The day’s top stories in social media and technology for 4/15 feature social media and its impact on the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Also included: a Turkish pianist convicted of insulting Islam on Twitter, social media’s role in a Pulitzer Prize win, your social media posts and the IRS, Anonymous has hacked North Korean sites again, a hacker’s online posts from prison, updates in the case of Audrie Pott, one Judge’s fateful rant about Facebook, sexting and Megan’s Law, lawmaker proposes bill to ban non-existent ‘Mature Rated’ public arcade games, disabled gamer caught walking on camera, ‘Defiance’ comes to TV, and EA closes Sim City, Sims Social, and limits Facebook exposure.
Read below for these stories and more.
Featured Stories: Social media and the Boston Marathon tragedy
- Google Person Finder Helps In Boston Marathon Explosions
- Using tech to find friends, family after Boston blasts
- Social Media Shapes Boston Bombings Response; Twitter and Facebook created national response, may help authorities
- Boston Marathon: With no phones, text and social media help get out updates
- Boston blasts show two sides of social media
- Police Tweet Request for Video From Boston Marathon After Blast
- 2013 Boston Marathon live blog: Updates, photos, video and more about the 2013 Boston Marathon on April 15
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
Suspended 10-month prison term for “internationally acclaimed Turkish pianist and composer convicted of insulting Islam and offending Muslims in postings on Twitter.”
Reporting on the Aurora shooting: “the Pulitzer committee specifically cites the newspaper’s “comprehensive coverage … using journalistic tools, from Twitter and Facebook to video and written reports, both to capture a breaking story and provide context.”
What could possibly go wrong?
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
For the second time this month…
After finding a way to tweet from prison, now he’s posted audio messages.
Hacker ‘Weev’ Sends SoundCloud Message From Prison
Updates in the case of Audrie Pott, who posted messages on Facebook about her alleged sexual assault, then later committed suicide.
Law and Order.
Sometimes things are better left unsaid.
Unintended consequences keep rearing their ugly heads…
Kind of useless when arcade machines aren’t even rated by the ESRB.
TV meets video games: “What if you could watch the consequences of your actions on TV the next week?”
“This marks a move away from a market pioneered by acquisitions made during John Riccitiello’s time as CEO…”