General Mills, the Minnesota-based corporation responsible for brands like Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, has amended its legal policies to prohibit those who download coupons, enter sweepstakes, or join in related online communities from suing the company, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. ... More >>
The MNGOP's new social media memo must not have reached southern Minnesota, as late last month, the Rochester Tea Party Patriots sounded the alarm about an anti-Muslim "report" they apparently couldn't figure out is fake.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" st ... More >>
For some time now, when dogs or cats have been taken into custody by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, agency volunteers have passed along information about some of the animals to moderators of an independent Facebook page called "Friends of Minneapolis Animal Care & Control."The moderators w ... More >>
At its regular Wednesday night potluck and meeting last week, Occupy MN announced that it was cutting ties with its high-profile spin-off group, Occupy Homes MN. The decision, which was made by the protest organization's seven-person media arm, came with an explanation."While it is laudable to work ... More >>
Watch what you post on Facebook, kids -- especially if you've been previously convicted of a violent felony.SEE ALSO:-- Clinton Corry went berserk when ex-girlfriend blocked him on Facebook, charges say -- Michael Hamer used Facebook to solicit Twin Cities little leaguers for sex, police say Brooten ... More >>
Sometimes, you really just can't make it up.Minnesota for Marriage is the state's leading anti-gay marriage group. Last night, someone posted the following passage from Leviticus 20:13 on the organization's Facebook page: "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of t ... More >>
After Republicans took control of the Minnesota Senate and made Michael Brodkorb communications director for the caucus, Brodkorb sent out a memo laying out the rules of social media. Addressed to "all staff," the memo begins by explaining that caucus members have a stake in the Minnesota Senat ... More >>
Mpls' social media job market is very solid. Social media has revolutionized the way we publish and disseminate information. No longer are journalists ink-stained wretches trying to put together a story before a print deadline -- now we're more like carpal tunnel-plagued pixelheads trying to be t ... More >>
Local, natural soda maker Joia has put out the call on Twitter and Facebook that it needs tasters. It's looking to expand its flavor lineup and is offering a free tasting in exchange for a simple opinion. We participated in their taste test last night and can share that the new flavors have ... More >>
Ben Foster, still looking a little rough for his booking photo.We told you earlier about Ben Foster, the Pawlenty staffer who was arrested this morning in Iowa after trying to break into a home and drunkenly puking in its front lawn. But who is this guy, really? When 24-year-olds make headli ... More >>
Shannah Henderson thinks she can handle anything Sheen throws at her. Literally.Who would want to be Charlie Sheen's social media intern? Shannah Henderson, that's who. The U of M junior is one of 50 finalists vying for the job, and the Lakeville native wants this. Bad. "I'd just love to ... More >>
Are you being followed?The next time people bump into you downtown while they finger their iPhones, or sit slumped over a laptop at a free-wifi coffeehouse like so many oldsters at casino slot machines, there's a good reason. They're helping Minneapolis become the 4th most socially networked ... More >>
Check in on Facebook, get free Chipotle!Is Foursquare so last July? Chipotle is partnering with Facebook Places to offer free burritos this Saturday. Here's what you need to do: Check in at any Chipotle location on Saturday using Facebook Places (or navigate to touch.facebook.com on your smar ... More >>
Image by William Hook If you're a regular commenter on a website, from Gawker to Livejournal to Secrets of the City, then you probably have some cyberspace friends. You know, those people that make you laugh when they comment, the ones who make the point you wanted to more succinctly, and whos ... More >>
Photo by Dewey Koshenina When Baratunde Thurston took the stage in the Hilton ballroom at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association summit yesterday, he led with a Jucy Lucy joke. "I'm in the place where they put cheese inside a hamburger," he said. "Doesn't that offend like 90% of th ... More >>
Gary on TV.WineLibrary.com"The larger the crowd, the more I curse," admitted the man who would be the highlight of yesterday's big marketing conference at the downtown Hilton. Wine entrepreneur and lovably crass motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk kicked off The Minnesota Interactive Marketing A ... More >>
On Tuesday, we awarded one of our faithful Gimme Noise Twitter followers with a pair of tickets to tomorrow night's Lookbook show in the Mainroom. Today, we've got another pair to give away, this time via our relatively new Facebook page: Gimme Noise on FacebookTo enter, simply head to our Gimme ... More >>
Want to check out the Jeremy Messersmith CD-release show tomorrow night at the Cedar? We are giving away a pair of tickets today via our Twitter account, @gimme_noise. Brush up on your Messersmith trivia by re-visiting this week's cover story, and keep an eye on your Twitter feed at 1 p.m. today ... More >>
Via Al Franken's Facebook pageIt sounds reasonable enough: Facebook ought to keep your personal information private by default. But that's not what happens anymore. Facebook now shares your personal information with third-party vendors by default. And it now stores some data indefinitely. ( ... More >>
The station has been teasing the application for months. Now, digital media director John Daenzer has made it official: The Wire is live.
Locked down because we're under fire from Down Under?
Crazy congresswoman building empire of tweeps
A University of Wisconsin student learns there's a whole new meaning for the term "social networking."
Utne's list of visionaries on TweepML is here. It's an eclectic bunch.
And it also breaks down how much top Tweeters make in a year. Hint: it's not much.
Every week it seems there's another reason to worry that your online life isn't yours, and that what you do online is really just fodder for the Great Marketer In The Sky.
Political reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger talks to CP now that the dust has settled after jumping posts and being told she cannot take her Twitter account with her.
Politics and blatant self promotion usually go hand in hand, but not so much when it comes to Twitter and our fine elected representatives.
Friends, strangers pull for official day for WCCO's "Good Question" anchor
The ubiquitous DeRusha might get a whole day to himself.
The local mobile kitchen is making headway using social media and tweeting about their treats.
If you are a sexual predator in Minnesota, good luck making any online friends. You'll have to save the "poking" for in-person interaction. Wait, scratch that.
No Age interviews Bob Mould, Western Fifth guitarist quits & new St. Paul Slim.
Bob Dylan releases new music video, Green Day schedule TC date & Sick of Sarah plans national tour.
Taj Mahal to play the zoo, Sunset Rubdown schedule show at the Entry & photos of Death Cab at the Roy Wilkins.
Phoenix to play the Varsity, Pitchfork reviews Bob Mould, Bob Dylan rips the Stones & Brother Ali heads East.
Xcel adds cheap tickets to Springsteen in May, the Crystal Method to play First Avenue & Dillinger Four add tour dates.
The best thing about an incoming snowstorm: deals from Punch!
Skittles turns its website into a gigantic billboard that you program in real-time on Twitter.
This might be the one thing worth braving today's impending blizzard...
A silly Facebook editing error on Garrison Keillor's profile sent people into a spiral of concern and confusion yesterday.