What Trump Off Twitter Means For Freedom Of Speech

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In The Moment … January 21st, 2021 Show 975 Hour 1

Former President Donald Trump has left the White House, but he is still not allowed back on Twitter. After the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many of the extremists who committed crimes that day had posted their views, intentions, and actions on social media platforms. Large social media outlets routinely ban, if mostly temporarily, those who violate their user agreements. Guest: Gene Policinski, a leading national scholar on First Amendment protections and a senior fellow at Freedom Forum. 


Pokemon Go: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Jul 15, 2016

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and 'The Computer Guys," visit about Pokemon Go which has become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time.  According to SimilarWeb, Pokemon Go surpassed Twitter in terms of daily active users on Monday.  It now sees almost 6% of the U.S. Android population engaging with the app on a daily basis.

The panel also continues the conversation about "pulling the plug" and options for viewing live sports and other programs among other topics.

Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo And Ransomware

May 20, 2016

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Jeff Litterick, Amos Aesoph and John T. Meyer, discussed Google's unveiling of Google Home this week - an Amazon Echo-like device that relies on a conversational user interface.  Google also, at their annual conference, released a messaging app called Allo.

The panel also visited about a ransomware maker shutting down, privacy issues with respect to Twitter and Google and more.

Ransomware Payoff And FBI Encryption Case

Feb 19, 2016

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the ransomware attack of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center that resulted in the hospital paying a 40-bitcoin ransom (about $17,000) to regain control of its network. 

The panel also commented on Apple's refusal to help the FBI acquire encrypted data from the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone - a decision with which Google CEO Sundar Pichai seems to concur.

Other topics included the Twitter GIF button, the Mattel 3D printer and a warning from Samsung to their customers to watch what they say around their smart TVs.

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.

Rapid City Police Tweet-A-Long

Sep 27, 2012

The Rapid City Police Department is giving the public an inside look at what a patrol shift is really like.  Law enforcement officials created what they are calling a virtual ride-a-long.  This is where an official with the police department rides along with an officer during a shift and posts live updates via Twitter. 

Tarah Heupel is the Information Officer for the Rapid City Police Department.  She says the first ride-a-long was a success.