Social Media

Political Junkies: 4th Of July Fireworks & SF Police

Jun 24, 2020

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Social Media & Anxiety Disorder

Feb 12, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 2

You check in with your friends, with your kids, with the news of the world. You post and share and like and when you can't have your phone with you, you somehow feel like less of yourself. What's wrong with our relationship with social media?  Wallace Jackmon, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at USD and a clinical psychologist and social worker at Avera. 


In The Moment ... August 15, 2019 Show 638 Hour 2

Language is evolving at breakneck speed thanks to the internet, social media, meme culture and more. And researchers are taking notice.

Gretchen McCulloch is a linguist and author of the book Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language. It's essential reading for anyone who's wondered how to punctuate a text message or from where memes originate.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 29, 2019 Show 564 Hour 2

In 2018, the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists declared Mukhtar Ibrahim's Twitter account the Best Social Media Account in Minnesota.

Ibrahim is the founder and executive director of Sahan Journal, a nonprofit news organization that chronicles the struggles, successes and transformations of Minnesota's diverse immigrant communities.

Ibrahim was the Morning Fill Up guest at The Garage in Rapid City Monday. Morning Fill Up is presented by the Numad Group.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 13, 2018 Show 479 Hour 2

A random entry to join NASA's social media team resulted in a nice surprise for Sioux Falls based photographer Wes Eisenhauer. NASA was looking for 20 creative people to document the December 5th launch of the SpaceX unmanned Dragon cargo ship.

Eisenhauer photographs everything from weddings to the night sky and South Dakota's beautiful scenery.

Adria Botella

Avera's Wallace Jackmon thinks the topic of media induced anxiety and depression is worthy of a national conversation. Dr. Jackmon has been chosen to present at the National Association of Social Workers national convention in Washington D.C. this week. He joins us with a preview.

Jackie Hendry

South Dakota has the third highest suicide rate for young people in the country, and overall suicide rates in the state are on the rise.

One woman from Presho has seen the impact of suicide on small communities first hand. As a student at the University of South Dakota, Chesney Garnos researched suicide and bullying. Now, she speaks to students in schools around the state. 

At the beginning of her presentation, Chesney Garnos asks students to imagine this scenario:

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 2

Millions of dollars are raised on Giving Tuesday across the globe. We talk about the scamming industry poised to capitalize on generosity. We also discuss finding the right charitable organization for your donations. We’re joined by Heather Benson, Ryan Howlett, and Amos Aesoph.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 2

Dakota Wesleyan University hosts an upcoming youth night with the goal of helping attendees turn away from technology and social media to simply be present in the world. We’re joined by Sean Binder, incoming director of Storm Mountain Center in Rapid City, and Eric Van Meter, campus pastor of DWU.

The Future Of Technology And Social Media At Rio

Aug 5, 2016

Senator John Thune discussed the future of technology this week.  It's predicted that in 2020 there will be 50-200 million mobile devices in the world.

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" also visited about the Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner, social media rules at the summer Olympic games, how researchers have fooled Tesla's autopilot system, and Jeep hackers.

Osborne, Amos Aesoph and Joel Broveleit discussed other issues and took questions during the program.

Civility Experts Worldwide

Does it ever seem like people have a different mentality online? An expert says being civil online is just as important as being civil face to face.

Lew Bayer is CEO of the multicultural training group Civility Experts Worldwide. She joins Dakota Midday to talk about social media manners and how people treat each other online.

City of Sturgis

Snapchat is coming to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally again this year.

The social media app is a messaging platform that lets users send time sensitive photos and videos to one another. It’s mostly used by millennials, but the Sturgis Rally is mostly attended by baby boomers.


The 50th Super Bowl featured more than 60 commercials that showcased celebrities, fast cars, and, of course, beer. Brandon Nutting is an assistant professor in the department of media and journalism at the University of South Dakota. He joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the best (and worst) ads of the day and what they say about business, society, and a new generation of consumers.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Assistant Police Chief Matt Burns is the mayor’s choice for the next leader of the Sioux Falls Police Department. Current chief Doug Barthel is leaving the force after more than 12 years in command. The newly-announced chief already has priorities for his tenure.

Matt Burns has spent almost 19 years with Sioux Falls Police. He became assistant chief in March. Now Mayor Mike Huether says Burns is his pick to lead the department.

Virtual Reality, Apps, Net Neutrality And More

Feb 20, 2015

Guest host Kealey Bultena and "Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick and Joel Broveleit tackled a number of issues on today's program.  The panel discussed Samsung TV listening, Lenovo Laptop pre-installed spyware, virtual reality, a YouTube App for kids, hackers and the State Department, and the February 26 FCC net neutrality vote.

Tech Industry Veteran Victoria Darling

Jan 16, 2015

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" (Amos Aesophe, Joel Broveleit and Jeff Litterick) welcomed Victoria Darling to Tech Radio. Darling has been in the technology industry for more than 20 years, including a recent stint managing six buildings and staffing needs for Electronic Arts (EA) as they ramped up from 100 employees to over 1000 in about four years. After two and a half decades of writing resumes on the side for friends and clients of nonprofit agencies, she took her love of writing and technology and ventured out on her own to write resumes and Linkedin profiles full time.


A team of producers and journalists from the BBC is in Sioux Falls this month. Members of the BBC Pop Up mobile bureau are asking local residents about which issues and stories they want shared with an international audience.

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.

Scott Meyer is the brofounder of 9 Clouds, a digital marketing and education firm that improves the digital literacy of businesses. He writes and hosts the Digital Homesteading blog and podcast focusing on growing rural business and community. His most recent book, Navigating Social Media: A Field Guide, provides strategies and tutorials for using social media effectively for business. Learn more and join his band of digital homesteaders at Meyer talked about new efforts to teach rural entrepreneurs how to improve their communities.

FRONTLINE: Generation Like

Feb 13, 2014

Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another - in ways never before possible.  But is that real empowerment or do marketers still hold the upper hand?  In "Generation Like," author and FRONTLINE correspondent Doug Rushkoff explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers.  "Generation Like" can be seen Tuesday, February 18, at 9:00 p.m.

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:

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.

@Argus911, Winter Storm, HBO Go

Apr 12, 2013

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" were joined by special guest Cory Meyers of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader as they discussed the use of @Argus911 during the winter storm that hit Sioux Falls and the rest of South Dakota.  They also talked about the evolving web entertainment business including the expansion of HBO Go.

SXSW, Facebook And Cloud

Mar 8, 2013

John T. Meyer discussed his upcoming trip to South By Southwest (SXSW) where technology is unveiled and has played a major role over the last few years.  The "Computer Guys" also talked about the Facebook redesign and Cloud among other items and questions from listeners.  Host Kent Osborne was also joined by Jeff Litterick, Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesophe.