facebook http://nhpr.org en 7.15.14: MLB Interpreters, English's Loaned Words, And The Arsonist http://nhpr.org/post/71514-mlb-interpreters-englishs-loaned-words-and-arsonist <p>With more than a quarter of the players born outside the US, professional baseball is the UN of American pro sports. We take a look at a position <em>crucial</em> to a team’s success:&nbsp; the interpreter…and how the job requires more than mere translation. Plus, France’s government is banning English words like ‘fast-food’ and ‘hashtag’ in the name of cultural preservation…we find out why the words are unlikely to disappear from the vernacular anytime soon. And, Sue Miller speaks about her new book, <em>The Arsonist</em>.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:01:54 +0000 Word of Mouth 51948 at http://nhpr.org 7.15.14: MLB Interpreters, English's Loaned Words, And The Arsonist How To Delete Your MySpace Profile http://nhpr.org/post/how-delete-your-myspace-profile <p></p><p>Myspace. The velvet leisure suit of social media.&nbsp; Fewer than six short years ago, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/166794/Facebook_Overtakes_MySpace_in_US.html" target="_blank">MySpace boasted more members than Facebook</a>.&nbsp; Today, you’ll be hard pressed to find anybody who admits to having an account. The thing is, you know lots of people who have a MySpace profile – but many of them haven’t logged in for years.&nbsp; You might even be one of them.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:55 +0000 Taylor Quimby 46858 at http://nhpr.org How To Delete Your MySpace Profile NHPR's First Facebook Posts http://nhpr.org/post/nhprs-first-facebook-posts <p></p><p>To say "happy 10th birthday" to Facebook, Word of Mouth asked the staff of NHPR: What was your first Facebook status update?</p><p>Here's what they shared:</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:30:30 +0000 Word of Mouth 42799 at http://nhpr.org NHPR's First Facebook Posts 2.3.14: Ten Years Of Facebook And The American Dream http://nhpr.org/post/2314-ten-years-facebook-and-american-dream <p>Still stuffed from Super Bowl snacks? Well, make some room for birthday cake because Facebook is turning ten. We're celebrating with a roundtable discussion about the decade-old social network. (BYOC- bring your own cake). Then, what happens when parents of two African American boys send their kids to Dalton, a prestigious, and predominantly white school on Manhattan’s upper east side? The social experiment is documented by filmmakers <a href="https://twitter.com/michele0608"><strong>Michèle Stephenson </strong></a>and <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/2joedigital"><strong>Joe Brewster</strong></a>.</strong> Listen to the full show and scroll down for more on each segment.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:30:02 +0000 Word of Mouth 42783 at http://nhpr.org 2.3.14: Ten Years Of Facebook And The American Dream Instagram: Hipster Photo Tool Turned Legal Gun Market http://nhpr.org/post/instagram-hipster-photo-tool-turned-legal-gun-market <p>As Instagram passes its third birthday, a small but growing community of users are beginning to utilize the website for the private exchange of goods. Two million of the site’s annual photo uploads are items being put up for sale, with the actual negotiations taking place via comment threads and private messages.</p><p>Among the many items being legally sold through Instagram are firearms. &nbsp;<strong>Brian Ries&nbsp;</strong>is Senior Social Media Editor at <em>The Daily Beast </em>and joins us to explain.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:37:54 +0000 Taylor Quimby 37572 at http://nhpr.org Instagram: Hipster Photo Tool Turned Legal Gun Market What You Post On Facebook Could Impact Your Credit Score http://nhpr.org/post/what-you-post-facebook-could-impact-your-credit-score <p>We’ve found yet another reason to be wary of what you post on Facebook. Potential employers, college admissions officers and vigilant parents are among the entities that monitor the personal information, photos, and links we choose to share on social media. &nbsp;Add to that list credit bureaus and payment processing companies wanting to verify identity and assess credit-worthiness. <strong>Neal Ungerleider </strong>is a reporter for <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/"><em>Fast Company</em> </a>and someone we regularly turn to for the stranger side of business news. He recently reported on this new twist in the evolving social media story, and discussed it further with us.</p><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:26:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28857 at http://nhpr.org What You Post On Facebook Could Impact Your Credit Score The New Confessional Booth Conveniently Located In Your Computer http://nhpr.org/post/new-confessional-booth-conveniently-located-your-computer <p>Time for a high school confessional…the digital edition. Teenagers and young adults often get stern warnings against over-sharing on social media…one incriminating photo or post could torpedo a college or job application, after all. Now, students across America are turning to online confession pages – anonymous forums for relaying painful experiences, grievances, and the baring of souls.