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Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 1:00pm

Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

SIGN UP as an Early Adopter (EA) to find out what the buzz is all about! Then join other Mixolo EAs for a special preview event. Read More →

Food & Drink, Lifeline, Mt. Vernon, Sponsored Post

Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Brew House No. 16 (It’s Free!)

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 11:30am

Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with. Read More →

Culture, Food & Drink, Lifeline, Sponsored Post

New Social App Celebrates Going Solo, Without the Stigma

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 13, 2017 11:30am

Carolyn Walton Lynch was dying to see The Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center. But she was having trouble finding a friend interested in the arduous – and pricey – undertaking, and didn’t want to go alone. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Police Arrested Freddie Gray Protesters Last Year by Surveilling Social Media

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 12:42pm

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Veggies/CC By SA 3.0

Officers were able to single out and arrest protesters with outstanding warrants during the Freddie Gray riots with help from a social media monitoring tool, the ACLU has found.

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Big Fish, Featured

Big Fish: Q & A With the Co-Founders of Planit, Baltimore’s Ad Agency for a New Age

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 11:00am


BFFs: Matt Doud and Ed Callahan, co-founders of Planit

In November, 2014, Ad Age named Baltimore’s Planit one of the best places to work in advertising and media.  Planit is a strategic, digitally minded agency that leads campaigns for national and global clients. It is centered on the belief that its employees will have fun, work hard, and think big.  Unlike traditional agencies, Planit separates itself into three service groups – strategic, creative and client, all of which generate ideas to change and challenge the current marketplace through digital, non-digital PR and social media.  The company’s approach addresses the needs of a wide range of clients including McCormick Foods, DeWalt, Mally Beauty, NPR, Acura, and Under Armour. Read More →


Ravens Player Gets So Good at Twitter That He Quits It

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 9:15am

As any internet addict out there could tell you, it’s easy to get compulsive about your social media consumption. Those endlessly scrolling feeds, those little blasts of inane information… it’s soothing and pleasurable all at the same time. So I can relate to Ravens receiver Steve Smith, who announced this week that he was quitting his very popular Twitter feed.

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Featured, Lifeline

Dad Desperate to Stop Cyber Bullying of Daughter

6 Written by: | Friday, Jan 17, 2014 11:55am

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Photo via

Dear Whit:

I hope you can help us with this problem because we don’t know what to do. My daughter is being bullied by a group of girls who shun her at school and post cruel messages on social media at night. It’s so bad that she doesn’t even want to go to school. As I’m sure you can imagine, this is upsetting to us and ruins school as well as out-of-school activities for our daughter. This whole situation has me angry and confused. How do you think my wife and I should deal with it?

Mad Dad

Dear Mad:

In this brave new world of cyber-space, you will encounter people who are nothing close to brave. You and your daughter probably feel helpless against this Lord of the Flies brand of senseless, gratuitous, and cowardly cruelty. However, you have recourse that could prove effective in stopping the e-bullying and shunning of your daughter, especially because of the cyber component. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Raven Accused of Homophobic Slur; Takes on Gossip Websites

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 10:21am


Now that the Ravens are out of playoff contention, what’s a bored football player to do? Post on social media, apparently — and get in trouble for it.

Last week, Ravens wide receiver (and cute dad-to-be/intern) posted a photo to Instagram of a guy wearing pink flowery socks. But it was his caption that caused the controversy: “Look at this queen.” TMZ called it “gay hatred” and a “homophobic slur.” Smith responded by going on the offensive:

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Featured, Schools

University of Maryland Spent $3,000 for Good PR on Facebook

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 08, 2013 10:28am


Last year, when the University of Maryland announced its move to the Big Ten, many comments online were negative. Grantland called it “big, dumb, [and] greedy,” and more than half of ESPN readers opposed the move. To combat the bad feeling in the air, the Baltimore Sun revealed this week, UM hired a consulting firm to help “correct any ‘inaccuracies’ appearing on websites” as the Big 10 move was announced.
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Featured, Money & Power

Howard Co. Firefighter Terminated for (Technically) Saying He Wanted to Kill a Liberal on Facebook

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 8:15am


The suddenly unemployed is Kevin P. Buker, recently a battalion chief with Howard County Fire & Rescue. Here’s what he posted to his Facebook timeline back in January (while working a 24-hour shift, no less):

“My aide had an outstanding idea …. Let’s kill someone with a liberal … then maybe we can get them outlawed too! Think of the satisfaction of beating a liberal with another liberal … its almost poetic….”

Then one of Buker’s Facebook friends commented on the status, giving the joke a vaguely racist twist. Then Buker “liked” the comment and responded with an “Lmfao!” Read More →

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