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Facebook ‘Threat’ Case Returns to Court [UPDATE]
Motions to dismiss in Justin Carter free speech case rejected
DAILY News  August 30, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...Late Friday, state District Judge Jack Robison rejected defense motions to dismiss "terroristic threat" charges against Justin Carter, based on a 2013 Facebook post that defense counsel argued was joking "hyperbole." Prosecutors countered that a jury should decide the case. We'll have more on the case next week; a trial is scheduled for Oct..."

Felony Charges Dropped in "Facebook Threat" Case
Justin Carter pleas out to class A misdemeanor
DAILY News  April 6, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...After five years, Justin Carter can rest easy. The New Braunfels native, charged in 2013 with making a “terroristic threat” by posting vaguely threatening comments on Facebook, last week accepted a plea deal dismissing the felony charges against him...."

In Your Facebook
Do social networking sites strengthen communities or the class divide?
Screens Story  February 29, 2008, by Jon Lebkowsky
"...Harvard dropout and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg famously disavows money as motive for the work he's doing. He eschews the trappings of success – he's walking or biking to work, hanging out in jeans and hoodies, living in a barely furnished apartment in Palo Alto, and devoting all his time and attention to the company he's building..."

Teen Terrorist or Facebook Prankster?
Online gamer in jail on charge of posting a "terroristic threat" on Facebook
News Story  July 12, 2013, by Allistair Pinsof
"...In February, Justin Carter was an 18-year-old who spent his free time playing online video games. Now he's 19, far from a computer, and on suicide watch in a New Braunfels jail, where he faces a charge that carries up to eight years in prison – all because of a Facebook comment...."

The Luv Doc: Facebook Official
A sad attempt at territorial boundary pissing
Columns  April 3, 2015, by The Luv Doc
"...It was understood we wouldn't see each other much during the Festival as we would both be very busy. We fell out of touch for a few days and, next thing I know, he is in a Facebook relationship with some chick he met in the whole four days we went without texting! Am I wrong for being stunned / feeling owed an explanation? – SXSWTF?..."

Facebook Follies
A hunky man and a logo are "inappropriate" for a Gay Pride ad on Facebook???
DAILY Qmmunity  April 30, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...Right in the middle of a meeting I was having yesterday with AGLCC's Jimmy Flannigan and Ceci Gratias, a big grimace crossed Jimmy's face. A message from Facebook came in to Jimmy's computer..."

Update 2: Inaugural Events on TV—CNN.com & Facebook
CNN.com & Facebook join forces on I-Day MediaWeek.com reports
DAILY Screens  January 9, 2009, by Belinda Acosta
"...Actually, make that the other screen. It's not the cable news network, but its online cousin that is teaming with Facebook, the popular social networking site, to glean FB users' reactions to the event (via status reports) and offer them in real time on CNN.com during the actual inauguration ceremony on Jan..."

Facebook "Threat" Case Proceeds
Judge declines to dismiss case against Carter
News Story  September 4, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...Last Friday, Aug. 29, in New Braunfels, Comal County, State District Judge Jack Rob­ison rejected attorney Donald Flanary's defense motions to dismiss the "terroristic threat" charges against Justin Carter, who was arrested and imprisoned for months in 2013 after posting a sarcastic Facebook post about shooting up a kindergarten..."

Facebook 'Threat' Case Unresolved
A year after making a sarcastic comment, Justin Carter still faces prison
News Story  February 28, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...Last February 14, Justin Carter, then 18 years old, was indicted on a charge of "terroristic threat," a third-degree felony which carries a potential penalty of up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The "crime"? A Facebook comment...."

UT Lineman Kicked Off Team for Posting Slur on Facebook
Mack Brown released Buck Burnette from the team for posting slur about Barack Obama
DAILY Sports  November 7, 2008, by Mark Fagan
"...Until this week, Buck Burnette was a backup center for the Longhorns who nobody but hardcore fans had ever heard of. After Burnette posted an insensitive (to say it nicely) text message he received on his Facebook account after Barack Obama was elected president, he became a national news story..."

