3:31 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Kansas City, Country Bask In Royals Victory

@Cut4's tweet about this Royals fan's game day sign was one of the most popular Royals-related posts circulating on Twitter Wednesday.
Credit Cut4 / Twitter

Royals chatter dominated social media on Wednesday, the day after the baseball team in Kansas City, Mo., clinched its first postseason win in 29 years.

Kansas Citians and national media took to Twitter to document the dramatic victory over the Oakland Athletics and share their team spirit.  

Here’s a recap of some of the tweets getting the most attention, along with highlights from Kansas City-area fans.

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4:16 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

I Can’t Tweet Honestly Because I’m ‘Afraid I Might Get Fired’

This painting of a Twitter logo by Ashley Raletz, the sister of KCUR Social Media Producer Alyson Raletz, sits on her desk in the station's newsroom.
Credit Alyson Raletz/KCUR

 The line between individual social media activity and employment status isn’t a clear one, according to feedback we received this week from listeners.

When we asked “Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet?” on the air and online, the responses showed the issue of social media and the workplace as a divisive one in Kansas City.  

We received many emphatic yeses, citing personal responsibility.

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Up to Date
11:12 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Social Media Policy Making Waves At Kansas Universities

University of Kansas Professor David Guth's tweet is at the center of the debate that led to the new policy.

The Kansas Board of Regents’ new social media policy for university personnel is at the center of heated debate, both inside and outside the education world.

In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk about the pros and cons of the policy.


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1:25 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

How You Filled In The Blank: You Know You’re A KC Techie When …

You know you’re a Kansas City techie when “@KCUR wants to know.”

That’s how Kansas City Startup Village (Twitter: @KCSV) filled in the blank on Twitter when we asked our listeners and followers on social media to complete this sentence: You know you’re a Kansas City techie when …

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Up to Date
10:45 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Social Media Maelstrom: Is A Tweet Protected Speech?

KU Prof. David Guth's tweet has sparked a debate on what is protected speech.

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.

In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we discuss just how far employers can go when their employees make charged statements on social media.  


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12:19 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Kansas City Government Turns To Twitter

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. 

Just like when they call 311, residents will be given a case number when they tweet @KCMO311, so they can track the progress of the request. 

The city’s social media analyst Mark Van Baale says Twitter is becoming a more important way for cities to communicate with residents.

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10:08 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Missouri Senate Leaders Deny Medicaid Flip Flop

The head of the Missouri Senate is denying reports from some conservative bloggers that top Republicans are planning an about-face on Medicaid expansion. 

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Up to Date
9:18 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

The Techsperts: Internet Pirates, Virtual Offices, Sponsored Webcasts

Internet pirates are hiding on college computer networks, despite the schools’ efforts to get rid of them. Arrrgh. 

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Central Standard
9:47 am
Mon July 9, 2012

A Compelling Argument for Quitting Facebook

On this Central Standard, we speak with the man they call the Antichrist of Silicon Valley.

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