&nbsp; The appeal of anonymity and ease of use found on Facebook makes confession pages extremely popular among young adults. For example, UNH’s Facebook confession page has more than sixty-four hundred followers. &nbsp;<strong>Justine Sharrock </strong>is West Coast editor at Buzzfeed.com; she joined us to talk about high school confession pages.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:19:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28696 at http://nhpr.org The New Confessional Booth Conveniently Located In Your Computer Word Of Mouth 05.04.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05042013 <p>In this special edition of Word of Mouth: are we catching up with technology? This week we'll explore the very human way we interact with technology; resistance is futile.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:47:19 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26795 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 05.04.2013 Random Acts Of Kindness http://nhpr.org/post/random-acts-kindness <p>Yesterday, I was the recipient of a random act of kindness. While pushing my shopping cart through the aisles of our local Hannaford, I noticed a brightly colored envelope had been dropped in it…inside was a lottery ticket, and a note encouraging me to perform random acts of kindness for others…Well, it didn’t take much digging to figure out that this act wasn’t so random, but part of a project launched by five friends who met in college, and are now staying connected with each other through their generosity toward strangers. The five friends are: <strong>Trista Bradt</strong>, <strong>Ashley Agresta</strong>, <strong>Kristin Burger</strong>, <strong>Chelsea Kennedy</strong> and <strong>Jessica Johnson</strong>. We spoke to Jessica about the project. You can follow the “<a href="https://www.facebook.com/CazGirlsConquer365RandomActsOfKindness" target="_blank">Caz</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CazGirlsConquer365RandomActsOfKindness" target="_blank"> Girls</a>” on their Facebook page, and donate to their other kindness projects at their <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/cazgirlsconquer365RAK">Go Fund Me</a> site.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:50:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 24086 at http://nhpr.org Random Acts Of Kindness Dead Celebrities On Social Media http://nhpr.org/post/dead-celebrities-social-media <P>Elvis is in the building!&nbsp; Or at least on your smartphone.&nbsp; Despite being laid to rest nearly 35 years ago, the King of Rock n’ Roll still posts on Facebook, and tweets several times a day…here’s a sample: “love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go… hashtag Valentine’s Day deals at Shop Elvis!” &nbsp;The BBC’s <STRONG>Matt Danzico </STRONG>recently <A href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21115578" target=_blank>looked into</A> the social media afterlives of departed celebrities – he lets us in on how they do it.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:05:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21108 at http://nhpr.org My Life is Your Life http://nhpr.org/post/my-life-your-life <p>Greta Garbo is best known throughout her storied career for her plea from the 1932 film Grand Hotel. She later left the spotlight and chose to live the rest of her life privately and anonymously – an exit considered freakish by the public and a press which shadowed her the rest of her life. Today, we know far more about everyday citizens who’s allure falls far short of Garbo’s. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:25:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 11534 at http://nhpr.org My Life is Your Life Are you really my friend?? http://nhpr.org/post/are-you-really-my-friend <p>A Photographer decides to go to the homes of all her Facebook friends and see if she likes them, and to take their photo.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:13:02 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8925 at http://nhpr.org Are you really my friend?? Why These Dogs "Like" Facebook http://nhpr.org/post/why-these-dogs-facebook <p>Businesses and nonprofits could learn a lot from the Manchester Animal Shelter.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:47:59 +0000 Todd Bookman 7155 at http://nhpr.org Why These Dogs "Like" Facebook Word of Mouth 06.16.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-06162012 <p>Is "liking" free speech? The legacy of Limmer Boots. Here's What's Awesome! Why slasher films fascinate. How a scientific study was co-opted by cartoon lovers. And a daughter gets to know her dad through his letters and tapes, sent to her as a child from Vietnam.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6890 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 06.16.2012 Is 'Liking' on Facebook Free Speech? http://nhpr.org/post/liking-facebook-free-speech <p>Ken Paulson speaks about a sheriff's office employee that was professionally de-friended after “liking” the Facebook page of his boss’s political opponent.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:07:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6604 at http://nhpr.org Is 'Liking' on Facebook Free Speech?