Facebook "Threat" Trial Delayed
Motion for continuance puts halt to Tuesday start
DAILY News  February 19, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...Justin Carter’s long-awaited trial on charges that he made a “terroristic threat” on Facebook in 2013 will not begin tomorrow as expected. Last week, prosecutors filed a motion for continuance, thereby punting Carter’s trial indefinitely...."

Facebook “Threat” Trial Begins in New Braunfels on Tuesday
Justin Carter, five years later
News Story  February 15, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...20, five years after first getting indicted on third-degree felony charges for making a "terroristic threat" online. (He wrote on Facebook that he was "fucked in the head" and would "shoot up a kindergarten" after feuding with another gamer.) Although Carter concluded his message by writing "LOL" and "j/k," which he and his attorneys believe proves the sarcasm of his note, repeated attempts at having the charge dismissed have failed, leading to next Tuesday's much anticipated trial in New Braunfels...."

Felony Charges Dropped in “Facebook Threat” Case
Justin Carter pleas out to class A misdemeanor
News Story  April 12, 2018, by Austin Sanders


APD: The Facebook Friend You Didn't Know You Had
News Story  January 28, 2016, by John Anderson


Facebook 'Threat' Case Unresolved
A year after making a sarcastic comment, Justin Carter still faces prison
News Story  March 7, 2014, by Mac McCann


The Luv Doc: Relationship Status
In your FACEbook
Columns  April 7, 2016, by The Luv Doc
"...Facebook is a very powerful medium. It can make or break relationships...."

Skam Austin Makes Our Social Media Part of the Story
Facebook Watch show follows teens, onscreen and IRL
Screens Story  July 26, 2018, by Mae Hamilton
"...Now, the U.S. has its own version available on Facebook Watch, the social media giant's streaming platform, and this one is set in Austin..."

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Regular Weekend Edition
The 101 on where to find the Q crowd this weekend in ATX
DAILY Qmmunity  May 30, 2014, by Sarah Marloff


The Social Network
This retelling of Facebook's first contentious steps is a blisteringly entertaining film formed of a lovely amalgam of David Fincher's direction, Aaron Sorkin's screenplay, and Jesse Eisenberg's spotless performance as Mark Zuckerberg.
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Film Review  October 1, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Then again, define "real" in this age of oversharing, in which we construct identities online and play to an always-there audience. The blisteringly entertaining The Social Network touches down in what we now recognize as the calm before the storm, before social media – Facebook and Twitter, most especially – rewrote the rules on how information moves..."

All Pot, No Leaf
Facebook bans marijuana leaf from advertisements
DAILY News  August 25, 2010, by Jordan Smith
"...For the record, Facebook doesn't have a problem with pot, or with legalization efforts, but they really don't like anything to do with the pot leaf...."

My So-Called Social Life
What happens when Facebook RSVPs stop being polite ... and start getting real
Screens Story  June 18, 2010, by Cindy Widner
"...The first question most people asked when I told them I was attending every event I was invited to on Facebook for one week, tweeting and posting along the way, was not the one I would have had – "For God's sake, why?" – but, "Are you writing about it?"..."

Where the Girls Go/ATX: 21 Days to Halloween Edition
Best queer-grrrl-tastic events this weekend and every weekend
DAILY Qmmunity  October 10, 2014, by Sarah Marloff


King's Road ShinDigs for West, TX
The gang at King's Road offer a way to help our neighbors
DAILY Design  April 26, 2013, by Kate X Messer


Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election
DAILY News  October 25, 2018
"...6 election. Endorsements are sourced from candidate websites and Facebook pages...."

APD’s Social Media Monitoring Efforts Face Crackdowns
Facebook denies access to third-party companies
News Story  November 17, 2016, by John Anderson
"...Three weeks ago, on Halloween morning, the knowledge that law enforcement agencies monitor political protests through social media reached a viral tipping point. Thousands of Facebook users in Austin and across the country faked a location "check-in" to the pipeline protests in Standing Rock, N.D., in an effort to fool law enforcement, which protesters believed had been monitoring the site to identify those actually located at Standing Rock...."

Help Desk
Is arguing about anything other than the cuteness of cats and babies on Facebook worthwhile?
Screens Column  February 5, 2015, by Michael Agresta
"...I am a grad student and consider myself a proud feminist. Lately I've been getting into a lot of arguments on Facebook about a topic I feel strongly about, where many feminists disagree with me..."

Who Shall Play at GayBiGayGay?
HeyByHeyHey: It's the 2014 line-up as we know it
DAILY Qmmunity  February 26, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...Co-founders Hazey Fairless and Silky Shoemaker released a statement on the GayBiGayGay Facebook page, and we have the full text here. (See below.) In offering the line-up this early, Fairless emphasized the fest's intentions to stay true to form..."

Catfish
This "reality thriller" is a sour cautionary tale about social media.
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Film Review  September 17, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Catfish is the creation of Joost and brothers Ariel and Nev Schulman, filmmakers and dance photographers who are in business together in New York City. The film begins when handsome Nev, in his mid-20s, is contacted through Facebook and thereafter receives a painting based on one of his published dance photographs..."

Jenni Lee and the P
Local Fox 7's Jenni Lee posts on Facebook and can't keep her hate to herself.
DAILY Qmmunity  May 12, 2009, by Kate X Messer
"...A few different friends sent me the Facebook link to Fox 7's Jenni Lee's page, outraged at her comment response to her own comment on the Fox television TV show The Amazing Race: "I just really didn't want that mom who raised a pansy son team to win."..."

Twinsters
Separated at birth, reunited online
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Film Review  July 31, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...Snicker all you want at the selfie generation, but without its digital trail of YouTube videos, Facebook messages, emoji-studded texts, and reverse-camera confessionals, the documentary Twinsters would be a very different movie. In fact, there might be no reason for a movie at all...."

Get Sexy for a Good Cause
Local vampire wants you to love yourself the way you are
DAILY Arts  August 29, 2014, by Amy Kamp


Love & Air Sex
Bryan Poyser's Austin-made rom-com delivers splendidly on the promise of its raunchy title.
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Film Review  February 14, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Quickly it becomes evident that these are no photo-album snapshots but rather the masturbatory fantasies each character holds on to months after their bicoastal split. While trolling Facebook, Stan sees that Cathy will be back in Austin that weekend visiting their friend Kara (Paxton), so he impulsively books a flight with the hope of “accidentally” running in to his ex..."

Rio Rita Moves to Badlands
Was Chicon venue pushed, or did they jump?
DAILY Music  September 16, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...It seems like too many of Austin's clubs and bars are either closing or moving because of rents. The latest shift sees the owners of two well-loved venues – Badlands and Rio Rita – exchanging fire via Facebook...."

Selena Fest Success
Corpus Christi's inaugural Fiesta de la Flor becomes a legend
DAILY Music  April 20, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Austinite Stephanie Bergara, lead singer of Bidi Bidi Banda, our local Selena-tribute band, ran into one of her idols on the grounds, Rebecca Lee Meza, who portrayed young Selena in Gregory Nava's Selena (in which J-Lo played grown Selena). Bergara shared this selfie on Facebook...."

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Second Wind Edition
The best of the best queer events ’round town this weekend
DAILY Qmmunity  June 20, 2014, by Sarah Marloff


Where the Girls Go/ATX: Tassels Addition
Where the grrrls will be this April weekend
DAILY Qmmunity  April 11, 2014, by Sarah Marloff


Where the Girls Go/ATX: Spring Fever
The best place to find queer girls around ATX this weekend
DAILY Qmmunity  February 21, 2014, by Sarah Marloff
"...Spring fever has definitely hit Austin, TX. How do I know? Because my Facebook invites and Gay Place calendar updates have been non-stop..."

Lehmberg Releases Letter From Jail
Multiple apologies and hopes to continue in office
DAILY News  April 27, 2013, by Michael King
"...Via her Facebook page, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issued a letter of apology Saturday, apparently dictated to friends from the county jail, "the only form of communication available to me at this time." The letter follows:..."

Caritas of Austin Needs Your Votes
Local non-profit in the running for enhanced grant funding
DAILY Food  December 27, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Caritas is an Austin non-profit that provides meals and services to Austin's homeless and refugee communities. They have recently earned a $10,000 Hyatt Community Grant and could use some love on Facebook to help them double the money...."

The Luv Doc: Status Whoa!
An individual is more than what he posts on his Facebook page.
Columns  September 7, 2012
"...Dear LuvDoc, My best friend from high school keeps posting insane, right-wing, inflammatory, and borderline racist political status updates on Facebook. Should I try to set him straight or should I just unfriend him? Otherwise he really is a nice guy. - Shelly..."

Donya Stockton Isn’t Going Anywhere Near Hell in That Handbasket
The Austin clubland mover-and-shaker weaves much to the imagination
DAILY Arts  April 4, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Because our mutual friend Laura Thoms told me that you make baskets. And I was looking at your basket pictures on Facebook and seeing these baskets go by..."

Real Guns, Cardboard Guns in Texas Schools
Firearms groups plan "murder-in" as gun man hides at St. Ed's
DAILY News  December 9, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Update: The emergency shelter in place at St. Edward's University has ended, according to the university's Facebook page..."

OMG, There are Strange Beasts in Austin Tonight
They're … they're all over the walls of Guzu Gallery!
DAILY Arts  November 20, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner


If You Don't, Who Will?
After 16 years, Erase Errata calls it quits
DAILY Qmmunity  October 14, 2015, by Sarah Marloff
"...People really take it personally when a band breaks up. I’ve been getting Facebook messages from people begging us to work it out..."

News Roundup: Barton Springs, the Eastside, and Science
Barton Springs reopens, while activists take sides on East Side Hotel
DAILY News  June 8, 2015, by the News Staff
"...In this week's News Roundup, summer can officially begin, because Barton Springs has reopened; development of the Eastside continues to be contentious; who can really say what warms the Earth? (our money's on Facebook rants); and more...."

Ready to Get 'Nasty'?
Local filmmakers mine talent from Austin drag scene
DAILY Qmmunity  April 16, 2014, by Claire Gordon
"...Marron hopes to premiere the film in September or October. Check the film's Facebook page for updates on production and fundraising...."

Invoked, Unseen, Everywhere
Krewe de Bisoux brings NOLA style to Dia de Los Muertos celebration
DAILY Qmmunity  November 1, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...And while there will be a photo booth, music, and tempting treats offered, this holiday is rooted in remembering our departed loved ones. Krewe de Bisoux invites revelers to bring a keepsake for the altars, and a Facebook post offered to include personal photos of those who have passed for the digital alter as well...."

Robert Nathan Allen Wants You to Eat Some Bugs
And you could, too – especially this Saturday in Zilker Park
DAILY Food  June 26, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner


Farmers Market Report: June 22-23, 2013
Melons, corn, peppers!
DAILY Food  June 21, 2013, by Kate Thornberry


What's New on the Social Web
Keeping up in the world of Tumblr and Reddit and Facebook and more
Screens Story  March 8, 2013, by Dan Solomon
"...Social networking and social media aren't a new part of the Internet. There are an increasing number of arguments being written about how they're responsible for everything from human loneliness to shoddy reporting in the wake of the Newtown shooting, and that big definite article in the title of the movie The Social Network makes it seem like this is a trend that began in the mid-Aughts with the launch of Facebook and Twitter, but social media goes back to the beginning of the Web itself..."

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