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Investigative Journalist Laurie Segall Discusses New Book

Memoir, "Special Characters", Details Rise of Tech

As a Tech Correspondent for CNN, Laurie Segall had a front row seat for the rise of the tech scene and the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Uber. In her new memoir Special Characters, Segall takes readers along for the wild ride. Recently she joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to discuss her new book.   Categories: Money Matters,…

Social Media Post Sparks Racial Tension in Marengo Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A social media post sparks controversy — and causes racial tension in the Marengo County town of Sweet Water. Some black people are upset about a Facebook post that suggested hanging people in public — as a way to stop crime. “I’m concerned about the racial and divisive language that was used in this post,”…

What the Tech? What is the Metaverse?

We’ve heard a lot about the Metaverse in recent weeks. Facebook changed its company name to Meta, a few years after spending billions of dollars on the virtual reality platform Oculus. So what is the Metaverse? And who wants to go? The Metaverse is a virtual world where people interact with one another. Sort of like life inside a video game….

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

FILE – In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly…