate, and leave consumers with minimal protections. Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael […]

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Net neutrality rule may not be so neutral

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Net neutrality rule may not be so neutral

The Federal Communications Commission will vote today on Net neutrality rules. There appears to be a “compromise.” Wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon look to be exempt from the harshest rules. The objection by promoters of net neutrality fear bandwidth control. ISP (Internet Service Providers) want the option to control the data pipeline and become […]

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