Twitter http://kcur.org en I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’ http://kcur.org/post/i-can-t-tweet-honestly-because-i-m-afraid-i-might-get-fired <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The line between individual social media activity and employment status isn’t a clear one, according to feedback we received this week from listeners.</p><p>When we asked <a href="http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-should-your-boss-be-able-fire-you-what-you-tweet">“Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet?”</a> on the air and online, the responses showed the issue of social media and the workplace as a divisive one in Kansas City. &nbsp;</p><p>We received many emphatic yeses, citing personal responsibility.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:16:50 +0000 Alyson Raletz 50178 at http://kcur.org I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’ Social Media Policy Making Waves At Kansas Universities http://kcur.org/post/social-media-policy-making-waves-kansas-universities <p></p><p>The Kansas Board of Regents’ <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-faculty-change-curriculum-new-social-media-policy-kicks">new social media policy for university personnel</a> is at the center of heated debate, both inside and outside the education world.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the pros and cons of the policy.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:12:49 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50101 at http://kcur.org Social Media Policy Making Waves At Kansas Universities How You Filled In The Blank: You Know You’re A KC Techie When … http://kcur.org/post/how-you-filled-blank-you-know-you-re-kc-techie-when <p>You know you’re a Kansas City techie when “<a href="https://twitter.com/kcur">@KCUR</a> wants to know.”</p><p>That’s how Kansas City Startup Village (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/@kcsv">@KCSV</a>) filled in the blank on Twitter when we asked our listeners and followers on social media to complete this sentence: <a href="http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-you-know-you-re-kansas-city-techie-when">You know you’re a Kansas City techie when … </a></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:25:02 +0000 Alyson Raletz 48248 at http://kcur.org Social Media Maelstrom: Is A Tweet Protected Speech? http://kcur.org/post/social-media-maelstrom-tweet-protected-speech <p>Should lawmakers withhold funding from the University of Kansas if the school doesn’t fire a professor over a highly controversial tweet? Professor David Guth blasted the National Rifle Association on Twitter in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting on Twitter, and now many are calling for accountability.</p><p>In the first part of Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we discuss just how far employers can go when their employees make charged statements on social media. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:45:54 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 44184 at http://kcur.org Social Media Maelstrom: Is A Tweet Protected Speech? Kansas City Government Turns To Twitter http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-government-turns-twitter <p>Kansas City, Missouri residents now have another way to let the city know a street light is out or there is a pothole that needs to be filled—Twitter.&nbsp;</p><p>Just like when they call 311, residents will be given a case number when they tweet <a href="https://twitter.com/KCMO311">@KCMO311</a>, so they can track the progress of the request.&nbsp;</p><p>The city’s social media analyst Mark Van Baale says Twitter is becoming a more important way for cities to communicate with residents.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:19:21 +0000 Maria Carter 33717 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Government Turns To Twitter Missouri Senate Leaders Deny Medicaid Flip Flop http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-leaders-deny-medicaid-flip-flop <p>The head of the Missouri Senate is denying reports from some conservative bloggers that top Republicans are planning an about-face on Medicaid expansion.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:08:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32963 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Leaders Deny Medicaid Flip Flop The Techsperts: Internet Pirates, Virtual Offices, Sponsored Webcasts http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-internet-pirates-virtual-offices-sponsored-webcasts <p></p><div>Internet pirates are hiding on college computer networks, despite the schools’ efforts to get rid of them.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Arrrgh.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:18:07 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 26167 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts: Internet Pirates, Virtual Offices, Sponsored Webcasts A Compelling Argument for Quitting Facebook http://kcur.org/post/compelling-argument-quitting-facebook <p>On this <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>,</em> we speak with the man they call the Antichrist of Silicon Valley.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:47:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20699 at http://kcur.org A Compelling Argument for Quitting Facebook