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A look back at your first Tweet as Twitter turns 8

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video The social media company that made its mark by limiting users to 140 characters turns eight today. Do you remember your first Tweet? Full story...
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Rowan County student accused of posting nude photo

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Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old Rowan County high school student who they say created an Instagram account and posted a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl on the social media site. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said Juan Bautista is charged with cyberbullying. He and the victim are students at West Rowan High School. Full story...
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Probe into nude student photos expands in NC

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Six more counties are now involved in an investigation into nude photos of North Carolina high school students showing up on social media. Full story...
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How to Practice Good Social Media Etiquette

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video Social Media is a part of our daily life in 2013, but it comes with major risks and potential rewards. Brenda McDonald from InAweMarketing stopped by Good Morning Carolina to provide some tricks of the trade in the world of Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court blocks sex offenders from social media

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videoThe North Carolina Supreme Court has granted a stay requested by Attorney General Roy Cooper that will keep registered sex offenders from using social media websites. Full story...
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Social network ban for sex offenders ruled illegal

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videoA North Carolina appeals court panel says the state's requirement barring registered sex offenders from commercial social networking sites like Facebook is unconstitutional because it's vague and violates free speech. Full story...
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'Kony 2012' campaign faces generation gap

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videoThe international push to find an African warlord is showing the power of social media. Within four days a half-hour film on a charity's mission to raise awareness has generated 50 million viewers online, most of them young people. Full story...
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Using social media out of town could make your home target for thieves

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video The month of December sees a high rate of burglaries year after year, and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says many times people using social media are making themselves a target for thieves. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board says teachers, students can't be 'Friends'

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video Teachers in New Hanover County will no longer be able to "friend" their students on Facebook. The school board voted to add this policy to the district's Code of Ethics. Full story...
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Social media conference teaches lessons Weiner didn't learn

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video Social media experts are meeting at the Wilmington Convention Center this week trying to teach businesses the benefits of the new technology. But as the controversy surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner shows, there are also many risks. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: What you post online can come back to haunt you

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videoThe popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has the world more connected than ever, but could your cyber paper trail come back to haunt you? Full story...
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Race is on to sell Wrightsville Beach home via social media

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The race began this morning to sell a Wrightsville Beach luxury home through a viral social media marketing campaign - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Therapists say Facebook affecting users' emotions

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video "Facebook me" and "Tweet me" are phrases that have become part of everyday life. But is social media controlling the way we feel? Full story...
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