SD Focus Feed 4-23

Amy Varland

Some South Dakota law enforcement agencies are using social media to reach out to the public, and they say it’s working.  Officials say Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are some of the latest tools police are using to engage communities and fight crime.

Social media is not just for fun – law enforcement officials in South Dakota say they are using social media for official business.
 

Community Relation Specialist for the Rapid City Police Department Tarah Heupel says it’s proving to be a valuable tool.
 

Security And Encryption

Sep 6, 2013

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick - discuss the latest news in technology. Topics include security and encryption as well as social media and some Apple news.

SD Social Media Rankings

Aug 12, 2013

For two years, Lemonly has done a South Dakota brands on Facebook infographic but this year they wanted to take it up a notch. Their interns also tackled South Dakota brands, faces and places with the most followers on Twitter as well as the ever-popular Facebook likes comparison: http://lemon.ly/work/south-dakota-brands-on-social-media#

John T. Meyer, founder and CEO of the visual marketing firm Lemonly and co-founder of the digital marketing company 9 Clouds, talks about this infographic.

South Dakota UJS Seeks Facebook Frends

Jul 15, 2013

Using your iPhone to record video during a South Dakota Supreme Court hearing is a real no-no.    
 
But from outside the court room you can now find the South Dakota Unified Judicial System on Facebook and Twitter for the first time.    
 
The UJS has joined social media.   
 
You should not expect to see Justices tweeting opinions from the bench anytime soon—but officials do hope the move will help the third branch of government connect and interact with the public in a new way.
 
Greg Sattizahn is the spokesperson for the South Dakota UJS.